Content posted in January 2013
Big-Data Gets Bigger
As the machine-to-machine (M2M) revolution gets underway, there are some interesting developments in the technology that makes it possible and cost effective.
Workstations Get a Facelift
Sponsored Blogs 1/30/2013
Workstations are high-performance computers that are used for the most intensive computing tasks, such as creative design and engineering, computer modeling and analysis, and animation.
Healthcare You Can Wear
Vancive Medical Technologies helps partners personalize prevention and wellness with wearable sensors to help doctors, caregivers, and lifestyle managers monitor their health and fitness.
The Impact of Coding Over 30 Years
CAD/CAM Corner 1/29/2013
Over the past 30 years or so, coding has transformed the world -- from how it is built to the final software package. AutoCAD, C++, WordPerfect, and the Intel 8008 were introduced in 1982 and have shaped modern technology ever since.
Energy-Aware Industrial Devices
The energy-aware industrial devices being introduced to the marketplace will help manufacturers and OEMs reduce energy costs as much as 20-30 percent.
3D Printing for the Home
Mcor and Up 3D USA are just two companies making great advancements in the world of 3D printing. Both are at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando this week.
Virtual Support Engineer
The high cost of sending an engineer or skilled technician onsite to solve machinery problems is putting the focus on new ways to achieve higher levels of remote access support.
Slideshow: Top Technologies of 2013
It's a new year, and our sister publication, EE Times, has made a list of the overhyped/underexposed electronics technologies that are going to make a splash in the next 12 months. Do you agree?
Quick Reference: Tooling Tolerances
Guest Blogs 1/18/2013
Depending on the complexity of your part and your needs, several tooling options are available. Work closely with your industrial printer supplier to find a solution that meets your needs in the most cost-effective manner available.
Slideshow: Gadgets Galore at CES
The Consumer Electronics Show curtain raiser, CES Unveiled, offered a glimpse at consumer market trends and how small and midsized companies are leveraging emerging technologies to create variations on current products.
Major changes are happening in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials, machines, and software. If the industry -- and the design engineers and OEMs it serves -- are to grow, all three areas must become much more tightly integrated.
Americans spent more than $60B on their pets in 2015. Folks are definitely spending their money on more than dog food. We’re spending on things like dog spas and fancy toys, and as you can imagine, the wearables market is becoming well represented here.
Collaborating researchers in Australia and the United States have discovered nanotechnology for thermophotovoltaic cells that could boost solar-energy harvesting.
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak projects. Robotic hands, manipulated Kindles, and smart recycling cans round out the latest crop.
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