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April 20, 2015 2:21 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
When Frederick Labbe was a mechanical engineering student in 2001, he came up with the idea of using weight as a source of energy to lace shoes. Five years later he developed ...
April 20, 2015 10:02 am
Gary Burton, Jr., Director of Business Development, Burton Industries
Everyone hates non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and it may seem like a pleasant surprise when a contractor with design engineering capabilities offers a discount that eliminates some or all of these charges. If the work stays at the ...
April 17, 2015 9:13 am
Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil
Acceptable response times on the web have steadily been decreasing. While 10 seconds used to be considered reasonable, a 2009 study showed that 40 percent of visitors will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to ...
April 15, 2015 9:37 am
Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant, TrueCADD
Product development and manufacturing is in a stage of major transformation across the globe. With a message from the market to speed up the development process, manufacturers are consistently looking to improvise their manufacturing ...
April 14, 2015 9:30 am
PD&D Staff
EOS, a global company that produces solutions for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM), recently announced Glynn Fletcher as president of EOS of North America, Inc. PD&D caught up with Mr. Fletcher to ask about his new position ...
April 14, 2015 9:09 am
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects across the United States. With goals of reducing emissions by more than 20% and improving system energy efficiencies by more than 20% by ...
April 13, 2015 9:50 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
3D scanners collect real-world data about the shape and appearance of objects and people, and are typically classified as either contact or non-contact. The earliest digital 3D scanners, called contact probes, were developed in the 1980s ...
April 10, 2015 10:33 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
This week NASA is hosting more than 30 high school, college, and university rocketry teams at its 15th annual NASA Student Launch event near the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. The middle school and high school teams must ...
April 10, 2015 9:37 am
PD&D Staff
CNC Software, Inc., the developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM programming software for CNC machine tools, has appointed Meghan Summers-West as the new president of the company. PD&D caught up with Meghan Summers-West to talk ...
April 9, 2015 5:30 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
Space travel has come a long way since the Apollo space race began, driven by both scientific study and a desire for the United States to have an edge over Russia’s cosmonauts. While first plagued by leaks and other setbacks, the story of the lunar lander designed is one of untempered triumph ...
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