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Atonix Digital: 2020 to be the Year Asset Performance Management Goes Mainstream

APM solutions deliver efficiency, resilience and sustainability
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With utilities, industrial manufacturers and commercial businesses all seeking improved bottom-line performance and greater resource efficiency, the new year marks a turning point for Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, according to Atonix Digital.

Sustainability Trends in 3D Printing You Need to Know

Defining the 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Agenda in 2020
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PALO ALTO, Calif. /3BL Media/— HP released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020. Informed by extensive interviews with a team of experts, this year’s research identifies top trends that will have a major impact on advancing Industry 4.0 such as the need for more sustainable production, how automation will transform the factory floor, and the rise of data and software as the backbone of digital manufacturing.

Arrow Electronics Helps Rural Students Be 21st Century Ranchers

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While many high school students likely spent last fall playing video games and making TikTok videos, a group of teenagers in rural Colorado learned to use technology provided by Arrow Electronics to improve local ranching operations. The project, based in Eads, Colo., is a joint effort by Arrow and the Nathan Yip Foundation to fund technology investments designed to help make agricultural work safer and more efficient.

Tetra Pak Collaborates With Hexagon in Smart Plant Engineering Platform

Virtual design and visualisation of entire plant solutions enables the use of digital twin technology and optimal solutions​
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January 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, announces a collaboration with Hexagon’s PPM Division, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, to enhance Tetra Pak’s Smart Solutions Platform.

Black & Veatch Telecom Reaps Rewards of AI in Field Service

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Data flows fast and furious among a distributed workforce, and digitalization and connectivity continue to replace more traditional methods of field and office management as companies strive for ever-greater efficiency and flexibility. This is particularly true for the telecommunications industry, with its large, distributed infrastructure projects and extensive field services workforce, where the availability of fast, seamless communication can make or break a project.

Arrow Electronics Helps Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Regain Independence Two Decades After Accident Leaves Him Paralyzed

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“To me, driving is freedom.”

On Jan. 6, 2000, a racing accident left IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Twenty years later, Schmidt is driving again at speeds up to 192 mph. To help Schmidt reclaim his independence and drive again, engineers at Arrow Electronics modified a Chevrolet Corvette to create a smart, connected vehicle that he can operate safely and independently.

A Cleveland School is the First to Receive Verizon 5G

By: Taiia Smart Young
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Khalid Jennings’ eyes are hidden behind a VR headset as he grips and maneuvers controllers with both hands. He’s focused on correctly arranging planets in the solar system. Confident, Khalid circles the galaxy to “grab” Mars and place it between Earth and Jupiter.

Hands down, VR is his favorite activity in the 5G Innovation Learning Lab at Entrepreneurship Prep (Cliffs Campus). “VR is really cool because it’s like stepping into a n­­ew universe,” Khalid says, sticking his face into the virtual sun for fun. “It feels like technology on top of technology.”

Sustainability, Data Management and Renewable Energy Drive 2020 ‘Megatrends’ Report From Black & Veatch

Shared challenges and solutions across critical infrastructure show industries have more in common than they think
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 17 2019 /3BL Media/– Their customers are varied and their business models distinct. But leaders in seemingly separate markets -- from power and water utilities to commercial and industrial companies – have more in common than they think, in a time when customers are demanding clean resources, cost-efficient delivery and, above all else, reliability.

“Connected Roads” Lane Markings on The Ray to Improve Driver Safety & Facilitate Safe Testing of Self-Driving Vehicles

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), 3M and The Ray announced that all lanes of the 13 miles of Interstate 85, from the Georgia-Alabama border to Exit 13-LaGrange, are now marked with 3M’s Connected Roads All Weather Elements striping technology. This announcement follows the recent repaving of that interstate stretch, now known as The Ray, which has become a national proving ground for transportation technology and innovation. The goal is to create a safe ecosystem, on a public interstate, that can accommodate advanced vehicle testing.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), 3M and The Ray announced that all lanes of the 13 miles of Interstate 85, from the Georgia-Alabama border to Exit 13-LaGrange, are now marked with 3M’s Connected Roads All Weather Elements striping technology. This announcement follows the recent repaving of that interstate stretch, now known as The Ray, which has become a national proving ground for transportation technology and innovation. The goal is to create a safe ecosystem, on a public interstate, that can accommodate advanced vehicle testing.

Will Automation Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing and Tech?

With automation and AI on the rise, companies who reskill their workforce can open doors for women across many industries.
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By Veronica Lara 

Maggie Warren, a process technician at the fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL Global, can see the future. She’s responsible for buying and maintaining the manufacturing parts and equipment her company uses, and she knows that automation is fundamentally changing her industry — and potentially, her job. But she isn’t worried.  

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