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Smart Manufacturing: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Enabling Factories of the Future

The internet of things offers the ability to collect, monitor, and respond to data in real time.
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Industry Spotlight

Wearables Gain in Popularity Despite Some Bumps in the Road

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Angelo Gentile
Wearable technology grows as new markets and uses emerge, though challenges remain.
Tagged: wearables, internet of things, design
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Video

Take a Tour of the New Proto Labs Website

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Proto Labs
Take a video tour of the new Proto Labs website and see what manufacturing resources are at your disposal.
Tagged: manufacturing, materials, video
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Digital Manufacturing

The Growing Impact of IoT: How the Internet of Things is Automating the World

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Proto Labs
IoT promises widespread automation and data exchange, which will change the way we work and live.
Tagged: internet of things, industry 4.0, smart cities
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Eye on Innovation

3D-Printed Football Helmets, Other Gear May Offer Better Defense Against Injuries

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Angelo Gentile
As football season kicks off, 3D-printed helmets, other equipment may help prevent injuries.
Tagged: 3D printing, engineering
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