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Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

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The Right Stuff: Top 10 US Military Aircraft in Honor of Memorial Day
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
5/22/2015  4
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us also should consider the developments in ...

Sylvie Barak

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Chinese Researchers Prototype 1,800 MPH Train
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
5/22/2015  10
Imagine if you could board a train and get from San Francisco to New York faster than flying?

Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
What Industrial Companies Must Do for Effective IIoT Telemetry
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer
5/21/2015  0
In a recent interview with Design News, Bayshore Networks Founder and CEO Francis Cianfrocca said machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, including the streaming of operational ...

Rob Spiegel

Product News
Siemens App Marketplace: A 1-Stop Shop for Solid Edge
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/21/2015  0
Siemens PLM has launched an online store to help customers search for, compare, and purchase partner-developed apps for its Solid Edge software. The Solid Edge App Marketplace is a ...

Rob Spiegel

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Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/21/2015  0
Advanced tools for design visualization, illustration, and animation are helping design engineers create realistic representations of their products. Continually enhanced tools ...

Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
The Supplier Strategic Sourcing Process Explained
Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer
5/21/2015  0
While people may talk about the procurement process, the procurement discipline actually encompasses a number of different processes. They include spend analysis, supplier ...

Chris Wiltz

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The 7 Most Insane Vehicles in Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
5/20/2015  8
If you enjoy car chases and action movies you'd do well to check out Mad Max: Fury Road if you haven't already. The film, essentially an extended, two-hour chase scene is a tour de ...

Design News Staff

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Top 10 Best Practices When Shipping Lithium Batteries
Design News Staff
5/20/2015  5
A test conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 2014 showed that the current practices for transporting lithium batteries on airplanes are not as safe as they ...

Rob Spiegel

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Collaborative Robots Are Helping Fuel a Robotics Boom
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/20/2015  0
A renaissance in small robots is blooming. Collaborative robots are inexpensive and tiny compared with the giant caged-in versions that dominate the automotive market. These new ...

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5/6/2015
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Design News serves the biggest community of design engineers working in all manufacturing industries and end-markets. Design News, therefore, offers contributing authors the biggest exposure anywhere for your thought leadership. We welcome contributed articles from engineering professionals, consultants, as well as industry vendors.

Check Out What Went On During National Robotics Week 2015!
4/10/2015
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from National Robotics Week 2015.

Highlights From DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week
3/3/2015
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In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week.

Today's AC Servo Systems Are Smarter and Faster
2/18/2015
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Technology advances boost positioning accuracy and stability at high speeds, while simplifying set up.

Managing Product Costs in the Face of Complexity and Globalization
2/17/2015
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Manufacturing organizations have faced a growing challenge of delivering products on time and to cost over the past decade, as product lifecycles and value chains have become increasingly complex. Even in the face of constant pressure to drive down costs, globalization and competition have led the design and manufacture of any given product or assembly to become distributed geographically as well as across organizational boundaries in the extended supply chain.

A CNC Machine OEM Pushes the Limits of Repeatability
2/3/2015
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The current generation of CNC machining systems has features that significantly improve metalworking operations from what they were only a few years ago. These machines are generally faster and quieter than ever, more resistant to mechanical noise, have powerful controls and extensive automation capabilities, and fabricate a wider range of metals.

Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms
1/30/2015
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As the lightweighting trend continues to be a driving factor in aircraft design, aerospace OEMs must explore innovative ways of meeting production demands while ensuring reliable operation of interior touch points.

Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
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CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
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The Easy Way to Control a Robot
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This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
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This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
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Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
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You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Low-Profile Retaining Rings
Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than ...
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The yoga breathalyzer is a breath visualization tool that ...
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Maker Movement Celebrates 10 Years of DIY
Maker Faire recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with familiar celebrities and ...
Relive Gadget Freak’s Greatest Hits in Our ...
Eleven years ago one of those rare, brilliant moments emerged from the crack staff of Design ...
How to Make Your Own Apple Watch, a Retro One ...
If you think the Apple Watch will turn heads, wait until you build the Apple II version.
Here are 10 Robots You Can Make Yourself
From simple mods to more complex builds, here's a list and instructions for some of our favorite ...
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Followers of Design News’ Gadget Freak blogs will have the opportunity next week to take home a ...
Healthy Shopping App Wins Big in MIT STEM ...
Two women studying at Cornell University have won $10,000 for designing and developing a Web ...
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Stratasys has announced the winners in its 11th annual Extreme Redesign contest for ...
Graphic Novel Draws Kids to STEM Careers
Comic books long have appealed to kids as a fun way to introduce reading and art without being ...
Discover-E’s ‘New Face’ of Engineering Helps ...
Discover-E has chosen its 13 New Faces of Engineering for 2015, and the list includes an ...
Engineer-Backed Competition Envisions Woman ...
A group of collaborators wants to recast MacGyver or a show similar to it with a female ...
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Karaoke Machine Has Owner Singing the Blues
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
What Caused the Hummer’s Rough Ride?
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
If You Can’t Take the Heat, Get Out of the Lab
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
The Register That Wouldn't Register
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Flagrant Fan Fuels Diagnostic Failure
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A Revealing Quiet
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