What Are Clean Rooms and How Do They Achieve Contamination Control

Have you ever been in a group where you have to cover your entire body before entering the room? Maybe you were made to wear clothing that ranged from a hood, face mask, gloves to overalls and footwear. You would understand if it was a hospital – it’s to protect you and the patients.…


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Today’s Animal Husbandry Issues and Next Level Solutions

Did you know half of the world’s available land is set aside for agriculture? Did you also know it’s for animals, not food crops? This practice is called animal husbandry, and is a major industry in virtually every nation today.  So what exactly is animal husbandry, also known as animal farming and…


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Why Time Clocks are Important to Businesses

“Why do managers need to know the exact times I come into work and leave?” For many typical hourly employees, clocking in and out of work is viewed as a barely concealed annoyance at best. They may think management is trying to micromanage them, spy, or simply being nosy. These are misplaced…


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How 3D Printing Can Revolutionize Marketing

3D printing has made its mark on numerous industries in the past decade, from manufacturing to healthcare to engineering. In fact, 3D printing, also known as additive printing, is becoming so popular that it’s expected to become a $34.8 billion industry by 2026. Unfortunately, up till now,…


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Fanless Cooling: How It Works and Why You Need It

Thermal engineers are truly the unsung heroes of the modern digital age. Without them, the machines we rely on for many aspects of our lives, from massive supercomputers to medical cart computers, simply would not function. That’s why on July 24th, traditionally one of the hottest days of the…


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The Technology Behind Your Favorite Chocolate Treats

It is estimated that people across the globe consume nearly 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate each year. That’s over two pounds (almost a kilogram) of chocolate for every single person on Earth. It’s easy to understand why. With its unique combination of rich flavor compounds, fats, and…


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How Rugged Industrial Tablets Streamline Logistics

Though it often gets overlooked in our day-to-day lives, logistics – or the systems that move goods and materials from place to place – is essentially the economy’s operating system. After all, the logistics industry is responsible for ensuring the goods we consume every day are in the…


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How Industry 4.0 Can Make HVAC Factory Friendly

Many people see being an HVAC (short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technician the same way they see being a plumber – a blue-collar trade for people looking for a career path that doesn’t require a college degree. In reality, just like plumbing, HVAC is a complex and…


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Industry 4.0 & the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Millennials, am I right? These kids with their safe spaces and avocado toast, when will they learn that the world… Just kidding! Had you going there for a second. In actuality, the oldest millennials are turning 40, and the rest are in their thirties or late 20s by now. Many of the youngest…


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Industrial Computers and the Future of Sustainability

While the upheaval caused by COVID-19 has understandably dominated global attention for the past year and a half, it has distracted from another long-simmering crisis: climate change. The pandemic will subside, but our impact on the environment will remain. It’s easy to pay lip service to…


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