Most Commented Content posted in December 2012
Ultimate Reliability: Wind Turbines
Automation and motion control technology is playing a pivotal role in wind turbine refinement by boosting reliability, operating efficiencies, and remote diagnostics.
Are Automotive 'Black Boxes' Secure?
Electronics News 12/21/2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a rule this month ordering automakers to put so-called "black boxes" in all new vehicles by late 2014, but some experts are concerned that the new rule won't protect the security of the data stored inside.
Video: 3D Printing With Moon Rocks
Engineering Materials 12/26/2012
Washington State University engineers have 3D-printed some simple-shaped objects using a lunar regolith simulant, an artificial version of the mixture of loose dust, rock, and soil that covers solid bedrock.
Injection Molding Goes High Volume
Engineering Materials 12/21/2012
Injection molding processes and techniques are being adapted to the high-volume production needs of automotive, medical, and aerospace applications.
3D Mice Enhance Motorcycle Design Process
Guest Blogs 12/21/2012
If you’re racing some of the fastest, most aerodynamic motorcycles in the world, you want a machine that’s comfortable, easy to operate, and gets you to the finish line first. The same holds true for the engineers and designers behind the finished product.
Automatic Code Generation & the Arduino
Guest Blogs 12/6/2012
Innovation in engineering practice and education has been reinvigorated by two complementary concepts: automatic code generation and the inexpensive, open-source, single-board microcontroller.
The Future in Automotive Front Lighting
Guest Blogs 12/28/2012
Next-generation headlights could combine all the lighting functionality necessary in the front of the automobile, including daytime running lights, high beams, low beams, cornering/bending lights, position lights, and turn signals.
ICCVE: The Importance of Open Standards
Guest Blogs 12/18/2012
Rich Hulett, chairman of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Directors, opened the session on Standards for Connected Vehicles at the International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo.
Stop Expenses From Leaking Away
Guest Blogs 12/19/2012
As recent extreme weather events have once again demonstrated, water, our most treasured resource, can also be a source of widespread and costly damage to society.
Growing Future for Metal Injection Molding
Guest Blogs 12/14/2012
Metal injection molding (MIM) is experiencing a worldwide boom, with an estimated market worldwide of more than $1 billion per year, and compound annual growth rates estimated to be as high as 20 percent.
Reducing Servomotor Instability
Guest Blogs 12/13/2012
Lowering excessive speed controller gain is often not a viable option, so a systematic approach should be used to determine the best remedy for instability.
More New Products to Watch For
In the Product Showcase section, we've just posted some products from Tolomatic, Osram Opto Semiconductors, and Banner that need a little highlighting.
7 Tips for Choosing Your Workstation
Sponsored Blogs 12/19/2012
A common question that comes up at tradeshows and industry events is, “What hardware do I need to successfully run a professional engineering or design application?”
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Proto Labs, known for its super-fast-turn prototyping and low-volume production services with multiple materials and processes, has added another service to its repertoire: rapid overmolding.
Technology has proven over and over again to be tremendously empowering, to individuals and organizations alike. Misuse that power, however, and you might find yourself in big trouble.
Steadfast in its belief that diesel engines are right for the times, General Motors is expanding US availability of the compression-ignited technology in Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
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