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My Journey Into Radio, NASA, and Engineering
Blog 
2/24/2016  2 comments
In celebration of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, Fred Eady recalls the most important engineering people in his life.
Industry 4.0 – Not Here Yet, But It’s Coming
Blog 
2/24/2016  2 comments
The Pacific Design & Manufacturing session on Industry 4.0 says advanced manufacturing is on its way, but it's coming slowly.
Video: 3D-Printed Ear, Bone & Muscle Implants -- Really!
Engineering Materials 
2/24/2016  Post a comment
It sounds like science fiction, but it's not. 3D-printed human ear, bone, and muscle tissue have been implanted in lab rats and successfully grew their own blood vessel networks.
Engineering Humor to Help Get You Through the Work Week
Blog 
2/23/2016  8 comments
In celebration of Engineers Week, let’s take a moment to look at the lighter side of the profession.
What Engineering Has Meant to Me
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2/23/2016  1 comment
In celebration and support of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, contributing writer RP Siegel reveals his late-blooming relationship with engineering.
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.
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.
CD-adapco Focuses on ‘Speed’ of Machine Design Iteration Process in New Release
Blog 
2/21/2016  1 comment
The CAE software maker's latest version of the Speed machine design package integrates better with the company's machine analysis tool -- just before being acquired by Siemens.
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.
New Google AI Beats Humans at The World's Most Complex Board Game
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2/18/2016  Post a comment
In an advancement no one thought was coming for decades, Google has developed an artificial intelligence capable of beating champion-level players at Go.
Sierra Wireless Aims to Promote IoT Interoperability with Tools, Standards
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2/17/2016  Post a comment
Sierra Wireless is promoting interoperable IoT with investment in open-source projects, in particular Project mangOH.
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.
Do You Need an RTOS? Yes, and Here Are 7 Reasons Why
Blog 
2/16/2016  12 comments
The use of a real-time operating system or a bare-metal scheduler is a popular topic of contention among embedded developers, but everyone should probably start from an RTOS.
Don't Forget 3 Metrics If You Want to Avoid Unreliable Product Designs
Blog 
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'
Blog 
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.
UC Berkeley, Autodesk Use Biomimicry to Develop Eco-Friendly 3D-Printing Materials
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2/15/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley are teaming up with Autodesk to develop new, eco-friendly materials for 3D printing using biomimicry.
5 Technologies to Fall in Love With in 2016
Blog 
2/14/2016  1 comment
Valentine's Day feels like the perfect time to get on board with some of the new technologies that will be changing our lives dramatically in the coming years.
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?
Blog 
2/12/2016  18 comments
Back in January we asked our readers to send us photos of their desks and workbenches – and they delivered.
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
Blog 
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.
Are 3D-Printed Metal Parts Good Enough for End-Production? Lawrence Livermore - and Physics - Say Yes
Engineering Materials 
2/11/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have published two physics-based models for the selective laser melting (SLM) metals additive manufacturing process, so engineers can understand how it works at the powder and scales, and develop better parts with less trial and error.
Autodesk Adds Thermal Functionalities to Simulation Workspace in Fusion 360
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
The designer can now analyze temperature distribution in a design, tracking input and output of heat loads, and also turn it into a thermal stress study.
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.
See This Gargantuan Electric Bending Machine for Large-Diameter Pipe
Blog 
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.
Taiwanese Additive Manufacturing Doesn't Want to Compromise on Toughness and Hardness
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2/8/2016  Post a comment
The Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan, a government-funded research organization, is aiming to improve laser technology to raise sintered material property performance.
The Democratization of Computer-Aided Engineering
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2/8/2016  Post a comment
CFD, FEA, and simulation software have accelerated time-to-market in product development and put the CAE analysis “knobs and levers” in the hands of design engineers.
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?
Blog 
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.
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists: Design Tools - Hardware & Software
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2/5/2016  Post a comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Design Tools - Hardware & Software category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Dynamic, Smart Modeling Amped Up for Metal Fabrication Design Software
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2/4/2016  Post a comment
The maker of IronCAD says simpler processes and greater flexibility drove the backbone of the newest release's dynamic modeling environment and 2D drawing tools.
Demystifying Data Logging -- and Why Stepping It Up Has Benefits
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2/3/2016  8 comments
Data logging, a critical part of test engineering, is often treated as an afterthought, but giving it the following considerations can net big payoffs.
The Argument Against Model-Based Definition
Blog 
2/2/2016  7 comments
2D drawings actually work quite well, and people resist change, despite efforts including those by the world's leading companies to go to model-centric approaches to manufacturing.
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest
Blog 
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.
First 3D-Printed Titanium Cranial Implant To Get FDA Approval
Engineering Materials 
2/1/2016  Post a comment
The Food & Drug Administration has approved a 3D-printed, titanium, cranial/craniofacial patient-specific plate implant for use in the US. The implant is 3D printed using Arcam's electron beam melting (EBM) process.
Ansys 17.0 CAE Focuses on Expediting Virtual Simulation and Productivity
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2/1/2016  Post a comment
Ansys Inc., the developer of engineering simulation software, have just commercialized Ansys 17.0, calling it “the most feature-rich release in the company’s 45-year history” and claiming that the new release offers “10x improvements to product development productivity, insight, and performance.”
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized Math Learning for Kids
STEM Connection 
1/31/2016  Post a comment
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, personalized way to promote STEM education.
What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers
Blog 
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.
Another Use for 3D Printing: Physically Modeling Fluid Flow Trajectory Lines
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1/29/2016  Post a comment
3D printing is a new way to get a physical example of flow simulation results to vividly observe pressure, temperature, and velocity parameters.
How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent
Blog 
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.
Google Glass Overtaken By Rivals in Enterprise Adoption of Augmented Reality
Blog 
1/28/2016  1 comment
As augmented reality solutions in manufacturing and other sectors begin to take hold, Google Glass -- the pioneer in technology in the field -- is being pushed aside in favor of better, rival technology, according to a new report by Lux Research.
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?
GE Aviation & Partners Will Advance Tools for Designing With Titanium
Blog 
1/27/2016  1 comment
The third technology project of the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) consortium, operated by the public/private American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), will focus on advancing computer analytics to better understand and predict the performance of titanium alloys.
9 New 3D Printing Technologies: Metals & More Metals, Printed Circuit Boards & Enclosed Electronics
Engineering Materials 
1/25/2016  6 comments
Many of the new 3D printers and printing technologies in this slideshow are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build speed, new material types, density and quality of 3D-printed circuit board layers, or build volume in a hybrid printer. We also give some recent market statistics.
Simulation of Laser Welding Shortens Design Cycle and Optimizes Component Design at Owens Corning
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1/25/2016  Post a comment
Particularly challenging, blind keyhole welding meant a lot of trial and error with repeated physical experiments using expensive alloys and high-value component parts, thus necessitating simulation of complete keyhole physics.
The Messy Desks Behind These Creative Minds
Blog 
1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
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