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Ann R. Thryft

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Video: Sciaky to Sell Its Huge Metals 3D Printers
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/31/2014  3
Sciaky, providers of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, says it will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D ...

Cabe Atwell

Blog
Video: MIT Keeps You Warm While You Walk
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/30/2014  10
Chicago winters are cold, very cold. I spend countless hours in my machine shop during that time, with no heat. When MIT released the news that heat could be "shot" at me directly, ...

STEM Connection

STEM Connection
Video: Dean Kamen Discusses Developing a Prosthetic Arm for Wounded Vets
STEM Connection
7/30/2014  0
Medtech entrepreneur Dean Kamen, founder of DEKA Research and Development Corp., and recipient of the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, told an ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Sensors Are Everywhere: From the Factory Floor to Your Skin
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/28/2014  4
Sensors are becoming smarter, more connected, and less expensive. They are showing up in a wider range of settings, from vision sensors on the plant floor that allow robots to work ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
15 Great Robots of 1980s Film & TV
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/25/2014  26
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit and ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
20 Engineers From the World of Sports
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/23/2014  34
It's rare to hear about professional athletes who've studied engineering. But that doesn't mean they don't exist.

Rob Spiegel

Product News
Baxter the Robot Becomes More Trainable
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/23/2014  3
Baxter the Robot is getting better at playing with others. Manufacturing workers who share workspace with Baxter will find their mechanical co-worker is getting better at taking ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
16 Robot Stars From the 1970s
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/22/2014  25
Robots came into their own in the 1970s. Gone were the low-budget black-and-white B movies. Now robots roamed in full-color feature films with A-list actors. 1973 was the ...

Lauren Muskett

Gadget Freak
Share Your Invention & Win Big Money
Lauren Muskett, Assistant Managing Editor
7/22/2014  1
There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest. What's there to think about? The top three ...

Features

Power Transmission Products Help Open New Doors
8/1/2014
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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
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Hackers are getting sneakier and more sophisticated, which means plant personnel need to be more aware of what is going on around them.

SCADA Advances Enhance Efficiency
6/27/2014
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SCADA software offers improved user interaction and better integration with other systems.

Smart I/O Simplifies Packaging Automation
6/26/2014
 1
Adding distributed intelligence and advanced processing capabilities via I/O slices can boost performance and provide a replacement for hard-wired safety relays.

Covert Planes Rely on Stealth Band Pass Filter Designs
6/11/2014
 1
For stealth airplanes and ships, detection avoidance methods need to work with all the critical onboard instruments. Simulation is making it easier for the Altran Group to design an optimized frequency selective surface pattern.

'Less Is More' Precision Motion Control
6/10/2014
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Robots are working alongside humans more often than ever before, so safety, weight, and user friendliness are becoming bigger concerns for designers of these systems.

Your HMI in the Palm of Your Hand
5/13/2014
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Concurrent with the trend to consumerize HMI, we're seeing an increase in mobilized HMI. Not surprisingly, given all these new devices connecting to the plant, security is becoming an issue.

Small Things Are Big in Fluid Power
5/1/2014
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While miniaturization continues to become more important, durability is also a strong factor.

Automation & Control
Motor/Gearhead Extend Applications
Micromo is pushing its components into some innovative and ...
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 ...
Voyager Belt Actuator Lengths up to 6 ...
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Watch rotary movements with energy chain cable carriers.
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Iglide Plastic Bushings in Bicycles
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Phil Hester Talks Advanced Software
National Instruments VP of R&D Phil Hester provides a ...
igus Energy Chain® cable carrier range
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Share Your Invention & Win Big Money
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Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb Countdown Timer
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm clock and a countdown timer.
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Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a shape memory alloy that works like a ...
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You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect data for months to years on a single ...
GoEngineer Kids’ Camps Fuel Female Interest ...
These free camps are designed for children ages 10 to 18. Attendees are introduced to 3D CAD ...
Video: Dean Kamen Discusses Developing a ...
Dean Kamen tells an audience at MD&M East 2014 how his team created the DEKA Arm to meet DARPA's ...
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Dean Kamen: 'FDA Not to Blame for Stalling ...
Dean Kamen told an audience at MD&M East 2014 that FDA regulators aren't to blame for stalling ...
Video: Voice-Command System Rivals Siri
Two students have created a voice-command system for our homes, based on the simple and ...
Homebuilt Mower Is Better Than a New One
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Parking Decal Puts Driver in Sticky Spot
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Entering the Auto Part Abyss
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Dehumidifier Has Impossible-to-Change Air Filter
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System Lockup Stumps Engineer
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Porch Light KOs Door Bell
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Use Your Head to Solve the Tough Problems
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A Soldering Conundrum
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