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A Domestic U.S. Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain Still Lacks Industry & Political Support

Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain

The U.S. is in need of a domestic mining & rare metals supply chain. There’s a natural motivation around developing this kind of supply chain, as it’s smart production strategy to give U.S.  companies more diversity in their sourcing & manufacturing partners. There’s also a national imperative to keep America’s supply chains resilient, one […]

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Fernweh Group Expands Global Footprint with Strategic Acquisition of Sun Industrial Group by Calvin Power Services

What does the Fernweh Group’s acquisition of Sun Industrial Group by Calvin Power Services suggest about the evolving landscape of the energy and industrial sectors? Energy Sector Reporter Michelle Dawn Mooney finds the Fernweh Group’s latest maneuver indicative of a more significant trend towards consolidation in service-focused businesses within these sectors. She underscores the […]

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Increasing Transparency Through AI and Machine Learning Provides Necessary Preparation for the New Industrial World

How is the migration to AI and machine learning poised to revolutionize supply chain optimization in the construction industry? Kelly J. Massad, the CEO of Mainstay Digital, highlights the transformative potential of AI and machine learning in enhancing visibility and transparency across the supply chain, ensuring a more efficient and streamlined process. “By increasing […]

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Concrete Construction Transformed: Innovations, Sustainability, and Inclusion Reshape the Industry

The concrete construction industry is experiencing a transformative phase marked by groundbreaking innovations and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. In 2024, technologies are revolutionizing traditional practices, enhancing efficiency while significantly reducing worker injuries. This shift goes beyond mere productivity; it reflects a profound change in the industry’s approach to environmental stewardship and worker safety. […]

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Manufacturing Industry is Seeing a Skills-Gap That Technology Created, But Can Solve

The age-old adage of “knowledge is power” has evolved into “knowledge is digital.” In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, there’s a gap widening between experienced craftsmen, who have honed their skills over decades, and the tech-savvy newcomers who expect instant access to information. This so-called “skills gap” is far from new, but what sets […]

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DisruptED: Generative Design And The Future of Advanced Manufacturing, Part 2

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the world of advanced manufacturing is undergoing a seismic shift. Generative design, a cutting-edge approach that leverages algorithms to produce optimized designs, is at the forefront of this transformation. As industries from medicine to automotive grapple with the challenges of innovation, this new technological innovation emerges as a […]

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DisruptED: Generative Design And The Future of Advanced Manufacturing, Part 1

In the age of rapid technological advancements, the manufacturing sector is undergoing a significant transformation. The rise of generative design, a process that uses algorithms to generate optimized design solutions, is revolutionizing how products are conceptualized and produced. With the global manufacturing market expected to reach $985.5 billion by 2032, the stakes have never […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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5G Network Platforms
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Matt Montgomery chats with Blaze Vincent and Thedy Wana from Ericsson, where they discuss pressing challenges and opportunities within the utility sector, emphasizing the significant role of digital transformation and 5G technology in addressing these issues. The conversation highlights Ericsson’s contributions to smart grid modernization and how their innovative solutions are tailored […]

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Leveraging 5G to Extend Security Policies
April 19, 2024

Guests Jeff Brown and Carlos Augusto from Fortinet join Brett Barganz of Verizon to discuss the integration of extended security policies with 5G technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. They delve into the transformation and challenges in cybersecurity within the utility sector, highlighting the strategic partnership between Fortinet and Verizon to advance security solutions that leverage […]

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Card Skimming: Consequences, Strategies and Preventative Measures
October 6, 2023

Despite its many conveniences, the digital era has its dark side: cybersecurity threats. As technology evolves, so do the ways in which criminals exploit it. Card skimming in particular has seen a concerning uptick recently. According to FICO data, the number of compromised cards increased by 10Xs in 2023 than in 2022. The target? […]

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Robotic Technology and It’s Impact on Painting Proves That Automation is in The Future
September 29, 2023

The advent of robotic technology is revolutionizing manufacturing and painting processes by elevating them to unprecedented heights. Tony Kerkhove, a seasoned professional in the painting industry, has a firsthand account of the transformative impact of robots within DeGeest Corporation’s paint department, where automation is integrated to streamline workloads and increase efficiency. The robots replicate […]

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Advanced Technology Can Provide the Visual Data to Quickly Identify Critical Infrastructure Needs
September 19, 2023

The U.S. is facing an urgent and critical infrastructure crisis, and nowhere is this more evident than in the thousands of aging, decaying, and in some cases, downright dangerous bridges. Naturally, bridge replacement seems like the clear solution, but other things like money, time and pre-planning come into play. Even with the biggest infrastructure […]

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Standardization Among Companies Will Be The Quickest Pathway Towards a More Stable Digital Twin System
August 30, 2023

The concept of a “digital twin”—a virtual replica of a physical system or object—isn’t new, but it’s experiencing a renaissance, thanks to rapid advances in technology. While the buzzwords are plenty—virtual commissioning, virtual FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), and so on—the reality is that the field is still in flux, a blend of potential and […]

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Introducing Polygon’s Sophisticated Worksite Cable Management Set-Up
August 29, 2023

Since the world is increasingly dependent on technology, the unsung art of cable management often goes unnoticed—until it becomes a tangled mess, that is. A well-organized cabling system not only elevates the aesthetic of a workspace but also enhances functionality, making troubleshooting and upgrades significantly easier. The proper management of cables are the focal […]

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 1
August 29, 2023

As cities around the world face urgent questions of sustainability and carbon reduction, Detroit is becoming a testing ground for decarbonization in built environments. In 2020, $10 trillion was to be invested in new structures over the next decade, and given that buildings account for 37% of combustion-related emissions globally, the stakes have never […]

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 2
August 29, 2023

In an era where America is experiencing a construction boom, from new suburban developments to city revitalizations, there’s a hidden challenge in built environments we can’t afford to overlook: a glaring shortage of skilled tradespeople. As cities like San Francisco witness the top global construction cost at $440 per square foot, the stakes are […]

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Epson Enhances Robot Efficiency with Noise-Canceling Gyro Plus Innovation
August 9, 2023

In the fast-paced world of robotics, ensuring precision while dealing with heavier speeds and payloads has been a challenge. Residual vibrations on robot arms can hamper efficiency, affecting production rates. Epson Robotics, by implementing their Gyro Plus technology, aims to combat this by sending a noise-canceling wave to stabilize the arm, akin to how […]

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Pave Motors Seeks to Disrupt the Mobility Space
August 3, 2023

A new form of hybrid transportation is happening in Brooklyn, which could soon disrupt the mobility space in other cities. Amid a world grappling with climate change and the need for sustainable solutions, a new player has entered the mobility scene. Pave Motors Inc., a company brought to the U.S. by Nicolaus and Casper […]

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