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Lauren Muskett

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Review: The Coolest Cooler; Rotating Wireless Charger
Lauren Muskett, Assistant Managing Editor
7/24/2014  0
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels. The Coolest Cooler has built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a ...

Wayne Eleazer

Made by Monkeys
Homebuilt Mower Is Better Than a New One
Wayne Eleazer
7/24/2014  0
When the old mower that had served me faithfully for 15 years started having stuck valves, I bought a new one just like it. Well, not just like it, since the company did not make ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
20 Engineers From the World of Sports
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/23/2014  8
It's rare to hear about professional athletes who've studied engineering. But that doesn't mean they don't exist.

Cabe Atwell

CAD/CAM Corner
IBM Invests $3B in Powerful Processors of the Future
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/23/2014  0
IBM has been developing cutting-edge technology since the early 1880s. The company has designed everything from electric tabulating machines (a fancy name for calculators) to the ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Video: Thin Polymer Material Defeats Deafening Noise
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/23/2014  0
Ever lie awake at night listening to the ruckus of a neighbor's party or car alarms going off on a city street? Most of us have at one time or another, due to thinly insulated walls ...

Ann R. Thryft

News
Video: Fusion Window Loses 35% of Weight
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/22/2014  14
Ford Motor Co. has been showing off its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses several advanced lightweighting materials to reduce the overall weight of a standard production 2013 ...

Lauren Muskett

Gadget Freak
Share Your Invention & Win Big Money
Lauren Muskett, Assistant Managing Editor
7/22/2014  1
There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest. What's there to think about? The top three ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Will Robots Give Jobs or Take Them Away?
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
7/21/2014  25
In recent Design News stories, we've featured robot reporters, robots that take over astronauts' tasks, and back in February, robots taking over more jobs in the plant. Lots of ...

Jessica Skorut

STEM Connection
GoEngineer Kicks Off Kids' Camp
Jessica Skorut, GoEngineer
7/21/2014  1
GoEngineer's Kids' Camp just kicked off in Boise, Idaho last week.

Features

3D Printing Ultra-Strong Polymers for End Production
7/24/2014
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3D printing production-grade parts faces major challenges in processes and qualification to support engineering materials like carbon composites. Here are some novel solutions.

ABCs of Micro Molding: Understanding the Differences
7/7/2014
 2
Designing parts using micro molding is similar in many ways to designing with conventional injection molding. But there are a few critical differences. This guide helps engineers navigate the process.

Design Renaissance in Manufacturing
6/30/2014
 3
Technology has long been a critical factor in designing products for manufacturing, and that technology has come into full bloom in the last couple years.

Thermoforming Advances Medical Design
6/17/2014
 2
Manufacturing advances in thick-gauge thermoplastic parts is producing an effective choice for medical equipment design.

Engineering Thermoplastics Expand Design Freedom in Consumer Electronics
6/2/2014
 1
Engineering thermoplastics are helping design engineers push the boundaries of what’s possible in many applications, including the development of increasingly thin, compact, and lightweight smartphones.

Engineering Polymers Play Key Role in Drug-Delivery Devices
5/21/2014
 1
As designs of drug-delivery devices become increasingly complex, engineers have an even wider choice of plastics to choose from. This overview helps navigate what can be a bewildering selection of materials by outlining some key properties, capabilities, advantages, and limitations.

Electrically Conductive Pastes Are Gaining Traction
5/6/2014
 3
We may someday see pastes used in common applications all around us. Preventive maintenance through the use of conductive pastes may not sound sexy, but it provides companies with an easy and cost-effective way to maximize electrical output and save thousands of dollars.

9 Fundamental Facts for Self-Clinching Fastener Success
4/3/2014
 4
By following nine basic principles, engineers can take advantage of self-clinching fasteners for their ability to join thin metal sheets, reduce hardware counts, and allow removal or replacement of components.

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Share Your Invention & Win Big Money
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Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb Countdown Timer
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm clock and a countdown timer.
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Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a shape memory alloy that works like a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect data for months to years on a single ...
GoEngineer Kicks Off Kids' Camp
These free camps are designed for children ages 10-18. Attendees are introduced to 3D CAD ...
Siemens PLM Partners With Penn State
Siemens PLM has given an in-kind grant -- to the tune of $750M -- to Penn State University so ...
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Video: Teen Invents iPhone-Charging Insole
Angelo Casimiro, a 15-year-old living in the Philippines, has designed an insole that uses two ...
Who Deserves to Make the Big Bucks?
In the words of FIRST founder Dean Kamen, "Why are we celebrating someone who can throw a ...
Homebuilt Mower Is Better Than a New One
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Parking Decal Puts Driver in Sticky Spot
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Entering the Auto Part Abyss
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Dehumidifier Has Impossible-to-Change Air Filter
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
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Porch Light KOs Door Bell
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Use Your Head to Solve the Tough Problems
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A Soldering Conundrum
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