Courtesy of Ferrari bearing supplier SKF, visitors to the Design
News' booth at National Manufacturing Week can win a pair of tickets for
the 2004 U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis on June 20. All you have to do is drop
by the booth (#2811) and slip a business card into the box there. You'll also
see on display Michael Schumacher's World Championship Ferrari Formula 1 car to
help you get revved up for the race. The car embodies the most advanced
technologies in aerodynamics, materials, controls, and powertrains. A special
display also highlights the cutting edge bearings SKF develops for racing
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.