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What Do Test Engineers Do, and Why Should You Care?
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2/6/2016  Post a comment
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  6 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  23 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  14 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  1 comment
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  10 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.
Best of Both Worlds: Home Solar Giving Electric Vehicle Owners Cleaner Charging
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1/22/2016  7 comments
Besides the environmental benefits of driving a solar-charged EV, homeowners are also attracted to the financial savings.
H2W Offers Motion-Profile Calculators to Ease Component Choice
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1/22/2016  Post a comment
H2W Technologies has placed a number of calculators on its website to help engineers determine the best motion profile for an application.
The Most Popular Slideshows of 2015
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1/21/2016  2 comments
Crazy gadgets, salaries, hoaxes, and scary true stories made up Design News readers' favorite slideshows of the year.
VW Dieselgate Puts Auto Emission Control Systems in the Crosshairs
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1/21/2016  18 comments
Clean diesel took a punch in the gut last September when regulators said Volkswagen Group was manipulating the pollution control devices in its diesel passenger cars to fool emissions tests.
Metallic Bonding Glue May Bring Extinction to Soldering and Welding
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1/21/2016  6 comments
Scientists from two US universities have created a gallium/indium nanoglue that sinters at room temperature to produce a bond as strong as a weld.
How Online Quoting Has Transformed Plastic Injection Molding Sourcing
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1/21/2016  Post a comment
Technology has given buyers all sorts of online tools that increase their efficiency in finding suppliers, securely submitting RFQs, and receiving quotes online.
Turning Theory Into Reality: Hands-On Design Course on BLDC Motor Control
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1/21/2016  Post a comment
Running code and seeing the resulting motor movements is the best method of learning new motor control design techniques, as an upcoming DN course will tutor one of the most popular motor control algorithms.
America's 25 Most Famous Engineers
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1/20/2016  8 comments
A handful of engineers have become famous as CEOs, astronauts, criminals, media figures, football players, baseball managers, military leaders, and even US presidents.
Ford Teams Up with Corning on Gorilla Glass Windshield for 2017 GT Supercar
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1/20/2016  1 comment
The Blue Oval has tapped Gorilla Glass from Corning for its upcoming 650-hp monster to shed the weight of conventional auto glass.
LEDs Drive Cutting-Edge IIoT Applications
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1/20/2016  Post a comment
New applications driven by LEDs are helping lead the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things, with the combination of efficient lighting and connectivity opening the door for numerous smart facility-management applications.
Overcoming 5 Challenges with Over-the-Air Updates Using MCUs
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1/20/2016  Post a comment
The ability to update an embedded system using a bootloader is an important skill to master, especially in the IoT age filled with connected systems using microcontrollers.
Life Imitates Research For This Year’s Rising Engineering Star
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1/19/2016  1 comment
Jessica Winter is in remission from breast cancer, a diagnosis she received just weeks after joining a team who was working to battle the disease.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
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1/19/2016  8 comments
Most engineers have an interesting story to tell when asked why they decided to pursue an engineering career. Tell us yours!
Printed Electronics Aids New Directions in Medical Diagnostics and Treatment
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1/19/2016  Post a comment
Printed electronics has been the technological facilitator of important health monitoring devices, but it is now hitting exciting new frontiers.
These Engineering Salaries Will Surprise You
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1/18/2016  6 comments
Surprising entries are topping the list of engineering schools that are producing the highest mid-career salaries.
Why Is Embedded Security So Difficult?
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1/18/2016  1 comment
By identifying and eliminating the weakest links in new products and systems, engineers can make significant gains in implementing security.
Cloud-to-Cloud Design to ERP Integration
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1/18/2016  Post a comment
Arena Solutions notes that its cloud PLM has integrated into Kenandy's cloud ERP with a seamless handshake.
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Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Design Tools - Hardware & Software category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
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