Charles Murray

Future City Competition: A Tech Conference for Middle Schoolers
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
2/28/2015  0
If Rochester, Mich., one day becomes the engineering capitol of the United States, don't be surprised. A middle school team from the little town of 12,000 has again nabbed the grand ...

Chris Wiltz

RIP Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of Star Trek
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
2/27/2015  3
Science fiction fans all over the world have suffered a sad loss. Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his role as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, passed away today (Feb. 27), at the age ...

Rob Spiegel

You Know You’re an Engineer If … It’s National Engineers Week
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
2/27/2015  0
We found some great "You Know You're and Engineer If" items just in time for The National Society of Professional Engineer's and DiscoverE's National Engineers Week. My favorites ...

Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies

Guest Blogs
When Will the Smart Home Really Be Smart?
Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies
2/27/2015  3
We live in an exciting time. The first wave of computers has peaked -- almost all of us to now carry around a sophisticated computer in our pockets. The second wave is in process; ...

Ann R. Thryft

A Look at Job Prospects During Engineers Week
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
2/27/2015  0
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey by Experis, the professional resourcing division of hiring giant Manpower Group, American engineers ...

Dave Palmer

Iranian Students Must Still Fight for US Education
Dave Palmer, P.E.
2/27/2015  0
On Feb. 6, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst announced that it would no longer be accepting Iranian graduate students in STEM fields. The university cited a 2012 law that ...

William Ng

Plastics Industry Struggling with Long-Standing Controversies
William Ng, Editor-in-Chief
2/27/2015  4
Two issues have been the bane of the plastics industry for as long as one can remember: The ban on plastic grocery bags and whether the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics such as ...

Design News Staff

Ebola Jumpsuit Hits New York Fashion Week Runways
Design News Staff
2/27/2015  0
One expects to see outlandish apparel at major global fashion events, but New York Fashion Week may have outdone itself, and set a new bar for Paris and Milan, when it put an Ebola ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

'Engineering Family Day' Shows Kids Fun, Importance of Tech
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
2/27/2015  0
National Engineers Week is covering all the bases when it comes to engaging people in scientific fields. In addition to events for professionals, students, and a special day for ...


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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
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.

5 Ways to Evaluate Aluminum Extrusion for Wider Application
After more than a century of progressively more mainstream application, aluminum has finally arrived. Here are five questions product development teams can apply to determine whether there is reason to start -- or move deeper into -- aluminum extrusion adoption.

Guidelines in Using Allegro Angular Sensor ICs
The design of a magnetic circuit for angle sensors is a complex task, where many influencing parameters need to be considered. Here, we will show some of the interdependencies that exist between magnet selection, mechanical tolerances, and accuracy requirements for on-axis applications.

Megatrends Shaping PACs & PLCs
Machine controllers have always played a pivotal role in manufacturing performance. Now the focus is on simpler integration, more connectivity, and harvesting the benefits of information-enabled operation.

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