Content tagged with Industrial Machinery
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Uberize Your Remote Equipment
8/10/2016  Post a comment
You can leverage remote connectivity to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve performance.
Powder Metals Expand to Include Additive Manufacturing
Engineering Materials 
8/10/2016  1 comment
A wider range of better-performing, and sometimes less costly, powder metals are available for engineers designing multiple applications.
8 Engineers Who Competed in the Olympics
8/9/2016  7 comments
Take a look at these eight global engineers who have competed in past Olympics or are competing in Rio this month.
PackSpec 2.0 Creates Templates for Packaging Machinery Specifications
8/9/2016  Post a comment
The PackSpec initiative has been a multi-year effort but now there is mounting support to move beyond the written standards put forward in the first version of PackSpec to standard documents that can streamline and strengthen the creation of packaging machinery specifications used to bid new systems.
New Free 3D Printing File Extensions From 3MF Consortium
Engineering Materials 
8/8/2016  Post a comment
Two new free extensions to the open standard 3MF file format for 3D printing have been released by the 3MF Consortium. Both are aimed at high-volume additive manufacturing operations run by either service bureaus or large OEMs.
LabVIEW 2016 Adds New Channel, Ups NI's Investment in IIoT
Product News 
8/3/2016  Post a comment
The latest version of NI's LabVIEW software maintains its roots while being tailor-made for developing IIoT devices and systems.
Energy Usage Slashed at New Car Plant
8/2/2016  3 comments
For years, energy usage was not even a major design priority for machinery and equipment suppliers but, with rising costs and concerns, it suddenly became a hot engineering topic.
Team Uncovers Way to Turn Carbon Monoxide Waste Into Biofuel
8/1/2016  Post a comment
Biological engineers at Cornell University have developed a way to make the biofuel ethanol through a fermentation process using carbon monoxide.
First Industrial-Scale 3D Printing Plant for Aerospace Metals Under Construction
Engineering Materials 
7/28/2016  Post a comment
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
These Engineering & Design Contests Will Bring Out the Competitor in All of Us
7/27/2016  1 comment
Engineers can channel the eye of the tiger and rise to the challenge, with a number of prize or award-giving contests out there to test your metal and intellectual prowess.
The 15 Best Artificial Intelligence Movies
7/21/2016  17 comments
Take a look at some of the best movies that include self-aware machines.
Design Tool Zaps the Weight Out of Objects
7/21/2016  Post a comment
Inspire 2016 from solidThinking helps design engineers find the right product shape to reduce weight, maintain strength, and make the product easier to manufacture.
Design Engineers Want Reliability & Tech Support From Their Materials
Engineering Materials 
7/19/2016  1 comment
Design engineers play a big role in selecting both suppliers and materials for their designs. Our most recent Design News Materials Survey says they continue to be highly involved, in some ways even more than the last time we asked to peek inside their cubicles.
Your Cybersecurity May Impact Your Customer’s Safety
7/14/2016  2 comments
Plant cybersecurity comes with a number of challenges, from protecting a network that might extend into the supply chain, to buying cyber insurance.
Planes & Electronics Get 8 New Adhesives, Coatings & Sealants
Engineering Materials 
7/14/2016  Post a comment
Several new products in this group of new adhesives, coatings, and sealants are formulated to protect sensitive electronic components, or to seal components of commercial and military aircraft. Others are designed to operate in tough, messy, dirty oil & gas operations, or for rotary applications and motors.
1 Smart Attack Can Spawn a Zillion Dumb Attacks
7/13/2016  Post a comment
The advantages of plant connectivity are prompting manufacturers to network out to their customers and suppliers, but that makes everyone vulnerable to attack.
US Will Be at the Forefront in Disruption of Manufacturing
7/11/2016  4 comments
At the 2016 Siemens Automation Summit, Siemens executive Klaus Heimrich painted a digitized picture of the future, where the US will lead the world in changing design and manufacturing.
New Technology, Flexibility Drives Robotics Use in Asia-PAC
7/5/2016  Post a comment
While much of the growth can be attributed to China's growing automotive manufacturing base, there is evidence of growth in other areas of industrial robotics, including food and beverage, industrial machinery, materials handling, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing and oil and gas.
8 STEM Activities to Fight Summer Boredom
6/30/2016  1 comment
DIY candy, journeys to Mars, coding for road trips, and more. These STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity options will keep kids engaged this summer, from 10-minute activities to more advanced undertakings.
Chaos Happens: What to Do About it on Your Next Product Development Project
6/30/2016  5 comments
Nothing is more frustrating than developing a plan and then, in the heat of the battle, having to diverge from the plan when chaos happens.
Register Early for ARM TechCon 2016 and Save Big Bucks
6/30/2016  Post a comment
Thinking about attending ARM TechCon 2016? Early Bird registration can save you, or your company, up to $650. But do it now before the deals run out.
How to Build a Homemade CNC Laser Engraver
Gadget Freak 
6/28/2016  1 comment
Laser engravers can be great tools for DIY projects. But they can also be pricey. Gadget Freak shows you how to build your own CNC laser engraver using an Arduino board.
Beyond the Dyno: A Multi-Axis Test Simulator for Automotive
6/21/2016  Post a comment
A multi-axis profile simulator takes data from a dynamometer and uses it to create a back-to-back test system profile that synchs speed and torque in time.
Notorious Hacker Reveals Tricks, Blames the User
6/20/2016  3 comments
Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick explained the vulnerabilities to hacking during his keynote address at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing in New York last week.
8 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-based & Renewable Plastics
Engineering Materials 
6/17/2016  Post a comment
In this slideshow's latest crop of new bio-based and renewable plastics and methods for making them, some materials can even be completely recycled several times without loss of original properties.
3D-Printed Plastic Parts Are As Strong As Aluminum
Product News 
6/17/2016  1 comment
Global 3D printing production network 3D Hubs is now offering new engineering-grade fiber-reinforced nylon composites that rival aluminum in strength.
Portfolio Management Tools Give Decision-Makers Line of Sight Into R&D Efforts
6/15/2016  Post a comment
The most successful R&D-driven enterprises use portfolio-management tools to provide a line of sight into all of the company's product development efforts, so as to make optimal decisions around funding.
ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
6/13/2016  Post a comment
Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.
10 New 3D Printing Plastics For Tougher, More Flexible Products
Engineering Materials 
6/10/2016  Post a comment
Our latest crop includes ABS alternatives, tougher PLAs, flexible plastics including a flexible nylon, polymers with better heat resistance, and the first biocompatible resin for desktop 3D printing.
Industrial Controllers Focus on Performance
6/9/2016  Post a comment
Additional CPU power is being deployed to power high performance vision-guided motion, machine condition monitoring, and data-intensive edge computing applications.
Cutting Recalls with Big Data
6/7/2016  2 comments
The value of product data grows when it’s captured across the product’s life, from early design through manufacturing and onto its life with the end user. Along the way, outside data can be gathered from suppliers and distributors. The goal is to capture enough data to identify and correct problems at the earliest possible moment.
Laying the Groundwork For Trusted Cyber Secure Ecosystems
6/7/2016  Post a comment
CIP Security is evolving into a more robust security framework and adding solutions for device authentication and hardening.
We're Drowning in Pointless Technology Jargon
6/7/2016  2 comments
Are we hitting a breaking point for clouds, platforms, solutions, and other product descriptions that say a lot but don't really do much?
5 Mistakes to Avoid in Product Development
6/6/2016  3 comments
Everyone has been there. Done that. Mistakes are a part of life and certainly part of the learning process. Here are some of the key mistakes observed in hundreds of product development teams. Knowing this, forewarned is fore-armed. How many of these do you recognize?
'Black Hole' Coating Keeps Satellite On Track
Engineering Materials 
6/3/2016  Post a comment
An ultra-black coating that absorbs virtually all incident light around it makes surface features disappear so it looks like a black hole. That also boosts performance of the Kent Ridge 1 satellite's star trackers and Earth observation instruments.
This Drive Is Smart Enough to Fix Itself
6/2/2016  Post a comment
This smart drive comes pre-connected to the IoT. It can tell you when it needs maintenance and how to do the support.
For 3D Printing To Grow, It Needs Materials, Machines & Software
Engineering Materials 
5/31/2016  Post a comment
Major changes are happening in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials, machines, and software. If the industry -- and the design engineers and OEMs it serves -- are to grow, all three areas must become much more tightly integrated.
Make Big, Stronger Parts With Near-Net Shape Technology
Product News 
5/27/2016  Post a comment
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
Latest Whitepaper Puts a Lock on IoT Security
5/26/2016  Post a comment
Icon Labs has developed a whitepaper to help determine the type of cybersecurity needed based on the type of device.
Top Job Prospects for Engineers in 2016
5/25/2016  3 comments
Here's a look at the Bureau of Labor stats on engineering jobs over the coming decade.
The Versatile Future of Coatings
Engineering Materials 
5/25/2016  Post a comment
Coatings and sealants are getting more versatile to deal with miniaturization and multiple materials, and tougher to meet requirements for higher reliability.
Augmented Reality Becomes the New Plant Instructor
5/25/2016  Post a comment
DMDII is working with a number of partners to create and utilize augmented reality instructions for the plant floor.
Li-Ion Components for High-Temperature Aerospace, Industrial Apps
5/24/2016  Post a comment
Researchers at Rice University have developed a combined electrolyte and separator for lithium-ion batteries that won’t have performance issues or catch fire at high temperatures.
Top 10 States for Engineering Jobs
5/19/2016  8 comments
Are you an engineer who is looking for a job? Here are the 10 states where you will have the best luck.
More Game-Changers in the World of 3D Printing
Engineering Materials 
5/19/2016  Post a comment
HP's industry-changing 3D printing announcement for commercial-scale end-production wasn't the only news of note at RAPID 2016 this week. Here are six more game-changing software and hardware news items, plus some videos explaining HP's technology.
HP Launches 3D Printing Production Tech & Open Materials Market
Engineering Materials 
5/17/2016  4 comments
HP has launched its long-heralded Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology for commercial-scale end-production, plus an ecosystem to go with it. The package could change the entire industrial market for making end-products with additive manufacturing. At the very least, it will be game-changing.
Researchers Create Better Way to Boil Water, Controlling Bubbles
5/11/2016  Post a comment
University engineers have discovered a way to induce and control the formation of boiling-water bubbles, which could benefit electronics, as well as have applications in advanced lasers, radars, and solar energy.
Engineers, Thank Your Mothers
5/6/2016  4 comments
You didn’t become an engineer on your own, junior.
Fast and Cheap Carbon Composite Repair & Recycling
5/5/2016  Post a comment
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
7 Skills Every Engineering Grad Needs to be Successful
5/3/2016  5 comments
The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don’t teach engineers the soft skills required to have a successful career. Here are seven skills that every engineering graduate needs to be successful.
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