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Rob Spiegel

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Cyber Attacks Fuel Security Innovations
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
3/27/2015  0
The increasing number of connected devices is multiplying the probability of cyber attacks against organizations across all sectors, from manufacturing to entertainment, to ...

Design News Staff

Blog
The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
Design News Staff
3/27/2015  0
It's a Monday morning and time to go into the office and kick off the week. But before leaving the house, I need to write an executive summary for a client report that's due by 8 ...

Dave Palmer

STEM Connection
'Spare Parts' Celebrates Immigrant Teens Who Beat MIT in Underwater Robotics Contest
Dave Palmer, P.E.
3/27/2015  0
It's the stuff Hollywood movies are made of: an unlikely team of high school misfits beats the odds and triumphs over adversity to win the biggest game of their lives. That's the ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3M Sharpens Assembly Focus on Info & Access to Experts
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
3/27/2015  0
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data sheets, various websites, and white papers looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's ...

Jim Colby, Littelfuse

Guest Blogs
Don’t Let Load Dump Damage Your Automotive Electronics Circuits
Jim Colby, Littelfuse
3/27/2015  0
Safety is synonymous with automotive design for two reasons: cars are expensive, so you have to protect the investment of the vehicle's owner; and, people's lives are at stake.

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Vehicle Reliability Is Up, Especially in Powertrain
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
3/26/2015  7
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year's Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the ...

Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
The 3 Parts of Supplier Risk Management Explained for Design Engineers
Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer
3/26/2015  0
Design engineers continually find themselves collaborating with sourcing or procurement engineers as part of the product design process. The integration of procurement into product ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
9 Next-Gen Materials from NPE2015
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
3/26/2015  2
Trying to keep up with new product announcements at NPE2015 is like drinking from the proverbial firehose. The triennial show is basically the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
China Aims for Industry 4.0 by 2025
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
3/26/2015  0
China announced this month that it intends to revamp its manufacturing technology. Like Germany, China wants to initiate its own Industry 4.0. Premier Li Keqiang unveiled a new ...

Features

Writing for Design News
3/20/2015
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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.

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.

Choosing the Right Hardware for Electronics Prototyping
1/29/2015
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When prototyping an electronic product idea, it’s important to choose components that will help prove the concept, allow the design to be evaluated and give a basis from which the final product can be derived. There are many options for hardware to use in prototypes, from costly, proprietary and all-in-one packages to low-cost and open-source options.

5 Ways to Evaluate Aluminum Extrusion for Wider Application
1/27/2015
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After more than a century of progressively more mainstream application, aluminum has finally arrived. Here are five questions product development teams can apply to determine whether there is reason to start -- or move deeper into -- aluminum extrusion adoption.

Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
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The Easy Way to Control a Robot
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Gadget of the Year Won’t Spill Your Drinks
The 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year goes to the DDV-IP -- or, a Drink Deliver Vehicle – Inverted ...
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Voting in the final round of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open. Cast your ...
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'Spare Parts' Celebrates Immigrant Teens Who ...
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers ...
PlastiVan Drives Kids' Interest in Plastics
A program to educate kids about the science and technology of plastics as well how they can have ...
NASCAR Puts Kids on STEM Fast Track
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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.
Microwave Has a Bad Connection
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Flagrant Fan Fuels Diagnostic Failure
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A Revealing Quiet
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Balancing Efficiency and Comfort in a Ford
Building a prototype of a car is a tough way to find the optimal balance between efficiency and ...
The Singing Telephone Switch
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Sherlock Ohms Discovers the Backward ICs
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