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Apr 05 2017

Educators focus on teaching skills to help students master both physical and virtual worlds

DRESDEN, GERMANY - MARCH 12: E3-research factory of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology in Chemnitz working on a research project Smarpro (Smart Assistance for Humans in Production Systems) on March 12, 2015. An employee of the Institute operates a touch screen monitor. (Photo by Ute Grabowsky / photo library via Getty Images)

Manufacturers are increasingly using new technologies, including the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics and additive manufacturing, to eliminate waste and raise productivity. But educators are challenged to train the new workforce and retrain existing ones with the skills they need to work successfully in these factories of the future. In the factory of the future …

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