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Who Is the Messiest Engineer of All?
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2/12/2016  4 comments
Back in January we asked our readers to send us photos of their desks and workbenches – and they delivered.
Everyone's Talking About Wearable Materials
Engineering Materials 
2/12/2016  Post a comment
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
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.
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.
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.
This Report Shows How to Tap Into Nature's Principles for Design
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2/9/2016  1 comment
This consulting firm has put together a report detailing the growing biomimicry design field in the US and around the world, from naturally bacteria-repelling surfaces to keratin-inspired polymers.
12 Best Engineering and Information Tech Jobs
Blog 
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.
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.
How Polybutadiene Made the Super Bowl What It Is
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2/5/2016  7 comments
On Sunday, when more than a hundred million Americans turn on their televisions to watch the Super Bowl, they might consider first giving thanks to a polymer known as polybutadiene. .
8 Materials & Assembly Suppliers You Shouldn't Miss at MD&M West
Engineering Materials 
2/4/2016  Post a comment
Materials and assembly methods on exhibit at next week's MD&M West and other co-located shows will include some materials you should see, as well as several new and improved processes. Here's a sampling of what you can expect.
Medical Device Plastics Toughen Up for Harsh Hospital Environments
Engineering Materials 
2/3/2016  Post a comment
More plastics are coming into hospital equipment, as well as single-use, patient-friendly medical devices and wearables.
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists: Materials & Assembly
Blog 
2/2/2016  1 comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Materials & Assembly category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of the Year Contest
Gadget Freak 
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.
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.
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.
Seashells Hold Clues to Stronger Materials
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1/29/2016  Post a comment
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has identified a key process in the formation of calcium carbonate that could lead to the development of stronger materials for renewable energy research.
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
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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.
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.
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
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1/27/2016  Post a 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.
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
Blog 
1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
6 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-based & Renewable Plastics
Engineering Materials 
1/22/2016  Post a comment
A trend we think we're seeing is that it's not enough to come out with a bio-based plastic, a biodegradable bio-based plastic, or a sustainable plastic made of non-bio-based waste products.
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.
Metallic Bonding Glue May Bring Extinction to Soldering and Welding
Blog 
1/21/2016  6 comments
Scientists from two US universities have created a gallium/indium nanoglue that sinters at room temperature to produce a bond as strong as a weld.
America's 25 Most Famous Engineers
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1/20/2016  8 comments
A handful of engineers have become famous as CEOs, astronauts, criminals, media figures, football players, baseball managers, military leaders, and even US presidents.
Ford Teams Up with Corning on Gorilla Glass Windshield for 2017 GT Supercar
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1/20/2016  1 comment
The Blue Oval has tapped Gorilla Glass from Corning for its upcoming 650-hp monster to shed the weight of conventional auto glass.
Life Imitates Research For This Year’s Rising Engineering Star
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1/19/2016  1 comment
Jessica Winter is in remission from breast cancer, a diagnosis she received just weeks after joining a team who was working to battle the disease.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
Blog 
1/19/2016  8 comments
Most engineers have an interesting story to tell when asked why they decided to pursue an engineering career. Tell us yours!
Printed Electronics Aids New Directions in Medical Diagnostics and Treatment
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1/19/2016  Post a comment
Printed electronics has been the technological facilitator of important health monitoring devices, but it is now hitting exciting new frontiers.
These Engineering Salaries Will Surprise You
Blog 
1/18/2016  6 comments
Surprising entries are topping the list of engineering schools that are producing the highest mid-career salaries.
8 New Adhesives & Fasteners for Electronics, Airplanes, & Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
1/18/2016  Post a comment
Several of these recently launched adhesives are low-outgassing/low-VOC formulations, cure at room temperature, and/or offer superior thermal protection and management properties. Both fasteners are designed to install easily on thin sheets, and to speed up and simplify the assembly process.
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview Pt III: 8 More Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
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1/16/2016  Post a comment
In this third and final preview of the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, Feb. 9-11, 2016, we look at exhibitors of industrial automation, rapid manufacturing, and printed electronics.
Design News Quick Poll Results: CAD Still Design Tool of Choice for Engineers
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1/15/2016  2 comments
Engineers say that tried-and-true 3D computer-aided design (CAD) is the most useful tool in their arsenal, according to our latest Quick Poll results.
6 STEM Family Films That Entertain and Inspire
Blog 
1/14/2016  31 comments
Looking for a family movie night that will entertain and inspire about science, technology, engineering, and math? Here are our top 6 favorite STEM films for the whole family.
How to Get Your Plastic Part Design Made Properly – as Told by an Injection Molder
Blog 
1/14/2016  1 comment
Here are tips from molder CY Plastics on how to best leverage the skills and expertise of your molding partner to produce a well-engineered and manufacturable plastic component.
5 Nations Get Together on Industrial Design Intellectual Rights
Blog 
1/13/2016  1 comment
In early December, the US Patent and Trademark Office hosted the first Industrial Design 5 Forum, featuring representatives from the five largest design offices in the world, to create international synergy on protecting ID IP.
Medical Device Quality Standard Gets Revised, Will Likely Publish This Year
Engineering Materials 
1/13/2016  Post a comment
The long-awaited revision to the ISO quality management system for medical manufacturers is about to be published, a topic that will be discussed at the upcoming MD&M West show in Anaheim next month.
5 of the Coolest 3D Printers From CES 2016
Blog 
1/11/2016  4 comments
Electronics, metals, food ... Polaroid? Here are some of the newest, most exciting 3D-printing technologies coming out of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
8 New and Notable Composite Technologies for Planes & Cars
Engineering Materials 
1/7/2016  11 comments
Cars and planes continue to be at the forefront of composites R&D, as well as the implementation of composites in volume manufacturing. In this crop of new products and use cases, we've got more examples of the use of composites in production car models -- and they're not all those tiny little city EVs.
3D Printing’s Larger Role Pushes Software/Hardware Changes
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1/6/2016  2 comments
3D printing has grown beyond simple prototypes to include tooling and object structures that were not possible in the past. CAD programs are also incorporating 3D print software to ease the move from design to physical object.
Choosing the Right Weight-Saving Option for EMI Shielding & Thermal Management
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1/6/2016  Post a comment
As consumer, commercial, and industrial electronics continue to shrink, run faster, and have higher performance levels, EMI shielding, weight reduction, and heat dissipation will continue to challenge design engineers and OEMs across the country and around the globe and require innovative board-level shielding as well as close collaboration between design and manufacturing.
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