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Finnish Researchers Developing Digital Maternity Kit

October 1, 2014 4:14 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with ... 

Product Innovation Management Conference 2014

October 1, 2014 2:39 pm | by Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) | Events

Wondering what other product development professionals from other organizations are doing to...

IMAGINiT Technologies Earns Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor Certification

October 1, 2014 2:27 pm | by Rand Worldwide | News | Comments

Rand Worldwide has announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division is now a certified Autodesk...

Hapman Interactive Design Tool Powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions

October 1, 2014 1:23 pm | by Hapman | News | Comments

Hapman, an industrial manufacturer of bulk material handling equipment and systems, has recently...

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture 'Superhuman' Navigation

October 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat, and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford from QUT's Science and Engineering ...  

'Virtual' Breast Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 10:14 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are ...   

HotSpot: Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

October 1, 2014 9:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:  AirVR by Metatecture is leveraging the retina hardware already in millions of peoples’ hands. The AirVR is a Head Mounted Display (HMD) made to work with the iPad ...


Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lights Ready for Commercial Use

September 30, 2014 10:56 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for ...

'Autotune' Software Makes it Easier to Model Building Energy Use

September 29, 2014 1:14 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

There are many ways to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. There are products that use less energy for lighting, heating and cooling; materials that better insulate and seal building envelopes; and architectural and engineering ...

September 2014: King Kong Lives

September 26, 2014 10:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | 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 ... 

Printing Challenges for First 3D Printer Aboard International Space Station

September 26, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s 3D Printing in Zero-G ISS Technology Demonstration will demonstrate the capability of utilizing a Made In Space 3D printer for in-space additive manufacturing technology. This is the first step toward realizing an additive manufacturing ...

What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...


Hexagon Metrology Releases DataPage+ 5.0 Software for Statistical Process Control

September 24, 2014 10:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced a new release of DataPage+ 5.0, an innovative Statistical Process Control (SPC) software for Quality Assurance professionals. The new version delivers meaningful ...

Silicon Labs Simplifies Clock Tree Design for Complex Internet Infrastructure Applications

September 23, 2014 9:56 am | by PD&D Staff | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment ...

Are Engineers Too Smart for Their Own Good?

September 23, 2014 9:48 am | by David Mantey, Editor | Blogs | Comments

John Kelly, CEO of Atomo Diagnostics states that a common pitfall for designers is the expected level of end-user intelligence. Unfortunately, he claims it’s too high — the expectation, not the intelligence. It must be frustrating, borderline ...

King Kong Lives

September 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

King Kong made his film debut in 1933. The “giant terror gorilla,” as he was referred to in his debut, then endured multiple digital remakes until 50 years later, when he was reimagined once again to make his stage debut at the ...  

Photos of the Day: Giant Terror Ape Weighs 1.1 Tons, Stands 6 M Tall

September 23, 2014 9:35 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

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. Constructed entirely at the Creature Technology Company Workshop ...  


Smarter Testing Tactics

September 23, 2014 9:34 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Product and system testing generates a great deal of impassioned discussion. It is essential and also considered waste; it is expensive and often repeated; and we argue about what the results really mean, especially when those results are ...

NC Software Adds Improvements to MANUALplus Lathe Control

September 22, 2014 2:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN has announced the newest software and hardware for its contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes, the MANUALplus 620. The MANUALplus 620 control is compact, and it is characterized by its simple ...

Inklynk Software Introduces Optymo 4.2

September 22, 2014 1:32 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Inlynk has announced the latest version of Optymo (Optymo 4.2), a software designed to bridge the gap between engineering and operations. Optymo addresses some challenges in the electronics industry, such as controlling the complexity ...

Mouser Launches Electronics High Voltage Technology Site

September 22, 2014 11:38 am | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced the introduction of their new High Voltage Components Technology site. Mouser's new technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in this ...   

What Reality Capture Reveals in the Wreckage of a Pearl Harbor Battleship

September 22, 2014 9:52 am | by Shaun Bryant, Line/Shape/Space | Autodesk Inc | Articles | Comments

Reality capture does exactly what it says on the tin: It captures reality and puts it into your computer, into the cloud, or pretty much wherever you want that captured reality to go. Yep, it sounds like magic, and to be honest, if the architects and ...

5 Things to Look for When Evaluating an Engineering Design Firm

September 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Doug Ringer, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

How do we properly evaluate the efficacy of a design team (internal or contract) when we have little evidence of past performance? These 5 steps will provide excellent insight into their capability to meet project requirements ...   

TTM to Buy Rival Circuit Board Maker Viasystems

September 22, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TTM Technologies Inc. said Monday that it plans to buy rival circuit board maker Viasystems Group Inc. for about $368 million in cash and stock. TTM, which makes circuit boards used in cellphones, medical devices and tablets, said it is buying Viasystems to expand into the auto industry. The...

Astronauts Getting 3D Printer at Space Station

September 19, 2014 5:37 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by ...

GE Affiliate to Use Crowdsourcing, 3D Printing to Invent Next Gen Home Appliances

September 19, 2014 4:28 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd has announced its partnership with FirstBuild, a GE affiliate. The partnership combines co-creation and micro-manufacturing to build and commercialize the next evolution of various GE appliances and accessories by leveraging ...

Soft Robotics Toolkit Features Everything a Robot-Maker Needs

September 19, 2014 1:22 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate ...

5 Steps to Developing an Introvert's Superpower

September 18, 2014 3:28 pm | by Dave Gennrich, Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager, Design Concepts | Blogs | Comments

Do you know someone who can absorb a vast amount of complex information about a problem and combine it into a cohesive, elegant solution? An introvert is uniquely suited to develop this superpower; solving problems with multiple ...  

Engineering Newswire 108: The World's 'First' 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the office of the future, bounding untethered in the great outdoors, and 3D printing the worlds first, or second printed car ...            

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