Recent Articles

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 ...  
September 11, 2014 10:23 am
Phil Bernstein, Line/Shape/Space
The word “revolution” is especially apt today. Now, more than ever, the world is changing. How people design and make things is not just evolving, but being completely disrupted again. We’re on the cusp of a new (and very real) revolution ...
September 10, 2014 9:41 am
Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC
Almost all products that define our modern lives are bonded in some way, whether it’s a smartphone, a car, or an airplane. These examples demonstrate the versatility of adhesive technology. Yet, many bonding theories have not ...   
September 9, 2014 2:32 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
As a kid, Mark Perez played the board game Mousetrap until he lost all the parts. He would then buy a new one, and start over. Now, he has reproduced his favorite childhood game at an extreme scale with the world’s largest Mousetrap ...
September 9, 2014 9:23 am
Del Williams, Technical Writer
With rising material costs, government regulations, and customers resisting price increases, today there is no room for waste in the metal fabrication supply chain. While once OEMs had the time, margins, and procurement staff to afford ...
September 8, 2014 10:21 am
Janaki Weiden, Global Marketing Director for NORGLIDE Bearings & RENCOL Tolerance Rings, Saint-Gobain
Research & Development (R&D) is critical to the creation of effective and innovative technologies in all industries. And it starts with the pieces. Terms like “innovative” and “well-engineered” shouldn’t be limited to referring only to ...
September 5, 2014 10:21 am
Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastic
The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape. From the accelerating pace of 3D printing innovation to new production procedures, plastic manufacturing will likely ...
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