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Automation and Robotics: hopes and illusions

by Guido Belforte – According to various sources, automation in its most evolved form and anthropomorphic robotics are indicated as very promising instruments to solve problems that might hardly find solutions with different…

Well, what is a mechanical factory today?

Giovanni Castellani – Naturally, there is a myriad of factories for the most various goods, from studs to aircrafts or port facilities. And, if we generalize, several considerations are pertinent. However, we have…

Restart, young on board

by Mario Guagliano –  It seems this is the right time and we are not dealing just with something read on newspapers. It is likely that in Europe and Italy we start growing…

The challenge of nanotechnologies

Mario Guagliano –  At the end of last century, the prestigious review Science entrusted the President of the United States in charge Bill Clinton with the writing of an editorial entitled “Science in…

Iran: race to business

Carlo Gorla – Last summer the signature of the agreement about the nuclear Iranian programme and the consequent revocation, in January, of the sanctions that had lasted for almost ten years, puts an…

A good management matters

Guido Belforte –  Pneumatics or electro-mechanics? Very often, we hear this question asked by engineers who must choose the most suitable components for satisfying the requirements of a new system. The answer is…

Innovations that change industry and us

Giovanni Castellani –  I do not know if our readers have ever visited, maybe out of curiosity, one of those small eclectic emporiums where all, or almost all, items are on sale at…

Top Management

Fabio Pederneschi –  One of the most difficult and complex Top Management operations is undoubtedly constituted by the management/integration of a taken over company. If said operation, then, concerns a company headquartered in…

Production will become increasingly interconnected

The next industrial revolution

Roberto Paoluzzi – The deep crisis of the last years and the contemporaneous international changed scenario deriving from the delocalization of productive markets, coupled with the general trend of progresses in the digital…

From the component to the integrated system

by Guido Belforte – Technological evolution is perceivable also through quite modest signals, apparently alien to what we are considering, sometimes almost imperceptible, like those represented by some new valve models or by…

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