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Bilsing Automation Offers Free BA Elements iPad Application

April 20, 2012 12:05 pm | News | Comments

Bilsing Automation has announced the availability of its BA Elements iPad application at the iTunes Store, where it can be downloaded for free.

Leak Testing System

April 20, 2012 11:21 am | by InterTech Development Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

Based around the versatility of InterTech's M1075 leak tester, the device permits dry air tests on both the water side and the oil side of an engine block at the same time.

Potential For $78 Million Helped Lure Firm To Georgia

April 20, 2012 10:04 am | News | Comments

The possibility of $78 million in incentives helped convince Baxter International Inc. to build its plant southeast of Atlanta.

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Spring Hiring Momentum Appears To Slow

April 20, 2012 9:59 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber and Derek Kravitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month is at a three-month high.

Ford Plans To Build $760M Plant... In China

April 20, 2012 9:56 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Ford will double its production capacity in the world's biggest vehicle market as it strives to catch up with rivals.

Rumors Swirl Of Smaller iPad

April 20, 2012 9:53 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Talk has revived of a smaller iPad model, an idea company founder Steve Jobs derided publicly a year before he died.

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Olympus Whistleblower Wants Answer On Dismissal

April 20, 2012 9:48 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Olympus, mired in an accounting scandal, declined to answer Michael Woodford's question, saying the issue was pending litigation.

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Nokia Posts $1.2B Loss

April 20, 2012 9:45 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling cellphone maker Nokia has suffered one of its worst quarterly results ever.

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Asset Failure: Why Risk it?

April 19, 2012 2:52 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

It’s no real secret that companies that fail to store data necessary to support asset integrity management in a secure and accessible enterprise system are exposing themselves to greater enterprise risk. But what seems unclear to some manufacturing executives is how significant an issue this is, and what exactly should be done about it.

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Determine The Cost Of A Part Or Product

April 19, 2012 2:29 pm | by aPriori | Product Releases | Comments

aPriori 2012r1 offers new capabilities and enhancements that expand the platform’s cost optimization functionality with new baseline processes for manufacturers.

Phone-Based Monitor For Diabetes Management

April 19, 2012 1:58 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A new glucose monitor that can be synced with an iPhone is being hailed by diabetics and doctors as a tool that could save lives. The device allows diabetics to conveniently manage their condition while also alerting their doctor and concerned relatives when their blood sugar levels get too high.

A Component Becomes A Sensor

April 19, 2012 1:20 pm | by Randy Hopkins, Sensor Business Director, HBM | News | Comments

Gearwheels, load bolts, drive trains – with the right know-how, individual components can be converted into functional sensors to measure force, strain, or torque.

U.S. Factory Production Drops After 3 Months Of Gains

April 19, 2012 9:22 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Still, for the first three months of this year, manufacturing output rose at an annual rate of 10.4 percent.

RTI Connext DataBus Supports Several Research Projects At Volkswagen AG

April 18, 2012 4:23 pm | News | Comments

Real-Time Innovations has successfully applied RTI Connext DataBus to a number of research projects targeting future driver assistance and integrated safety applications at Volkswagen Group Research.

Intelligrated Hosts Students In Celebration Of National Robotics Week

April 18, 2012 4:14 pm | News | Comments

The educational events commenced during National Robotics Week and focus on building interest in robotics engineering for both local and international students.

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Wireless Companies Are Running Out Of Spectrum

April 18, 2012 3:05 pm | by New York Times | Videos | Comments

Wireless companies say that smartphones are threatening to overwhelm their networks, and are asking the government for help. But some experts maintain that technology already has the answers.

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IMF: The Financial Crisis Isn't Over

April 18, 2012 2:11 pm | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday policy measures have helped bring financial stability to Europe, but it is too soon to say if the global financial crisis is over because stability is not yet ensured.

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Renting The Sun

April 18, 2012 2:01 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

The latest trend in solar power involves leasing expensive solar panels (instead of purchasing them) to save money over and above utility cost benefits.

The Problems With Electric Cars

April 18, 2012 1:46 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Enterprise CEO Andy Taylor discusses the challenges his company faces in renting more electric cars to customers. What's wrong with the electric car? As it turns out, a number of things come to Taylor's mind.

Gather Energy And Power Data From Electrical Equipment

April 18, 2012 11:20 am | by Eaton Corporation | News | Comments

With plug-and-play functionality, Eaton's Power Xpert Gateway E series provides small systems with a standalone solution to log and trend energy and power data.

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