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Rob Spiegel

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Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
9/23/2016  0
When you dig into the details of most engineering disasters, human error shows up again and again. Recently, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich analyzed 800 cases ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Designer, Chemist Team Up to Develop Fabric with Interwoven Solar Panels
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
9/23/2016  0
A fabric designer and chemical engineer have teamed up to design fabric woven with solar panels for the future of wearable, autonomously powered technology.

Chris Wiltz

Blog
iPhone 7 Plus Teardown: No Headphone Jack, More Space
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
9/22/2016  15
Apple made some controversial decisions with the new iPhone 7 Plus, so what did it do with the extra space under the hood?

Ann R. Thryft

Blog
BattleBots & Their Designers Show Off Moves & Design Tips
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/22/2016  1
BattleBot engineers from the hit TV show showed off two teams' robot designs at a session held yesterday at the Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis show and co-located events.

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Food Waste Eyed as Storage for Alternative Energy
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
9/22/2016  0
A team at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands has developed a way to use sugar alcohols -- a byproduct of food waste -- in combination with carbon nanotubes for a ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
NAVAIR Flies First 3D-Printed Safety-Critical Part
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/22/2016  0
The first 3D-printed flight-critical part to fly on a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) plane was a success. The recent flight demonstration tested a titanium 3D-printed link and ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Fish Scales Used to Create Bio-Inspired Energy Harvester for Medtech
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
9/21/2016  0
Researchers in India have devised a way to use fish scales to develop a piezoelectric-based energy harvester that could potentially power medical and other small electronic devices.

Charles Murray

Product News
Coupling Offers Greater Concentricity for High-Speed Spindles
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
9/21/2016  0
A new coupling for high-speed spindle motors promises greater shaft concentricity and smoother running for milling and grinding machines.

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Faster, Cheaper Composites for Automotive Manufacturing
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
9/21/2016  0
The past year has seen a lot of technology breakthroughs in engineering composites, especially those aimed at lowering cost and boosting processing speed of carbon composites for ...

Features

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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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
1/6/2016
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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
12/3/2015
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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
10/21/2015
 0
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?
9/15/2015
 2
What has to happen before 3D printing end-production parts become a widespread reality?

Injection Molding Evolves to Today's Global Product Needs
9/15/2015
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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.

Writing for Design News
5/6/2015
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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.

Check Out What Went On During National Robotics Week 2015!
4/10/2015
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from National Robotics Week 2015.

Materials & Assembly
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The Autonomous Zombie Defense System
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Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
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Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
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Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
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