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Rob Spiegel

Blog
Top 20 US Undergraduate Engineering Schools
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
8/29/2014  1
Here are the top 20 undergraduate engineering schools in the US, based on a compilation of a number of rankings. We looked at the following listings and created a compilation based ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
ASTM Proposes New Standards for Metal 3D Printing
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/29/2014  0
As we've often discussed, making high-quality end-production parts with additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D-printing methods will take some carefully defined standards and guidelines ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Video: Temporary Tats Harvest Energy from Sweat
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/29/2014  1
Temporary tattoos are usually fun entertainment for kids. But researchers in California have used them for quite another purpose -- to create a biobattery that can harvest energy ...

Charles Murray

Captain Hybrid
Renovo Hypes Electric Supercar
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
8/28/2014  9
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market by announcing a new EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Video: 1,000 Swarming Robots Self-Assemble
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/28/2014  6
The same Wyss Institute/Harvard research group that brought us the autonomous termite-like construction robots are back. Their new algorithm lets them program 1,000 swarming robots ...

Justyna Zander & Pieter J. Mosterman, MathWorks

Guest Blogs
Model-Based Design of a Smart Emergency Response System
Justyna Zander & Pieter J. Mosterman, MathWorks
8/28/2014  0
Disaster can strike at any moment. When it does, time becomes critical as seconds can make the difference in saving lives. Environmental and human limitations are key contributors ...

Aaron Dietrich, Tolomatic

Product News
Rehab Chair Delivers Right Dose of Tension & Vibration to Patients' Muscles
Aaron Dietrich, Tolomatic
8/28/2014  1
VibeTech Inc., a medical device manufacturer in Sheboygan, Wis., developed a vibration technology to counter muscle atrophy in astronauts who lost strength after long periods of ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
American Diesel Cars, Past & Present
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
8/27/2014  31
The diesel engine, long popular on European roads, is now piquing the interest of American automakers. General Motors rolled out a diesel version of the Chevy Cruze in 2013, and ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Video: 'Candy’ 3D-Prints Your Sweets
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/27/2014  10
A London-based company has added some sweetness to the versatility of the 3D printing market with a printer designed solely to print candy and confections. Aptly dubbed "Candy," the ...

Kudos
Features

Medical Combination Pouching System
8/29/2014
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Automation controls maximize the precision manufacturing of medical pouch seals, minimize material waste, and improve system accuracy through better data management.

Simulating the Release Mechanism in Drug-Eluting Stents
8/28/2014
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Engineers at Boston Scientific are revolutionizing medical device designs. Their recent simulations of drug-eluting stents provide an understanding of the drug release mechanism by tying experimental findings to a computational model.

The Ins & Outs of Conveyor Innovation
8/26/2014
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Recent trends in conveyor design and accessories are leading to increase throughput and productivity in equipment. While the most common type of conveyors are straight-line, many other designs are now becoming commonplace in plants.

How Mixed-Signal Integration With ARM Enables Smart Sensors
8/21/2014
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System level goals, such as adding functionality without increasing power levels and size, requires direct collaboration between the silicon providers and the end system developers.

Warming Up to Cold Forming
8/14/2014
 4
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
 2
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
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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.

Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
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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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Roshenac Mitchell's aim for the project was to aid the ...
Motor/Gearhead Extend Applications
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Gadget Freak Case #254: Motion ...
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Piezo Motor With Integrated Encoder
The new LR-17 rotary motor, offered with an integrated ...
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Nordson EFD Dispensing Solutions
See Nordson EFD’s fluid dispensing systems in action.
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Marin Davide created a flexible thermochromic display that ...
Fueled by Innovation
Proto Labs has become the world’s fastest provider of real ...
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When Dick Neubert discovered that his fireplace's ...
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FemtoFET™: Smallest MOSFET
TI's Rich Nowakowski discusses the industry’s smallest, ...
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Gadget Freak Review: Bluetooth Padlock; ...
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, ...
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Colorado State University students have created “One Shot Two Shot, Red Shot Blue Shot” -- a Dr. ...
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This solar charge controller, which is placed between a solar panel and a battery, regulates the ...
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This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in ...
Share Your Invention & Win Big Money
There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second ...
5 Tips for Engineering Students
Materials engineer Dave Palmer shares his top advice for new engineering students; he wishes ...
Student-Designed System for E-Motorbike Tops ...
A battery management system to support an electric motorcycle lithium-ion battery pack took ...
Video: Solar Car Drives Valuable Career ...
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road ...
Reflections on GoEngineer Kids’ Camps 2014
These free camps are designed for children ages 10 to 18. Attendees are introduced to 3D CAD ...
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These free camps are designed for children ages 10 to 18. Attendees are introduced to 3D CAD ...
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
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Parking Decal Puts Driver in Sticky Spot
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Entering the Auto Part Abyss
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Early Morning Sparks New Idea
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Sap Interferes With Cell Reception
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System Lockup Stumps Engineer
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Porch Light KOs Door Bell
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Use Your Head to Solve the Tough Problems
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