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Did You Catch the Cool Stuff at Pacific Design & Manufacturing?
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2/23/2016  Post a comment
This year’s UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expo and Conferences drew 20,000 attendees, 2,000 exhibitors, and a lot of displays aimed at quenching the curiosity of engineers.
Hoverboard Teardown: A Time Bomb on Two Wheels?
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2/22/2016  11 comments
iFixit teamed up with The Wirecutter and Ken Shirriff to tear down the Swagway hoverboard. Does it really have swagger? Or is it just a new way to set your home on fire?
Why Engineering Is in My DNA
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2/22/2016  2 comments
In celebration and support of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this first installment, contributing writer Don Wilcher reveals why writing about and teaching engineering are so important.
The Merry-Go-Round of Cyber Security Goes on Forever
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2/22/2016  Post a comment
A session on cyber security at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim looked at the never-ending struggle to protect connected assets.
Turn the 'TIDE' in Your Understanding of Digital Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
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2/22/2016  1 comment
The convergence of manufacturing with the front-office, enabled by connectivity, is going to create the Totally Integrated Digital Enterprise, or TIDE. Sensorization at the plant floor and on edge devices in manufacturing is leading to radical changes in industrial automation. How will you deal?
Seen in Anaheim: 3D Printing & Baxter's Little Sis
Engineering Materials 
2/19/2016  Post a comment
At this year's Anaheim shows everyone was reinventing 3D printing to meet their own needs, while Baxter Robot's "little sister" Sawyer was touted as being used by companies around the globe, and a host of new and notable adhesives, cleaners, dispensing systems, and plastics manufacturing systems were also on display.
Celera Motion's Low-Profile Motor and Encoder Look to Deliver One-Two Punch
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2/18/2016  Post a comment
The merger of Applimotion and MicroE has since produced a new series of low-profile linear motors called Javelin and introduced Veratus Series compact encoders based on new advanced optical filtering signal processing and electronics.
New in IIoT: Fog Computing Leverages Edge Devices and the Cloud
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2/17/2016  Post a comment
A new approach to IoT data collection and analysis uses an independent set of smart edge nodes to process data locally and selectively store subsets of data in the cloud.
Report: Unmet Needs Stand in the Way of Trillion Sensor Predictions
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2/17/2016  1 comment
There are a number of needs that must be met for the widespread proliferation of sensors predicted by industry analysts, according to Lux Research.
Don't Forget 3 Metrics If You Want to Avoid Unreliable Product Designs
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2/16/2016  1 comment
To ensure the design of a reliable product, it is imperative that reliability metrics are used early in the design process and continue to be used regularly throughout the product lifecycle.
Readers Tell All: 'Why I Became an Engineer'
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2/15/2016  4 comments
Recently, we asked our readers to tell us, in detail, why they chose to become an engineer. Here are their stories.
How to Properly Integrate Motor Speed Control for Brush and BLDC Motors
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2/15/2016  Post a comment
OEMs must often decide which is the best control style for their application. The following detailed descriptions will assist with properly integrating the motor speed control with whichever option is chosen.
The Top 5 Stories of the Week (Week of Feb. 13, 2016)
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2/13/2016  Post a comment
Here's your chance to catch up on the best news, trends, and popular articles from Design News this week (ending February 13, 2016).
Who Is the Messiest Engineer of All?
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2/12/2016  18 comments
Back in January we asked our readers to send us photos of their desks and workbenches – and they delivered.
Industrial PC Targets the Abilities of State-of-the-Art Intel Processors
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2/12/2016  Post a comment
Family of industrial PCs is preconfigured to work with Aerotech's A3200 motion controller.
Why Is Industry 4.0 So Scary But Necessary At the Same Time?
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
People don’t like change, but as did the three industrial revolutions before it, Industry 4.0 will deliver painful change and irrecoverable harm to those that don’t adapt.
The Secret to My Success As An Engineer
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2/11/2016  7 comments
Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to recognize those folks around us who have had a hand in our success.
What's Making Industrial PCs Get Bigger and Smaller at the Same Time?
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
Makers of industrial PCs are continuing to take advantage of Moore’s law expansion of processing power enabling creative automation and control schemes with multicore processors.
The Industrial Internet Will Rule, Even If There’s Still Resistance
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2/10/2016  1 comment
The Internet happened.” Those three words spoken yesterday by Marc Ostertag, North America president of B&R Automation at Pacific Design & Manufacturing, now taking place in Anaheim through Feb. 11, continues to bring ever-lasting changes to our ways of life and will undoubtedly transform manufacturing.
The Gaping Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing
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2/10/2016  8 comments
A panel session on the advanced manufacturing workforce at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim this week revealed a major skills gap.
2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
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2/10/2016  Post a comment
The winners of the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards were crowned last night during a live ceremony in Anaheim, Calif.
Advanced Software Emerges for Optimizing Machine Tool Mechatronics
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2/10/2016  Post a comment
The marriage of mechatronics know-how and advanced software tools is refining dynamic machine performance using measurements and innovative motion algorithms.
Epic DARPA Robotics Challenge Failures
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2/9/2016  5 comments
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
See This Gargantuan Electric Bending Machine for Large-Diameter Pipe
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2/9/2016  1 comment
The machine is claimed to be the largest and most powerful electric pipe-bender on the market, exerting nearly 500,000 lb-ft of torque.
12 Best Engineering and Information Tech Jobs
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2/8/2016  3 comments
Here's a list of engineering and tech jobs ranked by outlook, work environment, stress, and income.
Expanded CNC Control Increases Productivity Of Multi-Station Metalworking Machines
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2/8/2016  1 comment
Transfers the control of a large number of motion axes from one numerical control kernel to another within a CNC system, using multiple NCKs, and enables implement control schemes for virtually any type of machine tool.
5 Pre-, Post-, and On-Site Activities that Will Boost Your Presence at the Next Industrial Trade Show
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2/7/2016  Post a comment
Industrial trade shows, like Design News' upcoming Pacific Design & Manufacturing, deserve proper planning in order to truly get the most out of them as marketing tools. Here's how to plan effectively.
What Do Test Engineers Do, and Why Should You Care?
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2/6/2016  10 comments
Take a peek into the world of a test engineer – and then tell us about yourself! We want to know what part each of our readers plays in the wonderful umbrella known as design engineering.
MTS Aligns Sensors to EtherNet/IP Compatibility
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2/5/2016  Post a comment
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Finalists: Automation & Control
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2/4/2016  Post a comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Automation & Control category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Get the Skinny on the Smart Manufacturing Revolution
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2/3/2016  Post a comment
The Wednesday, Feb. 10, all-day conference on smart manufacturing at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show in Anaheim will cover a wide range of Industry 4.0 issues, from Big Data to cyber security.
Anaheim Is the Place to Go Deep on Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing
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2/2/2016  Post a comment
The Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade event in Anaheim next week will be filled with sessions on smart manufacturing led by industry experts.
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest
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2/1/2016  1 comment
The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University students Marco Martinez, Logan Rutt, Bryce Goertz, and Robert Coloroso.
Are You Ready and Prepared for IT/OT Talent Migration?
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2/1/2016  1 comment
We often discuss the equipment and software migrations as part of the move to a smart manufacturing or industrial operations model, but what about talent migration? It's time to stop ignoring this issue.
What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers
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1/30/2016  26 comments
Star Trek brought us many pioneering ideas that designers have acted upon, and we can glean a few engineering bits of wisdom from this iconic show.
Sensing and Connecting Our Way into a More Predictive, Prescriptive World
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1/29/2016  Post a comment
If we look at the industrial Internet as the physical network to monitor, analyze, and act on collected data, we can take advantage of sensor innovation for a new era of manufacturing capability and understand it in the context of time and resource efficiency.
How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent
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1/28/2016  17 comments
There is a shortage of engineers and designers. That's nothing new, but companies can tap into a talent pipeline using these steps.
Top 5 Reasons To Be At MD&M West
Engineering Materials 
1/28/2016  1 comment
The upcoming MD&M West and co-located shows in Anaheim next month will be host to a huge variety of technologies and special events like the Golden Mousetrap Awards. Here are five reasons for medtech professionals to attend.
Moving Coil Actuators Double Down on Force
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1/28/2016  Post a comment
Trickle-down technology from an advanced manufacturing project gives SMAC the greater magnetic-circuit flux density to push into pneumatic force territory.
Let's End the Buyer-Supplier Negotiation Countertactics Spiral
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1/27/2016  Post a comment
The modern procurement approach to sourcing is like a good old-fashioned wrestling match between buyer and supplier, full of moves and countermoves. Does it have to be so painful?
Ball Screws Can Be a High-Load Motion System Solution
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1/27/2016  Post a comment
Motion engineering quiz: If you need to actuate a 500 kN axial load along a 1,500 mm stroke, do you use a roller screw or a ball screw?
4 Tips for Designing the Most Effective Touchscreen Interface
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1/26/2016  2 comments
If you’re thinking about implementing a touchscreen into your next product, you don't want to forget these guidelines.
COMAU, B&R Integrate Robots Into Machine Control
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1/26/2016  Post a comment
Robot maker COMAU Robotics and automation technology provider B&R have introduced openROBOTICS, a new solution that solves a longstanding problem in manufacturing automation—how to integrate robots into machinery control
How H. Joseph Gerber Went from Holocaust Survivor to 'Thomas Edison' of Manufacturing
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1/24/2016  2 comments
H. Joseph Gerber, the founder of Gerber Scientific, has been described as the “Thomas Edison” of manufacturing due to his inventions and contributions to industry. His son, David, tells his father's story -- from Holocaust survivor to National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner -- in a new book.
The Messy Desks Behind These Creative Minds
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1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion Program to 11 Cities
STEM Connection 
1/22/2016  1 comment
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications for annual summer technology learning programs that have expanded to 11 cities.
H2W Offers Motion-Profile Calculators to Ease Component Choice
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1/22/2016  Post a comment
H2W Technologies has placed a number of calculators on its website to help engineers determine the best motion profile for an application.
The Most Popular Slideshows of 2015
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1/21/2016  2 comments
Crazy gadgets, salaries, hoaxes, and scary true stories made up Design News readers' favorite slideshows of the year.
Turning Theory Into Reality: Hands-On Design Course on BLDC Motor Control
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1/21/2016  2 comments
Running code and seeing the resulting motor movements is the best method of learning new motor control design techniques, as an upcoming DN course will tutor one of the most popular motor control algorithms.
America's 25 Most Famous Engineers
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1/20/2016  9 comments
A handful of engineers have become famous as CEOs, astronauts, criminals, media figures, football players, baseball managers, military leaders, and even US presidents.
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