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3D Printing Unalterably Changes the Design Process
10/27/2016  Post a comment
The design of products has been altered altogether through 3D printing. Parts that couldn’t be produced at all before 3D printing came along are often superior to conventionally produced parts.
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10/25/2016  Post a comment
Once we crunch the numbers, we’ll share the data on DesignNews.com, empowering you to get the most out of your next career and salary review discussion.
Who Needs a Smart Staff When You Have Remote Monitoring?
10/24/2016  3 comments
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
Aras and Zuken Blend PLM and EDM
Product News 
10/24/2016  Post a comment
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
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.
Keep Calm and Go to Pluto
10/18/2016  Post a comment
“It was a once and lifetime opportunity to fly by Pluto and none of us were willing to give that up without a fight.” – Alice Bowman, New Horizons Mission Operations Manager.
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.
The Extraordinary Tale of the Raspberry Pi 
10/11/2016  5 comments
Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton will deliver a keynote Oct. 26 at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
ORNL, Boeing Win World Record For Biggest 3D-Printed Piece
10/11/2016  Post a comment
The biggest solid 3D-printed piece in the world is a 3D-printed trim and drill tool for the wingskin of Boeing's new 777X commercial jet. It was made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine.
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.
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.
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.
Elon Musk Has 4 Keys to Colonizing Mars
9/30/2016  19 comments
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the company's plans for a Interplanetary Transport System that would make it possible to create a self-sustaining city on Mars.
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.
The Astronaut As Engineer: Winning the Space Race
9/28/2016  4 comments
George Leopold's talk at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis helped restore astronaut and engineer Gus Grissom's role in the beginnings of NASA, and outlined how Grissom played a pivotal role in winning the Space Race.
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.
Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
9/23/2016  24 comments
A study by the Swiss government determined the type of human errors that lead to engineering disasters and ranked those errors by percentage.
NAVAIR Flies First 3D-Printed Safety-Critical Part
9/22/2016  Post a comment
The test flight at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland was the first time a US Navy aircraft has flown with a part made with additive manufacturing (AM) that's considered essential to maintaining a safe flight.
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.
12 Technologies From the Future of Manufacturing
9/19/2016  3 comments
Last week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) drew more than 111,000 registrants from 112 countries to see 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, and components of virtually all kinds.
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.
Massive Air Vehicle Combines Features of Blimps and Airplanes
9/16/2016  1 comment
Momentum is growing behind a technology that promises to combine the qualities of lighter-than-air airships with traditional fixed-wing aircraft.
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.
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.
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.
The Hidden Story of NASA’s African-American Women Mathematicians
9/6/2016  10 comments
With the film Hidden Figures set to tell their stories on big screen for the first time, we take a look at the real lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three little-known African-American mathematicians who played key roles in the early days NASA's space program.
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.
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.
Stratasys Unveils New Technologies for Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing
Engineering Materials 
8/26/2016  Post a comment
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.
What the Paycheck of a 2016 Engineering Grad Will Look Like
8/24/2016  2 comments
2016 engineering grads can expect to earn an average salary of $65,000 right out of the gate. Petroleum engineers' wallets are much fatter, though -- they are expected to earn about $20K more.
3D Printing Adds Value All Along the Value Chain
Engineering Materials 
8/24/2016  Post a comment
3D printing is now adding value to manufacturers at all steps along the business value chain. Come find out how at a talk by John Jaddou at next month's Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis.
6 New 3D Printing Technologies for Cars, Planes & Implants
Engineering Materials 
8/23/2016  Post a comment
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
Safety Advances for Plant Robots
Product News 
8/19/2016  Post a comment
ABB's SafeMove2 provides a robot safety system designed to allow robots and humans to work side-by-side.
New Composite Recycling & Repair Method is Easy & Cheap
8/18/2016  Post a comment
A cheap and easy new technique from Georgia Tech can recycle almost 100% of the materials in some types of thermoset epoxy-based carbon fiber composites, and also functions as a repair method for surface damage.
GE Takes the Digital Pulse of the Plant
8/17/2016  1 comment
GE Digital's Plant Pulse Optimizer gathers plant data from disparate systems and displays it together on one screen.
The 20 Best Cities for Engineering Jobs
8/16/2016  2 comments
If you are an engineer looking for a new gig, it may be time to move. Forbes and SpareFoot.com both weighed in recently with their top cities in which to secure the best engineering jobs, and they clearly disagree.
ORNL Speeds Up 3D Printing at the Nanoscale
Engineering Materials 
8/16/2016  Post a comment
Using simulation to guide the drafting process can speed up the design and production of 3D-printed nanostructures, reduce errors, and even make it possible to scale up the structures. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a model that does this.
Suppliers Design Materials for 3D Printing from the Ground Up
Engineering Materials 
8/15/2016  Post a comment
Engineers need workhorse materials with beefy mechanical properties for industrial designs made with 3D printing. Very few have been designed from the ground up for additive manufacturing, but that picture is beginning to change.
Industrial 3D Printer Cuts Process Time In Half
Product News 
8/12/2016  Post a comment
The new industrial extrusion desktop 3D printer from Rize eliminates post-processing, cutting turnaround time by 50%. It also boasts non-toxic and recyclable materials with aerospace- and medical-grade strength, and the ability to 3D print text and images directly on the part.
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