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Motor Supplier Follows High Power, Low Weight Demands of Mobile Equipment
10/3/2015  Post a comment
Minnesota Electric Technology recently introduced a class of 3.6-inch permanent magnet DC motors for battery-powered (or solar-powered) equipment that occupies the 1/3 - 2 HP space.
3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing
10/2/2015  2 comments
On Manufacturing Day, we take a look at the vast changes and top trends in manufacturing happening now.
How Manufacturers Can Put Safety First with SIL Compliance
10/2/2015  Post a comment
Safety Integrity Level compliance — a global standard for the safety level of control systems — is a key method manufacturers can use to ensure customers and partners that their products’ control systems are in top working order.
Will HP's 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?
10/2/2015  2 comments
HP says its new 3D printing technology will finally deliver manufacturers the same quality as injection molding. Is it achievable?
Energy-Harvesting Bike, People Path Over Thames River to Power Londoners
10/1/2015  Post a comment
A project to build an eight-mile floating pedestrian and cycle path that leverages solar, wind, and tidal energy to support its own infrastructure is now seeking funding.
Design Outsourcing Is on the Rise
9/30/2015  Post a comment
Product design teams are turning to outside help for new ideas and to balance the ups and downs of design needs.
Flexible Manufacturing Is Showing Steady Growth Because of Flexible Packaging
9/30/2015  Post a comment
To satisfy major retailers, the packaging industry is moving toward flexible manufacturing and away from rigid manufacturing.
Microsoft Acquires VoloMetrix To Apply Big Data to Worker Productivity
9/29/2015  Post a comment
Hoping to make organizations and their workers more efficient, Microsoft has purchased VoloMetrix, a pioneer in organizational analytics.
Why Aren't Surgeons Embracing Innovative Medical Technology?
9/29/2015  4 comments
Breakthrough technologies to make surgeons' jobs easier are being developed all the time. So why haven't they been so easily convinced?
The Fluid Power Industry Wants to Up Its Manufacturing Game
9/27/2015  Post a comment
Several industry groups are targeting research into advanced manufacturing to help fluid power equipment suppliers make precision products better, faster, and more cost effective.
ISO 9001 Revision Puts Risk and Quality Management Closely Together
9/26/2015  1 comment
Among the higher-level changes in ISO 9001:2015, there is heightened importance of risk-based thinking. But what about prevention?
The 20 Worst Inventions of All Time — Part 1
9/25/2015  48 comments
For every invention that changed our lives, there was a slew of dumb contraptions. We're taking a look at history's 20 biggest failures.
Moog Wants to Know If You Have Its Oldest Operating Servo Valve
9/24/2015  Post a comment
The Industrial Group of Moog Inc. is holding a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve.
Bluetooth Beacons Are the Future of Shopping
9/24/2015  2 comments
How Bluetooth-based beacons could revolutionize the retail shopping experience.
What Industries Are the Highest-Paid Engineers Working In?
9/23/2015  4 comments
Take a look at 2015's engineering salaries by discipline and employer, including bottom, middle, and top ranges.
25 Years of Caterpillar Additive Manufacturing: The Journey Continues
9/23/2015  Post a comment
Caterpillar has been rapid prototyping since the early '90s, but with contemporary focus on improved innovation, 3D printing has made great inroads into many areas throughout the company.
How Precision Motor Technologies and Applications Come Together
9/23/2015  Post a comment
No single motor technology is best for all applications. But for years, users have come to properly match a motor technology's inherent characteristics once they understand their performance and cost needs.
Motion System Enables Acoustic Resonance-Based, Impeller-Free Mixing
9/22/2015  1 comment
Intelligent drives and controls make this novel mixing technology, using high-intensity low-frequency energy, possible for a wide range of materials and user industries.
Optimizing Pump and Motor Design Is the Key to Machine Miniaturization
9/20/2015  Post a comment
Size reduction is dependent on getting efficient pump design, and there are four common ways to get effective motor control.
How Can Wireless Health Get the Most Out of Wearables and Sensors?
9/19/2015  Post a comment
Wireless health product and service opportunities span a wide spectrum of patient needs. Here's a look at the key approaches to application design success.
15 Bright Moments in Artificial Intelligence at the Movies
9/18/2015  19 comments
These 15 films show how artificial intelligence has been depicted in the movies.
Prosthetic Hand Gives Paralyzed Patient a Sense of Touch
9/18/2015  1 comment
A mind-controlled mechanical hand, developed by DARPA and researchers at Johns Hopkins university, gives a paralyzed patient the ability to “feel” physical sensations.
More Interconnectedness, More Vulnerabilities, More Profit for Hackers
9/18/2015  3 comments
Cyber security attacks are increasing in number and sophistication as interconnected machines and devices expand the "surface area" for hackers and nation-state foes.
Siemens: Big Data Will Redefine Industrial Services
9/17/2015  1 comment
The industrial giant is betting on Big Data to create new business models around product development and lifecycle management.
Your Humble Old Bicycle Is Getting Revved Up by IoT
9/17/2015  3 comments
Bicycles are getting connected to make the riding experience safer, more reliable, and just plain groovier.
Continued Adoption of Electric Vehicles Rests on Battery Technologies
9/16/2015  Post a comment
Lithium-ion chemistry for EV batteries remains the top dog, but it has some up-and-coming challengers aimed at finally taking electric cars to the masses.
How to Design Membrane Switches for Harsh Environments
9/16/2015  Post a comment
There are special considerations when designing membrane switches for devices that are used in or exposed frequently to moisture, UV rays, and extreme temperatures.
Service Bureaus Are Still a Driving Force in 3D Printing
9/16/2015  Post a comment
The utopia of everyone having desktop 3D printers in their homes is not quite here yet, and as we wait for the next Industrial Revolution, service bureaus will continue to provide us rapid manufacturing.
Printed, NFC-Powered Energy-Harvesting Device for Sensor Networks Is Coming
9/15/2015  Post a comment
A UK applied research group aims to develop a printed energy-harvesting device powered by near-field communication technology.
The Challenge of Mobile Phone and IoT Antennas
9/13/2015  2 comments
Mobile phones and IoT products are adding wireless devices at a rapid rate. What antennas are being used for these applications, how well are they working, and what challenges do they face?
Competition Awards Designers for Inventing New Products Out of Recycled Materials
9/12/2015  1 comment
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is asking designers to take one man’s trash and turn it into treasure by developing innovative new products out of reused materials.
Device Translates Breath Into Words, Allows Paralyzed People to Speak
9/11/2015  2 comments
A group of researchers at Loughborough University in the UK developed the novel device for speech sufferers using a pressure transducer, an ADC, signal processing, and pattern-recognition software.
How to Improve Tactile Switch Actuation and Lifecycle
9/11/2015  Post a comment
Selecting the right switch for its force and feel can be crucial if you want to avoid a big hit to product quality.
Design Verification and Design Validation: What's the Difference?
9/11/2015  6 comments
Although it’s easy for professionals to incorrectly interchange the terms, "design verification" and "design validation" have very different meanings.
How to Ensure Mobile App Quality
9/10/2015  Post a comment
With so much smartphone and other device integration nowadays, mobile app performance and functionality can make or break your brand. Here are some tips and tests you need to make sure your app is the best it can be.
Design for Durability: A Strong Argument for 3D-Printed Parts
9/9/2015  2 comments
Additive manufacturing has come a long way in its ability to create functional, end-use parts. That said, focusing on key elements in both the design and production process is critical to strong, durable parts.
Energy Harvesting Digs Into Human Motion and Wearable Materials
9/9/2015  Post a comment
We look at two creations that can generate power on the order of tens of watts. One of them can use a range of materials, from polymers to paper.
Do Microcontrollers Really Need to Be This Complex?
9/8/2015  12 comments
If you've looked at an MCU user’s manual lately one thing should be clear: over-complexity has become a big problem.
National Instruments and IBM Testbed Works on Predictive Maintenance
9/8/2015  Post a comment
Motivated by IoT and hugely expensive industrial machinery breakdowns, NI and IBM want to bring new predictive maintenance analytics modeling techniques and industrial networking standards.
Build a Working Embedded Design Workbench for Less Than a Grand
9/7/2015  13 comments
There are a number of big-ticket items that every developer should have on his or her bench. Let’s examine the core tools that every developer needs to build an embedded workbench on a budget of $1,000.
Sakor Develops Test System for Next-Gen Dream Chaser Spacecraft
9/7/2015  Post a comment
Sakor Technologies has been tapped to provide a test system that will prove the capability of an atmospheric flight control system that the company has already designed for the space vehicle.
Electric Vehicle Batteries: Clean and Green, or Something Less?
9/7/2015  14 comments
A recent study examined the air-quality impacts of light-duty vehicles on human health in the US, including battery electric vehicles. However, there's more behind the batteries themselves.
DN Webcast Preview: Managing the Eyes and Ears of the IoT
9/7/2015  1 comment
Microcontrollers will likely provide the first level of data processing and storage needed to use sensor data efficiently in the information torrent of the Internet of Things.
Capacitive Fabrics Are Creating Batteries You Can Wear
9/4/2015  Post a comment
Work in embedding conductive materials into commercially available yarn could lead to energy textiles that store power for use.
Novel Ball Bearing Looks to Cut Bearing Power Loss in Aviation
9/4/2015  1 comment
A ball bearing developed for turbofan engines by FAG Aerospace of Germany and MTU Aero Engines could have other uses such as turbines, pumps, and gearbox stages.
Old School Craftsmanship Is Alive, Well, and Inspirational for Labor Day
9/3/2015  4 comments
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
9/2/2015  2 comments
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.
How to Gain Design Freedom in Machine Linear Guides, Part 2
9/2/2015  Post a comment
Linear guides are one of the most important components required for the design of automated or computer-controlled equipment. Aluminum profile extrusions, used for these guides, can enable designed-in functional features.
Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency Driving Global Medium-Voltage Motors Growth
9/2/2015  Post a comment
The oil and gas and power industries will combine for a hefty 45 percent of the global medium-voltage motors market, with oil and gas investments worldwide pushing demand.
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