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Auto Giant Goes Off-Roading With Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Automotive News 
10/21/2016  Post a comment
General Motors is putting an off-road twist on hydrogen fuel cell technology with an imposing new pickup demonstrator called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2.
Fine Powder 3D Printing With Metal and Ceramic
Product News 
10/21/2016  Post a comment
Fine powder printing of industry-standard metal and ceramic powders with a grain size of less than 10 microns is now available from industrial 3D printer maker ExOne for its Innovent printer.
Germany, Tesla in War of Words Over 'Autopilot'
Automotive News 
10/20/2016  3 comments
The term “autopilot” is now at the heart of a growing debate between Tesla Motors Inc. and Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority.
Apple’s Automotive Scale-Down Is No Surprise
Automotive News 
10/19/2016  4 comments
Twenty months after news leaked about Apple Inc.’s secretive automotive project, the high-tech giant has apparently decided it will not go toe-to-toe with Detroit, leaving few in the Motor City surprised.
Bio-Based Materials Have Advantages Over Petro-Based
Engineering Materials 
10/19/2016  1 comment
Some next-generation bio-based materials are superior in performance to their petro-based counterparts, but also face some commercial challenges. This is especially true of certain biopolymers, adhesives, coatings, and advanced materials.
Apple Puts the Brakes on Its Automotive Ambitions
10/18/2016  2 comments
Internal reports are indicating that Apple has scrapped its plans to build a production car and is shifting its focus to systems for autonomous vehicles.
7 New Plastics for Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
10/18/2016  Post a comment
Cars and other vehicles, as well as electronics and medical devices, continue to lead the use cases for the new plastics products we've been seeing, as engineers design products for tougher environments.
The 15 Worst-Designed Cars in Automotive History
Automotive News 
10/17/2016  41 comments
From the Corvair and the Pinto to the Gremlin and the Pacer, we’ve collected the worst vehicles that suffered from design and engineering hiccups.
How Augmented Reality Can Help Us Accept Autonomous Cars
10/14/2016  8 comments
Self-driving cars haven't fully earned consumers' trust yet, but augmented reality technology could be the key to easing the transition to fully autonomous vehicles.
Composites Startup First To License ORNL's Fast, Cheap Carbon Fiber
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2016  3 comments
LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France cycling champion Greg LeMond, is the first to license a new carbon fiber production method invented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that's faster, cheaper, and greener.
SpeedFoiler Looks to Break Catamaran Speed Records Using Carbon Composites
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2016  Post a comment
This month will mark the launch of the SpeedFoiler, a super-fast, ultra-lightweight foiling catamaran that can fly short distances over water faster than other foiling designs, in part because of its carbon composite materials.
8 New 3D Printing Materials Are Just in Time for Halloween
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
Our latest crop of 3D printing materials is mostly a collection of tough, strong, often heat-resistant filaments made for professional engineers and industrial products. Plus, most of them are black, just in time for Halloween!
Multiple Materials Challenge Adhesive Manufacturers
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
More and more assemblies are joining parts made of dissimilar materials in cars, planes, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Adhesive makers are stepping up to the challenge.
Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Watch Out for in 2017
10/10/2016  Post a comment
A cybersecurity expert warns of the hacking problems to brace against next year.
Hack-A-Jeep 101: Renowned Security Expert Will Explain How He Did It
Electronics News 
10/10/2016  5 comments
Charlie Miller, whose hacking exploits on a Jeep Cherokee sparked a recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles, will explain how he did it and why society needs to be aware of vehicle vulnerabilities at the upcoming ARM TechCon 2016 in Santa Clara, CA.
4D Printing Method Makes Shapes Fold Up Like Origami
Engineering Materials 
10/10/2016  2 comments
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed new materials and process for 4D-printing shapes that are programmed to fold and unfold when heated or when electricity is applied.
Automakers Deal With Inevitability of Autonomous Car Crashes
10/7/2016  41 comments
The fallout from the fatal crash of an auto-piloted Tesla Model S earlier this year continues, as automakers and suppliers battle, and experts caution that more such tragedies could occur as the technology evolves.
Readers: Help Us Pick The Best and Worst Science Movies
10/6/2016  26 comments
It’s time once again for the Annual Design News Science and Engineering Movie Contest. This year, we're letting you vote on the best science and engineering movies.
Skills Shortage in Manufacturing Prompts Rings Contest
10/6/2016  2 comments
Rotor Clip's student engineering contest sends it winners to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show.
Did You Attend One of the Top 20 US Engineering Schools?
10/4/2016  8 comments
This list of top engineering schools combines a wide range of criteria that make up a quality engineering program.
Electric Powertrains Light Up Paris Motor Show
Automotive News 
10/3/2016  6 comments
Electric powertrains are stealing the spotlight, as automakers showcase their best and brightest battery-powered vehicles, during the Paris Motor Show, Oct. 1-16.
Flexible Manufacturing Reduces Costs, Increases Variety ... Think Oreo
10/3/2016  Post a comment
Creating product variety in the manufacturing process has been costly. Yet the high cost of variety is coming down now that advanced manufacturing equipment is modular and flexible.
Chevy Bets Big on Diesel in New SUV
Automotive News 
9/29/2016  3 comments
Steadfast in its belief that diesel engines are right for the times, General Motors is expanding US availability of the compression-ignited technology in Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
How 3D Printing Can Be More Than Prototyping
Engineering Materials 
9/29/2016  1 comment
How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
What's Happening to Range Anxiety? New EVs Offer More Miles
Automotive News 
9/28/2016  37 comments
The term “range anxiety” began fading into the rear view mirror recently, as major automakers made announcements about longer-range, battery-powered cars.
A New Era for DSPs
Electronics News 
9/28/2016  Post a comment
Digital signal processors are gaining momentum in applications from voice activation to sports watches to holographic computing.
Tipping Point for Virtual Reality Is Content
9/27/2016  1 comment
At the Design and Manufacturing show in Minneapolis last week, Myst creator Chuck Carter spelled out the future for Virtual Reality: content.
The Revitalization of Design & Manufacturing
9/26/2016  Post a comment
Design and manufacturing need each other -- and the engineers behind them. Don’t forget that.
GM Will Use EV Batteries to Store Renewable Energy
9/23/2016  5 comments
General Motors’ growing commitment to electric cars took a new turn last week, as the giant automaker said it would use EV batteries in the future to help boost its use of renewable energy.
Faster, Cheaper Composites for Automotive Manufacturing
Engineering Materials 
9/21/2016  Post a comment
Some carbon composite processes are moving into volume auto manufacturing, while intensive R&D is being conducted on many fronts to fast-track material and process development.
Do You Have the Classic Traits of a Great Engineer?
9/20/2016  10 comments
Here are the 10 traits of a great engineer. check to see how many of these traits you possess.
Big Data and Cloud Computing Have Moved into Design
9/20/2016  Post a comment
Design engineers are using big data to gather product usage information from the field and circulate it into design decisions. Much of that data is now processed in the cloud.
New Nanoscale Structures Give Metals a Boost
Engineering Materials 
9/19/2016  Post a comment
How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.
Metals AM Tech Joins CNC in Lower-Cost Hybrid Machines
Product News 
9/16/2016  Post a comment
Three new commercial systems unveiled at IMTS combine Optomec's LENS blown powder metal AM print engine technology with Fryer Machine Systems' conventional compact mill CNC vertical milling platforms. They're priced far below typical hybrid systems.
New Automation Technology Requires New ROI Calculations
9/16/2016  Post a comment
A new study from MAPI suggests that automation technology can change production so significantly, it requires a new ROI calculation.
Submit Your Nominations for the ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge Awards
9/15/2016  Post a comment
Nominations are now being accepted for the ARM TechCon 2016 Innovation Challenge Awards. Highlight your most innovative product today.
German Startup Crowdfunds Solar-Powered Car
9/15/2016  19 comments
A German company has crowdfunded a new EV that uses solar power for charging during the day.
Your Next Job May Be As a 3D Printing Consultant
Engineering Materials 
9/15/2016  Post a comment
According to freelance website Upwork, demand has risen sharply since last year for engineers with experience of all kinds in 3D printing and AM.
Smart Technology Is Replacing the Knowledgeable Baby Boomer
9/14/2016  7 comments
Advanced manufacturing equipment now provides a level of plant understanding that goes beyond the knowledge of experienced automation engineers.
Tooling & Fixtures: The Unsung Application for 3D Printing
Engineering Materials 
9/14/2016  Post a comment
Although a lot of the excitement about 3D printing and additive manufacturing surrounds its ability to make end-products and functional prototypes, some often ignored applications are the big improvements that can come by using it for tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
7 Things Every Engineering Student Needs to Know
9/13/2016  8 comments
The lesson that every engineering graduate quickly learns after graduating college is that despite being educated for years on engineering theories and practices, they are ill prepared for the real world.
See The Latest in Innovative Materials at the MD&M Innovation Tour
Engineering Materials 
9/9/2016  Post a comment
A fun and informative tour you can attend at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, MD&M Minneapolis, and other events there, is the Materials Innovation Tour on Wednesday afternoon. I'll be leading it.
Watch This 3D Printing Composite Filament Easily Survive Torture Test
Product News 
9/8/2016  Post a comment
A very tough, resilient, and lightweight 3D printing composite filament called FilaOne Gray can hold more than 1,000 times its own weight and bends instead of breaking. The secret? Carbon nanotube reinforcement.
Engineering Salaries and Job Prospects Are Growing Slowly
9/7/2016  8 comments
New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows tepid salary and job growth for engineers.
Which Will Capture the Market First -- Autonomous Cars or Electrics?
Automotive News 
9/7/2016  13 comments
Self-driving vehicles, considered little more than a science fiction project a decade ago, are quickly gaining on electric cars as the auto industry’s technology of the future.
6 New Composite Techs for Cars and Planes
Engineering Materials 
9/1/2016  7 comments
This batch of new composite products and technologies includes several based on natural fibers, as well as some made with novel materials and processes.
Auto & Aerospace Eco Mandates Are in Siemens' Crosshairs
8/30/2016  Post a comment
Siemens' new version of Imagine Lab was designed to help the automotive and aerospace industries meet environmental mandates.
Belden's New System Taps Into Plant Data From Afar
Product News 
8/30/2016  Post a comment
Belden and Secomea have developed a remote access system that gives users a plug-and-play connection to plant assets.
15 Engineering Jobs That Top the Pay Scale
8/29/2016  3 comments
Here are some of the top-paying jobs available to engineers as they grow in their careers.
Stratasys Will Show Breakthrough 3D Printing Tech at IMTS
Product News 
8/29/2016  Post a comment
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
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Fine powder printing of industry-standard metal and ceramic powders with a grain size of less than 10 microns is now available from industrial 3D printer maker ExOne for its Innovent printer.
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