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Design News' 2007 Reader's Choice Awards
2007 has been a year of innovation, with companies like Apple, iRobot, Boeing and Microsoft striving to release the most cutting edge product their industries have seen. Which products do you think deserve Design News' esteemed "Best Consumer Product" award? E-mail us your choices. Vote Now
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Forging a Path for Today's Engineers
Engineers today need to be able to handle the unexpected, have the ability to unleash their design creativity, wear several hats and navigate an increasing amount of design outsourcing. That's just a few of the conclusions from Design News' 2007 salary survey, based on responses from 1,225 engineers. Read More Boeing Launches 787 Dreamliner
Boeing celebrated the rollout of its 787 Dreamliner on 7-8-07. Visit our Dreamliner landing page for an inside look at Boeing's newest airplane. Videos and podcasts included. Read More Apple iPhone: Welcome to the Mobile Applications Party
While Apple may be late to the mobile applications party with its new iPhone, it came with a credible offering, chock-full with widgets and multimedia and an on-device portal approach. Action Engine President and CEO Scott G. Silk breaks down the main advantages and "gotcha's" of Apple's newly released innovation. Read More Gibson Guitar’s Newest CNC Machine Strikes A Productive Chord
Guitar makers have long used CNC routing machines. Now Gibson has taken its CNC use a step further with a three-axis automatic bandsaw that helps keep its guitar factory humming. Read More
Sponsored Technology Content RAQ's - Amplifier plumbing 101: Are Leaky Amps Sinking Your Design?In partnership with Analog Devices
A reader writes ... My amplifier "leaks" a low level signal at the output with the power supplies off. What gives ... is my circuit sunk? See how to diagnose this high-speed amplifier "plumbing" problem, and find a solution for your own design... Read More Engineer's Portal for High-Performance PlasticsIn partnership with Solvay
No matter what you're working on, you need a material that performs. One that makes a real difference in your design. After all, the material you specify this year will determine the success of your product next year and beyond. That's where Solvay Advanced Polymers can help. Click here to learn how. HepcoMotion 3D CAD DatabaseIn partnership with BishopWisecarver
Browse, search and download 3D CAD models for many Hepco parts. Available formats are IGES 5.3 (.igs), ACIS 5.0 (.sat) and STEP AP203 (.step). As files can be quite large, compress selections into a single .zip file, reducing download time. Read More Where Metal Injection Molding Makes SenseIn partnership with Phillips Plastics
When you commit to producing 7.5 million parts for an industry as demanding as automotive, you better know what you're doing. Learn why Metal injection molding (MIM) may be the answer in high-volume production of small, complex parts requiring superior strength. Read More
Skid Stoppers: Electronic Stability Control
This is a potentially good idea, but has some down sides. The worst is that now people will have another excuse to not wear their seat belts, because their Electronic Stability Control will save them. Another problem is that it will be many years before even the majority of vehicles on the road have this feature, so those vehicles that have it will still be at the mercy of those without. Yet another problem is switching between vehicles that have it and vehicles that don't. If you get to where you assume it's there and are driving a vehicle that doesn't have it, you can get into a world of trouble faster than you can say "Oops".Post a Reply
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Design News' 2007
Salary Survey Did your pay increase measure up to the industry average last year? Based on your level of education and years of service, what should your annual base salary be? What specific skills do engineers need to get ahead in their profession today? The results of Design News' exclusive, annual Salary Survey, based on responses from 1,225 engineers, are here. Free Download!
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.