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MTS Aligns Sensors to EtherNet/IP Compatibility
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2/5/2016  Post a comment
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
8 Materials & Assembly Suppliers You Shouldn't Miss at MD&M West
Engineering Materials 
2/4/2016  Post a comment
Materials and assembly methods on exhibit at next week's MD&M West and other co-located shows will include some materials you should see, as well as several new and improved processes. Here's a sampling of what you can expect.
Dynamic, Smart Modeling Amped Up for Metal Fabrication Design Software
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2/4/2016  Post a comment
The maker of IronCAD says simpler processes and greater flexibility drove the backbone of the newest release's dynamic modeling environment and 2D drawing tools.
Demystifying Data Logging -- and Why Stepping It Up Has Benefits
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2/3/2016  8 comments
Data logging, a critical part of test engineering, is often treated as an afterthought, but giving it the following considerations can net big payoffs.
Get the Skinny on the Smart Manufacturing Revolution
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2/3/2016  Post a comment
The Wednesday, Feb. 10, all-day conference on smart manufacturing at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show in Anaheim will cover a wide range of Industry 4.0 issues, from Big Data to cyber security.
The Argument Against Model-Based Definition
Blog 
2/2/2016  7 comments
2D drawings actually work quite well, and people resist change, despite efforts including those by the world's leading companies to go to model-centric approaches to manufacturing.
Anaheim Is the Place to Go Deep on Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing
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2/2/2016  Post a comment
The Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade event in Anaheim next week will be filled with sessions on smart manufacturing led by industry experts.
Are You Ready and Prepared for IT/OT Talent Migration?
Blog 
2/1/2016  1 comment
We often discuss the equipment and software migrations as part of the move to a smart manufacturing or industrial operations model, but what about talent migration? It's time to stop ignoring this issue.
Development Kit Speeds Creation of IoT Demos
Product News 
2/1/2016  Post a comment
A new “rapid prototyping tool” enables developers to bring Internet of Things (IoT) designs to life more quickly.
Ansys 17.0 CAE Focuses on Expediting Virtual Simulation and Productivity
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2/1/2016  Post a comment
Ansys Inc., the developer of engineering simulation software, have just commercialized Ansys 17.0, calling it “the most feature-rich release in the company’s 45-year history” and claiming that the new release offers “10x improvements to product development productivity, insight, and performance.”
What Star Trek Can Teach Us as Engineers
Blog 
1/30/2016  23 comments
Star Trek brought us many pioneering ideas that designers have acted upon, and we can glean a few engineering bits of wisdom from this iconic show.
Another Use for 3D Printing: Physically Modeling Fluid Flow Trajectory Lines
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1/29/2016  Post a comment
3D printing is a new way to get a physical example of flow simulation results to vividly observe pressure, temperature, and velocity parameters.
Sensing and Connecting Our Way into a More Predictive, Prescriptive World
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1/29/2016  Post a comment
If we look at the industrial Internet as the physical network to monitor, analyze, and act on collected data, we can take advantage of sensor innovation for a new era of manufacturing capability and understand it in the context of time and resource efficiency.
How to Find and Retain Engineering Talent
Blog 
1/28/2016  14 comments
There is a shortage of engineers and designers. That's nothing new, but companies can tap into a talent pipeline using these steps.
TI Rolls Industry’s First On-Chip Solution for Analog, Digital Position Sensors
Product News 
1/28/2016  5 comments
A new system-on-chip solution enables developers to more easily incorporate digital and analog position sensors, thereby simplifying the development of industrial robots, elevators, CNC machines, material conveyance systems, and servo applications of virtually all types.
Ball Screws Can Be a High-Load Motion System Solution
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1/27/2016  Post a comment
Motion engineering quiz: If you need to actuate a 500 kN axial load along a 1,500 mm stroke, do you use a roller screw or a ball screw?
LED Lighting: More Intelligent, More Beautiful, More Affordable
Blog 
1/26/2016  4 comments
Continuing dramatic improvements in component packaging, intelligent driver and power architectures, and thermal performance are giving design engineers indispensable weapons in LED lighting design and creation.
4 Tips for Designing the Most Effective Touchscreen Interface
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1/26/2016  1 comment
If you’re thinking about implementing a touchscreen into your next product, you don't want to forget these guidelines.
COMAU, B&R Integrate Robots Into Machine Control
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1/26/2016  Post a comment
Robot maker COMAU Robotics and automation technology provider B&R have introduced openROBOTICS, a new solution that solves a longstanding problem in manufacturing automation—how to integrate robots into machinery control
9 New 3D Printing Technologies: Metals & More Metals, Printed Circuit Boards & Enclosed Electronics
Engineering Materials 
1/25/2016  6 comments
Many of the new 3D printers and printing technologies in this slideshow are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build speed, new material types, density and quality of 3D-printed circuit board layers, or build volume in a hybrid printer. We also give some recent market statistics.
Industrial PC Stands Up To Heavy Duty Harshness
Product News 
1/25/2016  Post a comment
A new industrial PC combines ruggedness with high performance, making it a potential candidate for applications ranging from trains and monorails to mining and construction equipment.
How H. Joseph Gerber Went from Holocaust Survivor to 'Thomas Edison' of Manufacturing
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1/24/2016  2 comments
H. Joseph Gerber, the founder of Gerber Scientific, has been described as the “Thomas Edison” of manufacturing due to his inventions and contributions to industry. His son, David, tells his father's story -- from Holocaust survivor to National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner -- in a new book.
The Messy Desks Behind These Creative Minds
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1/22/2016  12 comments
Take a look at these messy desks from your fellow engineers.
H2W Offers Motion-Profile Calculators to Ease Component Choice
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1/22/2016  Post a comment
H2W Technologies has placed a number of calculators on its website to help engineers determine the best motion profile for an application.
The Most Popular Slideshows of 2015
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1/21/2016  2 comments
Crazy gadgets, salaries, hoaxes, and scary true stories made up Design News readers' favorite slideshows of the year.
Metallic Bonding Glue May Bring Extinction to Soldering and Welding
Blog 
1/21/2016  6 comments
Scientists from two US universities have created a gallium/indium nanoglue that sinters at room temperature to produce a bond as strong as a weld.
How Online Quoting Has Transformed Plastic Injection Molding Sourcing
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1/21/2016  Post a comment
Technology has given buyers all sorts of online tools that increase their efficiency in finding suppliers, securely submitting RFQs, and receiving quotes online.
America's 25 Most Famous Engineers
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1/20/2016  8 comments
A handful of engineers have become famous as CEOs, astronauts, criminals, media figures, football players, baseball managers, military leaders, and even US presidents.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
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1/19/2016  8 comments
Most engineers have an interesting story to tell when asked why they decided to pursue an engineering career. Tell us yours!
Schneider Releases New Lexium Chip-Based Motion Controller for Compact Applications
Product News 
1/19/2016  Post a comment
Schneider Electric has released a new, ultra-compact programmable motion controller well suited for applications where space is a concern.
These Engineering Salaries Will Surprise You
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1/18/2016  6 comments
Surprising entries are topping the list of engineering schools that are producing the highest mid-career salaries.
Why Is Embedded Security So Difficult?
Blog 
1/18/2016  1 comment
By identifying and eliminating the weakest links in new products and systems, engineers can make significant gains in implementing security.
Creating a New High-Level Position, Baldor Electric Spotlights the Strategic Role of Quality
Blog 
1/18/2016  1 comment
The industrial motor maker recently drove home its quality commitment by promoting its director of quality, Myla Petree, to a newly created strategic role.
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview Pt III: 8 More Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
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1/16/2016  Post a comment
In this third and final preview of the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, Feb. 9-11, 2016, we look at exhibitors of industrial automation, rapid manufacturing, and printed electronics.
Machine Designers Need New Skills and Open IIoT Standards
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1/15/2016  Post a comment
The IIoT has become widespread in the world of machines, but machine designers may not have sufficient skills to deploy these connected smart machines.
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1/14/2016  1 comment
6 STEM Family Films That Entertain and Inspire
Blog 
1/14/2016  31 comments
Looking for a family movie night that will entertain and inspire about science, technology, engineering, and math? Here are our top 6 favorite STEM films for the whole family.
How to Get Your Plastic Part Design Made Properly – as Told by an Injection Molder
Blog 
1/14/2016  1 comment
Here are tips from molder CY Plastics on how to best leverage the skills and expertise of your molding partner to produce a well-engineered and manufacturable plastic component.
5 Nations Get Together on Industrial Design Intellectual Rights
Blog 
1/13/2016  1 comment
In early December, the US Patent and Trademark Office hosted the first Industrial Design 5 Forum, featuring representatives from the five largest design offices in the world, to create international synergy on protecting ID IP.
Human-Machine Interface Design '101' for Successful Machines and Products
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1/13/2016  4 comments
It doesn’t matter if it is a manufacturing machine or a medical diagnostic machine; poor human-machine interface design will prevent the machine’s use. But follow sound fundamental HMI design principles and you won't go wrong.
Time-Sensitive Networks: Next-Generation IIoT Connectivity?
Blog 
1/12/2016  2 comments
TSN’s ability to synchronize and schedule network traffic shows promise in enabling true device interoperability and eliminating isolated control networks.
5 of the Coolest 3D Printers From CES 2016
Blog 
1/11/2016  4 comments
Electronics, metals, food ... Polaroid? Here are some of the newest, most exciting 3D-printing technologies coming out of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
Texas Instruments Aligns with Ethernet Powerlink Protocol
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1/11/2016  Post a comment
Scalability and lower costs promised by TI’s Sitara processor platform could make Ethernet Powerlink a more potent industrial automation communication solution.
Manufacturing Becomes the Biggest Cyber Attack Target
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1/10/2016  Post a comment
While cyber attacks on networks at Sony, Target, and the US Government are getting all the press, the greatest cyber vulnerability is in manufacturing.
Beyond Automation: IoT Is Disrupting the Biotech Lab Environment
Blog 
1/9/2016  1 comment
The Internet of Things can change the face of life-science research by making lab data accessible and machinery automated and intelligent, preventing human error and speeding new cures.
Capacitor Maker’s Solution to Eliminate a Conflict Mineral from Its Supply Chain
Blog 
1/8/2016  1 comment
Few companies have a bigger stake in sourcing conflict-free tantalum than electronic component maker KEMET, so it went to establish an entirely closed-loop supply chain with trusted partners.
Optomec Adds Process Control to Hybrid 3DP/CNC Metals Systems
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1/8/2016  Post a comment
Hybrid subtractive/additive manufacturing systems made possible by Optomec's modular LENS metal print engine can now be monitored for quality control with the company's SmartAM option. During a build, this closed-loop control system monitors and adjusts key process parameters to help ensure consistent quality of metal parts. Shown here, a Fadal Vertical Mill upgraded with the print engine.
Electromagnetic Field Simulator Expands SolidWorks’ Engineering Tools
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1/8/2016  Post a comment
Infolytica Corp. recently announced an add-in of its MagNet electromagnetic field simulator for Dassault Systemes' SolidWorks, giving new electrical design tools embedded within the 3D CAD platform.
This Firm Has Figured Out Reliable Energy Storage in the Frigid Arctic
Blog 
1/7/2016  4 comments
Roughly the size of Illinois, Kotzebue is in Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough, where the annual average temperature is 22F. Saft braved the cold and figured out an energy storage solution for the area.
10,000 COMAU Robots Now Controlled by B&R Technology
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1/7/2016  Post a comment
Robot maker COMAU and automation technology provider B&R have reached a significant milestone in their partnership, with 10,000 COMAU robots now controlled by B&R automation technology.
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