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March 3, 2015 9:05 am
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
Companies must learn to adapt to a changing IoT and a grassroots community of makers when making plans for the industries of the future, said National Instruments’ Trend Watch 2015. The report outlined changes expected to hit the ...  
February 27, 2015 9:47 am
Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
At the start, there was no generic name. The simple glass of the car windshield started to incorporate printed antennas and heaters. It was what we now know as "structural electronics" - one structure performing mechanical, electrical and ...
February 26, 2015 3:36 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
What do you think of when you imagine a utopian or dystopian future? Are there unique buildings, scary creatures, or space travel? For this challenge, CGTrader wants you to embrace your inner sci-fi nerd and design 3D models of anything ...
February 25, 2015 4:07 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society ...  
February 25, 2015 10:12 am
David Bowes, P.Eng.
The Viking AT ViVa actuators are piezo electric devices designed as a solenoid replacement.  Back in October 2014 I successfully demonstrated a 3mm ViVa actuator operating the intake valve of my 12cc EVIC Mk2 engine. The next step was ...
February 24, 2015 9:18 am
Martek Automation
Sometimes making a decision about what may be considered “ancillary” production equipment can make an enormous difference to the bottom line and product quality. The choice of magazine unloading and loading handlers is often such a ...  
February 23, 2015 10:31 am
Patrick Sisson, Line/Shape/Space
The Dam Keeper—the Oscar-nominated animated short debut and passion project from two former Pixar animators, Robert Kondo (set designer) and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (lighting designer)—brings back the principals’ classical training and ...
February 20, 2015 9:49 am
Lindsay Hock, Editor
It’s a well-known fact that labs consume four times more energy per square foot than a typical office building. And while ventilation and plug loads account for much of this energy use, proper design and detailing of building envelopes can have a ...
February 20, 2015 11:08 am
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
3D printing is helping researchers at the London Natural History Museum discover how Stegosaurus might once have moved. The museum acquired Sophie, the most complete Stegosaurus skeleton in the world, in December of 2013 and recently elicited ...         
February 18, 2015 10:50 am
Brent Venghaus, Winegard Technical Program Manager & Mechanical Engineering Manager
Four criteria are critical to successfully launch a new product to the marketplace: quality, cost, performance and delivery. Design for eXcellence, or DfX, is a philosophy that promotes rapid and successful product launch by ...   
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