Materials & Assembly
Charles Murray

Electric Airplanes Reach for the Skies
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
7/27/2016  0
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

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 ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

3D Printing Helps Scale Nano-Materials in Unprecedented Way
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/27/2016  0
Nanotechnology is proving to have applications in numerous scientific disciplines -- from materials science to battery chemistries to solar energy -- but so far it's been difficult ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Vitamin B-Inspired Molecules Form Basis for Alt-Energy Storage
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/27/2016  0
Harvard researchers have reached a new milestone in the development of organic flow batteries for alternative-energy storage, identifying a new class of high-performing organic ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Don't Cut That Grass! It Could One Day Power Your Home
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/26/2016  2
Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a way to derive a widely known but difficult to extract element for biofuel from a common plant found in many people's backyards -- grass.

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 ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Synthetic Coral Could Remove Toxins from Oceans
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/26/2016  1
The destruction of coral reefs around the world is also leading to a disruption of the ocean's ecosystem and increased pollution in the sea. As a possible solution to this problem, ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Researchers Discover New Potential in Light Harvesting, Optoelectronics
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
7/25/2016  0
Engineers have been working with nanotechnology in a variety of ways to improve light harvesting in solar applications. Researchers at the University of Buffalo invented a ...

Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer

New Modeling Technique Makes Carbon Nanostructures Better and Cheaper
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer
7/25/2016  0
A team of researchers at Purdue University have developed a simulation technique that will lead to a better understanding of how to create the best conditions for growing carbon ...


How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

Everybody's Designing Their Own Aerospace & Military Materials
The need for higher-performing aerospace and defense materials is getting so critical to design success that OEMs, government agencies, and the armed forces are pursuing R&D programs.

Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.

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

Injection Molding Evolves to Today's Global Product Needs
Rapid molding is changing the face of injection molding, as globalization, low-energy concerns, and the Internet of Things bump up the SKU count for many products.

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