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Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

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Old School Craftsmanship Is Alive, Well, and Inspirational for Labor Day
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
9/3/2015  0
Labor Day in the US and Canada is Sept. 7 and a time to celebrate workers and the skills and ingenuity they bring to their work - attributes that make North American industries ...

William Grill

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #272: Motion Sensor Light Switch
William Grill
9/3/2015  3
Are there light switches in your home that aren't as conveniently located as you would like? This laser-based switch decoder and driver allows for flexible control of those lights ...

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Charles Murray

Product News
Hydraulic Servo Axis Cuts Costs in Molding Machinery
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
9/3/2015  0
A new self-contained electro-hydraulic servo axis offers an alternative form of actuation for applications ranging from injection molding to blow molding to linear positioning.

Elizabeth Montalbano

Product News
Banner Expands Sensing Range for Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
9/3/2015  0
Banner Engineering has expanded the maximum sensing range for its Q3X laser contrast sensor, making the line well-suited for applications requiring high-speed detection of ...

Al Presher

Blog
Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
Al Presher, Contributing Editor
9/2/2015  1
With Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) networks taking center stage and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives potentially exposing even greater access to networks, securing plant ...

Brian Burke, Bishop-Wisecarver

Blog
How to Gain Design Freedom in Machine Linear Guides, Part 2
Brian Burke, Bishop-Wisecarver
9/2/2015  0
[Editor's Note: This is the second part of how to design machine linear guides using extruded aluminum profiles, written by Bishop-Wisecarver's Brian Burke. To read Part 1 first, ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Comprehensive 3DP/AM Training Program by UL In the Works
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/2/2015  0
We've reported before on research conducted by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to develop safety certification for 3D printing materials emissions. Turns out that's not all the ...

Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer

Blog
Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency Driving Global Medium-Voltage Motors Growth
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer
9/2/2015  0
Medium-voltage motors, generally classified as those within a power range of 75 kW to 25 MW, serve a broad variety of markets. They are used in applications that require good power ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
MIT's MultiFab Can 3D Print 10 Different Materials at Once
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/1/2015  1
MIT's MultiFab 3D printer can print 10 different materials at once, has an open-platform design, and can be built for under $7,000.

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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.

Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
This video was the culmination of a 10-week project ...
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to ...
Gadget Freak Case #262: Boat Lift ...
Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
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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Gadget Freak Case #272: Motion Sensor Light ...
This homemade laser switch gives you multiple light control options using simple hand gestures.
Gadget Freak Case #271: Portable Weather Station
Portable Electronic Weather Evaluator (PEWE) is a weather station equipped with multiple sensors ...
Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and dynamometer in a small, portable ...
Gadget Freak Case #269: The Leaky Tree
The Leaky Tree is a high-quality device designed to dispense ice and one of four mixed drinks ...
Gadget Freak Case #268: The Handy Rival
The Handy Rival is an arcade game that allows an individual to play rock, paper, scissors ...
StemBox Offers Subscription Science Kits for ...
StemBox is offering a monthly subscription box aimed at giving girls a hands-on approach to ...
Synthesizer for All Musical Skill Levels ...
Two University of Florida students have created a synthesizer that allows people of all musical ...
Rhode Island Bureau Taps Local Talent for 3D ...
Some of the newest and brightest engineering minds are helping a small reseller and service ...
A University Blends Mechatronics with ...
California State University, Chico was the first school in California to offer an ...
Vote in LUXeXceL's 2015 Innovative ...
Vote for your favorite student design using LUXeXceL's 3D-printed optical technology and you ...
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.
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
The Manometers Were Getting Light in Their ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking the Temp of Data Corruption
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Can You Solve this Engineering Mystery?
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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