Technology and IIoT

News and inside perspective on the Internet of Things, automation, robotics, digital tools and other emerging tech.


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Can Additive Manufacturing Deliver the Materials You Need?

Feb. 8, 2024
Tweaking formulations, creating new ones, how much time you’ll have to wait and how to avoid needing something new in the first place.
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Microsoft Hacked by the Russians

Jan. 23, 2024
The same cybercriminals, linked to Russian intelligence services, are also responsible for one of the most infamous hacks of all time.
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Cybersecurity Concerns for Manufacturers in 2024

Jan. 15, 2024
Protect your OT, stay vigilant against ransomware, remain skeptical about AI.
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What To Expect from Additive Manufacturing in 2024

Jan. 4, 2024
Another merger circus? Will someone finally perfect the technology for mass production?
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Technology and IIoT

AI, XR and Data: Manufacturing Technology Predictions for 2024

Jan. 3, 2024
The three technologies manufacturers will most likely employ next year.


Tech Survey 2022
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Get IW's Tech Survey

July 3, 2022
Download the full report from this year's survey, including charts showing several questions not addressed in our story.
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Digital Tools

A Pickle Manufacturer’s Dilemma Is Solved with Tech

Dec. 18, 2023
Best Maid had trouble keeping up with and certifying its growing business, until smart manufacturing came to the rescue.
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Digital Tools

Switching from ERP to MES Drives Improvement for Plastics Manufacturer

Dec. 15, 2023
Deep in Wisconsin, a plastics company discovered that enterprise resource planning might be great for big picture thinking, but manufacturing execution systems provided the detail...
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How Vulnerable Is Your OT Network?

Dec. 13, 2023
This laggard area of cybersecurity calls for robust internal collaboration between tech and operations.
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So That Happened: Four-Day Work Weeks in Italy, Setting Realistic EV Expectations

Dec. 13, 2023
IndustryWeek editors write about those issues and the latest in EV charging investments and why AI might not be great at running factories.