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Here, you’ll find the results of Design World’s annual Industry Trends survey (published February to April each year in an article series) along with other pieces detailing technology shifts, regulatory developments, and market pressures.

This year’s dominant industry developments track 14 themes: New digital transformation initiatives • Digital manufacturing advancements • The increased viability of sustainability • North American EV battery production • Training, human-centric design, and augmented reality • Trends in linear motion • The move to reshoring and supply chain security • Mechanical components • New motor designs • Developments and drives in motion controls • New industrial uses for AI • Driving changes in packaging automation • Burgeoning laboratory automation uses • New automation in agriculture and off highway.