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New NIST Test Bed Makes the ‘Digital Thread’ Accessible

October 07, 2016 | | GAITHERSBURG, MD.—Researchers at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) celebrated Manufacturing Day (link is external) today by launching the Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed. The test bed is an innovative model factory that will facilitate the advanced manufacturing technology known as the “digital thread” and help manufacturers cut costs, shorten production time, reduce errors and provide higher quality goods. more

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