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Research July 27, 2017

Mobile robots projected to transform material handling and logistics industries

Mobile robots are expected to become a $150 billion market by 2038 according to a report by IDTechEx, but that growth will have some challenges as the industry changes and evolves.

By Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, IDTechEx
Research March 15, 2017

Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study identified six important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today; access full report.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Plant Engineering
The 2016 Salary Survey found that 77% of workers believe manufacturing is a secure career in the present and in the future. Courtesy: CFE Media
Research February 15, 2017

2016 Salary Survey

Plant Engineering's 2016 Salary Survey shows optimism amongst manufacturers remain strong going into 2017, but there are some concerns about the future and they don't know what the Industrial Internet of Things' (IIoT) role will be in the workplace.

By Bob Vavra, content manager, CFE Media
NIST engineer Jeremy Marvel adjusts a robotic arm used to study human-robot interactions. According to a NIST economic study on advanced robotics and automation—one of four reports on advanced manufacturing—Marvel’s work is the type of research needed to
Research December 2, 2016

Lowering technology barriers could save manufacturers $100 billion

NIST study finds smart manufacturing, robotics show greatest potential.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Research October 3, 2016

2016 Safety Study: Seven key findings

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Safety Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries,

By Amanda Pelliccione, Director of Research
Research June 1, 2016

2016 Energy Management Study: Six findings on energy management programs

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Energy Management Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Research April 11, 2016

2016 Maintenance Study: Seven key findings

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries.

By Amanda Pelliccione
2015 Salary Survey.
Research February 17, 2016

2015 Salary Survey

The issues that face manufacturing in the short-term are complex and outside of the control of most individual plants. That makes it even more important to focus on those areas of your facility you can control—safety and productivity, training and employee development.

By Bob Vavra
Research November 1, 2015

2015 Safety Study: Six findings on workplace safety

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Safety Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Research September 15, 2015

2015 Workforce Development Study

Five findings on the unskilled workforce struggle

By Amanda Pelliccione