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Bodock the Giant 3D Printed Creature

October 10, 2014 | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials, teamed up with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Legacy Effects, WIRED, and Condé Nast Entertainment to design, prototype, and manufacture a 14-foot tall creature to ...

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Why Pre-Engineered Linear Motion Systems Are a Smart Choice

October 22, 2014 10:21 am | by Anders Trygg, Product Manager, Thomson Linear Components Group, Europe | Comments

The resulting pre-engineered system has a guaranteed performance available with a rapid delivery time and, with design flexibility, there is no need for compromise on specification. Easy, web-based tools can also be used to ...  

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From Liftoff to Splashdown, HyperSizer Goes Deep Inside the Orion Crew Module Heat Shield

October 21, 2014 9:38 am | by James Ainsworth | Comments

Protected by the shell of its huge launch-rocket during blastoff, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) must get back to earth on its own at mission’s end. The flight plan for this next-generation craft includes a dramatic ...  

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The Advantages of Adhesive Bonding

October 20, 2014 9:34 am | by Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC | Comments

The advantages of adhesive bonding are many. With the development of new materials being used in a variety of different applications, it can be a challenge when trying to figure out a way to join two very different materials while retaining ...

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Brainstorm: Encoders (Part 2)

October 17, 2014 10:41 am | by Robert Pasho, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs | Comments

One encoder technology has emerged that allows rotary encoders to last longer and handle higher vibration, shock, and temperature ranges, the magnetic-based encoder. These Hall effect-based rotary encoders measure shaft rotation ...  

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Can Finding the Perfect Supplier Be Painless & Easy?

October 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Robert Moakler, COO Fabricating.com | Comments

Many companies are expanding U.S. sourcing to keep manufacturing and engineering in close proximity so as to partner more effectively and promote product innovation. They are also shifting to U.S. suppliers for quality and to be closer to ...

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Brainstorm: Encoders

October 16, 2014 9:46 am | by Christian Fell, VP Motion & Position Sensors, FRABA | Fraba Inc. | Comments

In the Product Design & Development Brainstorm we talk with industry leaders to get their perspective on issues critical to the design engineering marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What new encoder technologies are helping ease-of-use ...

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New Cargo Plane Design Takes Off, Vertically

October 15, 2014 9:18 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in ...

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Redefining Automotive Product Design

October 14, 2014 9:25 am | by Tapan Sant, Automotive Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech CAE | Comments

Automotive engineering design has transitioned over the years. It is a great time for engineers, as computer aided design and computational analysis allows them to engineer automotive product design and build vehicles that are ...    

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Ultrasonic Sensors Push the Limits of Automotive Applications

October 13, 2014 9:49 am | by Clancy Soehren, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Texas Instrument | Comments

Ultrasonic sensors used in back-up warning and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are self-contained modules that drive an ultrasonic signal and perform all signal processing on the received signal. Simple algorithms used to extract the ...

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Six 3D Print Design Challenges

October 8, 2014 4:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

In order to spur creativity, the site frequently features 3D print design challenges. Each challenge will be judged by CGTrader staff and sponsors, and every winner will receive awards and prizes. Check out the following six challenges and ...

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3 Image Quizzes: Are These Photos CG or Real?

October 8, 2014 3:34 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Test your ability to distinguish computer-generated photos from reality with the following three quizzes ...                       

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3D Printing for Blood Recycling, Medical Developments

October 7, 2014 10:00 am | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor | Comments

Imagine your religious beliefs lied between you and your life. This is what happened in mid-April to Julie Penoyer, a 50-year-old U.K. heart patient and Jahovah’s Witness. Following her ...         

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The Preferred Method for Electronic Test

October 6, 2014 11:07 am | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D | Comments

Oscilloscope technology is developing at a fast pace with more features packed into smaller and less expensive packages, providing engineers with more choices in the expanding marketplace. Recent market analysis from TechNavio notes the ...

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Talking, Cuddly Robot Will Make Your Kid Smarter

October 3, 2014 1:10 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

A plush toy with an accompanying app, TROBO was designed by two engineers, and fathers, with backgrounds in the theme park and video game industries doing projects for Disney, Lego, and Electronic Arts ...       

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Deep Sea ROVs Designed for Navy Apps

October 3, 2014 12:21 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

SeaBotix, a manufacturer of MiniROV systems, has clientele in various industries worldwide. While the defense industry makes up about 75% of its business, SeaBotix also caters to law enforcement, the aquaculture industry, National Geographic ...

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