Design engineers need to know the trade-offs associated with each valve. At the Design News webinar on May 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET, participants will learn which applications can handle which types of valves. Participants will also receive insight into where they can economize, and more importantly, where they can’t. It turns out that size does matter, especially when it comes to leak-free operation. Participants will also discover what plug-and-play really means.
Join Rob Clippard, vice president of Clippard Instrument Laboratory, and Don Parr, vice president, Zaxis Inc., as they cover recent product and technique developments that will allow you to better achieve leak-free operation. There are ways to maximize these developments to design a product that best meets your needs.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.