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September 30, 2014 9:48 am
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
After more than two-and-a-half years of development work and onsite testing, John Kelly, CEO of Sydney, Australia-based Atomo Diagnostics, believes that his company has developed the test platform, AtomoRapid, to address critical ...  
September 29, 2014 11:24 am
Terry Persun, Technical Journalist
When NIC Instruments was designing their next generation unmanned ground vehicle, they needed specific characteristics from their controller boards. During research, they found that some controllers didn't offer the ...     
September 25, 2014 5:02 pm
PD&D Staff
A manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, Spencer, Massachusetts based FLEXcon is an innovator in coating, laminating, and finishing of wide-web roll-to-roll polymeric materials. To learn more about the use of these materials ...
September 24, 2014 10:59 am
Jeff Multz
For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.” Computers, mobile phones and any other electronic devices that ...   
September 23, 2014 9:40 am
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
King Kong made his film debut in 1933. The “giant terror gorilla,” as he was referred to in his debut, then endured multiple digital remakes until 50 years later, when he was reimagined once again to make his stage debut at the ...  
September 22, 2014 9:52 am
Shaun Bryant, Line/Shape/Space
Reality capture does exactly what it says on the tin: It captures reality and puts it into your computer, into the cloud, or pretty much wherever you want that captured reality to go. Yep, it sounds like magic, and to be honest, if the architects and ...
September 17, 2014 9:47 am
Professor Josef Kurfess, Ulm University
Over the past 40 years, hydraulic systems have been continually deemed a dying technology – if not pronounced dead altogether. And these views don’t seem all that farfetched in light of the on-going e nergy efficiency debate and the apparent ...
September 16, 2014 9:28 am
Dana Goldberg, Line/Shape/Space
What’s 30 years old but looks brand new? Believe it or not, it’s 3D printing. Yep, additive manufacturing technology has been around since the Reagan era. Here’s a brief tour through the history of 3D printing ...     
September 15, 2014 10:39 am
Siemens
In 1993, NHIndustries, mainly owned by the Eurocopter group (now Airbus Helicopters), started to design the NH90, a medium-sized military helicopter. Thirteen years later, it entered service. The pace of technological change has increased so ...
September 12, 2014 9:47 am
Chris Grossman, Senior Vice President Enterprise Applications, Rand Secure Data
The impact of the digital age in manufacturing and manufacturing design has driven the creation of electronically stored information to never before seen levels. Just a few of the areas seeing a major increase in storage requirements ...  
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