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How to keep your machines secure over the next 15 years?

How to keep your machines secure over the next 15 years?

Connectivity is becoming a commodity forming a risk for machine builders and factory owners. Nowadays, an average machine is connected to an internal network, to talk to SCADA and MES systems, or to the internet for remote access and data analysis. However, software running in the machines’ controllers and operating systems get older and new vulnerabilities are discovered to make such systems insecure. In worst case scenarios this leads to production stops. So, how do you guarantee that your installed machines are protected now and in the future?

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Brick-laying robot gets approval from NHBC

Brick-laying robot gets approval from NHBC

Yorkshire-based Construction Automation created the Automatic Brick Laying Robot (ABLR) which can build external walls, laying all the bricks, blocks and mortar, while running on a track around the foundations of the building. It has been under assessment by the NHBC team for more than a year – undergoing rigorous testing and inspections of the robot in action. T

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Partnership Transforms Aerospace Aftermarket Supply Chains with 3D Printing

Partnership Transforms Aerospace Aftermarket Supply Chains with 3D Printing

Materialise and Proponent have announced a partnership that will raise the profile of 3D printing in aerospace aftermarket supply chains. Proponent, headquartered in Brea, California, is an independent distributor of aircraft parts. Materialise, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, is a global speacialist in 3D printing solutions

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Some company built a virtual Apple Car out of the tech giant’s patents

Some company built a virtual Apple Car out of the tech giant’s patents

The cloud of mystery surrounding the Apple Car is unlikely to dissolve anytime soon, and the only thing we can do for now is piece together clues from here and there. An interesting attempt has been made by UK car leasing company Vanarama , using genuine patents filed by Apple to create a virtual rendering of the iCar. Let’s take a closer look. 

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America is hiring a record number of robots

America is hiring a record number of robots

Companies in North America added a record number of robots in the first nine months of this year as they rushed to speed up assembly lines and struggled to add human workers. Factories and other industrial users ordered 29,000 robots, 37% more than during the same period last year, valued at $1.48 billion, according to data compiled by the industry group the Association for Advancing Automation. 

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GE, an industrial conglomerate pioneer, to break up

GE, an industrial conglomerate pioneer, to break up

General Electric (GE.N) said on Tuesday it would split into three public companies as the storied U.S. industrial conglomerate seeks to simplify its business, pare down debt and breathe life into a battered share price. The split marks the end of the 129-year-old conglomerate that was once the most valuable U.S. corporation and a global symbol of American business power.

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Skyscraper Window Washing Robots Are Here to Take Over One of Our Most Terrifying Jobs

Skyscraper Window Washing Robots Are Here to Take Over One of Our Most Terrifying Jobs

Even if they’re not afraid of heights, it still takes someone with nerves of steel to work as a window washer, dangling a hundred floors above the ground with a squeegee in hand. A company called Skyline Robotics wants to make window washing much safer because instead of humans, the lift that’s lowered down the side of a building is staffed with robots instead.

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This autonomous, robotic boats could transform a city’s waterways

This autonomous, robotic boats could transform a city’s waterways

In Amsterdam, autonomous, electric boats are navigating the city’s vast network of canals, ready to ferry passengers as a water taxi, collect trash as part of a waste management system, deliver packages, or even turn into a temporary bridge or floating stage. It’s a kind of dynamic infrastructure that can adapt to the needs of a city as they change, and help Amsterdam decongest its streets and better use its waterways

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