Materials & Assembly
Jennifer Campbell

Who Is the Messiest Engineer of All?
Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
2/12/2016  2
Back in January we showed you, as we have in the past, photos of some of the messiest desks and workbenches in the engineering profession.

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Everyone's Talking About Wearable Materials
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
2/12/2016  0
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers talked about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, ...

Charles Murray

'Life Expectancies Will Soar in 20 Years'
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
2/11/2016  2
Human life expectancy, solar power, and 3D printing all have one thing in common: They will follow the exponential growth curve of the information age, futurist Raymond Kurzweil ...

Nancy Golden, Contributing Writer

The Secret to My Success As An Engineer
Nancy Golden, Contributing Writer
2/11/2016  7
Valentine's Day seems like a good time to recognize those folks around us who have had a hand in our success. Certain elements are required in order to be successful in any ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Are 3D-Printed Metal Parts Good Enough for End-Production? Lawrence Livermore - and Physics - Say Yes
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
2/11/2016  0
In several different surveys (including ours), engineers have said they want to use 3D printing for end-production, and they want to use it for making metal parts. The main hangups ...

Design News Staff

2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
Design News Staff
2/10/2016  0
Last night, during an exciting live ceremony co-located with Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, PLASTEC West, and ATX West, Design News presented the winners of the 2016 ...

Ann R. Thryft

Video: Two Different Shape-Shifting Polymers Change Shape In Water
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
2/10/2016  0
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of ...

Ann R. Thryft

Epic DARPA Robotics Challenge Failures
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
2/9/2016  5
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually ...

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

See This Gargantuan Electric Bending Machine for Large-Diameter Pipe
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
2/9/2016  1
Unison Ltd., a UK specialist in pipe- and profile-bending machinery, has developed an electric-powered system capable of bending 10-inch-diameter (273 mm) pipes of carbon steel, ...


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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