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Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

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Does LG's Watch Urbane Fit the Smartwatch Bill?
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
6/2/2015  0
The team at iFixit has been tearing down smartwatches like clockwork lately. Its latest endeavor is LG's latest smart watch, the LG Watch Urbane.

Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions

Blog
Successful Collaboration Between Design & Software Engineering Will Need Uptake
Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions
6/2/2015  0
It has taken many years for a tight, positive working relationship to develop between industrial design and mechanical engineering team members. These days, the relationship between ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Energy-Harvesting Knee Brace Could Power Medical Devices
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
6/2/2015  1
Researchers have been looking for diverse ways to power small medical devices wirelessly or through energy harvesting to eliminate the need for batteries, which can be cumbersome or ...

Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer

Blog
Regional & Technological Trends Propel the Global Food Packaging Machinery Market
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer
6/2/2015  0
The global packaged food market is still rising, thanks to constantly changing consumer preferences and growing demand in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and the global food ...

Don Wilcher

Product News
TI’s MSP432 MCU Provides 32-bit High-Performance, Low-Power Capability
Don Wilcher, Contributing Writer
6/2/2015  0
Embedded designers are faced with the daunting challenge of developing low-power, high-performance industrial and consumer electronics products. To help alleviate the design stress, ...

Ann R. Thryft

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Filters
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
6/1/2015  1
That's the title of an upcoming free Continuing Education Center course to be taught by Charles J. Lord, PE, which will teach you all about both designing your own filters as well ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Siemens Juices Big Data Analytics with Omneo
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/1/2015  0
Siemens PLM has created Omneo Performance Analytics (PA), an application in Omneo, which the company picked up when it acquired Camstar last fall. Omneo PA was designed to manage ...

Dave Cronberger, Cisco Systems

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Manufacturing Plants as Centers of Data in the IIoT
Dave Cronberger, Cisco Systems
6/1/2015  0
Manufacturing plants are on the cusp of producing much more data than they do today. One motivation for the increase in data being gathered for analysis is predictive maintenance ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

News
Inkjet Printing Process Used to Develop More Efficient Solar Cells
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
6/1/2015  0
Solar energy is becoming an increasing source of scalable, renewable energy around the world. However, while energy from the sun itself is natural and environmentally friendly, the ...

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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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If you think the Apple Watch will turn heads, wait until you build the Apple II version.
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