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October 16, 2014 9:46 am
Christian Fell, VP Motion & Position Sensors, FRABA
In the Product Design & Development Brainstorm we talk with industry leaders to get their perspective on issues critical to the design engineering marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What new encoder technologies are helping ease-of-use ...
October 15, 2014 1:08 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
Solar panels can get filthy, so to keep them clean Stefan Hamminga designed the Scrobby Solar, a panel cleaning robot ...                     
October 15, 2014 9:18 am
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor
Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in ...
October 14, 2014 9:25 am
Tapan Sant, Automotive Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech CAE
Automotive engineering design has transitioned over the years. It is a great time for engineers, as computer aided design and computational analysis allows them to engineer automotive product design and build vehicles that are ...    
October 13, 2014 9:49 am
Clancy Soehren, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
Ultrasonic sensors used in back-up warning and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are self-contained modules that drive an ultrasonic signal and perform all signal processing on the received signal. Simple algorithms used to extract the ...
October 10, 2014 9:33 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials, teamed up with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Legacy Effects, WIRED, and Condé Nast Entertainment to design, prototype, and manufacture a 14-foot tall creature to ...
October 8, 2014 4:06 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
In order to spur creativity, the site frequently features 3D print design challenges. Each challenge will be judged by CGTrader staff and sponsors, and every winner will receive awards and prizes. Check out the following six challenges and ...
October 8, 2014 3:34 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
3D Model Platform is a blog run by www.cgtrader.com that provides the latest news, insights, and inspiration of 3D modeling. The blog frequently features quizzes that test the reader’s ability to discern real photos from fake ones. Test your ...
October 8, 2014 10:19 am
Joe Bilotta, CEO & Co-Founder, Component Search International
According to a survey by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Technology Evaluation, all segments of the commercial, industrial and defense supply chains have been impacted by counterfeit ...   
October 7, 2014 10:00 am
Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor
Imagine your religious beliefs lied between you and your life. This is what happened in mid-April to Julie Penoyer, a 50-year-old U.K. heart patient and Jahovah’s Witness. Following her ...         
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