Working outside the box
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment On their own time and with no funding, some creative engineers at Compaq came up with a design for a new server. The skunkworks project is now a multi-million dollar global business.
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment There have been 102 Space Shuttle missions hauling astronauts and machinery into outer space, and Alex McCool has led the propulsion-system design for all of them
Ready, set, show!
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment With more than 2,000 companies exhibiting, The National Design Engineering Show promises to be bigger and better than ever this year. Here
A visionary for better vision
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment Charles R. Munnerlyn, voted the 14th Design News Engineer of the Year, married optics and lasers in a revolutionary machine that has dramatically improved the eyesight of millions
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.