Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions

Guest Blogs
5 Challenges in Wearable Product Design You Can’t Afford to Forget
Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions
5/6/2015  1
Contrary to what one might deduce from popular media, wearable technology is not a totally new concept. Wearable technology has been used in military applications for several ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
10 New Fasteners & Adhesives Keep It All Together
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
5/6/2015  0
This assortment of new fasteners and adhesives work with a range of materials they can attach to, including stainless steel, higher-strength aluminum alloys, ceramics, glasses, ...

Chris Wiltz

MDEAs Celebrate Excellence in Medtech Design and Engineering
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
5/6/2015  0
MD+DI magazine has announced the 2015 finalists in the annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). Every year the competition recognizes the best and most innovative medical ...

Teresa Peck, Intertek

Guest Blogs
Integrating Testing and Certification Elevates Product Development
Teresa Peck, Intertek
5/6/2015  0
Myriad product standards have emerged around the globe over the past two decades, and there does not appear to be an end in sight to highly regulated product environments. As ...

Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

May the Lightsaber Teardown Be With You
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
5/5/2015  1
No, we're not having delusions of grandeur -- this is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. And we're dying to see how it works.

Anura S. Fernando, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Strategic Design Advantages of Using Wireless Platforms
Anura S. Fernando, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
5/5/2015  0
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the ...

Karen Lightman, MEMS Industry Group

What’s Your MEMS Story?
Karen Lightman, MEMS Industry Group
5/5/2015  5
Often, when someone asks me, "Why MEMS?" I will mention impressive stats about performance, reliability, robustness, cost, scalability, and the like. But this week, I found myself ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Biomimicry Hits the Mainstream
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
5/5/2015  1
While biomimicry as a design concept has only been around since the publication of Janine Benyus's book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature in 1997, scientists have been using ...

Dexter Johnson, Contributing Writer

Simulation Software Brings Big Changes to Cable Industry
Dexter Johnson, Contributing Writer
5/5/2015  0
Back in 2010, the R&D group at energy and telecom cable company Prysmian Group made a big change in how it designs and tests new cables and systems. Prysmian's energy sector ...


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

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Highlights From DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week
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
Technology advances boost positioning accuracy and stability at high speeds, while simplifying set up.

Managing Product Costs in the Face of Complexity and Globalization
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
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
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.

Choosing the Right Hardware for Electronics Prototyping
When prototyping an electronic product idea, it’s important to choose components that will help prove the concept, allow the design to be evaluated and give a basis from which the final product can be derived. There are many options for hardware to use in prototypes, from costly, proprietary and all-in-one packages to low-cost and open-source options.

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