Hierarchy of Controls: This figure, developed for an industrial setting or work environment, is used here as a model for airborne pandemic situations.
COVID-19 April 8, 2022

Layered COVID-19 controls significantly reduce risks

QuaRAD method quantifies efficacy across thousands of scenarios; rating system anticipated

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Energy, Power May 10, 2022

Lithium-ion battery market expected to grow

The global Lithium-ion battery market is moving into surge mode with an increase of more than 70% in 2021.

By Maya Xiao
John Lee is the strategic manager of manufacturing intelligence at Matrix Technologies. Courtesy: Matrix Technologies
Sustainability May 13, 2022

Creating automation interoperability, sustainability at a resin plant, flour mill

It is crucial to understand business goals and requirements up front and to have ways to test requirements and measure automation project success. Control system integration projects reduced waste to zero in the first year; the other reduced delays and backlogs.

By John Lee
An electron micrograph of nickel-titanium powder is showcased on the left. The researchers can use this powder to fabricate 3D-printed parts, such as nickel-titanium lattices (right). Courtesy of: Texas A&M University
Discrete Manufacturing May 20, 2022

Researchers develop 3D-printed shape memory alloys with superior superelasticity

Researchers from Texas A&M University showcased tensile superelasticity by fabricating a shape memory alloy through laser powder bed fusion.

By Michelle Revels
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
AI and Machine Learning May 19, 2022

How unsupervised machine learning benefits industrial automation

By Kristin Lewotsky
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Asset Management May 18, 2022

What an EAM system is

By Trent Maw
Air Leak Maintenance: Conducting regular, annual air audits by certified professionals should be part of an overall compressed air system management initiative.
Compressed Air May 12, 2022

Talk about compressed air systems

By Brian Mann
Courtesy: Landing AI, Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Workforce Development May 12, 2022

What’s needed to get started for an automation career

By John Lewis