Recent Articles

December 10, 2014 9:33 am
Corinna Bause, freelance journalist in Cologne, Germany
Prototyping in the automobile industry is a demanding and, at the same time, cost-intensive activity. It is here that the processes of research, design, test, industrial engineering and suppliers all come together. Weak points in planning or ...
December 9, 2014 9:56 am
Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant at TrueCADD
The explosion in the utilization of additive manufacturing (AM) has opened wide opportunities for automotive industry. The market research from IBIS World found that a total of 86 million automobiles were produced globally in the year ...
December 8, 2014 9:08 am
Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries
Considerable confusion exists regarding the choice of available battery technologies. This general lack of knowledge stems partly from the fact that consumer batteries have become so ubiquitous, and their use so often taken for granted ...
December 5, 2014 9:51 am
Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc.
The trend towards ultra-low power wireless communication is ongoing. It allows data communication wherever power-hungry standards like WiFi or GSM are not suitable. This is particularly interesting for high-density sensor networks ...   
December 3, 2014 9:00 am
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
In 2020, a new rover will land on Mars. Equipped with an updated set of scientific instruments, the Mars 2020 Rover will be the first to document samples for future return to Earth. “The rover was designed with heritage from the Mars Science ...
December 2, 2014 9:50 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Empire Robotics, a Cornell University technology spinout, is comprised of engineers and researchers that specialize in soft robotics. The company has created a new end-of-arm robotic gripper called the Versaball that is grabbing the ...  
December 1, 2014 10:41 am
Daniel Theobald, Vecna Co-Founder & CEO
Robots are all around us every day, in automated gas pumps, bank ATMs, and self-service checkout lanes – machines are already automating our world. They are also working behind the scenes, and now, navigation systems have made them ...  
November 26, 2014 11:44 am
Duanjie Li, PhD and Pierre Leroux, Nanovea
A tensile strength is a common materials test. Typically, a sample is subjected to controlled tension until it fails, providing valuable data for fundamental materials development or quality control. The key data acquired include maximum ...
November 26, 2014 9:43 am
Siemens
Váll-Ker, which was founded in 1992, uses flexible manufacturing practices to produce high-quality fireplaces. Váll-Ker seeks continuous improvement and, as a result, it is at the forefront of the Hungarian fireplace manufacturing ...  
November 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
The iBox Nano is one of the world’s smallest 3D resin printers, and weighing in at three pounds, it may also be one of the world’s lightest. Designed for portability, the printer can be controlled via a ...       
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