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3D Printing in Aerospace Is Mostly About Metals
Engineering Materials 
3/2/2016  1 comment
The leading, bleeding edge in 3D printing end-production parts for aerospace is all about metals and mostly about rocket engines.
Can ‘Moneyball’ Work in Manufacturing and Industry?
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2/29/2016  2 comments
Sabermetrics has almost replaced traditional scouting in eyeing baseball talent. Now the proliferation of data being promised is expected to change the game in analyzing industrial and manufacturing performance. Are humans still needed?
That Was Then, This Is Now: 4 Ways Engineering Resources Have Changed
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2/29/2016  3 comments
For engineers, resources of information have changed in significant ways. But here are the four biggest trends to be aware of.
Graphene Composite Coating Can Keep Wings Ice-Free
Engineering Materials 
2/29/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at Rice University have developed a composite coating they say could keep airplane wings free of ice. So far, it's made the ice on a helicopter blade melt, even at -4F. Better yet, the graphene it contains in tiny amounts isn't insanely expensive to produce.
What Happens When An Engineer is Asked to Be a Manager?
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2/28/2016  Post a comment
An engineer’s most common fear is taking on a management role, but with some self-assessment you may find a leadership position is more suited to you than you realize.
10 Ways for the Design News Community to Celebrate Engineering
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2/27/2016  2 comments
It’s been a great Engineers Week! And it’s never too early to start preparing for next year. Here are some ways how.
Watch These 7 Humanoid Robots Serve Their Human Masters
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2/26/2016  8 comments
What are humanoid robots? Most of them sort into two general categories. This time, we'll look at obviously mechanical objects shaped like people, like the earlier Terminator models before SkyNet wised up and made them look like Ahnald.
Shout It Out Loud! Engineering Is a Great Profession!
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2/26/2016  9 comments
In celebration of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, contributing writer Nancy Golden writes about her gratitude to engineering and why it's beneficial more than just for one's career.
Born an Engineer, Always an Engineer
Blog 
2/26/2016  3 comments
In celebration of Engineers Week this week, Design News contributing writers have been telling their personal stories of how they got into engineering. Here, Jacob Beningo recalls that right away he knew engineering was his destiny.
The Top 5 Stories of the Week (Feb. 21-26, 2016)
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2/26/2016  Post a comment
Here's your chance to catch up on the best news, trends, and popular articles from Design News this week (February 21-26, 2016).
Frozen Oil Inspires New Shape-shifting Materials
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2/25/2016  Post a comment
Scientists have used the changing composition of oil as inspiration for a new method for generating complex shapes, paving the way for new shape-shifting materials with a range of applications.
Engineers Today Making a Difference for Future Engineers
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2/25/2016  1 comment
In celebration of Engineers Week, Design News invited its engineer contributing writers to tell their personal stories. In this installment, contributing writer Nancy Golden recalls the first time she came across the job title of "engineer."
20 Great Thoughts on Design Engineering
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2/24/2016  2 comments
No engineering task is more important than design, so for Engineers Week we’ve collected some of the most insightful and unusual thoughts on engineering’s most significant role.
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.
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
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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.
Seen in Anaheim: Gadget Freaks Race Their Slot Cars
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2/23/2016  Post a comment
Participants at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show showed off their Gadget Freak slot-car skills.
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.
Boeing Venture Produces the Lightest Metal Ever Known
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2/22/2016  9 comments
Researchers affiliated with Boeing have produced what they claim to be the lightest metal ever made. It’s called “microlattice,” and the reason it’s so light is because it’s 99.99% air.
A Guide to Precision Composite Cast Machine Structures
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2/22/2016  Post a comment
For machine designers, primary machine structures typically mean cast iron or steel, but polymer composite castings can offer advantages, including lower cost and even improved machine performance.
New Arc Welding Chapter for Free Online Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual
Engineering Materials 
2/20/2016  Post a comment
An online manual that describes in detail the range of commercial technologies for joining automotive aluminum components has a new chapter on arc welding. The entire manual is available free from the Aluminum Association.
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.
REACH Becomes Far More Stringent
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2/19/2016  1 comment
The REACH regulation in Europe has changed, and for many industries such as automotive, the changes will have a profound effect on doing business.
What Exotic Material Is Critical to Optical Studies of Internal Combustion Engine Performance?
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2/18/2016  1 comment
A research firm focused on improving internal combustion engines needed optically accessible cylinders and piston heads that could take the heat and pressure, knowing this material was also extremely hard to machine.
Fujitsu Beacon Achieves TRON Ucode Certification, Is Easier to Mass Produce
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2/18/2016  Post a comment
Fujitsu's new prototype battery-less beacon has achieved the world’s first ucode tag certification for such technology from the TRON Forum.
High-Entropy Alloy That Toughens, Not Brittles, with Cold Shows Promise
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2/17/2016  Post a comment
CrMnFeCoNi, composed of chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel, is both extremely strong and extremely tough, according to researchers, making it potentially very interesting for cryogenic applications and pipelines.
GM Goes Internal and in Unlikely Places for Materials
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2/16/2016  Post a comment
General Motors aims to be landfill-free by 2020, adhering to a recycling commitment and the use of sustainable materials in its vehicle designs.
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.
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.
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.
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
Blog 
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
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.
This Report Shows How to Tap Into Nature's Principles for Design
Blog 
2/9/2016  2 comments
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
Blog 
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.
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
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2/2/2016  1 comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Materials & Assembly category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
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