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CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on The Internet of Things



CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Internet of Things – Hype or Value?” The webinar will take place on March 10 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) and will cover the issues and concerns related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and how best to achieve value while avoiding the pitfalls and hype. Full Article

Attendee Registration Opens for the 2016 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC)

Press Release - Coordinate Metrology Society


The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the eminent membership association for 3D measurement professionals, today announced its online attendee registration is open for the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC). Held at a different location each year, the CMS will host this year's event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Murfreesboro, TN from July 25-29, 2016. Full Article

NAIAS 2016: The Weight Is Over

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


January is the time of year when dieting gets a lot of attention—even from automakers. The 2016 version of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit could easily have been mistaken for a Weight Watchers meeting as car companies got up in front of the media and bragged about the poundage they've shed. Full Article

President Obama to Open Hannover Messe 2016

Press Release - Deutsche Messe


The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover, Germany at HANNOVER MESSE to participate in the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology. For the first time, the United States is Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE. Approximately 250 companies from the U.S. will present solutions for networked industry on the show floor from April 25–29, 2016.

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Made in Italy: High Quality Manufacturing Technologies

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Italians are known for making wonderful, high-quality goods, from food and clothes to furniture, cars and yachts. So it should come as no surprise that they make wonderful technologies to make the things that make things. I had the pleasure of visiting the country as a guest of the Italian Trade Agency in early December, along with an international coalition of students who were selected on the basis of essays they wrote about the future of manufacturing. Full Article

At Okuma, Evolving Workforce a Factor in Emerging Technologies

Michael C. Anderson Senior Editor


Okuma America Corp. and their Partners in THINC held an event on applying emerging technologies to aerospace manufacturing at their Charlotte, NC facility on December 8. One of the topics that the presenters as well as the visitors talked about, in a variety of ways, was the challenges involved with getting a new generation of manufacturing workers in the door and up to speed on manufacturing technologies. Full Article

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