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Rob Spiegel

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Great Film & TV Robots of the Early 1990s
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/31/2014  1
Robots were so plentiful on the big screen during the 1990s, we had to break the decade into two slideshows. The first runs through 1994 and includes classics such as Terminator 2, ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Solar-Powered Smart Bench Charges Phones, Connects to WiFi
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/31/2014  1
People have come to depend more and more on their smartphones, using them heavily throughout the day to stay in touch and browse the Web. But smartphone batteries haven't ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
Video: Sciaky to Sell Its Huge Metals 3D Printers
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/31/2014  0
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

CAD/CAM Corner
Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google's Ranks
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/31/2014  0
At this year's Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative -- Made w/Code -- that it hopes will ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
Study: Autonomous Cars Headed for Massive Sales by 2035
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/30/2014  12
Self-driving vehicle technology could grow rapidly over the next two decades, with nearly 95 million "autonomous-capable" cars being sold annually around the world by 2035, a new ...

Cabe Atwell

Blog
Video: MIT Keeps You Warm While You Walk
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/30/2014  6
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, ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Why Use Linux for Device Drivers?
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/30/2014  1
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. The success of Linux is ...

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
Early Concepting: The Design Before the Design
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
7/29/2014  13
Thanks to ever-emerging technology, the design process is changing. New technology tools such as 3D printing are helping brands explore product design strategies before the design ...

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Features

The Power of CFD Simulation Early in Product Design
7/31/2014
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Time is of the essence in today's global marketplace, and by enabling design engineers to conduct what-if analysis and progress their designs quickly, they are able to provide products that offer a great combination of functionality and high reliability with a great price.

Design Considerations for Maximizing Backplane Data Speeds
7/30/2014
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Designers and connector suppliers must work together to prepare for the future of high-speed data transmission.

Commercial Protocols & Aerospace Cabling: Finding the Right Balance
7/29/2014
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Whether they're using Cat 5e, USB, or IEEE 1394 cabling in aerospace, designers must balance the use of standards against the application's special needs.

Transparent Conductive Polycarbonate Film
7/28/2014
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Nanoparticle technology wet coated on LEXAN film creates a polycarbonate material that is highly transparent, flexible, and conductive.

An Ecosystem of Innovation
7/25/2014
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Armed with unique bonding capabilities, reactive hot melts have a few distinct advantages in the handling and application process over other bonding options.

3D Printing Ultra-Strong Polymers for End Production
7/24/2014
 1
3D printing production-grade parts faces major challenges in processes and qualification to support engineering materials like carbon composites. Here are some novel solutions.

Smart Power for Smart Infrastructure
7/8/2014
 1
Remote wireless sensors powered for decades by primary lithium batteries are essential to revitalizing America's aging infrastructure.

ABCs of Micro Molding: Understanding the Differences
7/7/2014
 2
Designing parts using micro molding is similar in many ways to designing with conventional injection molding. But there are a few critical differences. This guide helps engineers navigate the process.

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