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Designer of Things Conference Session Will Examine Importance of Haptics
11/29/2015  Post a comment
Designers of electronic interfaces will need to be prepared to incorporate haptics in next generation products, an expert will tell attendees at the upcoming Designer of Things Conference in San Jose.
10 New 3D Printing Technologies: Multimaterials, Clay, & Factory-Floor Composites
Engineering Materials 
11/25/2015  Post a 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.
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
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.
Plastics for Medical Devices Adapt to Changing Needs
Engineering Materials 
11/16/2015  Post a comment
Plastics designed for use in medical devices and hospital equipment have to do multiple jobs, as is made clear in an article in our sister publication MDDI.
Smart Wheelchair Uses IoT for Patient Monitoring
11/13/2015  Post a comment
A group of German engineering students has designed a smart wheelchair and walker that use sensors and the IoT so doctors can monitor a patient’s condition remotely.
It's More Than Trains: Maglev Technology Hits Machinery Uses
11/12/2015  1 comment
When you hear the word "maglev," your first thought is probably high-speed trains, but magnetic levitation has resulted in contactless bearings and soon will give floating 3D printing machine heads.
Doctors Raise Skepticism About Usefulness of Wearable Medtech
11/11/2015  8 comments
Some physicians are beginning to voice their doubts about the usefulness of wearable medical devices beyond being mere gimmicks or convenient Christmas presents.
Software Algorithm Reads Damaged Barcodes
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11/11/2015  Post a comment
Cognex's PowerGrid software is said to read virtually all barcodes, even those that have been badly damaged.
20 Inventions Created by Mistake – Part 1
11/10/2015  8 comments
From the Slinky to the microwave oven, tons of common products -- and even medicines -- were discovered by accident.
Medical Device Makers Want More Than Just Connectors
11/10/2015  Post a comment
Design engineers at device OEMs are asking their interconnect suppliers for not more than connectors: they want a lot more varied expertise and solutions.
Mechatronics Helps Create 'Harmony' in Physical Therapy Robot
11/10/2015  Post a comment
A group of researchers in the University of Texas-Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed what they say is a first-of-its-kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton called HARMONY that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering from spinal and neurological injuries.
Designing for Global: 8 Steps to Compliance, Testing, and Sales Success
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.
3D Printers Making In-Roads in Medical Device Design
11/9/2015  Post a comment
3D printing showed that it’s gaining momentum in the medical industry this week, as suppliers at the Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis demonstrated new applications for the technology.
Increased Connectivity of Medical Devices Poses New Security Threats
11/6/2015  3 comments
The union of medical devices and the IoT is making medical devices more vulnerable to security risks, which means designers of these devices must begin to develop them with security in mind.
Accelerating Medical Device Innovation Using Additive Manufacturing
11/5/2015  Post a comment
Additive manufacturing opens new dimensions for integrated design, development, and production. Medical Device manufacturers interested in adopting AM for surgical equipment, prosthetics, implants, and tissue engineering need to consider many factors to determine if digital development and production technologies are appropriate and if so, where along the product development and manufacturing line they ought to be leveraged.
Breaking Through What's Holding Back Truly Mass Adoption of Wearables
11/4/2015  15 comments
Why do most wearable devices fail to make it past the early adopter stage?
How to Set a Realistic Delivery Date For Your Project
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.
Practical Advice for Securing Medical Device Data in the IoT
11/3/2015  Post a comment
Before medical devices can embrace the IoT and its advantages, manufacturers must be aware of regulatory considerations due to patient confidentiality and other issues that make medical data sensitive to share.
Why Isn't the Biomedical Industry Adopting MEMS?
10/30/2015  Post a comment
Microelectromechanical systems have made their way into biomedical devices. However, technical and business challenges remain until the full potential of these systems in the biomedical field can be realized
This Startup Wants Industrial 3D Printing to be Affordable in the Developing World
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
10/28/2015  13 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
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
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.
Planmeca Uses CAD/CAM to Send You to the Dentist Less
10/20/2015  Post a comment
Planmeca's FIT System uses CAD software and digital scanning to produce dental restorations in a single day.
Have You Entered In Design News' Golden Mousetrap Awards Yet?
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.
Slideshow: 'Design & Manufacturing Philadelphia' Recap Provides Peek at Latest Engineering Innovations
10/17/2015  Post a comment
Design News' recent Design & Manufacturing Philadelphia event provided a snapshot of the continually changing nature of design engineering, showing off innovations in materials, automation, components, services, and, of course, 3D printing, plus more.
Renesas' New Platform Could Speed Embedded Development
Electronics News 
10/16/2015  Post a comment
Renesas Electronics this week rolled out the first components for a new platform that promises to simplify embedded product development.
Mankind's 20 Greatest Inventions — Part 2
Electronics News 
10/15/2015  17 comments
We're counting down the inventions that have had the greatest impact on our lives. Now it's time for the top ten.
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.
Flexible Electronics Could Aid in Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Electronics News 
10/8/2015  Post a comment
Flexible electronics will expand beyond its high-profile role in fitness over the next five years, potentially aiding in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease.
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
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.
Latest Autodesk Fusion 360 Update Highlights Cloud Power
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
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.
Will HP's 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?
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.
Why Aren't Surgeons Embracing Innovative Medical Technology?
9/29/2015  4 comments
Breakthrough technologies to make surgeons' jobs easier are being developed all the time. So why haven't they been so easily convinced?
ISO 9001 Revision Puts Risk and Quality Management Closely Together
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?
Alcoa Invents 3DP Materials & Processes for Aerospace End-Products
Engineering Materials 
9/25/2015  Post a comment
Alcoa's new $60 million dollar facility has already invented a new hybrid process for metals called Ampliforge.
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.
Moog Wants to Know If You Have Its Oldest Operating Servo Valve
9/24/2015  Post a comment
The Industrial Group of Moog Inc. is holding a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve.
10 New 3D Printing Materials from Plastics to Glass to Metals
Engineering Materials 
9/22/2015  4 comments
There are new materials for use with 3D printers, and then there are new materials that can only be made using 3D printing (3DP) techniques. In this slideshow, we'll show you some of both.
Motion System Enables Acoustic Resonance-Based, Impeller-Free Mixing
9/22/2015  1 comment
Intelligent drives and controls make this novel mixing technology, using high-intensity low-frequency energy, possible for a wide range of materials and user industries.
Optimizing Pump and Motor Design Is the Key to Machine Miniaturization
9/20/2015  Post a comment
Size reduction is dependent on getting efficient pump design, and there are four common ways to get effective motor control.
How Can Wireless Health Get the Most Out of Wearables and Sensors?
9/19/2015  Post a comment
Wireless health product and service opportunities span a wide spectrum of patient needs. Here's a look at the key approaches to application design success.
Prosthetic Hand Gives Paralyzed Patient a Sense of Touch
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.
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