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January/February: Designing a Personal Robot

January 26, 2015 | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this edition of PD&D, we are designing robots for the home, printing sensors on a variety of fabrics, and incorporating the IoT into medical devices. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask industry experts about the future of ...

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November/December: Looking for Life on Mars

December 2, 2014 9:11 am | Comments

In this issue: Not in My House: Many people have expressed concerns about robots taking our jobs, and it has been a topic that has garnered heated conversation in the comments sections on ...


October 2014: Bodock the Giant 3D Printed Creature

October 13, 2014 11:48 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: The World’s Second Printed Car: The Strati only has 49 total components, but the chassis was printed as a single piece in 44 hours ...


September 2014: King Kong Lives

September 26, 2014 10:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Comments

In this issue: King Kong Lives:  Part marionette, animatronic, and puppet, the newest version of the famous ape is made up of 1.1 tons of steel, aluminum, lycra, and latex, and stands six meters tall ... 


July/August 2014: NASA's Flying Saucer

September 8, 2014 11:39 am | 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 ...


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.  



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