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Will HP's 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?
10/2/2015  3 comments
HP says its new 3D printing technology will finally deliver manufacturers the same quality as injection molding. Is it achievable?
AM Now a Major Strategy in NIST Materials Measurement Plan
Engineering Materials 
9/30/2015  Post a comment
NIST's new five-year strategic plan for its Material Measurement Laboratory lists additive manufacturing materials development as one of the main areas it will support by developing measurements, data, techniques, and models.
Microsoft Acquires VoloMetrix To Apply Big Data to Worker Productivity
9/29/2015  Post a comment
Hoping to make organizations and their workers more efficient, Microsoft has purchased VoloMetrix, a pioneer in organizational analytics.
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?
Alcoa Invents 3DP Materials & Processes for Aerospace End-Products
Engineering Materials 
9/25/2015  Post a comment
Alcoa's new $60 million dollar facility has already invented a new hybrid process for metals called Ampliforge.
Bluetooth Beacons Are the Future of Shopping
9/24/2015  5 comments
How Bluetooth-based beacons could revolutionize the retail shopping experience.
25 Years of Caterpillar Additive Manufacturing: The Journey Continues
9/23/2015  Post a comment
Caterpillar has been rapid prototyping since the early '90s, but with contemporary focus on improved innovation, 3D printing has made great inroads into many areas throughout the company.
10 New 3D Printing Materials from Plastics to Glass to Metals
Engineering Materials 
9/22/2015  4 comments
There are new materials for use with 3D printers, and then there are new materials that can only be made using 3D printing (3DP) techniques. In this slideshow, we'll show you some of both.
Stratasys Wants Schools to Respond: What Would a 3D Printer Mean to You?
STEM Connection 
9/22/2015  Post a comment
Stratasys is holding a contest offering the opportunity for a US school to win a Stratasys Mojo 3D printer along with a $5,000 grant.
Continued Adoption of Electric Vehicles Rests on Battery Technologies
9/16/2015  1 comment
Lithium-ion chemistry for EV batteries remains the top dog, but it has some up-and-coming challengers aimed at finally taking electric cars to the masses.
Service Bureaus Are Still a Driving Force in 3D Printing
9/16/2015  Post a comment
The utopia of everyone having desktop 3D printers in their homes is not quite here yet, and as we wait for the next Industrial Revolution, service bureaus will continue to provide us rapid manufacturing.
Free Industrial AM Database Adds Over 100 Machines and Materials
Engineering Materials 
9/10/2015  Post a comment
The free, searchable Senvol Database has added data on over 100 new machines and materials for industrial additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), bringing the total to more than 450 machines and 550 materials.
How to Ensure Mobile App Quality
9/10/2015  Post a comment
With so much smartphone and other device integration nowadays, mobile app performance and functionality can make or break your brand. Here are some tips and tests you need to make sure your app is the best it can be.
Design for Durability: A Strong Argument for 3D-Printed Parts
9/9/2015  2 comments
Additive manufacturing has come a long way in its ability to create functional, end-use parts. That said, focusing on key elements in both the design and production process is critical to strong, durable parts.
DN Webcast Preview: Managing the Eyes and Ears of the IoT
9/7/2015  1 comment
Microcontrollers will likely provide the first level of data processing and storage needed to use sensor data efficiently in the information torrent of the Internet of Things.
Comprehensive 3DP/AM Training Program by UL In the Works
Engineering Materials 
9/2/2015  Post a comment
UL is working on four major initiatives aimed at 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
MIT's MultiFab Can 3D Print 10 Different Materials at Once
Engineering Materials 
9/1/2015  1 comment
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a breakthrough new multi-material 3D printer.
MEMS Technology Transfer and the Fable of the 'Golden Wafer'
9/1/2015  2 comments
Everyone working in MEMS is chasing the ever-elusive golden wafer. But there is a moral to this story, and help is on the way.
New Directions in Energy Efficiency and Energy Harvesting
8/31/2015  Post a comment
Taking energy from renewable sources, recycling existing energy, and using components that don’t need much energy at all are becoming critical industrial and consumer design criteria.
Future of Industrial 3D Printing Will Be Metals and End-Production, Say Engineers
Engineering Materials 
8/28/2015  1 comment
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
Avnet Upgrades Development Kit for Motor Control and Industrial Networking
Electronics News 
8/25/2015  Post a comment
The ZIDK-II intelligent drives kit enables high-performance brushless DC motor control and industrial networking connectivity.
Graphene Ink Is the Key to Next-Gen Energy Storage
8/24/2015  2 comments
A Manchester University professor is leading a project to develop a graphene-ink 3D printer capable of creating the next generation of energy-storage systems.
DN Webcast Preview: Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
8/22/2015  Post a comment
Most C developers recognize that it is easy to write code, but what techniques should be followed to maximize portability of the code without compromising its integrity?
These 7 3D-Printed Engines and Parts Are Ready for Takeoff
Engineering Materials 
8/21/2015  2 comments
3D printing has been creating working engines and engine parts for aerospace. Here are 7 of the best examples.
Is DFMA the Way Forward for Reshoring Efforts?
8/21/2015  Post a comment
How is design for manufacturing and assembly being coordinated with total cost of ownership (TCO) strategies in the effort to reshore US manufacturing jobs?
Design Engineers Are Realizing the Advantages of Big Data
Electronics News 
8/21/2015  1 comment
Led by advances in connectivity, big manufacturers are beginning to capitalize on the advantages of Big Data.
For Apple, watchOS 2 Is Go-Time for Apple Watch
8/21/2015  Post a comment
Apple's watchOS 2 promises new features for users and new freedom for app developers.
A Rose is a Rose: How to Choose the Best 3D CAD Software
8/18/2015  4 comments
All 3D CAD solutions are not the same. Here's a breakdown to help you pick the right one for your application.
Hyundai Demos Robotic Exoskeleton at NIWeek 2015
8/18/2015  Post a comment
Automaker Hyundai presented a robotic exoskeleton assistive walking device at NIWeek 2015.
Which Engineering Disciplines Have the Most Job Openings?
8/14/2015  4 comments
There are currently about 300,000 job openings for engineers in the US and Canada. Here are the disciplines offering the most positions.
3D Print Complete Electronic Prototypes in a Few Hours?
Engineering Materials 
8/14/2015  Post a comment
A project from the University of Texas at El Paso combines 3D printing of structures and electronics in the same part for faster prototyping.
Robot Brains Made of E. coli Bacteria?
8/13/2015  3 comments
Engineered E. coli bacteria are showing up everywhere from fuel to fashion. Now Virginia Tech researchers are using them to construct robot brains.
Wearality Sky Is Bringing Virtual Reality Mainstream
8/13/2015  Post a comment
The Wearality Sky is looking to bring immersive, affordable VR to smartphone users with its 3D-printed glasses.
Continuing Education: It's No Surprise that Engineers Like Homework
8/11/2015  1 comment
Design News contributing writer and webcast lecturer Warren Miller learned that engineers who attend his online classes want to get very hands-on with learning.
3D Printing in End-Production: What's It Gonna Take?
Engineering Materials 
8/10/2015  3 comments
What has to happen before 3D printing end-production parts become a widespread reality?
MakerBot Expands With Bigger NYC Factory
8/10/2015  Post a comment
MakerBot has expanded its footprint with a new factory in Industry City, Brooklyn, that will allow the company to grow its desktop 3D printing business.
How Would You Design the World’s First Smart Umbrella?
8/6/2015  6 comments
Haz is a “smart” umbrella that leverages technology to solve some common woes of the parasol. But we'd like to know how you would improve upon it.
Hardware, Sadly, May Be Easier than Software
8/4/2015  2 comments
If hardware and software development were judged by the level of symbolic logic manipulation, hardware would prove to be simpler. Can the argument hold up?
Suppliers Are Joining the Design Team
8/3/2015  2 comments
Manufacturers are speeding design by including their suppliers in the process – and it’s not just automotive and aerospace.
Culture Club: How Upper Stratosphere Companies Make Quality Pervasive
8/3/2015  1 comment
Design engineers and project managers work closely with the quality department and know that quality is as important as functional utility. Here's how the best companies do it, says ASQ.
Just-in-Time Training Helps Designers Cope with Rapid Software Changes
7/30/2015  Post a comment
With the pace of new editions and iterations, designers can fall behind quickly on software knowledge and skills. That's where JIT software training comes in.
9 New 3D Printers Hitting the Global Market
Engineering Materials 
7/28/2015  Post a comment
From desktop to industrial prototypes and products, here are nine of the newest 3D printers from manufacturers across the globe.
3D Printing Could Make Better Fiber Optics
Engineering Materials 
7/25/2015  1 comment
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
Learn the Engineering Behind Additive Manufacturing at New ASME Conference
Engineering Materials 
7/24/2015  Post a comment
The first ASME Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference (AM3D) will be co-located with the organization's International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), Aug 2-5 in Boston.
Breaking the Car Audio Cost-Performance Barrier with ARM Cores
7/23/2015  Post a comment
ARM cores are widely used in mobile devices, and as they become available in other microcontrollers, they are going to change the cost-benefit equation for markets like automotive. MCUs with DSP capabilities can make car audio more tuneful.
RaspiRobot Board Rapidly Builds Robots and Visual Displays
7/23/2015  Post a comment
The RaspiRobot Board was designed and developed to alleviate the task of building a specialized Raspberry Pi controller for robotics and visual display applications. We test it out.
Why Hardware Is, Indeed, Easier Than Software
7/22/2015  6 comments
If you examine the complexity of the design methodology, there's still an important argument for hardware being easier than software.
The 3 Reasons a PDM Isn't Implemented on Time
7/21/2015  1 comment
Product data management (PDM) implementation projects often become exercises in bloated futility. Here's how to maximize your chances for a successful PDM delivery.
Survey Reveals Trends, Concerns for Embedded Development Engineers
7/21/2015  1 comment
The study, conducted by Design News' parent company, shows that there are changes afoot in such things as processor size, operating system choices, and developer concerns as embedded development evolves.
The ProtoCycler Recycles Your 3D-Printed Prototypes
7/17/2015  1 comment
The ProtoCycler turns old plastic parts, including old 3D-printed prototypes, into reusable 3D printing filament.
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