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3D Printed Roof to Improve Fuel Economy

March 26, 2015 5:04 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

SABIC has revealed a new roof design for heavy duty vehicles that would enhance the vehicle’s fuel economy...

Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 10:24 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the...

Robots on Reins Could Be the 'Eyes' of Firefighters

March 25, 2015 2:31 pm | by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier...

Photos of the Day: 3D Objects Printed out of Liquid

March 23, 2015 10:48 am | by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & Carbon 3D | News | Comments

Three-dimensional (3D) solids can be printed quickly and continuously from puddles of liquid...

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Settling the Debate – CNC vs 3DP

March 23, 2015 9:51 am | by Chris Fox, Content Marketing Specialist, Tormach | Blogs | Comments

Now that 3D printers have emerged as the tool-of-choice for many makers and educators, there seems to be a line drawn in the sand between CNC and additive manufacturing. Many manufacturers even worry that 3D printing may one day ...     

Navy Develops Prototype for Diver Life Support

March 23, 2015 9:01 am | by Jacqui Barker, Office of Public Affairs, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Public Affairs | News | Comments

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) scientists have developed a prototype for a new life support system for divers the Navy announced March 19. The goal of the new system is to accelerate the deployment of Navy diver ...   

Autonomous Driving's Big Bang

March 20, 2015 1:48 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

NVIDIA invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Earlier this week Jen-Hsun Huang, the company’s CEO and co-founder, unveiled the TITAN X, the world's fasted GPU at the 2015 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA ...

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Sandia Showcases Biology Tech Breakthroughs

March 20, 2015 12:48 pm | News | Comments

Technologies developed in Sandia National Laboratories’ biosciences program could soon find their way into doctors’ offices — devices like wearable microneedles that continuously analyze electrolyte levels and a lab-on-a-disk that can test a ...

Best Innovators Named at South by Southwest

March 19, 2015 4:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

The internet connection-free messenger FireChat and the music service Cone were among the winners of the South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Awards 2015, presented on March 17...

Eplan Design Space Exchange to Be Unveiled

March 13, 2015 4:15 pm | by Eplan | News | Comments

The new EPLAN Design Space Exchange (DSE) will be unveiled at SPS IPC Drives. DSE supports data exchange between mechanical construction and control system technology in control cabinet and switchgear construction. The expansion ...     

Boeing's 'Electricity Over Air' Among 5 Patents This Week

March 13, 2015 12:44 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

The system is described as “Electricity Over Air (EOA),” wherein a thermoelectric generator uses cabin air temperature differential to make electricity. The patent explains ...

'Iron Man' Presents Boy with Bionic Arm

March 13, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Just like Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday, the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents ...

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Choosing the Right Hardware for Prototyping

March 13, 2015 10:17 am | by Kat Dornian, Project Outreach Developer, Phidgets | Articles | Comments

When prototyping an idea, it’s important to choose components that will help prove the concept, allow the design to be evaluated and give a basis from which the final product can be derived. There are many options for hardware to use in prototypes ...

Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics 'Empowering Innovation Challenge'

March 12, 2015 4:01 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower ...

Engineering Newswire 131: Elio Unveils Engine Prototype for 3-Wheel, 84 MPG Car

March 12, 2015 1:51 pm | by Melisa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling gorilla arm, putting an end to public urination, and building an all-new internal combustion engine for the first time in 60 years ...

Innovation Cell Seeks Input from Pacific Sailors

March 12, 2015 9:53 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Rapid Innovative Cell (CRIC) program recently extended its reach to Hawaii and along with U.S. Pacific Fleet's own innovation team, is looking for contributions from Sailors. CRIC gives junior leaders an ...

New Desktop Carving Machine Targeted to Hobbyist Makers

March 11, 2015 11:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A new 3D carving machine that syncs up with web-based software hit the market this week. The X-Carve is the newest project by Inventables, a supplier of software and parts designed for small teams of makers. Users can automate carving ...

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4 Ways to Improve Product Designs in a Competitive Market

March 9, 2015 9:41 am | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Articles | Comments

Developing high-performance and cost-effective products in a stiff market condition is one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face today. Incorporating innovative strategies in the product development cycle has become inevitable ...

What’s Driving the Future of the Automotive Industry?

March 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Anagnost, Senior Vice President of Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk | Blogs | Comments

Little-known fact: Ransom Olds (as in Oldsmobile) actually patented the assembly-line concept and delivered the first mass-manufactured automobile. But when Henry Ford and his team revolutionized the assembly line with the addition of ...

Engineering Newswire 130: Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 10:17 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Cars

February 27, 2015 3:56 pm | by Product Design & Development | Events

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. In the race for speed and performance, it has long been a key design and testing tool. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a ...

Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta & Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields. We've pulled ...

Engineering Newswire 129: Bicycle Hybrid Reaches 100 MPH

February 26, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying rockets through the Northern Lights, sticking giant earth catheters into geysers, and taking the fastest bike ride in the world ...            

Solidscape & LSR Unveil New Prototype Process

February 24, 2015 5:07 pm | by Solidscape, Inc. | News | Comments

Solidscape, Inc. and LSR's Design Studio, are excited to announce disruptive new prototype processes that will speed time to market. By combining Solidscape's high precision printing with LSR's silicone or metal mold making process ...  

3D Printed ‘Good Drone’ Saves Castaways

February 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Survivors of accidents at sea may one day see a drone buzzing toward them, laden with pontoons. That’s the idea behind Robolifeguard, developed by Polish group AeroAtena, which was a semi-finalist in the “Drones for Good” competition ...

Engineering Newswire 128: Master Sword-Makers' Secrets Revealed

February 19, 2015 11:52 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking aim with a next generation smart gun, moving forward with Musk’s Hyperloop plans, and revealing the secrets of master sword makers ...            

My Simple Invention, Designed to Keep My Grandfather Safe

February 19, 2015 9:46 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Sixty percent of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help ...  

Today in Engineering History: Enterprise Goes on Maiden Flight

February 18, 2015 1:57 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1977, Enterprise (the first Space Shuttle Orbiter) took its maiden flight while mated atop a modified Boeing 747. Enterprise was manufactured for NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program to execute test flights in the

How to Design a Product for a Successful Launch to the Marketplace

February 18, 2015 10:50 am | by Brent Venghaus, Winegard Technical Program Manager & Mechanical Engineering Manager | Articles | Comments

Four criteria are critical to successfully launch a new product to the marketplace: quality, cost, performance and delivery. Design for eXcellence, or DfX, is a philosophy that promotes rapid and successful product launch by ...   

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