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Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Slideshow: Jewelry Harvests Energy in the Blink of an Eye
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/20/2014  5
An Israeli design student has created a series of unique pieces of jewelry that can harvest energy from default movements of the body and even use human blood as a way to conduct ...

John Cook

Made by Monkeys
Wiring Causes Constant Problems
John Cook
8/20/2014  5
We have a Bosch Dishwasher model SMU2042UC/14 that we've stubbornly managed to keep running for the last 19 years. We were lucky enough to buy a service manual for it shortly after ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Report: Metamaterials Will Partly Depend on Additive Manufacturing
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/20/2014  1
Although artificially created metamaterials probably won't reach large-scale commercialization for 10 years or so, some are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, ...

Cabe Atwell

CAD/CAM Corner
Photo Editing Tool Manipulates in 3D
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
8/20/2014  1
Thanks to Adobe's Photoshop picture manipulation tool, we now have more Bigfoot, space alien, and dinosaur sightings than ever before. In fact, it's hard to believe that we can't ...

Cabe Atwell

CAD/CAM Corner
Will Your Next Hard Drive Be Liquid?
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
8/19/2014  14
Two material scientists, Sharon Glotzer and David Pine, are on a mission to create the world's first liquid hard drive, which should prove to allow for mega data densities. Their ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Video: Robot Hitchhikes Across Canada
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/19/2014  12
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, chances are it might not be human. That's because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
SpaceX Reveals 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Parts
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/19/2014  1
3D printing for rocket engines is making a lot of headlines lately. In the last few weeks, we've told you about Aerojet Rocketdyne building and hot-firing a 3D-printed rocket engine ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
The ‘Holy Grail’ for Lithium-Based Batteries
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/19/2014  5
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what's been called the "Holy Grail" of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
How to Machine Aerospace-Grade Composites
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/18/2014  5
A research team at Loughborough University in the UK has come up with a method for machining aerospace-grade, carbon fiber-reinforced composites. The method is based on a device ...

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Features

Warming Up to Cold Forming
8/14/2014
 2
Miniature and micro precision metal component development: a cost-benefit summary of cold forming (forging) vs. alternative manufacturing techniques.

Revolutionizing Regenerative & Implantable Medical Apps Through Next-Gen Techniques
8/11/2014
 0
The emergence of alternative extrusion methods that occur at room temperature is enabling drug loading of a wider range of pharmaceutical and biological agents than ever before.

Choosing the Best Technology for Your Application
8/4/2014
 1
To solve a motion application, engineers have the choice between different motor and driver technologies. There is no universal solution.

Power Transmission Products Help Open New Doors
8/1/2014
 1
A Danish company has developed a new type of door-locking system that can be installed over an existing lock to create a system that is hands-free, can be remotely actuated, but can still use a traditional key.

The Power of CFD Simulation Early in Product Design
7/31/2014
 2
Time is of the essence in today's global marketplace, and by enabling design engineers to conduct what-if analysis and progress their designs quickly, they are able to provide products that offer a great combination of functionality and high reliability with a great price.

Design Considerations for Maximizing Backplane Data Speeds
7/30/2014
 1
Designers and connector suppliers must work together to prepare for the future of high-speed data transmission.

Commercial Protocols & Aerospace Cabling: Finding the Right Balance
7/29/2014
 1
Whether they're using Cat 5e, USB, or IEEE 1394 cabling in aerospace, designers must balance the use of standards against the application's special needs.

Transparent Conductive Polycarbonate Film
7/28/2014
 1
Nanoparticle technology wet coated on LEXAN film creates a polycarbonate material that is highly transparent, flexible, and conductive.

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Wiring Causes Constant Problems
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Bad PCV Valve Takes Driver on Rough Ride
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Homebuilt Mower Is Better Than a New One
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Parking Decal Puts Driver in Sticky Spot
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Entering the Auto Part Abyss
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Early Morning Sparks New Idea
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