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Elizabeth Montalbano

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10 US State Engineering Facts You Probably Donít Know: South Dakota - Wyoming
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/2/2015  6
To celebrate the Fourth of July, Design News is honoring our great nation and its legacy of engineering innovation with an alphabetical slideshow tour through all 50 states to ...

Warren Miller

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Why Is Hardware So Easy and Software So Hard?
Warren Miller, Independent Consultant
7/2/2015  1
Perhaps I'm showing my hardware bias, but it seems to me that in the embedded world hardware design has been much easier than software design for many years. I'm talking primarily ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Nanosteel Aims to Help Cars Lose Weight, Gain Efficiency
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/2/2015  0
Automakers are on the prowl for lighter weight materials to make vehicles less heavy and more fuel efficient, and thus more cost effective not only to run but also to build.

Donnie Garcia, Freescale Semiconductor

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3 Challenges for Embedded Technology Designers in the IoT
Donnie Garcia, Freescale Semiconductor
7/2/2015  0
The momentum behind embedded intelligent connectivity continues to increase at a phenomenal rate as a result of the Internet of Things. Technologies are becoming connected across ...

Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

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Who's Game for a Nintendo 3DS XL Teardown?
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
7/1/2015  0
Quick, name a handheld game system not made by Nintendo ... exactly. Ever since it released the first-ever Game Boy in 1989, Nintendo has dominated the handheld game console ...

David Waltzman, GoEngineer

Guest Blogs
Engineers Need to Do More With Less
David Waltzman, GoEngineer
7/1/2015  1
It is truly awesome to be an engineer today.

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

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Now Hear This: Wal-Mart Wants More US-Made Products
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
7/1/2015  0
In 2013 Wal-Mart made headlines when it announced a plan to buy an additional $250 billion of US-made goods over the following 10 years, in an effort to boost US manufacturing and ...

Alex Porter, Intertek

Guest Blogs
Using Accelerated Stress Testing to Obtain High Product Reliability
Alex Porter, Intertek
7/1/2015  0
In product development, each step of the process requires decisions to be made. From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good ...

Jonathan Wilkins, European Automation

Guest Blogs
Quantum Entanglement & Other Technologies that Should Be On Your Radar
Jonathan Wilkins, European Automation
7/1/2015  0
Last year saw some major technological advances in industry and further developments on the smart factory front. It was a year that demonstrated 3D printing's potential as more than ...

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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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The Easy Way to Control a Robot
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Gadget Freak Case #269: The Leaky Tree
The Leaky Tree is a high-quality device designed to dispense ice and one of four mixed drinks ...
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Maker Movement Celebrates 10 Years of DIY
Maker Faire recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with familiar celebrities and ...
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Eleven years ago one of those rare, brilliant moments emerged from the crack staff of Design ...
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If you think the Apple Watch will turn heads, wait until you build the Apple II version.
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Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
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Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Karaoke Machine Has Owner Singing the Blues
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Used Buick Has a Short Fuse
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What Caused the Hummerís Rough Ride?
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