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Rob Spiegel

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12 Best Engineering and Information Tech Jobs
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
2/8/2016  0
Here's a list of engineering and technology jobs that are rated by CareerCast.com for 2016 and beyond. CareerCast ranks these professions by hiring outlook, work environment, ...

Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer

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Taiwanese Additive Manufacturing Doesn't Want to Compromise on Toughness and Hardness
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer
2/8/2016  0
In the growing additive manufacturing industry, lasers are typically used to sinter or melt powder material, including metal. The laser binds the material to create a solid ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
The Democratization of Computer-Aided Engineering
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
2/8/2016  0
There's nothing new about testing and analyzing product prototypes virtually. Finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), collectively CAE, have been ...

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

Blog
Expanded CNC Control Increases Productivity Of Multi-Station Metalworking Machines
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
2/8/2016  1
Expanding the shared control of functionally interrelated motion axes and spindles on multi-station dial and rotary transfer machines is the chief benefit of CNC architecture ...

Rob Spiegel

Product News
NI Releases Enhanced Version of the All-in-One Test Package, VirtualBench
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
2/8/2016  0
Bye-bye cluttered benches. National Instruments (NI) has released an upgraded version of VirtualBench, the company's software-based test instruments package. VirtualBench was ...

Dafne Orbach, NicheMktg

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5 Pre-, Post-, and On-Site Activities that Will Boost Your Presence at the Next Industrial Trade Show
Dafne Orbach, NicheMktg
2/7/2016  0
So the show is booked, the booth and collateral are packed, and the reps/hotel rooms/flights are confirmed. All set to go, right? Well ... that only depends on the goals you set for ...

Nancy Golden, Contributing Writer

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What Do Test Engineers Do, and Why Should You Care?
Nancy Golden, Contributing Writer
2/6/2016  6
The Design News community is made up of a diverse cross-section of engineering, with many disciplines represented under the umbrella of design engineering. I design test sets. As a ...

Charles Murray

Blog
How Polybutadiene Made the Super Bowl What It Is
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
2/5/2016  7
On Sunday, when more than a hundred million Americans turn on their televisions to watch the Super Bowl, they might consider first giving thanks to a polymer known as polybutadiene. ...

Design News Staff

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Meet the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists: Design Tools - Hardware & Software
Design News Staff
2/5/2016  0
The results are in! Two of these finalists will receive a coveted Golden Mousetrap Award during Design News' annual awards ceremony, held in conjunction with Pacific Design & ...

Features

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

CAD Expands Beyond Graphics
1/28/2016
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CAD programs are beginning to integrate product development tools such as simulation and analysis while also foregoing the 2D drawing.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
1/6/2016
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Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
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A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Everybody's Designing Their Own Aerospace & Military Materials
12/3/2015
 1
The need for higher-performing aerospace and defense materials is getting so critical to design success that OEMs, government agencies, and the armed forces are pursuing R&D programs.

Remote Machine Connectivity Means Plant Data Everywhere and Anywhere
12/3/2015
 1
Remote connectivity delivers process and condition for greater plant efficiencies.

Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
10/21/2015
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High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.

Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
10/21/2015
 3
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.

Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
This video was the culmination of a 10-week project ...
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
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CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
The Easy Way to Control a Robot
Daymon Thompson of Beckhoff Automation uses Google Glass to ...
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Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
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Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
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Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Low-Profile Retaining Rings
Smalley Hoopster® Rings fit into shallower grooves than ...
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Ever wanted to see light beyond what's detectable by the human eye? You can with DOLPi - a ...
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Voting has closed on our 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year contest, but it is not game over yet for ...
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SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
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Undergrad and graduate students can try their hand at solving some modern engineering problems ...
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A Pennsylvania middle-school teacher who thought it was important to learn how to code robots so ...
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Robo Wunderkind is another robotics kits that uses LEGOs as a design model for teaching small ...
Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
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Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
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Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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