Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Association for Advancing Automation announces series of five virtual events

  • News

The in-person Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference is postponed until the Fall of 2021. However, A3’s Robotic Grinding and Finishing Conference, slated for December 2-3 in St. Paul, Minnesota, will be held in-person if possible, and online if not.

Security at the Edge with Microsegmentation

  • by Courtney Schneider
  • Feature

The IIoT connects edge devices in OT networks directly to the Internet to enhance operational efficiencies. What confuses security designs for IIoT deployments is differing kinds of risk.

Digital Science report: How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture

  • News

The report, How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture, analyzes publication trends, regional focal points of research, collaboration patterns, and top institutional producers of research in COVID-19.

Deutsche Messe AG announces 2020 HERMES AWARD nominees

  • News

Originally, the prize was to be announced at HANNOVER MESSE 2020 in April, which was cancelled due to the developments surrounding Covid-19. As a result, Deutsche Messe, together with the jury, decided to announce the winner during the HANNOVER MESSE digital event on 14 July

Automation and Gene Therapy

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • Opinion

This article discusses how automating cell and gene therapies will bring the treatment to the masses.

HANNOVER MESSE USA cancels 2020 event

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days takes place virtually from July 14-15, offering keynotes from business, science and politics plus panel discussions, live chats, networking and innovation presentations.

Saratech announces acquisition of Apex Digital Manufacturing Solutions

  • News

Saratech will take over all of Apex's PLM software license and subscription sales, support services, and training classes.

International Manufacturing Technology Show announces cancellation of 2020 event

  • News

IMTS is fully committed to returning to McCormick Place as scheduled for its normal rotation, September 13-18, 2022.

Can Automation Save the World? The Impact of Automation in 2020 (Part 1)

  • by Cory Fogg,
  • Feature

By Cory Fogg
Social distancing requirements and efforts to facilitate remote workers have called for automation to play a starring role in making things feasible for many organizations.   Here are a few instances where automation is playing a significant role in facilitating a more harmonious world in the future.


IBASE Technology collaborates with National Chiayi University to build smart agriculture control room system

  • News

The collected agricultural production data and fertilizer management data are fed to a remote monitoring system using big data analysis technology to explore the most suitable agricultural production conditions and the best decision-making plan in visually creating a smart agriculture integration framework.