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Jennifer Campbell

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6 Reasons to Go For the Golden Mousetrap
Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
10/1/2014  2
In case you haven't heard, the deadline to enter the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards is coming up fast -- Oct. 28! Have you entered yet?

Most recent post: far911... Agreed sir.. it is.
Rob Spiegel

Blog
Security Is Going Down to the Device
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/30/2014  0
In order to keep an enterprise truly safe from hackers, cyber security has to go all the way down to the device level. Icon Labs is making the point that security has to be built ...

Dave Palmer

Blog
India's Mangalyaan Probe Reaches Mars
Dave Palmer, P.E.
9/30/2014  12
Three days after NASA's MAVEN probe reached Mars, India's Mangalyaan probe went into orbit around the red planet. India's first interplanetary mission, and the first successful Mars ...

Rob Spiegel

STEM Connection
Siemens Furthers STEM Initiative in NC
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/30/2014  1
Siemens PLM Software will make a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in North Carolina for its science, technology, engineering, and ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

STEM Connection
Conference Supports & Highlights Women in Engineering
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
9/29/2014  19
Though there are some extremely influential female engineers in the field today, women are still a minority compared to their male counterparts, and they continue to need support to ...

Pamela Moore

Pamela Moore
4 Steps For Improving Your Design Engineering Career
Pamela Moore, SVP, Content and Strategy
9/26/2014  10
Steve Vassallo, general partner at venture capital investing company Foundation Capital, is tired of always asking entrepenuers if they have an enginnering cofounder.

Ann R. Thryft

STEM Connection
13 Reasons to Enter the 3D Printing Student Design Contest
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/26/2014  12
The 11th annual Extreme Redesign contest is now accepting submissions. Conducted by 3D printing leader Stratasys, the 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is open to students ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Plant HMI Goes Millennial
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/26/2014  17
The new automation plant is getting revamped for the emerging generation of engineers who are savvy with consumer interfaces and expect the plant to operate with 21st Century ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
MAVEN Arrives at Mars
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/25/2014  16
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has entered Mars' atmosphere, carrying instruments to help Earthlings figure out what happened to it. Launched last November, as we told you last year, the ...

Features

5 Factors That Will Drive ROI for Food/Beverage Manufacturers
9/24/2014
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These important industry trends affect your plant’s ROI now -- and into the future.

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
 4
Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

A Look at Specialty Coatings for Bearings
9/5/2014
 1
Here's a look at some newly developed specialty coatings for bearings and how they can help keep machinery up and running as intended.

The Ins & Outs of Conveyor Innovation
8/26/2014
 1
Recent trends in conveyor design and accessories are leading to increase throughput and productivity in equipment. While the most common type of conveyors are straight-line, many other designs are now becoming commonplace in plants.

Revolutionizing Regenerative & Implantable Medical Apps Through Next-Gen Techniques
8/11/2014
 2
The emergence of alternative extrusion methods that occur at room temperature is enabling drug loading of a wider range of pharmaceutical and biological agents than ever before.

Choosing the Best Technology for Your Application
8/4/2014
 1
To solve a motion application, engineers have the choice between different motor and driver technologies. There is no universal solution.

Power Transmission Products Help Open New Doors
8/1/2014
 1
A Danish company has developed a new type of door-locking system that can be installed over an existing lock to create a system that is hands-free, can be remotely actuated, but can still use a traditional key.

Plant Networks Are Getting Smart About Security & Safety
7/1/2014
 1
Hackers are getting sneakier and more sophisticated, which means plant personnel need to be more aware of what is going on around them.

Automation & Control
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Motor/Gearhead Extend Applications
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Piezo Motor With Integrated Encoder
The new LR-17 rotary motor, offered with an integrated ...
FemtoFET™: Smallest MOSFET
TI's Rich Nowakowski discusses the industry’s smallest, ...
LDC1000: A Revolution in Sensing
David introduces the world's first inductance-to-digital ...
High-Brightness LEDs
Safely drive high-brightness LEDs with TI's LM3466 ...
WEBENCH Automotive Overview
Surinder demonstrates how simple the WEBENCH® Automotive ...
Micromo’s Piezo Legs Caliper Motor
Customers can get higher resolution from a scalable motor. ...
Micromo 8 & 10mm Brushless Motors
In a tiny package, they supply a high amount of torque and ...
Ford Showcases Its First Plug-in Hybrid
The technical choices that Ford made on its new C-Max ...
Tesla's Model S Nears Production
Khobi Brooklyn of Tesla Motors talks about the advantages ...
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TechnoMod XYZ Gantry System Is a ...
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This compact, low-cost gantry robot is great for testing, ...
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Watch rotary movements with energy chain cable carriers.
Iglide Plastic Bushings in Palletizer
Watch igus's iglide plastic bushings in action in an ...
Iglide Plastic Bushings in Bicycles
Learn how igus's iglide plastic bushings are used in ...
Phil Hester Talks Advanced Software
National Instruments VP of R&D Phil Hester provides a ...
igus Energy Chain® cable carrier range
igus Products featured in the video and immediately ...
Automation and Control Video Blog April ...
Design News Editorial Director David Greenfield recounts a ...
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Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar to play with his band.
Gadget Freak Case #262: Boat Lift Controller ...
Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs he wanted, so he created his own for ...
Gadget Freak Review: Bluetooth Padlock; ...
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss Themed ...
Colorado State University students have created “One Shot Two Shot, Red Shot Blue Shot” -- a Dr. ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar Charge ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a solar panel and a battery, regulates the ...
Siemens Furthers STEM Initiative in NC
Siemens PLM Software has made an in-kind donation of software to Central Piedmont Community ...
Conference Supports & Highlights Women in ...
About 7,000 female engineers and organizations interested in fostering diversity are expected to ...
13 Reasons to Enter the 3D Printing Student ...
Conducted by 3D printing leader Stratasys, the 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is ...
Teaching Electrical Engineering Concepts With ...
Is it possible to teach electrical engineering concepts to 5 year olds? AnnMarie Thomas, an ...
What Can Engineers Learn From 4 Year Olds?
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering ...
Kitchen Timer Buckles Under Pressure
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
A $20K Unserviceable TV Graphics Machine
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Washing Machine Refuses to Clean Clothes
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Defective Solderless Breadboard Causes Confusion
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Wiring Causes Constant Problems
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Malfunctioning Fridge Causes Meltdown
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What Made the Mustang Burn Oil?
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