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Apple Watch Accessories Among 2 Design Challenges

March 27, 2015 4:17 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

The announcement of the Apple Watch has caused quite a media frenzy. Some love the concept of a chic wearable, while others think it’s a waste of time and money. Regardless of the conflicting opinions, there is a lot of money to be ...  

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3D Printing a Smile on Your Face

March 27, 2015 10:26 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem ...

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Biomedical Engineer Builds Quirky Moving Sculptures

March 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Seth R. Goldstein has gone from measuring the forces exerted on the human brain during surgery to making whimsical kinetic sculptures, using engineering skills he learned during a career at the National Institutes of Health....

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Measuring Product Development Vitality

March 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Bradford L. Goldense, President, Goldense Group | Comments

One of the things that satisfy engineers and product developers the most is to see their newly released products sell like hotcakes.  It goes right to the core of why they pursued careers in science and engineering, to create things that  ...

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Building Energy Efficient Products for a Better Tomorrow Using CFD

March 25, 2015 9:23 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Comments

The world is badly in a need of products that are energy efficient, as global energy consumption levels increase at an alarming rate. It is the only reason why government agencies and manufacturing organizations are strained to look for ...

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Designing for Inspection By an Acoustic Micro Imaging Tool

March 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Tom Adams, Consultant, Sonoscan | Comments

Acoustic micro imaging tools, also called acoustic microscopes, use ultrasound to collect data from interfaces between materials inside a part. The range of materials that can imaged by an acoustic micro imaging tool is long and includes ...

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How to 3D Print Metal Teeth

March 23, 2015 11:39 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

3D printing is changing the way dental prosthetics are being made. This month, additive manufacturing company EOS presented its Direct Metal Laser Sintering process for dental use ...

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Braille Printing Program Designed to Foster Communication

March 23, 2015 10:18 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Italian company Lumi Industries wants to make translation from spoken language to Braille easier with 3D printing. They have developed a free software which translates written text into Braille, then converts it to a 3D file for printing ...

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Solving Multi-Channel LVDT Measurement System Susceptibly to Heterodyning

March 23, 2015 9:59 am | by H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group | Comments

H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has solved the age old problem of cross talk between sensors even if the master signal conditioner fails. When LVDT signal cables are bundled together or laid close to each other in a wire ... 

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Facebook CFO, Xerox CEO Among Top 50 Women in Technology

March 20, 2015 4:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The SVP of Apple and CEO of Yahoo were among the 50 women honored as the top executives and achievers in the technology industry this month. The Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology list was released on ...                            

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'Disaster-Proof' Factory Doubles as a Shelter

March 20, 2015 1:53 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

With the help of GE Technology, this Japanese factory is equipped to ride out severe storms. The factory, owned and operated by residential home builder Sekisui House in the north-eastern town of ...                                         

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'Happiness Printer' Offered on International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2015 12:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Want to print a random happy image with the touch of a button? You could find your cat memes on the internet, or you could tweet at Viking to win a single-button, wi-fi capable Happiness Printer ...

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Millions of Self-Driving Cars Could Be on the Way

March 20, 2015 10:59 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

About 41 million autonomous cars may be sold in 2035, according to a recent report by IdTechEx. The report outlines the current state of autonomous vehicles, which are primarily used in industrial settings ...                             

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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

March 20, 2015 10:11 am | by Tom Grace, brand protection manager, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Americas | Comments

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a problem that continues to rise each year and is currently estimated to make up five to seven percent of world trade, or $1.77 trillion in 2015. Counterfeited brands, including consumer ...

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Tesla Update Adds Autopilot

March 19, 2015 4:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

"About to end range anxiety," Elon Musk tweeted on March 15, and he's trying to do just that with the latest Tesla update, which will also add a self-driving capability that will allow the Model S to maneuver itself on highways ...   

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