Loss and Success: One Engineer’s Story
Without failure and loss, there is no success. Sadly, some failures and losses are greater than others. That’s certainly true of engineer and Space Race astronaut Gus Grissom.
A Different Kind of Collaborative Robot Works Down on the Farm
In the last few years, agriculrural robots have started appearing in fields and vineyards all over the world. While some are semi- or fully autonomous harvesting or weeding trucks or tractor attachments, others are designed as a different kind of collaborative robot that works right alongside people.
Zephyr OS, a ‘Secure IoT RTOS,’ You Say?
It’s worth saying a word or two about IoT, if only because the air is so thick with nonsense on the subject that is it difficult to make meaningful progress without some clarification.
Flying Robot Will Check Out Building Health
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A flying robot developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will help inspect buildings and other infrastructure like bridges and dams, so human engineers won't have to do the dangerous parts of the job.
DFMA Cuts Billions in Manufacturing Costs
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Design for Manufacturing and Assembly software is a combination of Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly software. These software tools help to bring design and manufacturing together with the goal of reducing costs, improving quality, and promoting collaboration.
G Marking for Low-Voltage Electrical Products: What You Should Know
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G marking is similar in design to European Union notified body schemes that require a higher degree of third-party oversight from accredited labs and their notified bodies. After primary focus on select product types, attention has been turned to some low-voltage electrical products as mandatory G marking items, as of July 1, 2016.
Ford Motor Co. announced plans last week to join an ever-growing number of automakers who intend to produce fully autonomous vehicles in the next five years.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
Obtaining the benefits of a fully digital plant requires IoT connectivity and foresight in the planning process.
Optomec's Aerosol Jet systems have now been used by several customers for printing 3D polymer and composite structures at the micron scale with embedded electronics and biomedical applications.
Six big automakers will carry the electric vehicle (EV) battery market to a five-fold sales increase by 2020, a new study says.
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