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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.
5 Technologies that Made the Big Time in 2015
Blog 
1/5/2016  5 comments
With 2015 in the rearview, it’s time to take a look back at some of the top technologies that made a major impact on engineering and design.
It’s Time to Get Enchanted with Smart Product Design
Blog 
1/5/2016  4 comments
Devices that connect with users and improve their quality of life are “enchanted objects,” and this is what consumer product designers and engineers must aim for to succeed.
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.
HP Reveals More About 3D Printing Tech and First Product Timing
Engineering Materials 
1/4/2016  Post a comment
HP Inc. was at the Autodesk University 2015 conference in Las Vegas in December, talking up its latest 2D printers, and giving out more information about its Multi Jet Fusion 3D-printing technology and product launch.
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.
Smart Pill Bottle Reminds Patients to Take Their Medication
Blog 
1/2/2016  1 comment
A smart pill bottle from AdhereTech keeps track of medications and alerts people when it’s time for their next dose to help with medication adherence.
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.
The Technology of 'Star Wars': 10 Real-Life Examples
Blog 
12/17/2015  4 comments
With the release of The Force Awakens we take a look at 10 real-life breakthrough technologies straight out of the Star Wars universe.
Consultant Shares Secrets Behind Design of Swimmers' Heart Rate Monitor
News 
12/17/2015  1 comment
An engineer at UBM’s recent Designers of Things conference shared his insight into the trials and tribulations of developing one of the most challenging kinds of wearable products -- a heart rate monitor for swimmers.
Scottish Researchers Discover Cheap Way to Produce High-Quality Graphene
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12/17/2015  Post a comment
Engineering professor Ravinder Dahiya and his team at the University of Glasgow have made graphene by using the same inexpensive copper found in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.
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.
Building a Better Mousetrap at the Designers of Things Conference
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12/14/2015  1 comment
UBM’s recent Designers of Things Conference in San Jose highlighted the work, not only of materials and components suppliers, but of the makers of innovative products from around the world.
This Self-Healing Gel Doesn't Need Stimuli to Repair and Connect Circuits
Blog 
12/11/2015  2 comments
A researcher at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a self-healing gel that can repair and connect electronic circuits, paving the way for new innovation in flexible electronics, biosensors, and energy-storage devices.
2016 Tech Crystal Ball: 7 Trends for Engineers to Keep Top of Mind
Blog 
12/10/2015  5 comments
Articles this time of year forecasting the future are always intriguing. While predictions are perhaps best read with a skeptical eye, consulting firms do tend to get a bird’s-eye view at what the New Year holds and can provide a solid sense of emerging technology trends for the New Year and beyond.
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.
10 New Plastics For Airplane Interiors, Car Exteriors, and Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
12/5/2015  Post a comment
Along with our current bunch of new plastics and elastomers, we also tell you about new applications they make possible, plus related news.
What Can Design Engineers Learn from IKEA?
Blog 
12/4/2015  9 comments
IKEA has built its entire brand around the concept. So is modular design the way forward for traditional product development?
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.
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12/3/2015  3 comments
Top 25 Most Expensive Engineering Degrees
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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.
Consumer Wearables Are Running into a Wall
Blog 
12/2/2015  10 comments
Everyone with a stake in wearable technology is already wondering whether there will be enough application creativity to propel wearables into the next phase of maturation.
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.
Designers of Things Session Explores 'Digi-Med' Testing
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11/30/2015  Post a comment
Digital healthcare devices and wearable electronic products need to be thoroughly tested, lest they live short, ignominious lives, an expert will tell attendees at UBM’s upcoming Designers of Things conference in San Jose, Calif.
Designers of Things Session Will Examine Importance of Haptics
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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 Designers of Things conference in San Jose, Calif.
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.
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
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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
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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
Blog 
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
Blog 
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
Product News 
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
Blog 
11/10/2015  10 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
Blog 
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
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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
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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
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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
Blog 
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
Blog 
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
Blog 
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
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.
Practical Advice for Securing Medical Device Data in the IoT
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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?
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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
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
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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
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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
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10/20/2015  Post a comment
Planmeca's FIT System uses CAD software and digital scanning to produce dental restorations in a single day.
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