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Why EPA Standard Could Push Hydraulic Hybrid Powertrains Forward
News 
11/19/2015  26 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.
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
Blog 
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.
Designing for Global: 8 Steps to Compliance, Testing, and Sales Success
Blog 
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.
400 Cyber Threats a Minute
Blog 
11/7/2015  1 comment
2015 saw a sharp increase in the volume of cyber attacks. Even as awareness increases and cyber security is bolstered, the intrusions continue at a staggering rate.
Federally Backed Applied Research on Industrial Digitalization Pushes Ahead
Blog 
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.
Eaton Is Working on a Variable Speed Drive with Near-Perfect Efficiency
Blog 
11/5/2015  7 comments
Given grant money from the DoE, Eaton has been tasked with creating next-generation power conversion technology with 10 times the power density of today's silicon-based drives.
How to Set a Realistic Delivery Date For Your Project
Blog 
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.
Cyber Security Experts Have High Demand, But a Huge Skills Gap
Blog 
11/3/2015  Post a comment
The Increased risk of cyber attacks has created a spike in demand for cyber security experts, but companies have trouble finding people to fill those positions.
This Startup Wants Industrial 3D Printing to be Affordable in the Developing World
News 
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.
3D Print Strong, Tough Parts With PEEK- and PAEK-Based Carbon Composites
Engineering Materials 
10/29/2015  Post a comment
Arevo Labs has developed a new filament 3D printing process for making very high-strength PEEK- and PAEK-based carbon fiber composites, and the commercial service is now available.
10 of the Scariest True Stories in Engineering History
Blog 
10/28/2015  14 comments
From resurrecting the dead, to occult rituals and man-eating robots, this Halloween we've rounded up 10 of history's creepiest true engineering tales.
Never Forget These 7 Points Before Selecting a High-Tech Adhesive
Blog 
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.
Autodesk Inventor Update Will Make Everything and Everyone Play Nice
Blog 
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.
UL Takes a 'Shot' at Predicting Solar PV Module Reliability
Blog 
10/26/2015  4 comments
Not all solar panels are created equal, and test and safety organization UL is going to create methods for determining PV module failure, using DoE's SunShot funding.
Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
Features 
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.
New Embedded Development Board: Cute Name, High-End Features, Maker Price
Blog 
10/21/2015  Post a comment
The snickerdoodle is a universal embedded development platform providing programming features/functions of a Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, and Arduino at a highly affordable price point.
Have You Entered In Design News' Golden Mousetrap Awards Yet?
Blog 
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.
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.
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.
Free Composites Test Database Now Available from Sandia Labs
News 
10/10/2015  Post a comment
A database containing information on over 16,000 tests done on 500 composites and other materials for wind turbine blades is now available free from Sandia National Laboratories.
Nearly 40% of Design News Poll Responders Have Been Hacked
Blog 
10/9/2015  Post a comment
Our latest Design News Quick Poll reveals that readers are facing serious cyber security challenges.
An Obsolete Part May Be Your Most Efficient Choice
Blog 
10/8/2015  3 comments
The most efficient and ecologically sound automation system may be "eco obsolete" — an older system sustained with obsolete parts.
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
Blog 
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.
Hip-Hop Puts ‘Motion’ to Newton’s Laws in NASA-Honeywell STEM Program
STEM Connection 
10/7/2015  Post a comment
Honeywell and NASA's FMA Live! Forces of Nature show uses hip-hop to teach physics lessons and is currently on its Fall 2015 tour in the Midwest.
Latest Autodesk Fusion 360 Update Highlights Cloud Power
Blog 
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
Blog 
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.
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.
Manufacturing Is a Dream Come True for Gena Lovett of Boeing
STEM Connection 
10/2/2015  2 comments
In an exclusive interview with Design News, Gena Lovett, VP operations for Boeing, talks about her love and "natural aptitude" for manufacturing.
Will HP's 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?
Blog 
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?
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.
5 New Adhesives & Fasteners for Airplanes, Satellites, & Electronics
Engineering Materials 
9/29/2015  Post a comment
Most of the fasteners and adhesives in this slideshow are aimed at aerospace, including aircraft and spacecraft, as well as electronics and electrical applications.
ISO 9001 Revision Puts Risk and Quality Management Closely Together
Blog 
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.
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
Blog 
9/24/2015  Post a comment
The Industrial Group of Moog Inc. is holding a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve.
What Industries Are the Highest-Paid Engineers Working In?
Blog 
9/23/2015  4 comments
Take a look at 2015's engineering salaries by discipline and employer, including bottom, middle, and top ranges.
Prosthetic Hand Gives Paralyzed Patient a Sense of Touch
Blog 
9/18/2015  1 comment
A mind-controlled mechanical hand, developed by DARPA and researchers at Johns Hopkins university, gives a paralyzed patient the ability to “feel” physical sensations.
More Interconnectedness, More Vulnerabilities, More Profit for Hackers
Blog 
9/18/2015  3 comments
Cyber security attacks are increasing in number and sophistication as interconnected machines and devices expand the "surface area" for hackers and nation-state foes.
Siemens: Big Data Will Redefine Industrial Services
Blog 
9/17/2015  2 comments
The industrial giant is betting on Big Data to create new business models around product development and lifecycle management.
How to Design Membrane Switches for Harsh Environments
Blog 
9/16/2015  Post a comment
There are special considerations when designing membrane switches for devices that are used in or exposed frequently to moisture, UV rays, and extreme temperatures.
Giant Robot Will Build Huge Composite Parts for Mars and Beyond
Engineering Materials 
9/15/2015  2 comments
NASA has installed a giant composites-making robot to help fabricate the biggest reinforced parts ever for space vehicles, including Mars rovers and landers, plus planetary and lunar habitats.
3D Printing in End-Production: What's It Gonna Take?
Features 
9/15/2015  2 comments
What has to happen before 3D printing end-production parts become a widespread reality?
Free Industrial AM Database Adds Over 100 Machines and Materials
Engineering Materials 
9/10/2015  Post a comment
The free, searchable Senvol Database has added data on over 100 new machines and materials for industrial additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), bringing the total to more than 450 machines and 550 materials.
Energy Harvesting Digs Into Human Motion and Wearable Materials
Blog 
9/9/2015  Post a comment
We look at two creations that can generate power on the order of tens of watts. One of them can use a range of materials, from polymers to paper.
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