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10 New 3D Printing Technologies: Multimaterials, Clay, & Factory-Floor Composites
Engineering Materials 
11/25/2015  Post a comment
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Digital Design Is a Game-Changer for Auto OEMs
11/23/2015  1 comment
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
Plastics Continue to Invade Cars Under the Hood
11/21/2015  Post a comment
High-performance polymers have been making inroads in high-heat, under-hood car environments for awhile now. At some recent industry events, DuPont Performance Polymers showed off several new parts made of polymers designed for these uses.
Why EPA Standard Could Push Hydraulic Hybrid Powertrains Forward
11/19/2015  24 comments
The long-overlooked hydraulic hybrid may finally be on the verge of making gains in the heavy-duty truck market, thanks to newly proposed fuel economy standards from the EPA.
There’s a Goldmine in Big Test and Measurement Data
11/18/2015  1 comment
A Frost & Sullivan study forecasts significant growth in big data analytics spending through 2021.
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
11/16/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation & Control; Design Hardware & Software; Electronics & Test; and Materials & Assembly.
Automakers Planning the Demise of the Internal Combustion Engine?
Automotive News 
11/13/2015  37 comments
The end may not yet be near, but recent statements by two of the world’s biggest automakers point to the fact that the industry has begun to plan for a dramatic decline in vehicles that are powered solely by internal combustion engines.
Proterra Designs Its Buses as Cleansheet Electric Vehicles
11/12/2015  8 comments
While electric buses have become a staple of transit agencies all over the globe, one company is gaining share in the US market through a groundbreaking design: building buses from the ground up as battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
3D Printing Is Moving Beyond Prototypes
11/12/2015  2 comments
3D printing is not just for prototypes anymore, according to our latest Quick Poll results.
Software Algorithm Reads Damaged Barcodes
Product News 
11/11/2015  Post a comment
Cognex's PowerGrid software is said to read virtually all barcodes, even those that have been badly damaged.
Designing for Global: 8 Steps to Compliance, Testing, and Sales Success
11/9/2015  Post a comment
Here are ways companies can get across the high-wire task of getting products to international markets quickly without running into trouble in unfamiliar business and regulatory environments.
Offshore Versus Onshore Product Development: Here's the Skinny
11/6/2015  Post a comment
Offshoring hasn't affected only manufacturing; product development activities for years have moved away. But there are four key drivers behind the reshoring of product development.
Federally Backed Applied Research on Industrial Digitalization Pushes Ahead
11/6/2015  Post a comment
The Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently announced its first five recipients of funding support for projects to solve three major pain points head on.
How to Set a Realistic Delivery Date For Your Project
11/4/2015  Post a comment
It will not help you or your company by giving unrealistic project delivery dates, but consistently delivering on time will give you a reputation of integrity and company value.
Seeing Through the 'Eyes' of an Autonomous Car
11/2/2015  1 comment
At its recent DevCon, Renesas Electronics provided a peek at autonomous car development, as seen through the eyes of the car itself.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
Sherlock Ohms 
10/31/2015  19 comments
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
This Startup Wants Industrial 3D Printing to be Affordable in the Developing World
10/29/2015  1 comment
Austin-based startup re:3D is making cost-effective large format industrial 3D printers and having a lot of fun along the way.
Teaching Autonomous Cars to Learn
10/29/2015  3 comments
Machine learning techniques will enable self-driving cars to make more effective use of sensor data.
They're Coming Down, So Expect to See More Ceramic, Metal Matrix Composites
10/27/2015  1 comment
Long used in niche military and aerospace applications, ceramic and metal matrix composites are showing up in electronics and commercial jet engines.
Never Forget These 7 Points Before Selecting a High-Tech Adhesive
10/27/2015  Post a comment
Choosing the best adhesive for a specific application can be complex, but an understanding of the following parameters will keep you from a sticky design situation.
On Cars, Carbon Fiber Composites Could Hit the Front Door
10/27/2015  1 comment
Clemson University is leading a $5.8 million research project to develop an ultra-lightweight car door to help automakers meet federal fuel economy standards.
Autodesk Inventor Update Will Make Everything and Everyone Play Nice
10/26/2015  Post a comment
Leveraging the SaaS model, the software giant is due for a six-month update, which will unleash three new intelligence and collaborative features.
You Won't Guess What Makes the BAC Mono Faster Than a Ferrari
Automotive News 
10/22/2015  4 comments
At the recent Autodesk Accelerate event in Boston, the director of product development for a niche hypercar firm replied "no, no, no" to three answers he got for what makes a car go faster. What was the right response?
Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
10/21/2015  Post a comment
High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.
Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
10/21/2015  3 comments
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.
Self-Driving Cars Are Too Expensive for Mass Production
Automotive News 
10/20/2015  64 comments
A panel of automotive experts at the Renesas DevCon suggested that the technology for such autonomous vehicles is still far too expensive to be practical.
Have You Entered In Design News' Golden Mousetrap Awards Yet?
10/19/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation and Control, Design Hardware and Software, Electronics and Test, and Materials and Assembly.
The 20 Worst Inventions of All Time — Part 2
10/19/2015  39 comments
From useless to outright ridiculous - here's a collection of the top ten gadgets and inventions that never should have left the drawing board.
These 6 New Coatings and Sealants Are Aimed at the Toughest Environments
Engineering Materials 
10/18/2015  Post a comment
Whether it's the outside of an aircraft, the inside of an electronics module, or the surface of heavy-use industrial flooring, these coating and sealant materials are suitable for the job.
Mankind's 20 Greatest Inventions — Part 2
Electronics News 
10/15/2015  17 comments
We're counting down the inventions that have had the greatest impact on our lives. Now it's time for the top ten.
9 New Tougher, Stronger 3D Printing Materials: Carbon, Nylon, and Heat-Resistant
Engineering Materials 
10/14/2015  Post a comment
A slew of recent 3D printing (3DP) material product introductions has included several that are tougher than the rest, giving you stronger, lighter prints.
Will Robots Put You Out of a Job, Or Give You a New One?
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2015  7 comments
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
Ford Picks Alcoa's Tough, Fast Micromill Aluminum for 2016 F-150
Engineering Materials 
10/9/2015  Post a comment
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
Design Your Own 3D-Printed Lenses With LUXeXceL's New Tools
Engineering Materials 
10/8/2015  2 comments
With two new tools from LUXeXceL, you can now create and print custom lens designs optimized for your particular application.
Product Development Outsourcing Agreements: What You Must Know
10/7/2015  Post a comment
The ways companies and their outside product development partners work together and divvy up success are evolving radically. Here's what you need to know no matter if you are an engineer or executive.
Latest Autodesk Fusion 360 Update Highlights Cloud Power
10/6/2015  Post a comment
The September release spotlights Autodesk's long-term strategy for provisioning of its CAD, CAM, and CAE software and its commitment to cloud delivery.
PLM and Digitalization Will Redefine Engineering and Manufacturing
10/5/2015  Post a comment
The transformative nature of designing and making things was the overarching, common theme at separate conferences held in Boston by two giants in the PLM space: Autodesk, with its Accelerate 2015, and Siemens’s Industry Analyst Conference 2015.
Extremely Low-Stress Thermal Interface Material Protects Against EMI
Product News 
10/4/2015  Post a comment
Extreme stress tolerance, thermal management capabilities, and EMI protection. What more could you want in a gap filler for PCBs?
6 Tips for Raising a Kid to Love STEM
STEM Connection 
10/2/2015  9 comments
Schools can't be solely responsible if we want our children to be successful in STEM. It has to be a lifestyle.
Will HP's 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?
10/2/2015  3 comments
HP says its new 3D printing technology will finally deliver manufacturers the same quality as injection molding. Is it achievable?
Tesla Introduces New Model X to Cheering Fans
Automotive News 
9/30/2015  8 comments
At a late-night event Tuesday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled the company's long-awaited, all-electric sport utility vehicle.
AM Now a Major Strategy in NIST Materials Measurement Plan
Engineering Materials 
9/30/2015  Post a comment
NIST's new five-year strategic plan for its Material Measurement Laboratory lists additive manufacturing materials development as one of the main areas it will support by developing measurements, data, techniques, and models.
The Rich Are Getting Most of the EV Subsidies
Automotive News 
9/29/2015  44 comments
A new study by the University of California Berkeley shows the vast majority of electric vehicle tax credits are being paid to the country’s wealthiest households.
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?
ASU To Lead White House-Backed Initiative To Attract Minority Women to STEM
STEM Connection 
9/25/2015  2 comments
The White House Council for Women and Girls has appointed Arizona State University to lead a consortium committed to supporting minority girls and women in STEM fields.
Alcoa Invents 3DP Materials & Processes for Aerospace End-Products
Engineering Materials 
9/25/2015  Post a comment
Alcoa's new $60 million dollar facility has already invented a new hybrid process for metals called Ampliforge.
Mankind's 20 Greatest Inventions — Part 1
Electronics News 
9/24/2015  27 comments
We count down the inventions that have had the greatest impact on our lives.
Lightweighting Metals Institute Looks to Lighten Up Iron and Toughen Up Aluminum
Engineering Materials 
9/24/2015  2 comments
Lighter cast iron and harder die-cast aluminum are goals of the first two technology acceleration projects from the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow consortium.
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.
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