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Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3M Sharpens Assembly Focus on Info & Access to Experts
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
3/27/2015  0
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data sheets, various websites, and white papers looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's ...

Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
The 3 Parts of Supplier Risk Management Explained for Design Engineers
Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer
3/26/2015  1
Design engineers continually find themselves collaborating with sourcing or procurement engineers as part of the product design process. The integration of procurement into product ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
9 Next-Gen Materials from NPE2015
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
3/26/2015  2
Trying to keep up with new product announcements at NPE2015 is like drinking from the proverbial firehose. The triennial show is basically the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ...

Design News Staff

News
2014 Salary and Opinion Study
Design News Staff
3/25/2015  0
Overall, North American engineers are doing better salary-wise than their international peers, are satisfied with their careers, and are optimistic about the future. But concerns ...

Jon Baklund, Baklund R&D LLC

Guest Blogs
It’s Time to Get Your Feet Wet in Additive Manufacturing — and Production
Jon Baklund, Baklund R&D LLC
3/25/2015  0
So everyone is talking production 3D printing.

Chris Wiltz

Blog
Carbon3D Just Solved 3D Printing's Painful Speed Problem
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
3/24/2015  1
Your 3D printer is slow, painfully so. And if you ask the people at Redwood City, Calif.-based Carbon3D you aren't really even doing 3D printing anyway. Company co-founder and CEO ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

STEM Connection
PlastiVan Drives Kids' Interest in Plastics
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
3/24/2015  1
A program to educate kids about the science and technology of plastics as well how they can have future careers in the field has received a $200,000 funding boost from the National ...

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
Polymer Additive Technologies at NPE2015 Push Packaging Limits
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
3/24/2015  0
At the NPE2015 plastics expo this week in Orlando, Milliken & Co., a company that specializes in property-enhancing additives for polymers, showing two products that are expected to ...

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
At NPE2015, Transparent and Plastic Klear Can Looks to Eat Away at Metal
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
3/23/2015  6
Of the products and technologies on display at the NPE2015 plastics expo in Orlando, Fla., this week, one in particular could dramatically change segments of food packaging. ...

Features

Writing for Design News
3/20/2015
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Design News serves the biggest community of design engineers working in all manufacturing industries and end-markets. Design News, therefore, offers contributing authors the biggest exposure anywhere for your thought leadership. We welcome contributed articles from engineering professionals, consultants, as well as industry vendors.

Highlights From DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week
3/3/2015
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In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week.

Managing Product Costs in the Face of Complexity and Globalization
2/17/2015
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Manufacturing organizations have faced a growing challenge of delivering products on time and to cost over the past decade, as product lifecycles and value chains have become increasingly complex. Even in the face of constant pressure to drive down costs, globalization and competition have led the design and manufacture of any given product or assembly to become distributed geographically as well as across organizational boundaries in the extended supply chain.

A CNC Machine OEM Pushes the Limits of Repeatability
2/3/2015
 2
The current generation of CNC machining systems has features that significantly improve metalworking operations from what they were only a few years ago. These machines are generally faster and quieter than ever, more resistant to mechanical noise, have powerful controls and extensive automation capabilities, and fabricate a wider range of metals.

Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms
1/30/2015
 1
As the lightweighting trend continues to be a driving factor in aircraft design, aerospace OEMs must explore innovative ways of meeting production demands while ensuring reliable operation of interior touch points.

5 Ways to Evaluate Aluminum Extrusion for Wider Application
1/27/2015
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After more than a century of progressively more mainstream application, aluminum has finally arrived. Here are five questions product development teams can apply to determine whether there is reason to start -- or move deeper into -- aluminum extrusion adoption.

Aerospace and Military Lighten Up
12/30/2014
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Engineers are using new composites and metal to create components for military and aerospace that are lighter and cheaper, but just as strong and durable.

From the Ford GT to the F-150: Aluminum Extrusion Aids Auto Lightweighting
12/22/2014
 0
As US automakers rev up automotive lightweighting, aluminum plays an expanding role. Extrusion lets engineers put metal where it’s needed and incorporate more features in a single part.

Materials & Assembly
Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Low-Profile Retaining Rings
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Nordson EFD Dispensing Solutions
See Nordson EFD’s fluid dispensing systems in action.
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Epoxy Gel Compound for Sealing & ...
Master Bond's Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel ...
Nordson EFD Dispensing Components
Nordson EFD’s Optimum® fluid dispensing components improve ...
Speed to Market
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Flexibilized Epoxy System
Supreme 10HTFL has a unique blend of physical and ...
To Use a Gun Applicator for Applying Epoxy
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How to Use a Flexible Divider Pouch
How to use a pre-measured flexible divider pouch, a ...
How to Apply Super Fast Curing Epoxy
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Predictive Maintenance Boosts Factory ...
Maxim Integrated demos how process control can be kept on ...
UV Curable Epoxy-Based System UV15
Master Bond UV15 features exceptional thermal stability and ...
Physical Strength Properties of Epoxy ...
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Biocompatible Epoxy System EP42HT-2Med
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EP21TCHT-1 passes NASA low outgassing tests and develops a ...
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Followers of Design News’ Gadget Freak blogs will have the opportunity next week to take home a ...
Gadget of the Year Won’t Spill Your Drinks
The 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year goes to the DDV-IP -- or, a Drink Deliver Vehicle – Inverted ...
Who Will Be Gadget Freak of the Year?
Voting in the final round of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open. Cast your ...
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 4
Voting in Round 4 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open.
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 3
Voting in Round 3 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open.
'Spare Parts' Celebrates Immigrant Teens Who ...
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers ...
PlastiVan Drives Kids' Interest in Plastics
A program to educate kids about the science and technology of plastics as well how they can have ...
NASCAR Puts Kids on STEM Fast Track
Lots of kids enjoy playing with toy race cars, and some may even dream of being race car drivers ...
‘Kano’ DIY Computer to Inspire Girls in ...
A pioneering STEM education program has a new tool in its arsenal to inspire young women to ...
6 Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Young ...
DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week may be in the books, but who needs a designated timeframe in ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Karaoke Machine Has Owner Singing the Blues
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Microwave Has a Bad Connection
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Flagrant Fan Fuels Diagnostic Failure
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
A Revealing Quiet
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Balancing Efficiency and Comfort in a Ford
Building a prototype of a car is a tough way to find the optimal balance between efficiency and ...
The Singing Telephone Switch
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Sherlock Ohms Discovers the Backward ICs
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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