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Slideshow: Inside the Apple iPhone 5s
Product News 
9/26/2013  14 comments
The folks at iFixit.com got their hands on an Apple iPhone 5s and immediately dissected it. Here's what they found.
Video: 3D-Printed Liquid Metal Structures at Room Temperature
News 
8/19/2013  16 comments
A research team at North Carolina State University has figured out how to 3D print small structures made from liquid metal -- at room temperatures. The freestanding 3D-printed structures retain their liquid state, yet are stable.
Salary Survey: 2013 Delivers Bigger Paychecks
News 
8/13/2013  22 comments
This year's annual salary survey shows salaries have increased for the third year in a row. We also break down the current views of job security, workforce fluctuations, and job satisfaction.
Rockwell Introduces Security Initiative for Industrial Systems
Product News 
8/9/2013  6 comments
Rockwell Automation said it will follow a three-pronged strategy to help industrial systems designers build security into their processes and networks.
Slideshow: 3D Systems Gets Metal, Ceramic Processes
News 
8/2/2013  10 comments
Phenix Systems, which makes proprietary equipment for direct laser sintering of production end products with metal and ceramic materials for the aerospace, military, and healthcare industries, has sold itself to 3D Systems.
Mentor Graphics Releases New Automation Software
Product News 
7/30/2013  1 comment
Mentor Graphics has added a software-driven verification (iSDV) feature to its Questa Platform.
You Dream It & They Print It
News 
7/29/2013  19 comments
Thinker Thing, a startup company in Chile, focuses on designing oftware to print objects using a person's brain activities.
AMD to Release an ARM-Based Microserver
Product News 
7/29/2013  2 comments
AMD's recent partnership with ARM has engendered a new line of ARM-based server processors that will be available early next year.
Smartwatch Popularity on the Rise
News 
7/26/2013  42 comments
Many tech companies are seeking to introduce and dominate in the burgeoning smartwatch market. Is it the next big thing?
Autodesk, Microsoft Enable Direct 3D Printing From Windows
Product News 
7/26/2013  6 comments
Autodesk will be the first software company to take advantage of the 3D printer pipeline that will be available in the upcoming Windows 8.1 update release.
Autodesk Integrates HSM Express Software Into Inventor Suite
News 
7/25/2013  1 comment
Autodesk has acquired HSMWorks and has integrated HMSExpress CAM 2D/2.5D and HMSExpress into Autodesk Inventor 3D modeling software.
Using Simple Language to Program Computers
News 
7/23/2013  12 comments
MIT researchers are developing an algorithm to convert natural-language specifications into regular programming expressions.
New & Noteworthy Products
Product News 
7/5/2013  6 comments
In the Design News Product Showcase, we’ve just posted some products from Grayhill Inc., SKF USA Inc., and Teknor Apex Company that need a little highlighting.
CAD Maker Works to Smooth 3D Printing Process
News 
6/19/2013  21 comments
For 3D printing to make the jump from rapid prototyping to manufacturing, engineers will need to find easier ways to move products from their CAD screens to their printers.
Virtual Desktop Environments Coming to Creo Design Apps
News 
6/17/2013  3 comments
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
Engineers Cheer 'Multi-CAD' Strategy
News 
6/14/2013  11 comments
Software maker PTC drew applause and cheers at PTC Live Global 2013 when it announced it will offer a "multi-CAD" strategy early next year.
Experts Say Manufacturing's Software Revolution Has Already Begun
News 
6/12/2013  9 comments
A host of macroeconomic forces are changing the future of manufacturing, and software may be the key to success for companies willing to make the necessary transformations, experts said this week.
TI Offers Advanced Motion Control Software
Product News 
5/7/2013  13 comments
TI's new InstaSPIN-MOTION motor control software is aimed at taking the pain out of motion-control development by optimizing complex motion sequences, reducing tuning to a single parameter, and accurately tracking desired trajectories across operating ranges.
Digi-Key Continuing Education Center Wins Marketing Award
News 
4/5/2013  9 comments
Design News magazine’s popular Continuing Education Center has been named a Gold Award Winner in one of the country’s most prestigious marketing contests.
Moxa Bolsters Network Control Panel With Device, Inventory Management
Product News 
2/19/2013  3 comments
Moxa Inc. has updated its industrial network-management software, MXview, with a number of new features that allow for better visibility into third-party devices and more broad and accurate reporting.
Infoblox Releases Software to Streamline Network Control, Automation
Product News 
2/6/2013  8 comments
Infoblox's new DNS Firewall product detects malware that may enter a network from a mobile device and blocks it before it can infect any network assets.
AAEON Releases Embedded Servers for Intelligent Automation
Product News 
1/21/2013  Post a comment
Taiwan-based industrial computing manufacturer AAEON has released two new embedded servers that can be used to power intelligent automation solutions in factories and buildings.
Ford Builds Metal Prototypes With 3D Printing
News 
1/8/2013  27 comments
Ford Motor Co. is raising the stakes in rapid prototyping, making testable prototype metal parts ranging from brake rotors to transmission cases with three-dimensional printers.
Rockwell Offers New Bundle of Machine Control Design Tools
Product News 
12/18/2012  12 comments
Rockwell Automation has released an integrated bundle of machine control tools that offers an all-in-one solution for designers of machine control applications.
3D Print Your Own Personal Electronics
News 
12/14/2012  58 comments
If it's possible to 3D print blood vessels, robots, and guns, then why shouldn't you be able to 3D print your own personal electronics?
Cisco Expands Intelligent Automation for the Cloud
Product News 
12/13/2012  7 comments
Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 3.1 includes new features that make it easier to add security to a cloud-based network without a lot of hands-on administration.
Faster Industrial 3D Printer Boosts Build Volume
News 
10/17/2012  11 comments
Industrial 3D printing supplier ExOne's M-FLEX midsized metal printer is three times as fast and has a build volume more than seven times as large as the company's previous midsized machine.
Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars
News 
8/6/2012  14 comments
Curiosity carries 10 science instruments. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, including a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance.
2012 Brings Increased Salaries & Job Satisfaction
News 
8/1/2012  32 comments
Our annual salary survey shows earnings are up and gives insight to the factors that impact an engineering career.
Crowdsourcing Will Be Used in Combat Vehicle Design
News 
7/3/2012  4 comments
The Department of Defense is incorporating crowdsourcing into the design process for a potentially amphibious vehicle.
Design News Named One of the '10 Great Media Websites'
News 
6/20/2012  15 comments
Design News is an "Always On" Globally Accessible Online Design Community, according to BtoB's Media Business.
Sensor Monitors Patients' Health in the Cloud
News 
5/24/2012  11 comments
A new device connects to a cloud-based system to wirelessly monitor a patient's condition even when they are not in a hospital or doctor's office.
Stratasys Gets Mojo With Sub-$10K Printer
Product News 
5/23/2012  11 comments
With its QuickPack print engine technology, easy-to-use preprocessing software, and hands-free cleaning system, Stratasys' Mojo is taking professional-grade 3D printing to a new level.
Web Apps Help Police Coastal Waters
News 
5/21/2012  11 comments
The Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research are funding the design of Web applications that will help protect and police coastal waters.
Johnson Controls Standardizes on Siemens PLM
News 
5/11/2012  7 comments
Johnson Controls automotive division is deploying Siemens PLM to globally integrate its design processes.
Robots Star in 3D Systems' Consumer Push
News 
5/1/2012  29 comments
With its latest acquisition of My Robot Nation, 3D Systems is adding to its portfolio of consumer-oriented 3D printing technology, which includes the Cubify.com content site and the Cube personal 3D printer.
Stratasys & Objet Merge in 3D Printer Partnership
News 
4/24/2012  17 comments
Citing complementary product lines, 3D printer players Stratasys and Objet merge to create a combined company with the scale to take on the growing market.
CAD Primed for Plastic Parts Design
News 
4/11/2012  13 comments
Recognizing their growing and more sophisticated use, SolidWorks and Autodesk have rounded out their portfolios with tools aimed at optimizing the design and manufacturing of plastic parts.
CFD Tool Adds Moving Object Simulation
News 
4/10/2012  9 comments
With its latest STAR-CCM+ v7 release, cd-Adapco joins the ranks of CAD and CAE vendors bolstering tighter connections between the two design tool platforms.
DESIGN West: Thomas Dolby to Keynote
News 
3/22/2012  3 comments
Thomas Dolby, whose songs "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive" became huge hits in the 1980s, will provide a keynote during DESIGN West.
Autodesk PLM 360 Puts Modern Twist on Traditional Platforms
News 
3/2/2012  6 comments
Touting next-generation technologies like multitenancy and mobility, Autodesk has launched a cloud-based alternative to traditional PLM platforms.
3D-Printed Jaw Used in Transplant
News 
2/27/2012  38 comments
A recent jaw transplant using a patient-specific prosthesis created with additive manufacturing techniques showcases the potential of 3D printing for advanced medical applications.
3D Systems' Zoom Puts Print Process on Fast Track
Product News 
2/23/2012  7 comments
The new Zoom fast-print material accelerates print jobs on the 3D personal printer by as much as 50 percent.
Design News Radio Explores 3D CAD & Visualization
News 
2/16/2012  2 comments
Join Design News Radio on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST for "3D CAD & Visualization," a live, streaming audio and online chat with the industry veteran David Prawel.
Amphibious Craft Navigates FEA Waters
News 
2/15/2012  7 comments
FEA analysis helped optimize the articulation arm at the core of the ARKTOS amphibious craft, which gives it the mobility to seamlessly navigate between extreme environments.
CFD Players Partner Around 3D Visualization
News 
2/13/2012  5 comments
Flow Science and CEI Software team up to integrate CEI’s CFD visualization capabilities with the FLOW-3D CFD tool, making it easier to showcase results in a more meaningful way.
iPad App Provides On-the-Go Product Data
News 
2/10/2012  7 comments
Inforbix is leveraging its CAD and product data access technology to power up a free iPad app that lets mobile users search and access engineering data.
PartMaker Brings CAD to CNC
News 
2/3/2012  4 comments
Branching out from its CAM software roots, PartMaker is adding a 3D CAD modeling component to its PartMaker portfolio, acknowledging that machinists need better tools for working with 3D models.
Slideshow: Top 5 Design Tool Trends to Watch in 2012
News 
2/2/2012  12 comments
The building blocks laid in 2011 around mobile, cloud, and social technologies will set the stage for remaking CAD and other engineering tools into 21st Century design collaboration platforms.
CAE Drives Dutch High-Performance Auto
News 
1/26/2012  22 comments
Using an integrated CAD/CAE platform, Donkervoort bolstered the muscle of its D8 GTO sports car without creating a drag on performance.
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