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Patent Reform Moving Forward

June 29, 2015 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

The America Invents Act was passed in September 2011, and included several substantive changes to the Patent Code. In an exclusive interview with PD&D, Colette Reiner Mayer, a patent and trade secret litigator, highlights several ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Voyager 2

July 2, 2015 2:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The Voyager probes carry a poetic image with them: the gold-plated copper disk inscribed with information about humanity and human artwork, designed to explain our culture to alien astronauts, seems like an optimistic expression ...

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Don't Sleep Through a Chance at Maximum Efficiency

June 29, 2015 10:01 am | by Maura Falk, Associated Editor, IMPO | Comments

In manufacturing “efficiency” is key. It is one of those buzzwords that grabs people’s attention and holds their interest. However, efficiency on the plant floor isn’t just a result of all the production lines ...

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How Simulation Can Improve the Reliability of Consumer Electronics

June 26, 2015 10:08 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Comments

Early product failures turn very much costly for manufacturers, resulting in a substantial loss in revenue, value and customer’s trust towards the brand. It is however very much common for many ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Odyssey

June 25, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The oldest spacecraft on Mars is still hard at work observing the planet and serving as a go-between for Earth and the newest Mars rovers. On June 23, NASA celebrated Mars Odyssey’s 60,000th orbit around Mars ...

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The Roller Coaster Safety Precautions You're Not Aware Of

June 24, 2015 10:05 am | by Sharyse Barnes | Comments

With all the reports and media coverage following the Alton Towers crash, many people have inquired about the safety precautions taken on roller coasters. How do theme ...

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Programming Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 1:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Intelligent underwater robots have increasingly been deployed as vital tools for mapping the ocean floor and monitoring pockets of the sea. Most autonomous vehicles are commanded by a low-level ...

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Glass-Filled Nylon Laser Sintered Parts

June 22, 2015 1:30 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Rapid prototyping is a method of producing 3D parts without the use of molds or tooling. The process is geared toward engineers and manufacturers who need a low quantity of parts in a ...

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Improving Product Quality with Custom Bearings

June 22, 2015 1:21 pm | by Mark Bos, Vice President, National Bearings Company | Comments

A standard bearing almost always exceeds the functional needs that the application requires, as they are designed to operate in a range of products and are necessarily manufactured to ...

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Validating Designs on the Living Heart

June 22, 2015 1:08 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The disease costs the U.S. more than $300 billion each year, and this number continues to grow ...

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3D Printed Art Line Launches Kickstarter

June 22, 2015 10:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

3D printing startup Drawn is starting a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to launch a range of decorative art objects created by designers ...

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How Computer Aided Engineering Can Help Unconventional Product Designs

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Comments

Products are getting smarter every day, and are becoming more personalized and largely different from conventional designs. The modern engineering community as such has to rely on ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Deep Impact

June 18, 2015 3:15 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

In January 2005, a spacecraft left Earth on board a Boeing Delta II rocket, headed for an encounter with a comet in July. Its goal was to slam a 370kg payload of copper into the exotic ground, then study the debris it produced ...

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A Breath of Fresh Air for Workstations

June 17, 2015 9:56 am | by Thomas A. Salomone, Lenovo | Comments

Today’s desktop workstation technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over previous generations’ technology in terms of performance and usability. To meet the needs of designers ...

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Benefits of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology & Culture

June 16, 2015 10:21 am | by Jennifer Clark, Director of Operations, Spec-Rite Designs | Comments

Lean Six Sigma, or LSS, is a combination of two distinct business management techniques: Lean and Six Sigma. And while they are each key components of the other, they are not the same thing ...

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4 Steps to GHS Compliance

June 15, 2015 10:17 am | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Comments

Effective June 1, 2015, all chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must ensure all labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) comply with the modified provisions ...

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