Content posted in December 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
The Gift of Speed
Sponsored Blogs 12/17/2012
In industries such as aerospace, automotive, and heavy industry, companies rely tremendously on engineering and design teams throughout the year to develop and deliver innovations that create value for their customers and revenue and profit for the company.
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.
Inspiring Keynote Delivered at ICCVE
Guest Blogs 12/14/2012
The first ICCVE opened with an inspiring keynote speech by Norman Mineta, former US Secretary of Transportation, and a host of leaders from the intelligent transportation and technology world.
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.
Mixing Paint(ball) With Workstations
Sponsored Blogs 12/10/2012
KEE Action Sports has leveraged true professional workstation innovation with Intel technology to become, and remain, a leader in the sport of Paintball. And that doesn’t happen by accident.
Your cat demands to be fed on time. With some technical know-how and a 3D printer you can build your own automated cat food dispenser.
At the Design and Manufacturing show in Minneapolis last week, Myst creator Chuck Carter spelled out the future for Virtual Reality: content.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
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