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Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview: 7 Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
12/1/2015  Post a comment
Design News previews some of the solutions exhibitors that will be at the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim in February 2016.
European Governments Are Driving Clean, Efficient Manufacturing
11/30/2015  Post a comment
Governmental policies and mandates in Europe are leading the way in creating low-carbon manufacturing.
Beyond Inflation: 2015 Engineering Salaries Are on the Rise
11/28/2015  Post a comment
According to a Randstad Engineering compilation of salary studies, engineering salaries are increasing beyond inflation, with employers paying to keep potential suitors away from their employees.
ON Semiconductor Keeps Watchful, High-Res Video Eye with Development Kit
11/27/2015  Post a comment
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
10 New 3D Printing Technologies: Multimaterials, Clay, & Factory-Floor Composites
Engineering Materials 
11/25/2015  Post a comment
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Gadget Freak of the Year: Help Us Break a Tie Vote!
Gadget Freak 
11/24/2015  Post a comment
Voting has closed on our 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year contest, but it is not game over yet for two competing projects.
Rising Engineering Star: Where Are They Now? – Part 2
11/23/2015  Post a comment
Design News caught up recently with Punya Prakash, the 2013 recipient of our Rising Engineering Star award. What has she been up to?
GE: Plan for Failure in Cyber Security to Succeed
11/22/2015  Post a comment
Successful cyber security plans include the assumption the system will be cracked.
Remote Machine Connectivity Means Plant Data Everywhere and Anywhere
11/20/2015  1 comment
Remote connectivity delivers process and condition for greater plant efficiencies.
Predictive Maintenance Hits Robotics as Fanuc and Cisco Team Up
11/20/2015  2 comments
Cisco Systems has partnered with robotics and automation company Fanuc America to connect industrial robots to a system that ensures they always remain in proper working order.
Must See: Cornell 3D Prints Soft Robotic Tentacles
11/19/2015  Post a comment
A new method for making a robotic tentacle with more agility and degrees of freedom (DOF) of movement relies on 3D printing.
Portland Is Recycling Power from its Water System
11/17/2015  9 comments
It is a fact that water utilities are among the largest consumers of energy in a given area. Lucid Energy has come up with a way to recover some of that energy from water as it passes through a utility’s pipes in the network.
Pack Expo Reloaded: 7 Companies and Products to Know
11/17/2015  Post a comment
A couple of weeks ago, Design News recapped some of the latest developments in industrial automation for the packaging market. This second time around, we cover a mix of major and perhaps less-familiar suppliers that were also at the huge Las Vegas event to showcase their latest innovations.
Rising Engineering Star: Where Are They Now?
11/17/2015  Post a comment
Design News caught up recently with Justine Haupt, the 2014 recipient of our Rising Engineering Star award. What has she been up to?
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
11/16/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation & Control; Design Hardware & Software; Electronics & Test; and Materials & Assembly.
Fanuc Enters Collaborative Robot Fray with 35-kg Model
11/16/2015  Post a comment
Fanuc America has introduced a new industrial robot which, like Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, can work safely alongside humans without the need for fences or cages.
Blowing Stuff Up and Other Hollywood Tech Tricks
11/14/2015  1 comment
From exploding cars to marauding dinosaurs to malevolent robots, we offer a peek at how the movie and TV industries do their special effects.
Smart Wheelchair Uses IoT for Patient Monitoring
11/13/2015  Post a comment
A group of German engineering students has designed a smart wheelchair and walker that use sensors and the IoT so doctors can monitor a patient’s condition remotely.
Thomson How-To Video Keeps Linear Guides and Bearings Lubricated
11/13/2015  Post a comment
Design engineers that want to ensure their high-precision linear motion creations are made to last can get some show-and-tell guidance.
It's More Than Trains: Maglev Technology Hits Machinery Uses
11/12/2015  1 comment
When you hear the word "maglev," your first thought is probably high-speed trains, but magnetic levitation has resulted in contactless bearings and soon will give floating 3D printing machine heads.
Designing for Global: 8 Steps to Compliance, Testing, and Sales Success
11/9/2015  Post a comment
Here are ways companies can get across the high-wire task of getting products to international markets quickly without running into trouble in unfamiliar business and regulatory environments.
400 Cyber Threats a Minute
11/7/2015  1 comment
2015 saw a sharp increase in the volume of cyber attacks. Even as awareness increases and cyber security is bolstered, the intrusions continue at a staggering rate.
Increased Connectivity of Medical Devices Poses New Security Threats
11/6/2015  3 comments
The union of medical devices and the IoT is making medical devices more vulnerable to security risks, which means designers of these devices must begin to develop them with security in mind.
Offshore Versus Onshore Product Development: Here's the Skinny
11/6/2015  Post a comment
Offshoring hasn't affected only manufacturing; product development activities for years have moved away. But there are four key drivers behind the reshoring of product development.
Federally Backed Applied Research on Industrial Digitalization Pushes Ahead
11/6/2015  Post a comment
The Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently announced its first five recipients of funding support for projects to solve three major pain points head on.
How to Set a Realistic Delivery Date For Your Project
11/4/2015  Post a comment
It will not help you or your company by giving unrealistic project delivery dates, but consistently delivering on time will give you a reputation of integrity and company value.
3 Key Struggles of New Product Development And How to Overcome Them
11/3/2015  2 comments
You will never eliminate all changes at the end of the development cycle, but if you pay due diligence early on, your downstream delays should be greatly reduced.
Cyber Security Experts Have High Demand, But a Huge Skills Gap
11/3/2015  Post a comment
The Increased risk of cyber attacks has created a spike in demand for cyber security experts, but companies have trouble finding people to fill those positions.
Rocky Roads Ahead for Georgia Tech Robots
11/3/2015  Post a comment
New research from Georgia Tech promises better appendages and animal-like mobility for robots.
Near-shoring Is Hurting China's Growth
11/2/2015  4 comments
Production of goods aimed for the North American market is shifting back to North America, denting China's manufacturing base.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
Sherlock Ohms 
10/31/2015  19 comments
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The 10 Most Bleeding Edge Products From Pack Expo 2015
10/30/2015  2 comments
Pack Expo displayed a wide array of new packaging equipment and systems designed to speed lines, reduce downtime, and deliver flexibility.
Teaching Autonomous Cars to Learn
10/29/2015  3 comments
Machine learning techniques will enable self-driving cars to make more effective use of sensor data.
GE Is About to Invade Digital Manufacturing with ‘Brilliant’ Move
10/22/2015  2 comments
The industrial giant's upcoming Brilliant Manufacturing Suite is the self-described crowning achievement of its industrial software know-how, tying people, process, and production together with advanced analytics.
Motoman Wants to Know: Are You Going to Be a Robot Hero?
10/22/2015  Post a comment
Yaskasawa shared some tips in a blog post on how to be a robotic tech hero when industrial robots break down.
Don't Overlook Compressed Air in Food and Packaging Automation Either
10/21/2015  Post a comment
At the recent Pack Expo, Atlas Copco advocated the safety and risk mitigation advantages of oil-free compressors for use in food production and packaging applications.
PackSpec 2.0 Promises to Standardize Packaging Machinery
10/20/2015  Post a comment
With PackSpec 2.0, the Organization for Machine Automation and Control aims to finally create a template for a generic, PackML-compliant machine.
Have You Entered In Design News' Golden Mousetrap Awards Yet?
10/19/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation and Control, Design Hardware and Software, Electronics and Test, and Materials and Assembly.
The 20 Worst Inventions of All Time — Part 2
10/19/2015  39 comments
From useless to outright ridiculous - here's a collection of the top ten gadgets and inventions that never should have left the drawing board.
UT Team Designs Machine for Raytheon to Win ASME Student Design Competition
STEM Connection 
10/14/2015  Post a comment
A team of mechanical engineering students at the University of Texas-Dallas took home the top prize at an ASME student design competition for their design of an automated machine to place lids on small electronic packages in a Raytheon manufacturing process.
Will Robots Put You Out of a Job, Or Give You a New One?
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2015  7 comments
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
Nearly 40% of Design News Poll Responders Have Been Hacked
10/9/2015  Post a comment
Our latest Design News Quick Poll reveals that readers are facing serious cyber security challenges.
An Obsolete Part May Be Your Most Efficient Choice
10/8/2015  3 comments
The most efficient and ecologically sound automation system may be "eco obsolete" — an older system sustained with obsolete parts.
Product Development Outsourcing Agreements: What You Must Know
10/7/2015  Post a comment
The ways companies and their outside product development partners work together and divvy up success are evolving radically. Here's what you need to know no matter if you are an engineer or executive.
Motor Supplier Follows High Power, Low Weight Demands of Mobile Equipment
10/3/2015  Post a comment
Minnesota Electric Technology recently introduced a class of 3.6-inch permanent magnet DC motors for battery-powered (or solar-powered) equipment that occupies the 1/3 - 2 HP space.
3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing
10/2/2015  2 comments
On Manufacturing Day, we take a look at the vast changes and top trends in manufacturing happening now.
Flexible Manufacturing Is Showing Steady Growth Because of Flexible Packaging
9/30/2015  Post a comment
To satisfy major retailers, the packaging industry is moving toward flexible manufacturing and away from rigid manufacturing.
The Fluid Power Industry Wants to Up Its Manufacturing Game
9/27/2015  Post a comment
Several industry groups are targeting research into advanced manufacturing to help fluid power equipment suppliers make precision products better, faster, and more cost effective.
ISO 9001 Revision Puts Risk and Quality Management Closely Together
9/26/2015  1 comment
Among the higher-level changes in ISO 9001:2015, there is heightened importance of risk-based thinking. But what about prevention?
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