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We already use our phones everywhere. Why not make the next wave even more amenable to augmented reality and include them on the shop floor?

The Future of AR is Exciting, But Probably Not as Sexy as We Hope

Nov. 6, 2017
Augmented reality glasses and helmets are inspirational and incredible ... and will never go mainstream. (Of course, neither will lightsabers.)
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Why Is the Tower of Babel Like the IIoT?

Oct. 5, 2017
Folks in operations, the C-suite and tech all need to be able to talk with each other, regularly and seamlessly. That's often easier said than done.
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Meeting Hell: When Decision-Makers Can’t Decide

Sept. 23, 2017
The easiest way for a boss to gain the respect of subordinates is to make a decision and act on it.
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Intellectual Property

Threat to the American Patent System and Inventors’ Rights

Aug. 23, 2017
Inventors warn patent rights endangered by legislation and courts.
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The Harry Potter Problem: There is Magic, After All!

Aug. 17, 2017
Forget your wand and book of spells? No problem. You can bring magic (of a sort) to your floor without any supernatural assistance.
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Education / Training

The Only Manufacturing Skills Shortage That Matters

July 25, 2017
How does a manufacturing company leader solve the skills gap? By emphasizing the only capability that truly matters.
While the number of people living in rural areas has leveled off at around 3 billion, the number of urbanites will grow from around 4 billion to more than 6 billion by 2050.

Three Trends Manufacturing CEOs MUST Know About

July 24, 2017
While trends from IoT to the rise of robotics are constantly analyzed in industry, here are three trending developments that are rarely discussed but will have an enormous effect...
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Denver's Project DIY Increases Knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing Careers

July 12, 2017
A summer camp in Denver introduces high school girls to advanced manufacturing and the career prospects its provides.
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Compensation Strategies

Can We Really Trust Health Insurance Companies?

July 11, 2017
There’s nothing healthy or caring about the way corporations have left their employees at the mercy of healthcare insurance companies.