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Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Future of Industrial 3D Printing Will Be Metals and End-Production, Say Engineers
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/28/2015  0
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing (3DP) holds few surprises about the future of the technology, but its results emphasize some major trends already ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
BWG President: Here's Why Women's Perception of Manufacturing Is Turning Around
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/28/2015  0
Technology and global expansion are playing key roles in making manufacturing an attractive field for women to join, more than ever before, said the president of a woman-owned ...

William Ng

Blog
It's Too Soon to Put Reshoring on the Pedestal
William Ng, Editor in Chief, Design News
8/28/2015  1
A few years ago, reshoring roared onto the scene as the next great movement in manufacturing, timed with the sector's well-publicized role with helping the US crawl out of the deep ...

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Is New Patent a Signal of Ford Readying for Self-Driving Cars?
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
8/28/2015  0
In another sign that self-driving cars are on the distant horizon, Ford Motor Co. has been granted a patent for an "autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats."

Rob Spiegel

Blog
The Top 10 Degrees for Earnings Are All STEM
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/27/2015  2
Here's a peek at the top 10 bachelor's degrees for career earnings. All of them are STEM degrees, and seven of them are engineering degrees. The stats were compiled by PayScale, ...

Tom Emrich, Contributing Editor

Blog
Why Wearable Cameras Will Be Profoundly Disruptive in Capturing Our World
Tom Emrich, Contributing Editor
8/27/2015  5
Since our caveman days, when we carved pictures of our lives onto rocks, we have been a species extremely interested in documenting ourselves. We have come quite a long way from our ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
Proto Labs Offers Fast-Turn Magnesium Injection Molding
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
8/27/2015  0
Injection molding speedster Proto Labs is now offering magnesium injection molding as part of its rapid manufacturing services. Called thixomolding, the new service is aimed at both ...

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Advanced Materials -- and Ridiculous Engine -- Enable Lamborghini's Punishing New Roadster
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
8/27/2015  1
Combining ultra-lightweight materials with a monster 750-horsepower engine, engineers at Automobili Lamborghini have created one of the world's fastest (and most expensive) new ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Leveraging Existing Designs for New Products
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/26/2015  2
True originality is not often a priority when creating a new product. Design engineers would rather borrow from existing designs. Think of the similarity in design elements and ...

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Writing for Design News
5/6/2015
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Design News serves the biggest community of design engineers working in all manufacturing industries and end-markets. Design News, therefore, offers contributing authors the biggest exposure anywhere for your thought leadership. We welcome contributed articles from engineering professionals, consultants, as well as industry vendors.

Check Out What Went On During National Robotics Week 2015!
4/10/2015
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from National Robotics Week 2015.

Highlights From DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week
3/3/2015
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In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week.

Today's AC Servo Systems Are Smarter and Faster
2/18/2015
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Technology advances boost positioning accuracy and stability at high speeds, while simplifying set up.

Managing Product Costs in the Face of Complexity and Globalization
2/17/2015
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Manufacturing organizations have faced a growing challenge of delivering products on time and to cost over the past decade, as product lifecycles and value chains have become increasingly complex. Even in the face of constant pressure to drive down costs, globalization and competition have led the design and manufacture of any given product or assembly to become distributed geographically as well as across organizational boundaries in the extended supply chain.

A CNC Machine OEM Pushes the Limits of Repeatability
2/3/2015
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The current generation of CNC machining systems has features that significantly improve metalworking operations from what they were only a few years ago. These machines are generally faster and quieter than ever, more resistant to mechanical noise, have powerful controls and extensive automation capabilities, and fabricate a wider range of metals.

Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms
1/30/2015
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As the lightweighting trend continues to be a driving factor in aircraft design, aerospace OEMs must explore innovative ways of meeting production demands while ensuring reliable operation of interior touch points.

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Portable Electronic Weather Evaluator (PEWE) is a weather station equipped with multiple sensors ...
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