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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.
How Will You Control the Internet of Things?
12/1/2015  Post a comment
The common denominator in just about every electromechanical system is the use of a motor. If sensors will be the eyes and ears of the IoT, motors will be the arms and legs.
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.
Can Siemens, Georgia Tech Fill Gaps in Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering?
11/26/2015  Post a comment
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
10 New 3D Printing Technologies: Multimaterials, Clay, & Factory-Floor Composites
Engineering Materials 
11/25/2015  1 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.
10 Black Friday Gadgets for People on the Nice List
11/24/2015  8 comments
Check out these gifts that will make you the hero of your Secret Santa party.
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.
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.
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.
3D Printing Is Moving Beyond Prototypes
11/12/2015  2 comments
3D printing is not just for prototypes anymore, according to our latest Quick Poll results.
Secure Your Hardware or Pay the Price
11/11/2015  5 comments
Hackers are coming after your hardware. You might think they only want your credit card or banking information, but they are also interested in stealing your designs, particularly those that are microcontroller- and FPGA-based.
Mechatronics Helps Create 'Harmony' in Physical Therapy Robot
11/10/2015  Post a comment
A group of researchers in the University of Texas-Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed what they say is a first-of-its-kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton called HARMONY that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering from spinal and neurological injuries.
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.
Teacher Learns to Code, Wins Design Contest with Rice Krispies-Loading Robot
STEM Connection 
11/8/2015  Post a comment
A Pennsylvania middle-school teacher who thought it was important to learn how to code robots so he could relay that knowledge to his students has won a design competition with a 3D-printed robotic device that can pick up and place Rice Krispies in a moving container.
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.
Accelerating Medical Device Innovation Using Additive Manufacturing
11/5/2015  Post a comment
Additive manufacturing opens new dimensions for integrated design, development, and production. Medical Device manufacturers interested in adopting AM for surgical equipment, prosthetics, implants, and tissue engineering need to consider many factors to determine if digital development and production technologies are appropriate and if so, where along the product development and manufacturing line they ought to be leveraged.
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.
The Road to 3D-Printed Electronics Will Go Through Integration with 3D-Printed Structures
11/3/2015  1 comment
With the recent award of the $75 million grant for establishing the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, we can expect the development of a roadmap toward high-volume manufacturing and deployment of products leveraging a more widespread use of flexible substrates.
3 Reasons CAD Will Never Be the Same Again
11/1/2015  2 comments
CAD is undergoing dramatic changes in three key areas – cost, the pace of change itself, and collaboration.
3D Print Strong, Tough Parts With PEEK- and PAEK-Based Carbon Composites
Engineering Materials 
10/29/2015  Post a comment
Arevo Labs has developed a new filament 3D printing process for making very high-strength PEEK- and PAEK-based carbon fiber composites, and the commercial service is now available.
Generative 3D Design Is Creating a Production Revolution
10/28/2015  1 comment
New technology and new forms of communication are changing the rules of design and production, said Autodesk at recent Design & Manufacturing Texas show.
Once Machine Health Is a Science, We Will See Vastly Better OEE
10/27/2015  Post a comment
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology lays out a roadmap to a lofty destination: a world in which advanced sensing, information, and communication technologies make manufacturing systems operate 2/47 at top efficiency with no faults and scrap.
Autodesk Inventor Update Will Make Everything and Everyone Play Nice
10/26/2015  Post a comment
Leveraging the SaaS model, the software giant is due for a six-month update, which will unleash three new intelligence and collaborative features.
New Embedded Development Board: Cute Name, High-End Features, Maker Price
10/21/2015  Post a comment
The snickerdoodle is a universal embedded development platform providing programming features/functions of a Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, and Arduino at a highly affordable price point.
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.
Planmeca Uses CAD/CAM to Send You to the Dentist Less
10/20/2015  Post a comment
Planmeca's FIT System uses CAD software and digital scanning to produce dental restorations in a single day.
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.
Design Engineers Get Schooled on Manufacturing
10/16/2015  10 comments
Cost and speed-to-market concerns are forcing design engineers to increasingly factor manufacturability into the design process.
What Is the Electric Imp, and Why Embedded Developers Need to Know
10/15/2015  1 comment
Developing embedded software for the Internet can be a nightmare, but the Electric Imp promises to be a black-box answer to your troubles.
9 New Tougher, Stronger 3D Printing Materials: Carbon, Nylon, and Heat-Resistant
Engineering Materials 
10/14/2015  Post a comment
A slew of recent 3D printing (3DP) material product introductions has included several that are tougher than the rest, giving you stronger, lighter prints.
Mechanical Engineers Release Web-Based 3D Tool for Part Design Optimization
10/13/2015  2 comments
Mechanical engineers at UW-Madison have released ParetoWorks—a 3D Web-based tool for rapid design optimization of parts for numerous objects and products.
5 Advantages of Using Micro Python for Embedded Software Programming
10/12/2015  2 comments
Based on the Python 3 programming language, Micro Python was designed to overcome some of C's limitations while being free and open source.
Printer-Agnostic OS Helps Schools Take Advantage of 3D Printing
STEM Connection 
10/11/2015  Post a comment
3DPrinterOS aims to make 3D printing accessible to more schools by offering cloud-based software that overcomes compatibility issues between printers.
Not Your Father's WiFi Devices -- or Even Those a Decade Ago
10/8/2015  2 comments
Design News contributing writer Fred Eady strolls down the memory lane of the homebrew embedded WiFi designs he then wrote reference books around.
Design Your Own 3D-Printed Lenses With LUXeXceL's New Tools
Engineering Materials 
10/8/2015  2 comments
With two new tools from LUXeXceL, you can now create and print custom lens designs optimized for your particular application.
Digital Development Is the Way Forward for Design Innovation
10/7/2015  Post a comment
Digital design tools and 3D printing can be used to innovate new products and accelerate the development and commercialization cycle.
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.
Qualified HALs Are Opening Up Faster Firmware
10/7/2015  Post a comment
One of the biggest walls in embedded software development is the integration of low-level drivers with higher-level middleware and application code, but silicon vendors are stepping up to bring it down.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
Sherlock Ohms 
10/6/2015  4 comments
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Latest Autodesk Fusion 360 Update Highlights Cloud Power
10/6/2015  Post a comment
The September release spotlights Autodesk's long-term strategy for provisioning of its CAD, CAM, and CAE software and its commitment to cloud delivery.
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