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June 3, 2015 9:18 am
PD&D Staff
The automation industry will continue to become more and more interconnected and streamlined. The progression and impact of industrial Ethernet will touch most of the products that get used in automation solutions ...
June 2, 2015 9:08 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Many Americans are connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT), whether it be through smart TVs, connected thermostats, or fitness trackers. Although many of these smart devices are designed to simplify our lives ...
May 28, 2015 4:14 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter
On May 6, SpaceX’s Dragon v2 completed its first launch pad abort test. It was a successful experiment to show what the Crew Dragon can do when something goes wrong ...
May 27, 2015 9:46 am
Robert Boyes, Senior Product Line Manager, Laser Machine Tools, Coherent
The rise of maker culture is closely connected with the development of 3D printing because it empowers individuals to easily create physical objects from digital files, without the need for ...
May 21, 2015 3:50 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter
Not every spacecraft is revolutionary enough to test an entirely new propulsion system. Deep Space 1 tested the ion engine as well as a dozen other technologies ...
May 21, 2015 2:08 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter
Does one need four years of college education in order to succeed as an engineer or developer? Several Internet of Things experts say no. This and other topics were discussed at a sponsored “Town Hall” teleconference ...
May 19, 2015 5:13 pm
Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services
Despite the application of robust engineering and design skills, parts break due to many unavoidable situations. While any manufactured part is designed considering all the stresses and loads it is about to undergo, it is likely to ...
May 19, 2015 1:54 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
RAPID, a weeklong event featuring the latest technology in 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week in Long Beach California. Jason Dunn, Made in Space CTO, kicked off the event ...
May 14, 2015 4:13 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter
Fun fact: Rosetta was one of the reasons I started this series. A comic about the Rosetta orbiter and its lander, Philae, humanized these craft in a way that even Curiosity’s eager social media personality hadn’t done ...
May 13, 2015 4:31 pm
David “Avi” Shefet, President, Daisy Data Displays
There is zero tolerance for failure in the battlefield. Developing a rugged computer that lasts involves a defined process of identifying the need, designing the system, and specifying the equipment ...
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