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Machine Designers Need New Skills and Open IIoT Standards
Blog 
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.
Top 2016 Challenge
Quick Poll 
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
Blog 
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.
5 Technologies to Watch in 2016
Blog 
1/6/2016  6 comments
Keep an eye on these five technologies for major growth and impact on the engineering space in 2016.
ThingWorx, a Cloud-Based Mashup Tool, Builds Data Visualization Dashboards
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1/6/2016  Post a comment
With mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets used in business and industrial work environments, the ability to have accessible data is crucial for managing daily operations.
Choosing the Right Weight-Saving Option for EMI Shielding & Thermal Management
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1/6/2016  Post a comment
As consumer, commercial, and industrial electronics continue to shrink, run faster, and have higher performance levels, EMI shielding, weight reduction, and heat dissipation will continue to challenge design engineers and OEMs across the country and around the globe and require innovative board-level shielding as well as close collaboration between design and manufacturing.
Industry 4.0 Will Mean ‘Plug-and-Produce’ and ‘Digital Twins’
Blog 
1/5/2016  1 comment
We are seeing more and more evidence of integrating, automating, managing, and simplifying industrial data flows to improve design, engineering, production, and in-service operations.
How Printed Electronics Continues to Reshape the Electronics Industry
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1/5/2016  Post a comment
Conductive inks have paved the way for printed electronics, yielding membrane switches and touch screen, and now 3D-printed electronics is emerging as the future of electromechanical design.
Our 5G Future: What Impact Will It Have on IoT?
Blog 
1/4/2016  1 comment
The network has increasingly become the foundation required to support the growth and success of emerging future technologies. What 5G is depends entirely on whom you ask.
Dassault: We're Transforming SolidWorks from CAD to Platform for Innovation
Blog 
1/4/2016  1 comment
The chief product strategist for SolidWorks says CAD users are no longer satisfied with mere CAD and want a software platform that allows them to innovate.
FEA for Optimizing Seal Design and Engineering Performance
Blog 
12/31/2015  Post a comment
FEA can be used to test an ever-expanding range of materials in new ways by using innovative models. Improvements in the virtual testing process continually come about, resulting in more accurate modeling and confidence on the part of the customer.
Challenges for Control Engineers in an IIoT World
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12/29/2015  Post a comment
With the Industrial Internet of Things ramping up, control and system engineers will increasingly find themselves together at the focal point of networking technology’s move to the next and potentially much higher performance level.
What Finite Element Analysis Means to the Average Joe Engineer
Blog 
12/26/2015  1 comment
Whether you call it simulation, finite element analysis, design verification, or many other names, today most design engineers have simulation tools at their fingertips, often in their CAD program of choice.
GE's Biopharma Plant Solution: Can't Export Drugs? Export the Factory
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12/22/2015  Post a comment
GE's Life Sciences business recently built a complete drug-making factory in Stuttgart, Germany, and shipped it to a customer in China.
Test Your Pump Knowledge with ITT Corp.’s ‘Pumps Quiz’
Blog 
12/18/2015  3 comments
For the fifth year in a row as the kick-off event to Pump Appreciation Day, ITT Corp.’s Goulds Pumps, Bornemann, and PRO Services brands are hosting World of Pumps Quiz, an online pump knowledge game.
Spirol: Edge-Bonded Shims Minimize Assembly Costs for Manufacturers
Product News 
12/16/2015  Post a comment
Edge-bonded shims can reduce assembly time and minimize the costs of assembly for manufacturers when used instead of the more common surface-bonded laminated shims, the company outlines in a recent white paper.
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview Pt II: 7 More Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
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12/15/2015  Post a comment
In this second preview of the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, Feb. 9-11, 2016, we look at exhibitors of linear motion, CAE, and mechanical fastening, among others.
How to Maximize and Modernize Food and Beverage Production Wiring
Blog 
12/14/2015  Post a comment
For engineering F&B production, we are seeing smarter IIoT plants, where passive wiring is no longer sufficient. Engineers require bidirectional data communication, otherwise known as active wiring.
Mechatronics Solution Is Adept Enough to Produce a Bow-Tying Robot
Blog 
12/10/2015  2 comments
Using a robot to automate a process with a product as unstructured as a ribbon benefits from a mechatronic perspective on system design.
8 New 3D Printing Technologies From Formnext & the AM Factory of Tomorrow
Engineering Materials 
12/9/2015  Post a comment
Engineers and others interested in prototyping and end-production using 3D printing and additive manufacturing recently attended the Formnext trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. It was all about metals, better process control, and the factory of tomorrow.
Software Tool Secures Hydraulics' Role in Factories of the Future
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12/8/2015  Post a comment
To meet the needs of the so-called Industry 4.0 movement, Bosch Rexroth AG is rolling out a hydraulic power package featuring a smart software tool that targets the needs of the future factory.
Schneider Electric’s New CTO Is Earmarking IT/OT Convergence as the Future
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12/6/2015  Post a comment
Prith Banerjee was chosen in order to push the company’s current trajectory from being just an industrial electronics, automation, and energy management supplier into a brave new world of smart industry.
Here's the Cure for Problems Facing the Internet of Things
News 
12/3/2015  3 comments
The Internet of Things is broken and needs ARM-based field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology to fix it, an expert told engineers at UBM’s Designers of Things conference in San Jose, Calif.
Design Engineering Tools
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12/3/2015  3 comments
Top 25 Most Expensive Engineering Degrees
Blog 
12/2/2015  17 comments
Today, many of the great private engineering schools exceed $50,000 a year in total costs. Here's a list of the 25 most expensive.
New Tech Generates Energy From Device Motion
Blog 
12/2/2015  2 comments
New energy-harvesting technology from Jennova that can capture energy from the rotation or spin of any device has potential to provide power for sensors and other connected devices in Internet of Things applications.
Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview: 7 Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
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12/1/2015  Post a comment
Design News previews some of the solutions exhibitors that will be at the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim in February 2016.
ABB Introduces Its Largest Industrial Robot Ever
Product News 
12/1/2015  Post a comment
The IRB 8700 is aimed at material-handling applications in the automotive, transportation, and other heavy industries.
European Governments Are Driving Clean, Efficient Manufacturing
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11/30/2015  Post a comment
Governmental policies and mandates in Europe are leading the way in creating low-carbon manufacturing.
10 New 3D Printing Technologies: Multimaterials, Clay, & Factory-Floor Composites
Engineering Materials 
11/25/2015  1 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.
UL Clarifies IEC Guidelines for Safety Features in PLCs
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11/24/2015  Post a comment
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Predictive Maintenance Hits Robotics as Fanuc and Cisco Team Up
Blog 
11/20/2015  2 comments
Cisco Systems has partnered with robotics and automation company Fanuc America to connect industrial robots to a system that ensures they always remain in proper working order.
STMicroelectronics Slays 'Vampire Power'
Product News 
11/18/2015  Post a comment
With a new power-supply chip, the semiconductor giant aims to minimize the loss of power that happens when devices, appliances, and other electronic equipment is in standby mode.
Pack Expo Reloaded: 7 Companies and Products to Know
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11/17/2015  Post a comment
A couple of weeks ago, Design News recapped some of the latest developments in industrial automation for the packaging market. This second time around, we cover a mix of major and perhaps less-familiar suppliers that were also at the huge Las Vegas event to showcase their latest innovations.
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.
Fanuc Enters Collaborative Robot Fray with 35-kg Model
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11/16/2015  Post a comment
Fanuc America has introduced a new industrial robot which, like Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, can work safely alongside humans without the need for fences or cages.
Thomson How-To Video Keeps Linear Guides and Bearings Lubricated
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11/13/2015  Post a comment
Design engineers that want to ensure their high-precision linear motion creations are made to last can get some show-and-tell guidance.
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