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Galaxie Drive System Nabs Hermes Award
Product News 6/9/2015
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Wittenstein's Galaxie Drive System introduces increased efficiency, greater intelligence, and connectivity over earlier versions. The improvements won Wittenstein the Hermes Award at Hannover Faire in Germany this year.
2014 Salary and Opinion Study
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Overall, North American engineers are doing better salary-wise than their international peers, are satisfied with their careers, and are optimistic about the future.
Manufacturing Up Modestly as Industrial Production Rebounds in January
US manufacturing output increased slightly in January, contributing to a 0.2% uptick in the nationís overall industrial production for the month. The preliminary January industrial production figure represented a modest rebound from a negative December that the Federal Reserve downwardly revised to a 0.3% contraction from an earlier 0.1% estimate.
Video: Reconfigurable Robot Walks on Snake Legs
Carnegie Mellon University's modular snake robot can be reconfigured to meet users' needs. Not only will this modular system enable completely new robot designs, say its inventors, it will also help speed up the pace of development and enable more flexible traditional industrial robots.
Manufacturing Expansion Slows Down, Industrial Production Dips in December, Says Fed
US manufacturing output rose 0.3% in December, but warm weather that blanketed the entire country reduced heating demand, significantly dragging down utilities output and the nationís overall industrial production for the month. The 0.1% decline in December was the first contraction in the nationís total industrial output since August, the Federal Reserve announced Friday.
Data Show a CNC Machinery Purchasing Slowdown, but Outlook Remains Strong
US orders of metalworking capital machinery cooled significantly in the two months following the big International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, according to the latest available data tracked by that showís organizer. But the nationís manufacturing sector is predicted to grow robustly again this year and buoy industrial machinery investment, which will bode well for the machine design industry.
YuMi -- a Robot for You and Me
Product News 12/4/2014
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Robotics company ABB Robotics has unveiled YuMi, a human-friendly dual arm robot that plays well with humans. The machine was designed for small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the same tasks.
We Want to Send You to Italy
The UX Italia video contest recognizes Italian machinery, technology, and other experience solutions that have contributed meaningful improvements to peopleís lives and production processes. If you submit a three-minute video showcasing how the quality of Italian machinery's User eXperience is essential to your company's success, you just may win a trip to Italy.
Forget doping. Officials at this yearís Tour de France are looking for a very different form of cheating -- electric motors hidden inside the seat tubes of bicycles.
Through my first-hand experience at MEMS Engineer Forum in Japan, itís clear to me that the IoT is real and that the Japanese are amply prepared for it and are executing on it today.
A new fixings and fastening system for assembling structural, load-bearing composite components promises 54% better adhesion, plus less weight and better mechanical performance than current composite fixing designs.
A cross-disciplinary team of scientists at Harvard University have invented a bionic leaf that can turn solar energy into fuel.
Following in the tracks of the fabled rocket plane programs of the 1940s, NASA engineers are now laying the plans for a new twist on the future of aviation -- a battery-powered airplane.
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