The Airbus A380 landed in the U.S. for the first time this week when two of the jumbo jets touched down in New York and Los Angeles on Monday. Both New York’s Kennedy Airport and LA International are spending $300 million to widen runways and provide special docking equipment for the plane, which has a wingspan almost the length of a football field, according to a story on CNN.com. The double-decker plan has 555 passenger seats.
Airbus originally planned to produce 25 A380s last year, but with teams of engineers in France and Germany working separately on the electrical design and not communicating the changes to each other on a timely basis, those production numbers were reduced to at the most nine A380s in 2006. See Design News Contributing Editor Doug Smock’s story on “Lessons Learned from the Airbus Design Team.”
For a look at the design programs used in development of the jumbo boeing, check out CAD/CAM Corner.
We looked at a number of sources to determine this year's greenest cars, from KBB to automotive trade magazines to environmental organizations. These 14 cars emerged as being great at either stretching fuel or reducing carbon footprint.
Healthcare might seem to be an unlikely target application for the Internet of Things technology, but recent developments show small ways that big-data is going to make an impact on patient care moving into the future.
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is