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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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