Having survived the change of all four numbers on the dial of time, Design News decided to celebrate with a round up of all the best products, past and future, you'll see out this year. We discovered that companies are designing faster, smarter, smaller, and for less money. In the pages that follow, find out which of the newest and most innovative technologies are important to you, and how you can get your hands on them.
TEST, MEASUREMENT & CONTROL
Inventing the future of temperature control or improving on past analyzers and sensors, breakthroughs in innovation and accuracy are easy to find in this category.
FASTENING, JOINING & ASSEMBLY
Whether you choose to snap it, stick it, or tape it together, assembly seems to be getting quicker, cheaper, and less likely to leak along the way.
As always, if it plugs in, it needs to be smaller, faster, and more reliable. Designed with that in mind, these products don't disappoint.
POWER TRANSMISSION & MOTION CONTROL
Better precision, more integration, and less lubrication are some of the themes and improvements in this section, featuring motors, controllers, and more.
COMPUTER PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
From grime-free shop-floor workstations to germ-free clean-room touchscreens, designers are racing to keep pace with application demands.
PLASTICS, METALS & OTHER MATERIALS
This category contains advances in glass, foams, coatings, and other new materials. Versatility is a highlighted feature for those who want more from their products.
Increased flow, zero leakage, and miniaturization are a few advances in the hydraulic and pneumatic industries, with smaller, stronger pumps as one example.