The Leading Source for Design Engineering News & Insight
Subscribe to Product Design & Development All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Design Daily

Campaign to Win Approval for Engineering Facility Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Buildings at URI's College of Engineering date to the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the dean says they lack modern laboratories and interactive classrooms. The Providence Journal reports that the URI President says companies need more ...


Man Creates Expanding Shoe to Help Poor Kids

September 29, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After about seven years of research and development, one Nampa man will launch to provide children around the world with a pair of shoes that readjusts to fit their feet as they grow. "I'm just excited to get these ...


Why the Society of Women Engineers Beats Miss America (Every Time)

September 29, 2014 10:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

Who knew that a HBO show could change the lives of girls who dream of being engineers? Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a Daily Show/Colbert Report feeling to it and this past Sunday, Oliver used part of the time to do a decent take ...


5-Axis Cincinnati Profiler Cuts Machining Time for Aero Parts

September 29, 2014 10:32 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new 5-axis, 5-spindle Cincinnati XP aerospace profiler from Fives features doubled spindle speeds, greater horsepower, and higher feed rates on all axes. The purpose-designed machine delivers 50% to 80% faster ...


Photos of the Day: Orion in Final Steps Before Exploration Flight

September 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System ...  


U.S. Cites Company in Cell Tower Deaths

September 29, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in ...  


Rice Husk Byproduct in Goodyear Tires?

September 29, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires. Akron-based Goodyear is ...


Japan’s Largest Solar Power Project

September 29, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kuni Umi Asset Management, GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, and Toyo Engineering Corporation have invested in Japan’s largest solar power project, a 231-megawatt facility to be built in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, via special ...


A Colorful Life for Crash-Test Engineer Behind Rainbow Loom Craze

September 29, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cheong Choon Ng was trying to make rubber-band bracelets with his daughters four years ago when he realized his fingers were too big to manipulate the bands. So, the automotive crash-test engineer set about ...      


Tetra Tech Wins $30M NIST Engineering Services Contract

September 29, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tetra Tech announced it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity, $30 million contract with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide engineering services for the NIST Center for Neutron ...


Lenovo Looks to Expand After IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday. The $2.1 billion ...


BlackBerry Posts $207M Quarterly Loss

September 29, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry posted a smaller loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone. Chief Executive John Chen said on a conference call with analysts that BlackBerry is "definitely in ...


European Space Agency Sets Date for Comet Landing

September 29, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12. It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned probe Rosetta releases the 100-kilogram lander at ...


In-Flight Sensor Testing to Enhance Aviation Safety

September 29, 2014 9:30 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation ...  


How to Make a 'Perfect' Solar Absorber

September 29, 2014 9:08 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right:  It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the ...



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.