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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in January 2013
Slideshow: Cadillac ELR Trades Efficiency for Power
Captain Hybrid 
1/30/2013  21 comments
The new Cadillac ELR will offer more power and torque than its cousin, the Chevy Volt, but it may have to trade some efficiency to get it.
Drop Your Phone in the Sink – We Dare You
Engineering Materials 
1/29/2013  50 comments
What if you could actually drop your smartphone or tablet PC into the sink by accident, or into your plate of spaghetti sauce, and no harm would be done?
Update on 100-Percent Non-Food Jet Biofuel
Engineering Materials 
1/28/2013  29 comments
The 100-percent non-food biofuel that meets petroleum jet fuel specifications used in the historic Canadian test flight reduced emissions by 50 percent.
3D-Printed Clothing Hits the Paris Runway
Blog 
1/25/2013  22 comments
Stratasys Ltd. and Materialise have printed 3D clothing pieces that were worn on the catwalk during the Iris van Herpen's haute couture show, "Voltage," at Paris Fashion Week.
The Maytag Repairman Is Plenty Busy Now
Made by Monkeys 
1/25/2013  70 comments
Maytag/Whirlpool appliances caused one headache after another for this homeowner.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: Materials & Assembly Finalists!
Blog 
1/24/2013  3 comments
After weeding through an impressive number of entries, and even more impressive products, Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Materials & Assembly category of our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
3D Printing for the Home
Blog 
1/24/2013  14 comments
Mcor and Up 3D USA are just two companies making great advancements in the world of 3D printing. Both are at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando this week.
Strap Grounds Field Failures
Sherlock Ohms 
1/23/2013  14 comments
When a customer changed the design on one of his products, another part of the design failed. It was time to call Sherlock.
Flexible Tablet Prototype Is Electronic Paper
Engineering Materials 
1/22/2013  35 comments
The PaperTab splits a tablet's windows into separate sheets of user-editable electronic paper that store a lot of data and communicate with one another.
Implantable Cartilage Created With Hybrid 3D Printer
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/21/2013  19 comments
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine used a hybrid 3D printer to fabricate implantable cartilage on the heels of printing a working kidney.
Slideshow: Top Technologies of 2013
Blog 
1/18/2013  12 comments
It's a new year, and our sister publication, EE Times, has made a list of the overhyped/underexposed electronics technologies that are going to make a splash in the next 12 months. Do you agree?
3D Printers Give New Life to Old Recordings
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/18/2013  24 comments
As 3D printers increase in popularity, more and more people are using them to bring their unique projects to life.
Quick Reference: Tooling Tolerances
Guest Blogs 
1/18/2013  8 comments
Depending on the complexity of your part and your needs, several tooling options are available. Work closely with your industrial printer supplier to find a solution that meets your needs in the most cost-effective manner available.
Metal Replacement Gains Velocity in Automotive
Guest Blogs 
1/17/2013  12 comments
Polymers are making a stronger showing in automotive, thanks to materials development, CAFE standards, and growing design expertise.
DuPont Recruits 500 Farmers for Non-Food Biofuel Project
Engineering Materials 
1/17/2013  42 comments
One of the first, and biggest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world is targeted for completion next year by DuPont, which will make cellulosic ethanol from corn stalks and leaves.
McDonald's Trucks Log 800,000 Miles on Recycled Cooking Oil
Engineering Materials 
1/16/2013  19 comments
McDonald's delivery trucks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have logged more than 800,000 miles on 100-percent, unblended biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil used in the chain's restaurants.
Computer Shuts Down Unless You're Wearing Leather
Sherlock Ohms 
1/16/2013  14 comments
Synthetic-soled shoes and a pair of nylons prevented computers in a San Diego hospital from functioning properly.
CES Slideshow: The Next Big (or Little) Things
Blog 
1/15/2013  14 comments
At CES, we found a sample of both small and big things on the show floor that might alter the consumer electronics landscape in 2013.
Have You Designed a Cool Gadget Recently?
Blog 
1/14/2013  11 comments
If you have created an interesting and useful gadget, the editors at Design News want to know about it.
Slideshow: Meet 13 More Finalists in Our Rising Engineering Stars Contest
Blog 
1/11/2013  6 comments
Here are 13 more innovative engineers who are making a big impact on the industry.
Staples & Mcor Team Up to Bring High-Quality 3D Printing to the Masses
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/11/2013  30 comments
Staples is teaming up with resin-based 3D printer company Mcor for 3D printing services in retail stores. The Mcor Iris 3D resin printer will be available for anyone to print in store or online.
Top 5 Questions to Consider When Designing a Label
Guest Blogs 
1/11/2013  12 comments
There are many variables to evaluate when designing a label due to the complexity of each component.
Slideshow: Meet 11 Finalists in Our Rising Engineering Stars Contest
Blog 
1/10/2013  14 comments
Here are 11 innovative engineers who are making a big impact on the industry.
TI Engineer Named Top Innovator in Rising Engineering Stars Contest
Blog 
1/9/2013  9 comments
Meet Punya Prakash, the top innovator from our Rising Engineering Stars contest.
Burning Your Hands Instead of the Transmission
Made by Monkeys 
1/9/2013  42 comments
An omitted dipstick and a buried filler cap makes checking/replacing the transmission fluid quite a chore.
4 Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace
Guest Blogs 
1/8/2013  35 comments
Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in incidents of repetitive strain injuries resulting in musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
My Opinion on Walking the Safety Walk
Blog 
1/5/2013  15 comments
A staggering statistic says that every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, an employee dies, and 160 others sustain a disabling injury.
Daimler Funds 3D Printer for Auto Production
Engineering Materials 
1/4/2013  14 comments
Daimler AG has funded the development of a large build volume additive manufacturing (AM) system for use in automotive production.
Top Design News Articles of 2012
Blog 
1/3/2013  7 comments
Before we put the shackles on 2012, we thought you'd like to know which articles garnered the most interest last year.
A Forgotten Practice Can Save US Industry $500B a Year
Blog 
1/3/2013  12 comments
Tribology, the science of friction, lubrication, and wear, must be rediscovered.
Objet's Largest 3D Printer Doesn't Lose Precision
CAD/CAM Corner 
1/2/2013  15 comments
The Objet1000 can print down to 16 microns, making it the most precise machine currently on the market.
My Opinion on Materials Choice
Blog 
1/2/2013  10 comments
The choice of a material, or making the wrong choice, can doom your design before it gets beyond the prototype stage.




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