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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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Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
SpaceX has 3D printed and successfully hot-fired a SuperDraco engine chamber made of Inconel, a high-performance superalloy, using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The company's first 3D-printed rocket engine part, a main oxidizer valve body for the Falcon 9 rocket, launched in January and is now qualified on all Falcon 9 flights.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
UK researchers have come up with a method for machining aerospace-grade, carbon fiber-reinforced composites, along with high-strength aerospace alloys, using an ultrasonically assisted machining device. It also works on high-strength aerospace alloys.
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