Content posted in February 2012
Autodesk iPad App Animates Lego Dragon
CAD/CAM Corner 2/29/2012
Autodesk is teaming up with Lego to promote the benefits of animated 3D instruction manuals via a proof-of-concept iPad app that’s powered by the Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer.
Slideshow: Social Side of CAD
CAD/CAM Corner 2/21/2012
Traditional CAD vendors and new startups are bringing a social side to traditional design tools, inspiring new ways of collaboration, and fostering the development of more innovative products.
Packaging Replaces Plastic With Pulp
Engineering Materials 2/21/2012
Procter & Gamble has replaced 57 percent of the plastic in its Gillette Fusion clamshell/tray package with moldable wood pulp, also dropping 20 percent of package weight.
iPad Controls Flying Video Game
Engineering Materials 2/9/2012
The Parrot AR.Drone could form a design platform for machine vision and military apps with a little imagination and some hardware upgrades.
MEMS in Sports
Guest Blogs 2/9/2012
MEMS in sports is such a hot topic that MEMS Industry Group – a partner of Sensors in Design (part of Design West Summit) – will showcase it at next month’s conference.
LEDs Light Up Dodge Dart
Electronics News 2/6/2012
The new Dodge Dart uses 152 LEDs to form a ruby red "racetrack" around the trunk, tail lights, and rear decklid.
Buying the Logic of Safety
Guest Blogs 2/6/2012
Blogger TJ McDermott recently completed an industrial system requiring a fair amount of safety logic because of its different zones. He looks at each iteration, and lists the cost of each.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply don’t need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley's longest-running CEO, shares some of his thoughts on innovation, procrastination, and why you shouldn't put customers first.
Researchers at American University have produced chemically active structures that, not unlike living things, can actually do things on their own without an external power.
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.
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