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Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Chew On This: Chin Strap Harvests Energy
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
10/1/2014  1
Researchers in Canada have developed a chin strap that harvests energy from chewing and can potentially power a digital earplug that can provide both protection and communication ...

Jennifer Campbell

Blog
6 Reasons to Go For the Golden Mousetrap
Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
10/1/2014  0
In case you haven't heard, the deadline to enter the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards is coming up fast -- Oct. 28! Have you entered yet?

Michael L. King

Made by Monkeys
Kitchen Timer Buckles Under Pressure
Michael L. King
10/1/2014  0
I've been working on developing my soft-boiled egg culinary skills and complained to my wife recently that the stove's timer needed better precision (seconds). She went out and ...

Cabe Atwell

CAD/CAM Corner
'Feeling' Virtual Objects in Virtual Space With 3D-Haptics Technology
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
10/1/2014  1
Is this a next-level CAD HMI (human-machine interface)? Miraisens Inc., a Tokyo-based company, recently unveiled what they are calling "3D-Haptics Technology." This new technology ...

Mehul Patel

Guest Blogs
CFD Analysis: Making Better Buildings
Mehul Patel, Contributing Writer
10/1/2014  0
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within ...

Design News Staff

Product News
Harting's Han on PCB Industrial Solution
Design News Staff
10/1/2014  0
Brad Taras, product manager at Harting Inc., explains to Senior Technical Editor Chuck Murray how Han industrial connectors simplify installation and reduce material costs in ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
3D-Printed Limbs Turn Kids into Superheroes
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
9/30/2014  19
Enabling the Future is designing prosthetic appendages modeled more like superhero arms and hands than your average static artificial limbs. And they're doing it through a website ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Security Is Going Down to the Device
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/30/2014  0
In order to keep an enterprise truly safe from hackers, cyber security has to go all the way down to the device level. Icon Labs is making the point that security has to be built ...

Design News Staff

Product News
Harting's 3D MID Technology
Design News Staff
9/30/2014  1
Senior Technical Editor Chuck Murray gets the skinny on Harting Inc.'s 3D MID (Molded Interconnect Device) technology, which allows users to create a three-dimensional circuit board ...

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Features

5 Factors That Will Drive ROI for Food/Beverage Manufacturers
9/24/2014
 0
These important industry trends affect your plant’s ROI now -- and into the future.

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
 4
Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

A Look at Specialty Coatings for Bearings
9/5/2014
 1
Here's a look at some newly developed specialty coatings for bearings and how they can help keep machinery up and running as intended.

The Rise of Constructable BIM
9/4/2014
 1
Constructable Building Information Modeling -- It's an interactive 3D blueprint. It's everyone using the same set of plans. It's designing a building virtually. It's no longer just a tool for architects and design engineers.

Eco-Friendly Packaging Wraps Products in Natural Designs
9/3/2014
 7
While sustainable packaging is still in its early stages, there's a fair number of companies already offering options for the food service and manufacturing industries. Meanwhile, designers are coming up with some innovative ways to create biodegradable and sustainable packaging for food products.

Automotive Structural Adhesives Drive Material Changes
9/2/2014
 1
As high-strength steel, aluminum, and composites join steel in automobile structures, bonding them gets complicated. Structural adhesives are stepping in to add strength to rivets or welds and make possible bonds that can't otherwise be done.

Medical Combination Pouching System
8/29/2014
 1
Automation controls maximize the precision manufacturing of medical pouch seals, minimize material waste, and improve system accuracy through better data management.

Simulating the Release Mechanism in Drug-Eluting Stents
8/28/2014
 2
Engineers at Boston Scientific are revolutionizing medical device designs. Their recent simulations of drug-eluting stents provide an understanding of the drug release mechanism by tying experimental findings to a computational model.

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