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Max Maxfield, Contributing Writer

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Was Microsoft Built on Stolen Goods?
Max Maxfield, Contributing Writer
7/29/2016  0
Prior to the launch of the first IBM PC in August 1981, Microsoft had already established itself as the largest producer of computer language compilers and interpreters for the ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Printing Structural Foams with Multiple Materials
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/29/2016  0
An ongoing theme we've been covering at Design News is additive manufacturing's ability to create new materials or improve existing ones, as well as make prototypes and ...

Rob Spiegel

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Readers Weigh In on the Best AI Movies
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/28/2016  1
Last week's slideshow of the best movies depicting artificial intelligence prompted a slew of comments telling us the important AI movies we failed to include. We decided to gather ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
First Industrial-Scale 3D Printing Plant for Aerospace Metals Under Construction
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/28/2016  0
Norway-based additive manufacturing (AM) company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade ...

Charles Murray

Blog
Electric Airplanes Reach for the Skies
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
7/27/2016  6
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) recently announced plan to put an electric airplane in the air by 2018 is forward-looking, but hardly unique.

Sylvie Barak

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These Engineering & Design Contests Will Bring Out the Competitor in All of Us
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
7/27/2016  0
With the Summer Olympics just around the corner, everyone's mind is on competition. If you're not fortunate enough to be a world class athlete, though, what's an engineer to do in ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Gas Turbine Blades Made Faster With Metals 3D Printing
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/26/2016  0
Lately, much of the news about 3D printing metals is aimed at improving end production: bigger parts, made faster, from new materials. But what about speeding up the prototyping ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Is Pokémon Go the Tipping Point for AR?
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/25/2016  4
Pokemon Go blasted on the scene seemingly out of nowhere. In less than three weeks the augmented reality (AR) game became the biggest game ever, surpassing Candy Crush with more ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Design Tool Zaps the Weight Out of Objects
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/21/2016  0
Energy efficiency demands are forcing companies to products that are lighter while maintaining strength and integrity. In order to meet government mandates and produce ...

Features

Register Early for ARM TechCon 2016 and Save Big Bucks
6/30/2016
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Thinking about attending ARM TechCon 2016? Early Bird registration can save you, or your company, up to $650. But do it now before the deals run out.

ARM TechCon 2016 CFP Deadline Extended to June 17
6/13/2016
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Submission deadline for ARM TechCon 2016 Call for Proposals has been extended to June 17. Get your proposal in for the opportunity to be on the ARM podium in October!

ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
6/13/2016
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Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.

DesignCon 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
5/24/2016
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We want you on the podium! Share your engineering knowledge and industry smarts with your peers at DesignCon – start by submitting your idea to our 2017 Call for Abstracts.

Call for Proposals Open for ARM TechCon 2016
5/3/2016
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Designers, engineers, and developers are encouraged to submit their proposals for ARM TechCon 2016, happening October 25-27. Submission deadline is June 10.

Most recent post: patricklaber99... Interesting meeting, will it be filmed ?

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.

Design Outsourcing Is on the Rise
10/21/2015
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Product design teams are turning to outside help for new ideas and to balance the ups and downs of design needs.

3D Printing in End-Production: What's It Gonna Take?
9/15/2015
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What has to happen before 3D printing end-production parts become a widespread reality?

Design Hardware & Software
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Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
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Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
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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
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