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Content posted in October 2011
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DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car
Automotive News 
10/31/2011  51 comments
DeLorean Motor Co., Inc. has unveiled the DeLorean EV, an electric car that marries the legendary "Back to the Future" DeLorean automobile of the 1980s with a lithium-ion-based, DC-powered, electric drivetrain of today.
CCA-Treated Wood Ate My Bolts
Made by Monkeys 
10/31/2011  16 comments
Wood treated by Chromated Copper Arsenate can severely corrode steel bolts.
Siemens PLM Upgrades NX With CAE Enhancements
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/28/2011  4 comments
Amidst a swath of new capabilities in a variety of areas, Siemens PLM Software's NX 8 keys in on CAE enhancements, promoting a vision for simulation-led design.
The Case of the Getting Out of Hot Water
Sherlock Ohms 
10/28/2011  5 comments
The hot water was a problem in ramping up a pharma manufacturing process. Call on the inner Sherlock Ohms.
Washer/Dryer Washes Out
Made by Monkeys 
10/28/2011  7 comments
The Bosch washer/dryer looks great on the outside, but monkeys live inside.
Gadget Freak Jr.: Homebrew Jet Engines
Gadget Freak 
10/27/2011  17 comments
In an aerospace and mechanical technology trilogy, we bring you videos of homebrew jet engine projects including one made via 3D printing.
The Case of the Faulty Spring Clutch
Sherlock Ohms 
10/27/2011  4 comments
This problem with faulty springs revealed the problem with conventional-wisdom solutions.
App Transforms iPad Into 3D CAD Mouse
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/27/2011  7 comments
The Maide Control app marries the iPad's multitouch interface with 3D modeling tools, letting users drive CAD with gestures like swiping and tapping.
ECIA Coverage: Let Your Customers Innovate
Electronics News 
10/26/2011  6 comments
If your engineering team is looking for fresh, creative ideas, you may need to look no further than your customers.
The Card Swiper Swiped My Patience
Made by Monkeys 
10/26/2011  7 comments
The go-card readers in the Australian train stations are designed to drive you mad.
Gadget Freak Case #197: Controlling Solar Water Flow
Gadget Freak 
10/25/2011  19 comments
To make his solar water heater more efficient, Paul Westaway put together a differential controller that turns on the pump when the temperature of the solar panel or woodstove coils is higher than the temperature in the storage tanks and turns off when the temperature is lower.
Multicore Comes to Automotive Powertrain
Electronics News 
10/25/2011  6 comments
Multicore microcontrollers (MCUs), already popular in safety-related applications, may be about to move into the automotive powertrain market.
Origo Makes 3D Printing Child's Play
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/25/2011  9 comments
In yet another sign that 3D printing technology is heading for the masses, the Origo prototype targets 10-year-olds with an appliance-like 3D printer package.
Slide Chart Helps Find Screws & Fasteners
Mechatronics Zone 
10/25/2011  15 comments
Mark Atkins at Great Innovations has come up with a great way to present frequently-used information about screws and metals in a two-sided slide chart.
High-Speed Snowmobile Does Just One Speed Well
Made by Monkeys 
10/24/2011  19 comments
The 1980 Kawasaki 340 snowmobile loves to race. But that's all it loves.
Steel Fights Back Against Alternative Auto Materials
Green Scene 
10/24/2011  16 comments
The steel industry argues that it is a strong anti-emissions material if you take into account the full lifecycle of a vehicle.
Video: Hockey Robot Stresses Sticks With Slap Shots
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/21/2011  11 comments
Hockey Robotics' testing robot takes professional-grade slap shots, helping stick manufacturers more effectively evaluate design tradeoffs around performance and durability.
Automotive Electronics: Do We Really Need All This Stuff?
Electronics News 
10/21/2011  36 comments
While EEs are struggling to find ways to simplify electrical architectures, the number of automotive features and functions keeps rising.
Is There a Diamond Machine in Your Future?
Mechatronics Zone 
10/21/2011  9 comments
Researchers at the Sandia Corporation have created complete machines with gears and microscopic transmissions fabricated from microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) systems.
GM to Build First All-Electric Car Since EV1
Automotive News 
10/20/2011  21 comments
General Motors quietly resumed its commitment to electric cars last week, officially announcing that it will produce and sell a new vehicle called the Spark EV in 2013.
Customized Coke Machine: Not the Free Choice I Want
Guest Blogs 
10/20/2011  22 comments
The new Coca-Cola Freestyle self-serve soda fountain is advanced technology but perhaps too much of a good thing.
The Bosch Spark Plugs Cost Me $1,000
Made by Monkeys 
10/20/2011  17 comments
Bosch park plugs cost this Mercedes owner a ton of troubles. It was the monkeys at work again.
Chevy Trucks Load Up on Internet Connectivity
Electronics News 
10/19/2011  7 comments
Chevrolet's 2012 Silverado will offer an iPod-sized router to help contractors turn their pick-up trucks into mobile offices.
The Case of the Shocking Stall
Sherlock Ohms 
10/19/2011  20 comments
When the car started to stall during right turns, Sherlock made a shocking discovery.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News October Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
10/19/2011  Post a comment
The October 2011 digital issue of Design News is available for free download, with content on automation and control, CAD, materials and assembly, and RFID.
Siemens Sets FreeTrial for CAD, Sim Tool
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/19/2011  7 comments
Siemens PLM Software launches first-ever 45-day free trial of the Solid Edge CAD and Femap simulation software, hoping a test drive will spark user adoption.
Video: Cadillac Unveils 'Intuitive' Vehicle Infotainment
Electronics News 
10/18/2011  5 comments
Cadillac this week rolled out an in-vehicle dashboard hub that enables users to operate entertainment and information controls with gestures and touches.
Slideshow: Apple iPhone 4S Teardown
Guest Blogs 
10/18/2011  7 comments
UBM TechInsights conducted a teardown of the iPhone 4S and found use of communications silicon and processors from Apple, Qualcomm, Triquint, Samsung, Skyworks, and Elpida.
What Would You Do With a 6-V Motor, Two Servos & a Battery?
Mechatronics Zone 
10/18/2011  10 comments
Someone should start a robotics competition that challenges kids to build something out of a small DC motor, a 2-channel transmitter and servo receiver, two servo motors, and a battery pack.
Dassault Deepens Composites Simulation
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/18/2011  3 comments
By acquiring Simulayt, a maker of specialized composites simulation software, Dassault is trying to differentiate its composites story around bi-directional integration among design, analysis, and manufacturing.
Is GM's EV1 Still the Best Electric Car Ever?
Automotive News 
10/17/2011  40 comments
Some experts believe that the GM EV1 is still better than today's electric vehicles.
Congo Mining Abuses Prompting SEC Regulations
Green Scene 
10/17/2011  6 comments
On October 18, the SEC will meet to develop reporting rules for conflict materials.
Who Monkeyed With Australia's 'Camry'?
Made by Monkeys 
10/17/2011  15 comments
The a Toyota Aurion (Australia's version of the Camry) comes with at least 11 monkeys.
Slideshow: Car Electronics, From Dashboard Nav to Autonomous Vehicles
Blog 
10/14/2011  12 comments
In this automotive electronics slideshow, we've corralled developments in automotive electronics, from the advances in collision avoidance to the far-reaching technologies of autonomous vehicles.
Innovation Spurs Aerospace's Next Generation
Wolfe's Den 
10/14/2011  8 comments
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner isn’t a new airplane so much as an entirely new platform.
Objet Expands Materials Choices Across Its 3D Printer Line
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/14/2011  2 comments
Objet Ltd. is sweetening its rapid prototyping story by making a broad array of new materials available across a wider section of its 3D printer line.
Gadget Freak Case #196: Mayan Water Sound Fountain
Gadget Freak 
10/13/2011  8 comments
This waterfall flows over a miniature Mayan temple and the lights respond to the intensity of the speakers.
Autodesk Preps Facebook Tech Publishing Plug-In
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/13/2011  5 comments
Autodesk is offering a technology preview that lets users directly publish animations and technical documents to social media sites directly from Inventor Publisher.
Silicon Careers: Where Are the Jobs?
Blog 
10/13/2011  5 comments
EETimes has prepared the Silicon 60 Career Issue, a searchable digital guide to up-and-coming startups in the global electronics industry.
New Horizons for RFID
Automotive News 
10/12/2011  8 comments
Better chips and new standards are combining to place RFID in applications that no one dreamed of three years ago.
The Case of the Mismarked Resistor
Sherlock Ohms 
10/12/2011  16 comments
Sometime it's the most ridiculous problem that can mess up a prototype -- a tiny, nearly insignificant part.
Oh, No, the O-Rings Aren’t O
Made by Monkeys 
10/12/2011  18 comments
Cutting corners on an oil filter can save pennies while destroying an engine.
Freescale Combines Vehicle Sensors With Tower System
Mechatronics Zone 
10/11/2011  3 comments
Freescale's latest board for the company's Tower System is a set of 8-bit MCU boards and peripheral devices that communicate via "elevator" bus boards.
QuickSider Partners Throttle Up Collaborative Design
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/11/2011  2 comments
The delivery vehicle's innovative low-floor design and electric powertrain called for a range of engineering partners, all using diverse CAD tools and scattered across the globe.
The Case of the Crazy Antenna
Sherlock Ohms 
10/11/2011  8 comments
When radio communications were patchy, it was time to check the antennas.
Video: My Chevy Volt Deep Dive
Blog 
10/10/2011  22 comments
The Volt is an astonishing vehicle -- a lot of fun to drive, yet stingy in its use of energy. Whether or not you want to pay more than $40,000 for it depends on your definition of luxury.
Ford Revs EcoBoost Engine
Green Scene 
10/10/2011  8 comments
Ford has designed a small engine designed to lower emissions while boosting miles per gallon.
3D Systems Raises Bar on Color Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
10/10/2011  7 comments
3D Systems' new ProJet 1500 combines support for color with the ability to create high-resolution, durable, plastic parts, bridging professional-quality capabilities with a $14,500 price tag.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
Wolfe's Den 
10/7/2011  30 comments
Design News asked participants in the LinkedIn System & Product Design Engineering group why they became engineers.
The Slow Ramp to PLM's Value
Guest Blogs 
10/7/2011  7 comments
While PLM has major potential to improve product development processes, the process improvement and people issues associated with the technology tend to turn deployments into multi-year engagements.
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