Recent Articles

November 7, 2014 9:48 am
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
With myriad 3D printers seeking funding on Kickstarter, it is hard to discern what makes each one unique. Calling itself the first “one size fits all” model, the MakerMex stands out with modular add-ons that allows the printer to adapt to ...
November 7, 2014 9:17 am
Phil Bernstein, Line/Shape/Space
A stone strapped to wood eventually became a metal hammer. The step pyramid developed into the true pyramid. The drafting table gave way to the computer screen. All these innovations share a common source: human insights and ...   
November 6, 2014 1:37 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
AltaDevices currently holds the single-junction world record for light conversion efficiency at 28.8% – but these solar cells are not meant for your roof. Using Gallium Arsenide, the AnyLight solar cell is five times more powerful than ...
November 6, 2014 9:58 am
John O’Brien, A.T. Wall
In the US, many high volume tubing suppliers have moved production facilities overseas to low cost producers like China or Mexico. Minimum buys are now the rule, leaving many US manufacturers with a quandary – How to get ...    
November 5, 2014 9:45 am
Dana DeMeo, CTO, IPS
“Begin with the End in Mind.” This well-known Steve Covey habit is especially true during product development. I recently had the opportunity to speak about the early stages of product design at the Design for ...     
November 4, 2014 9:56 am
NVIDIA
Almost everyone in the company knows firsthand the need for fast, high quality renders throughout the product development cycle – from design and engineering through to product marketing. In a competitive marketplace ...     
November 4, 2014 9:40 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Drawing on each other’s strengths, Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics have teamed up to create new, affordable electronic design automation (EDA) software solutions for design professionals. The mutually developed Designer Schematic ...   
November 3, 2014 10:23 am
Dr. Arne Linder, Product Management, KOLLMORGEN, Ratingen
Decentralizing servo technology can bring machine and plant construction savings during installation. Two additional advantages include reduced cabinet heat loads and more straight forward drive architecture. The question arises however, which ...
October 31, 2014 10:24 am
Artem Aginskiy, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments
Industrial technology is necessary to drive smart innovations that improve the interaction between humans and technology through smart, dynamic processing to static mediums. Unfortunately, these smart innovations come with a number of ...
October 29, 2014 3:49 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and CGTrader has teamed up with the 3D printing experts from i.materialise to present a holiday-themed challenge. Design a gift that you would love to give to a friend or relative that could be printed in ...
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