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

FREE Email Newsletter

Design Daily

LEDs Shine in Bedding Plant Production Study

July 21, 2014 1:02 pm | by American Society for Horticultural Science | News | Comments

Growers of annual bedding plant seedlings or plugs work to produce compact, fully rooted transplants with a large stem diameter and high root dry mass - qualities that make seedlings less susceptible to damage during shipping and transplant ...

TOPICS:

Improved Thin Films with Metal Substitution

July 21, 2014 12:56 pm | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

The yield so far is small, but chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy ...

TOPICS:

Carbyne Morphs when Stretched

July 21, 2014 12:53 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to Rice University scientists. Stretching the material known as carbyne — a hard-to-make, one-dimensional ...

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Spongelike Structure Converts Solar Energy into Steam

July 21, 2014 12:14 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits ...

TOPICS:

DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane Program Launches

July 21, 2014 12:09 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

In an era of declining budgets and adversaries’ evolving capabilities, quick, affordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for both national and economic security. Current satellite launch systems, however, require scheduling ...

TOPICS:

Subminiature Load Cell for Tension & Compression

July 21, 2014 11:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

tecsis LP now offers the Model XLUS88, a subminiature, bidirectional, tension/compression load cell for ranges from 150 grams up to 1,000 lbs. Mechanical overload stops are standard on ranges below ...

Thin-Walled Diaphragms

July 21, 2014 11:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Rubber & Plastics has announced thin-walled diaphragms for medical devices require high strength and flexibility. Utilizing liquid silicone rubber (LSR) processes, custom design, and injection molding ...

TOPICS:

New Productivity Enhancements

July 21, 2014 11:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has launched PC-DMIS 2014, a new release of the measurement software used for the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data ...

Advertisement

Federal Judge Sends Key GM Case to Georgia Court

July 21, 2014 10:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton ...

TOPICS:

Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity

July 21, 2014 10:30 am | by Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West, Brookings | Blogs | Comments

On Wednesday, July 9 Governance Studies hosted the 3rd annual John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy. The topic was Regional Manufacturing Hubs in the US, and we heard from a number of different experts. As noted in a recent White House report ...

TOPICS:

Pilot Lands on NY Highway for 2nd Time

July 21, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone. Frank Fierro, 75, said he was "shaking" as he glided the single-engine ...

TOPICS:

Great Plains Shale Tested for Possible Energy Uses

July 21, 2014 10:22 am | by Carson Walker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tests this summer on Pierre Shale that stretches across much of the Great Plains could help build the case for an underground lab and, if feasible, lead to energy production or underground storage in the rock formation ...    

TOPICS:

Private Jet Recovery from Recession an Uneven Ride

July 21, 2014 10:15 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. The chief executive of General Dynamics Corp., maker of Gulfstream jets, says corporate customers are back and ...

TOPICS:

10 Tips for Designing Medical Components with Aluminum

July 21, 2014 10:13 am | by Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries | Articles | Comments

To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components ...   

TOPICS:

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying 'Housekeeper' Robots

July 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Maria Alberty, NASA's Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.'s second contracted commercial resupply mission to the space station, which arrived to the orbital laboratory July 16,  NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, sent two Google prototype ... 

TOPICS:

Pages

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