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World's Smartest Oven Knows What to Cook

January 20, 2015 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

The aptly named MAID Oven knows what to cook, how to cook it, and will even learn your personal preferences and stream your favorite cooking show. The founders wanted everyone to be able to cook – a task that is harder for some than others ...

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This Neurostimulator Makes People Cry

January 26, 2015 12:59 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

A Stanford University fellow developed implantable neurostimulators to create tears for people who suffer from dry eye. The devices, a little larger than a fingernail, work in pairs. One is inserted into the mucous membrane in the ...  


Smart Fabric Sensors Make Wearables Look Good

January 26, 2015 9:59 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

According to one innovator, smart fabric is posed to become the future of clothing everywhere. Keith McMillen has been a leader in the music technology industry for almost 30 years; however, his new goal is to integrate smart technology into ...


BMW to Release 5-Door Mini, Motorrad Hits Sales Record

January 22, 2015 10:06 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

BMW Motorrad had its fourth record year in a row, boosted by strong sales of the R 1200 GS motorcycle, while BMW MINI is expected to release a five-door model of its small car. As of March 2015, the model program of the latest generation of ...


Introducing New York City’s Largest Wind Turbine

January 22, 2015 9:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The almost 160-foot tall wind turbine will power Sunset Park’s Material Recovery Facility, the principal sorting and separation center for New York City’s residential curbside metal, glass and plastic recyclables. The facility itself is a ...


How Engineering Businesses Can Grow through Global Collaboration

January 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Mehul Patel | Comments

Product development through global collaboration provides manufacturers in solving critical issues related to capability and capacity to add value to the product against the cost. Global product development is a process of ...   


Sick Leave, Cybersecurity May Be Addressed during State of the Union

January 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Sick leave, cybersecurity may be on the schedule for State of the Union New Jersey is one of only three states to offer paid sick leave – which President Barack Obama will address at the State of the Union tonight, along with net neutrality ...


Switching to 3D Tech to More Efficiently Design Brakes

January 20, 2015 9:37 am | by Siemens PLM Software | Siemens Plm Software | Comments

Since the 1990s, the design department at Knott has recognized the advantages of 3D technology, and its goal has been to use a 3D computer-aided design system to more efficiently design brakes and trailer components. In 1998, research led the ...


The Myth Of America's Manufacturing Renaissance

January 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, | Comments

According to Nager's January 2015 report, "It is easy to get the impression that American manufacturing has entered a new and exciting period of revival. Many in the media, along with consulting firms and economists, now tout the term ...


Micro-Windmills: From Lab to Market

January 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD Magazine, @MZiembaWDD | Comments

Not all design engineering ideas begin as sketches on a restaurant napkin. Some designs start in the labs at the most prestigious engineering schools around the world, such is the story of Jung-Chih (J.C.) Chiao and Smitha Rao’s micro ...


How Wireless Charging Saved Christmas

January 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

As we move into the New Year, the decorations have been packed away, the lights unhung, and the diets started (and stopped). Now, just in time for this year’s celebrations a new product promises to ...       


5 Attributes that Contribute to Connector Reliability

January 12, 2015 10:17 am | by Colder Products Company (CPC) | Comments

The use of liquid cooling to mitigate heat generated by electronics can be found in a wide variety of applications, including gaming computers, supercomputers and medical equipment. But the widest acceptance of the technology is in today’s data ...


A Grass-Roots Approach to Stamping out Counterfeits

January 8, 2015 9:56 am | by Sal Cesario, Micro-Pak | Comments

With conventional anti-counterfeit tactics, such as acting to shut down imitators’ websites, it's a bit of a Sisyphean task, as a new website pops up as quickly as you can act to shut one down. For that reason, it can be much more effective to take a different approach ...


Building a Connected Home, One Fiber at a Time

January 7, 2015 10:33 am | by Nathan Tracy, Technologist and Manager of Standards for TE Connectivity, Datacomm | Comments

With the Internet of Things now upon us, it has the potential to dramatically change our lives at a dizzying pace. Gartner believes that the IoT market will grow from 0.9 billion units today to 26 billion units by 2020, an almost 30-fold ...


Fireplace Manufacturer Reduces Design Time by 85%

January 6, 2015 9:57 am | by Siemens | Siemens Industry, Inc. Solutions, Automation & Drive Technologies | Comments

During the last two decades, the company has undergone an enormous change, both in size and technology. In the beginning, manufacturing was carried out with assembly drawings provided to partners. Over time, it became clear there was ... 


CNC Retrofit for Short Runs & High Quality

January 5, 2015 9:47 am | by Konecranes | Comments

When pundits and publications talk about American manufacturing, they’re usually focused on huge companies: the Big Three auto manufacturers, whether major tech companies are reshoring, or how aerospace and renewable energy could ...  



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