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Looking for Life on Mars

December 3, 2014 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

In 2020, a new rover will land on Mars. Equipped with an updated set of scientific instruments, the Mars 2020 Rover will be the first to document samples for future return to Earth. “The rover was designed with heritage from the Mars Science ...

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Challenges of Labeling for OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard

December 19, 2014 4:09 pm | by Daniel Levine, President of Product Safety Solutions, CHMM | Comments

As a response to the multiple definitions of hazard and multiple ways of communicating these hazards, the United Nations adopted the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2003. OSHA’s revised Hazard ...


GE Sees Data Living on the Edge

December 19, 2014 4:07 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Comments

Trends abound, but perhaps none impact both the short and long-term prospects of manufacturing more than those related to data management and security. recent sat down with Rich Carpenter, Chief Technology Strategist ...


7 Key Questions to Ask Before the 2015 GHS Deadline

December 19, 2014 3:12 pm | by Deborah Grant, Loftware Industry Marketing Manager | Comments

As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the USA, businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of ...


New Methods for Supply Chain Management

December 18, 2014 5:16 pm | by Kevin J. Dailida, Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain Dynisco | Comments

As business competition intensifies worldwide, it becomes ever more challenging to improve gross margins and operating profits. Because the Internet provides the ability to obtain comparative pricing on a global basis, supply chain ...  


The Next Step in PLM's Evolution: Platformization

December 16, 2014 4:19 pm | by Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata | Comments

Lifecycle management like every technological advance has a lifecycle of its own. At the heart of the evolution of innovation, PLM Solution providers are offering powerful new capabilities. These include leveraging ...     


Designing a Perfectly Balanced Shoe

December 15, 2014 4:45 pm | by Christina Casinelli, Science & Technology Writer Based in Providence, RI | Comments

No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels. Their foot-strike patterns, degrees of pronation (the amount a runner’s foot rolls inward with each step), and braking and propulsion forces are ...


STEM Education With Sandboxes & Robots

December 15, 2014 10:06 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Comments

The young people that do have some direction only have dollar signs for the most part as a driving force. Not the best idea for the future. As a business owner I watch the market and labor pools and check the statistics on manufacturing, which over ...


3D-Printing COSMIC-2 Satellite Antenna Array Supports

December 12, 2014 9:08 am | by RedEye | Comments

Build 30 antenna array supports for the FORMOSAT-7 Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC-2) satellite mission. The mission comprises a 12 satellite constellation, each satellite with 2 antennas ...


Overview of PTFE Fillers for Various Applications

December 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Stephen Maloney, Colonial Seal Company | Comments

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) has become a commonly used material in sealing applications where other materials do not meet temperature, chemical compatibility, friction, or wear requirements. Many customers are unaware that "fillers" may be ...


How Advanced Materials are Driving Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry

December 9, 2014 9:56 am | by Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant at TrueCADD | Comments

The explosion in the utilization of additive manufacturing (AM) has opened wide opportunities for automotive industry. The market research from IBIS World found that a total of 86 million automobiles were produced globally in the year ...


When to Use Industrial Batteries

December 8, 2014 9:08 am | by Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries | Comments

Considerable confusion exists regarding the choice of available battery technologies. This general lack of knowledge stems partly from the fact that consumer batteries have become so ubiquitous, and their use so often taken for granted ...


Applications for Energy Harvesting Wireless Technology

December 5, 2014 9:51 am | by Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc. | Comments

The trend towards ultra-low power wireless communication is ongoing. It allows data communication wherever power-hungry standards like WiFi or GSM are not suitable. This is particularly interesting for high-density sensor networks ...   


Squishy, Morphing Gripper Grabs Anything

December 2, 2014 9:50 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Empire Robotics, a Cornell University technology spinout, is comprised of engineers and researchers that specialize in soft robotics. The company has created a new end-of-arm robotic gripper called the Versaball that is grabbing the ...  


Next-Gen Navigation Systems Change the Scope of Robot Deployment

December 1, 2014 10:41 am | by Daniel Theobald, Vecna Co-Founder & CEO | Comments

Robots are all around us every day, in automated gas pumps, bank ATMs, and self-service checkout lanes – machines are already automating our world. They are also working behind the scenes, and now, navigation systems have made them ...  


Testing the Limits of Indentation

November 26, 2014 11:44 am | by Duanjie Li, PhD and Pierre Leroux, Nanovea | Comments

A tensile strength is a common materials test. Typically, a sample is subjected to controlled tension until it fails, providing valuable data for fundamental materials development or quality control. The key data acquired include maximum ...



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