There seems to be no end to the information engineers need to do their
jobs. That has been especially true in the last several years as engineers have
taken on more responsibility for more aspects of design. So, we are adding a new
dimension to the Design News web site to help you get exactly the information you want at any given time.
That dimension is segmentation. Separate segments of our web site will now provide specific information on technologies or markets you're interested in.
For example, say you specify electrical and electronic products and much of your work is for the automotive industry. At http://www. designnews.com, you can click on "electrical and electronic" or "automotive/trucks/off-highway," and get a wealth of information just on those topics.
Among that information:
The latest Design News and Global Design News articles on the subjects, plus articles from 12 other Cahners manufacturing magazines that cover the technology or market.
That day's news on those topics from Lexis-Nexis, as well as other important industry news.
Technical papers covering the subject matter.
A description of the newest products in that area of interest.
And links to other web sites in the technology or market area.
You can get the same kind of specific information for other technologies, such as fluid power, motion control, CAD, materials, power transmission, fastening, and computer hardware. Markets or industries covered include, besides automotive: industrial controls/machine tools, packaging equipment, medical, computers and office machines, communications, appliances and other consumer products, and aerospace/defense.
You pick the technology or industry/market you want. In addition to in-depth information, you'll also see videos, CAD drawings, and animated images, all of which make the information clearer.
The point is to cut through the information overload that distracts everyone and give you the exact information you want. Tell us what you think of this new effort, and whether it helps you.
Naturally, you can let us know at www.designnews.com