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Important MTConnect Deadlines Announced

Students have a new date to submit ideas for applications using the MTConnect interoperability standard as part of the MTConnect Student Challenge. It’s now December 15, 2015. Speakers interested in presenting at next year’s [MC]2 Conference on MTConnect in Dallas should submit proposals by October 16, 2015, for the first round of consideration. The conference dates are April 19-21, 2016.

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