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July/August 2014: NASA's Flying Saucer

September 8, 2014 | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue:  Treating Pipelines Like Patients: Engineers combine multi-industry know-how to safely inspect underwater pipelines. Let Dead Ears Lie: When I die, please don't grow pieces of me. Whether the practice is in the name of science, art, or ...

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June 2014: Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines

July 9, 2014 4:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: Answering I/O Design Challenges; Too Much of a Useless Thing; Searching for Exoplanets; Powering Remote Wireless Devices for 40 Years; Regulations Driving Adoption of Non-Phthalate Material for Medical Tubing; Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines; How to Make Customer Input Useful …


May 2014: GE's Ultimate Flying Machine

May 5, 2014 3:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: GE's Ultimate Flying Machine; 7 Things You Didn't Know about Subtractive Rapid Prototyping; Detroit Is a ‘Hole’; The Nuts & Bolts of Selecting the Correct Linear Drive Train; After Jaws: A Ride Designers Dream; Small Changes Help Achieve the Wow Factor in Power Transmission Components; A Metric for Product Improvement.


April 2014: Behind the Mask

April 22, 2014 11:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: Behind the Mask; Confessions of a Gadget Hoarder; Condition Monitoring Systems & the Importance of the Encoder; Launching a Rocket from Sea; Choosing the RIGHT Cabling Option; Near-Death Experience Inspires New Design; More Mission, Less Statement.


March 2014: A Robot for Mars

March 10, 2014 1:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: A Robot for Mars; Speeding the Development of Automated Electromechanical Testing Devices; Introducing a New generation of Rotary Encoders; The Inevitable Future of Driverless Cars; Planning for Change? Change This ...


Jan/Feb 2014: The Sphere of Turbulence

February 11, 2014 3:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: The Sphere of Turbulence; Getting Linear Slides Up to Speed; BioPlotting Is People; Restoring Sight with Laserfit Lenses; How Outsourcing Went Horribly Wrong.


Nov/Dec 2013: Brace Yourself

January 17, 2014 11:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: Brace yourself as Breg attempts to shake up hip brace design by engineering a post-operative rehab product that patients actually wear, and with an initial brief from DARPA, Honeywell has designed the world’s smallest vacuum ...


October 2013: Across America in 12,000 Solar Cells

October 31, 2013 2:51 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, Across America in 12,000 Solar Cells: Flying day and night, the Solar Impulse aircraft made history when it completed a revolutionary flight across America without a drop of fossil fuel ...


September 2013: The Future of Thrust Technology

October 31, 2013 2:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, The Future of Thrust Technology: The NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster was recently sanctioned to be shut down after running for more than 48,000 hours ...


July/August 2013: The Seabreacher Thrills Above & Below the Water

October 31, 2013 2:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, The Seabreacher Thrills Above & Below the Water: This unique breed of watercraft exhibits design ingenuity, bio-mimicry, and exciting power ...


June 2013: Riding Tandem: The World’s Fastest Motorcycle

June 25, 2013 11:50 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, Riding Tandem with Parker and Brammo as they work together on the next generation of electric motorcycle design, and the Advancement of Human Motion Control with Parker Hannifin and a robotic lower limb orthotic device with intuitive torque and power.


May 2013: BionicOpter: The Dragonfly Inspires

May 29, 2013 10:05 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

The Dragonfly Inspires: Festo has spent years developing and supporting projects that have basic technical principles derived from nature to arrive at its latest effort, a bionic dragonfly.  


April 2013 - Motion Control & Automation - Welcome to My Nightmare

April 29, 2013 2:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Welcome to My Nightmare: The heads of Distortions Unlimited started a business in horror-themed masks and props, but when they built an animatronic electric chair, they force monumental change in an unsuspecting industry. 


April 2013: Fail Faster

April 3, 2013 5:08 pm | by PD&D Staff | Comments

Desktop 3D printers allow designers and engineers to fail more, and as a result, iterate quicker, innovate faster, and invent more. Also, the earth has upped its ante when it comes to proving that man has made alterations to the ecosphere.


March 2013 - Formula 1 on Water

March 11, 2013 10:20 am | by PD & D Staff | Comments

Everybody loves the style and lavish performance of high-end luxury vehicles like the Mercedes Black Series. Similarly, who doesn’t' like a really fast boat? As a company that has made itself synonymous with performance boats, it seems only fitting that Cigarette Racing share design concepts with the likes of Mercedes.    


January/February 2013 - Rise of the Machines

March 8, 2013 3:27 pm | by PD & D Staff | Comments

As robots are becoming more powerful and useful by the minute, design engineers struggle to make each new design more autonomous, fluid, and life-like. Still, others are simply designed for recreational purposes, such as Project Hexapod's 4,000-pound, six legged hydraulic robot, Stompy.  



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