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Nancy Golden, Contributing Writer

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The Secret to My Success As An Engineer
Nancy Golden, Contributing Writer
2/11/2016  0
Valentine's Day seems like a good time to recognize those folks around us who have had a hand in our success. Certain elements are required in order to be successful in any ...

Al Presher, Contributing Writer

Blog
What's Making Industrial PCs Get Bigger and Smaller at the Same Time?
Al Presher, Contributing Writer
2/11/2016  0
The use of industrial PCs in factory automation and control applications is still evolving, as controls suppliers exploit the continuous upward arc and availability of processing ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Are 3D-Printed Metal Parts Good Enough for End-Production? Lawrence Livermore - and Physics - Say Yes
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
2/11/2016  0
In several different surveys (including ours), engineers have said they want to use 3D printing for end-production, and they want to use it for making metal parts. The main hangups ...

Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

Blog
Autodesk Adds Thermal Functionalities to Simulation Workspace in Fusion 360
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
2/11/2016  0
A January update to Autodesk's Fusion 360 introduced thermal and thermal stress studies to its simulation workspace, as well as numerous improvements to modeling, rendering, and ...

William Ng

Blog
The Industrial Internet Will Rule, Even If There’s Still Resistance
William Ng, Editor in Chief, Design News
2/10/2016  1
"The Internet happened."

Rob Spiegel

Blog
The Gaping Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
2/10/2016  1
As manufacturing gets smarter with Industry 4.0 and the ever-expanding Industrial Internet of Things, the workforce skills needed to deploy new technology are falling behind. Baby ...

Charles Murray

News
Renesas Demos Servo Drive on a Chip
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
2/10/2016  0
Renesas Electronics America Inc. rolled out what is believed to be the first industrial servo drive on a chip at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim yesterday.

Design News Staff

Blog
2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
Design News Staff
2/10/2016  0
Last night, during an exciting live ceremony co-located with Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, PLASTEC West, and ATX West, Design News presented the winners of the 2016 ...

Kevin Lohndorf, Jack Vulcani, Ryan Siebring, and Salim Alfoori

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #277: A Self-Playing Guitar
Kevin Lohndorf, Jack Vulcani, Ryan Siebring, and Salim Alfoori
2/10/2016  6
When you think of self-playing instruments, most of us probably remember those old-timey pianos. But hey, as respectable as the piano is, it's nowhere near as cool as a guitar -- ...

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
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro ...
Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
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 ...
Gadget Freak Case #262: Boat Lift ...
Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
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 ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
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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Gadget Freak Case #277: A Self-Playing Guitar
Learning to play guitar can be a long road. But a group of engineering students is going to show ...
Design News Seeks Gadget Freaks for ...
Gadget freaks at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim next week are in for a ...
CSU Students Win Top Prize in Gadget Freak of ...
The 2016 Gadget Freak of the Year is the Attack Dyno created by Colorado State University ...
Gadget Freak Case #276: See UFOs and ...
Ever wanted to see light beyond what's detectable by the human eye? You can with DOLPi - a ...
Gadget Freak Case #275: A French ...
A Design News contributor takes on the challenge of building an old-fashioned metric ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications ...
TI Contest Challenges Student Engineers to ...
Undergrad and graduate students can try their hand at solving some modern engineering problems ...
Teacher Learns to Code, Wins Design Contest ...
A Pennsylvania middle-school teacher who thought it was important to learn how to code robots so ...
Robo Wunderkind Uses LEGO Concept To Teach ...
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
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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