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.
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.
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.
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?”
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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