Recent Articles

April 14, 2014 9:56 am
Gabriela Lupulescu, Product Manager, Knovel
Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 8,000 per day according to the AARP, creating demand to fill the newly empty senior engineering positions. However, thanks to the size of the Baby Boomer population, there simply aren’t enough ...
April 10, 2014 4:02 pm
Kintz Plastics
Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide ...   
April 8, 2014 1:07 pm
Bob Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics
Rapidly changing demands and designs in product performance and electrical integrity are having a huge effect on electronic connector systems. New smaller and more portable electronics in aerospace, defense, and other stressful environments ...
April 8, 2014 9:25 am
Stephen Hoshaw
Business has a few simple truths. Production costs drive prices is one of them. Materials must be found, parts must be created, and products must be assembled. At every point of the process is a cost and behind every production is a ...  
April 6, 2014 5:57 pm
Eran Eshed, Co-Founder & VP, Marketing & Business Development at Altair Semiconductor
One of the components of your future device is a cellular chip. There are many chip providers from which to choose, all eager to help bring your product to market. The decision to partner with a chipset vendor is ...      
April 4, 2014 10:15 am
GKS
A Minnesota company contacted GKS Services to completely and accurately 3D scan an ATV. Rather than having to measure piecemeal by hand, their team would be able to use the digital model to precisely position mounting holes and other features to ...
March 31, 2014 9:19 am
HydraForce
With the introduction of Tier 4 engine emissions standards, the conventional wisdom of bigger meaning better has been discarded. As OEMs find themselves having to make more efficient use of their available horsepower, the demand has grown for ...
March 28, 2014 9:30 am
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass
My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll, isn’t being so sweet or cuddly. The electric baby doll, wearing pink floral clothing and a matching knit hat, has been reported to cause burns and blisters. The circuit board in the chest of the doll can ...
March 27, 2014 12:50 pm
David Hamilton, Managing Director at SK Wiring
When it comes to the installation and maintenance of electrics, one of the most important tasks is to take readings of the insulation resistance. The reason you do this it to make sure that the integrity of the insulation material hasn’t been ...
March 25, 2014 4:48 pm
Dr. Gerhard G. Antony, Neugart USA Corp
The belief “helical is better” is not sustainable.  For lower noise, and quieter run helical gears have the advantage. If it comes to load ability, smaller size, and higher torque density, as well as longer life, the zero helix angle system has the ...
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