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Exclusive: A Closer Look at NASA's Orion Glass Cockpit
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/31/2015  0
After 10 years of evolution, the prototypes of NASA’s Orion “glass cockpit” are finally reaching maturity.

Tom Emrich

Blog
Augmented Reality Is Finding Success in Enterprise
Tom Emrich, Contributing Editor
7/31/2015  0
There is no doubt that augmented reality is a powerful next step in computing. Blurring the lines between the physical and the digital, AR will allow us to engage in the real world ...

Lynetter Hartwig, Guest Writer

Sherlock Ohms
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Lynetter Hartwig, Guest Writer
7/31/2015  0
Our company had about a dozen similar injection molding machines, but only one would burn the rubber as it flowed to the die after breaks and lunch. Since a cycle was 20 to 40 ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
The Anatomy of a Cyber Security Assessment
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/31/2015  0
With cyber security becoming such a dangerous issue, we'll likely see industrial plants undergoing increased scrutiny with an eye toward safety. We may even see government-mandated ...

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

Blog
Novel Alloy Will Save Money on the World's Most Expensive Fighter Jet
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
7/30/2015  5
Lockheed Martin has tapped a near-net-shape castable beryllium-aluminum alloy as part of a cost-reduction program for the runaway Joint Strike Fighter plane.

Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer

Blog
New Energy-Saving Fan Motor Aims to Disrupt Commercial Refrigeration
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer
7/30/2015  4
There are various ways for end users of industrial machinery to reduce their energy use. While most organizations, under mandate either by internal policies or state or federal ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
This ‘Strange’ Japanese Hotel Is Staffed by Robots
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/30/2015  2
While we here in the US still struggle to come to terms with robots increasingly interacting with humans, the Japanese have been ahead in their acceptance of robots as part of ...

Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

Blog
Just-in-Time Training Helps Designers Cope with Rapid Software Changes
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
7/30/2015  0
Designers today are constantly acquiring updated software tools to keep up with fast-moving product development. In turn, software developers are continuously pushing out new and ...

Charles Murray

Blog
Advanced Metals Gaining Ground in Lightweight Vehicles
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/29/2015  13
Thanks to a bevy of new high-strength steels and aluminum alloys, vehicle designers are cutting weight and boosting fuel efficiency. They’re also enhancing acceleration, ...

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Writing for Design News
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.

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The Leaky Tree is a high-quality device designed to dispense ice and one of four mixed drinks ...
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If you think the Apple Watch will turn heads, wait until you build the Apple II version.
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Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
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Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
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Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
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Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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The Manometers Were Getting Light in Their ...
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