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Why Is Industry 4.0 So Scary But Necessary At the Same Time?
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
People don’t like change, but as did the three industrial revolutions before it, Industry 4.0 will deliver painful change and irrecoverable harm to those that don’t adapt.
The Secret to My Success As An Engineer
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to recognize those folks around us who have had a hand in our success.
What's Making Industrial PCs Get Bigger and Smaller at the Same Time?
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
Makers of industrial PCs are continuing to take advantage of Moore’s law expansion of processing power enabling creative automation and control schemes with multicore processors.
Autodesk Adds Thermal Functionalities to Simulation Workspace in Fusion 360
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2/11/2016  Post a comment
The designer can now analyze temperature distribution in a design, tracking input and output of heat loads, and also turn it into a thermal stress study.
The Industrial Internet Will Rule, Even If There’s Still Resistance
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2/10/2016  1 comment
The Internet happened.” Those three words spoken yesterday by Marc Ostertag, North America president of B&R Automation at Pacific Design & Manufacturing, now taking place in Anaheim through Feb. 11, continues to bring ever-lasting changes to our ways of life and will undoubtedly transform manufacturing.
The Gaping Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing
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2/10/2016  6 comments
A panel session on the advanced manufacturing workforce at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim this week revealed a major skills gap.
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.
Advanced Software Emerges for Optimizing Machine Tool Mechatronics
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2/10/2016  Post a comment
The marriage of mechatronics know-how and advanced software tools is refining dynamic machine performance using measurements and innovative motion algorithms.
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.
Bosch XDK Development Kit Puts an End to Component Mix-and-Match
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2/9/2016  Post a comment
Traditional dev kits are based on a manufacturer’s microcontroller, radio module, or sensor device. The idea is to aid the design engineer in developing his or her own IoT prototype as quickly as possible. A not-so-traditional IoT development kit released by Bosch aims to simplify IoT prototyping even further.
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
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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.
The Democratization of Computer-Aided Engineering
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2/8/2016  Post a comment
CFD, FEA, and simulation software have accelerated time-to-market in product development and put the CAE analysis “knobs and levers” in the hands of design engineers.
Expanded CNC Control Increases Productivity Of Multi-Station Metalworking Machines
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2/8/2016  1 comment
Transfers the control of a large number of motion axes from one numerical control kernel to another within a CNC system, using multiple NCKs, and enables implement control schemes for virtually any type of machine tool.
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  8 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. .
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists: Design Tools - Hardware & Software
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2/5/2016  Post a comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Design Tools - Hardware & Software category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
MTS Aligns Sensors to EtherNet/IP Compatibility
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2/5/2016  Post a comment
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Finalists: Automation & Control
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2/4/2016  Post a comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Automation & Control category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Report: Solar-Energy Storage Market to Grow to $8 Billion by 2026
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2/4/2016  1 comment
A recent report from Lux Research is predicting the market for energy storage for solar-energy systems to grow to $8 billion by 2026.
Dynamic, Smart Modeling Amped Up for Metal Fabrication Design Software
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2/4/2016  Post a comment
The maker of IronCAD says simpler processes and greater flexibility drove the backbone of the newest release's dynamic modeling environment and 2D drawing tools.
Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists: Electronics & Test
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2/3/2016  Post a comment
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Electronics & Test category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Demystifying Data Logging -- and Why Stepping It Up Has Benefits
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2/3/2016  8 comments
Data logging, a critical part of test engineering, is often treated as an afterthought, but giving it the following considerations can net big payoffs.
Get the Skinny on the Smart Manufacturing Revolution
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2/3/2016  Post a comment
The Wednesday, Feb. 10, all-day conference on smart manufacturing at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show in Anaheim will cover a wide range of Industry 4.0 issues, from Big Data to cyber security.
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.
The Argument Against Model-Based Definition
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2/2/2016  7 comments
2D drawings actually work quite well, and people resist change, despite efforts including those by the world's leading companies to go to model-centric approaches to manufacturing.
German Firm's Inductive Displacement Sensors Reach New Low (in Size)
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2/2/2016  Post a comment
Engineers and developers looking for linear variable differential transformers for confined spaces and harsh environments now have a 4 mm option with ±0.5% linearity.
Anaheim Is the Place to Go Deep on Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing
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2/2/2016  Post a comment
The Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade event in Anaheim next week will be filled with sessions on smart manufacturing led by industry experts.
Are You Ready and Prepared for IT/OT Talent Migration?
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2/1/2016  1 comment
We often discuss the equipment and software migrations as part of the move to a smart manufacturing or industrial operations model, but what about talent migration? It's time to stop ignoring this issue.
Ansys 17.0 CAE Focuses on Expediting Virtual Simulation and Productivity
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2/1/2016  Post a comment
Ansys Inc., the developer of engineering simulation software, have just commercialized Ansys 17.0, calling it “the most feature-rich release in the company’s 45-year history” and claiming that the new release offers “10x improvements to product development productivity, insight, and performance.”
What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers
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1/30/2016  25 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.
Sensing and Connecting Our Way into a More Predictive, Prescriptive World
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1/29/2016  Post a comment
If we look at the industrial Internet as the physical network to monitor, analyze, and act on collected data, we can take advantage of sensor innovation for a new era of manufacturing capability and understand it in the context of time and resource efficiency.
How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent
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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.
Moving Coil Actuators Double Down on Force
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1/28/2016  Post a comment
Trickle-down technology from an advanced manufacturing project gives SMAC the greater magnetic-circuit flux density to push into pneumatic force territory.
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.
Ball Screws Can Be a High-Load Motion System Solution
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1/27/2016  Post a comment
Motion engineering quiz: If you need to actuate a 500 kN axial load along a 1,500 mm stroke, do you use a roller screw or a ball screw?
LED Lighting: More Intelligent, More Beautiful, More Affordable
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1/26/2016  4 comments
Continuing dramatic improvements in component packaging, intelligent driver and power architectures, and thermal performance are giving design engineers indispensable weapons in LED lighting design and creation.
4 Tips for Designing the Most Effective Touchscreen Interface
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1/26/2016  2 comments
If you’re thinking about implementing a touchscreen into your next product, you don't want to forget these guidelines.
COMAU, B&R Integrate Robots Into Machine Control
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1/26/2016  Post a comment
Robot maker COMAU Robotics and automation technology provider B&R have introduced openROBOTICS, a new solution that solves a longstanding problem in manufacturing automation—how to integrate robots into machinery control
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.
Ham Radio Operators Have Been Design Engineering Innovators
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1/23/2016  13 comments
Just like any design engineer, hams are constantly striving to use their technical skills and the parts and equipment available to them to improve and innovate, in their case ways to communicate through radio waves.
The Messy Desks Behind These Creative Minds
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1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
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