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Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
9 New 3D Printing Technologies: Composites, Metals & Multimaterials
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
4/28/2016  0
We've got some boundary-breaking 3D printers and printing technologies in this slideshow, which includes several versions of multi-materials machines, two different composites ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Cybersecurity Is Top Concern of IEEE Members
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
4/28/2016  0
A new survey of hot technologies from IEEE Computer Society members and non-members from technology companies finds that cybersecurity ranked number one among all industry segments. ...

Chad Garrish, Epigrid Corporation

Blog
CAD in the Cloud Increases Performance and Relieves Administration Headaches
Chad Garrish, Epigrid Corporation
4/28/2016  0
Hosted CAD or PDM systems, or CAD in the cloud, is an emerging technology that offers many advantages over traditional on premise workstation CAD configurations and is making many ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Best Paying Bachelor's Degrees? Engineering, By Far
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
4/27/2016  5
PayScale ranked the top 15 salaries for bachelor degrees, and 13 of the highest-paid degrees are in engineering. The data covers both early-career and mid-career salaries. The two ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Microbial Battery Eyed as Viable Storage for Renewables
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
4/27/2016  1
Researchers for some time have been developing bio-batteries -- or batteries based on organic materials, such as bacteria -- as possible replacements for less environmentally ...

Rob Spiegel

Product News
Partnership Sends Sensor Data into the Cloud
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
4/27/2016  0
BinMaster and Device Solutions have put together an end-to-end remote monitoring system for sensor-based networks that is designed to automate data collection, dissemination, and ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
UL and EOS to Teach Users 3D Printing/AM Best Practices
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
4/27/2016  0
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is partnering with metals additive manufacturing (AM) supplier EOS to provide AM training to EOS's customers. The training will include some specific ...

Charles Murray

Automotive News
The Auto Industry’s Latest and Greatest Engines
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
4/26/2016  3
If there's a rule of thumb in modern engine design, it's that smaller is better. Smaller engines weigh less, burn less fuel, and simplify packaging.

Chris Wiltz

STEM Connection
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
4/26/2016  5
In the wake of the death legendary musician Prince, no doubt many details of the his often enigmatic lifestyle and persona will emerge. Many Prince fans will be surprised to know ...

Features

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

CAD Expands Beyond Graphics
1/28/2016
 0
CAD programs are beginning to integrate product development tools such as simulation and analysis while also foregoing the 2D drawing.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
1/6/2016
 0
Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
 15
A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Everybody's Designing Their Own Aerospace & Military Materials
12/3/2015
 1
The need for higher-performing aerospace and defense materials is getting so critical to design success that OEMs, government agencies, and the armed forces are pursuing R&D programs.

Remote Machine Connectivity Means Plant Data Everywhere and Anywhere
12/3/2015
 1
Remote connectivity delivers process and condition for greater plant efficiencies.

Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
10/21/2015
 0
High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.

Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
10/21/2015
 3
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.

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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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The Easy Way to Control a Robot
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Low-Profile Retaining Rings
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Melt Your Face, Test Your Knowledge, and Take ...
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Whether you're a designer, gamer, or just like to have a busy desktop, two monitors (or TVs) is ...
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It's a Gadget Freak Blast From the Past
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Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
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SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
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Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
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.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
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Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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