Are the tools and systems we depend on becoming so complicated that we have no chance of understanding how they work - or how to fix them? Is this simply...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
9.8.2017
3:30pm
PD&D's feature on commercial applications for AI/DL  (autonomous vehicles, drones, robots  and other so-called “autonomous edge devices”) begins with a...
Alianna J. Maren, Ph.D.
9.8.2017
3:19pm
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Rapidly evolving production processes have driven the need for motion control systems that provide higher accuracy, speed, resolution and repeatability.  In...
PI Physik Instrumente L.P.
9.8.2017
3:07pm
The Alice Commuter, scheduled to make its first flight in 2018, is a composite-bodied electric aircraft capable of carrying up to 12 people at 250 mph for...
Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter
9.8.2017
2:57pm
For many motion control applications, designers and engineers can choose between a servo or stepper motion control system. Careful consideration of load size,...
Advanced Micro Controls Inc.
9.8.2017
2:05pm
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When PD&D's Editor Lee Goldberg headed off to Maine to escape the pressures of modern life at an off-grid cabin, he didn't realize how deeply embedded the...
Lee Goldberg
9.8.2017
1:51pm
PD&D Staff
9.6.2017
3:31pm
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Have advances in human relations and management have been more important to the progress of manufacturing than advances in the hard sciences and technology?...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
8.3.2017
1:09pm
Whether it's a robotic arm or an MRI scan bed, properly-designed clutches and brakes are essential to creating mechanisms that can move, stop, and...
Rocco Dragone, SEPAC
8.3.2017
12:58pm
In the near future, engineers arriving at work may don a Virtual Reality headset and position-sensing gloves before diving into an immersive virtual space...
Ar. A.J. Maren, PhD
8.3.2017
12:48pm
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So-called "Hit-and-Hold" control circuits can reduce the power consumption of solenoid-operated valves by 50% or more, providing longer battery life and cooler...
Sam Ruback, Parker Hannifin
8.3.2017
12:26pm
Is the much-touted reshoring movement really bringing jobs back to America? And what role is automation playing in the process? Take a look at our latest...
8.3.2017
12:11pm
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Global climate change is only one of the issues on PD&D Editor Lee Goldberg's mind as he considers what our responsibilities are as technologists,...
PD&D Staff
8.3.2017
12:00pm
In this issue, you'll see how tomorrow's CAD platforms will use Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and other advanced technologies to unleash...
8.3.2017
11:26am
In Towards a Truly Free Market (ISI, 2010), as well as in blogs on the website distributistreview.com, Médaille asks a fundamental question: what should an...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
5.26.2017
10:17am
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Enter the 650-wheel horsepower drifter, built with a Nissan 180SX chassis, a 5.7L Chevy LS1 engine, and fabrication by Parsons himself using a Runnit CNC...
Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter
5.26.2017
10:14am
His behavior and personality were incorporated into his artificial intelligence, which runs on an app. You can play games through a smart device, including a...
Sheri Kasprzak
5.26.2017
10:08am
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The low weight of the new high-pressure accumulator made of steel was achieved through structural improvements, including dome end caps, a reduced-weight...
Thorsten Hillesheim, Technical Director, Accumulators Division at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
5.26.2017
10:04am
Until recently, a system integrator designing a hardware solution to meet DO-254 DAL C safety certifiablity faced the daunting challenges associated with...
Rick Hearn, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
5.26.2017
10:00am
Leading the way into the IoT is the evolution of technologies enabling market proliferation of autonomous vehicles, drones, and medical applications. These...
Sheri Kasprzak
5.26.2017
9:53am
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600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa living without access to electricity.
Sheri Kasprzak
5.26.2017
9:50am
The arrival of our robot overlords has been predicted by science fiction writers since about an hour and a half after the 17,468 vacuum tubes in ENIAC’s...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
5.26.2017
9:41am
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My recent trip to the SolidWorks World users’ conference was a real wake-up call about how recent advances in CAD technology are reducing what I call “idea...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
4.7.2017
2:32pm
How does Long Island's planned offshore wind facility compare to proposed or existing wind farms across the country?
Sheri Kasprzak
4.7.2017
2:27pm
With our focus on Intel-based processor cards, we’ve recently developed several boards with 10 gigabit Ethernet optical connections to suit applications that...
Nigel Forrester, Concurrent Technologies
4.7.2017
2:24pm
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The sample being imaged might be 1 cm thick, but the critical defect within it might be only 0.5 micron thick. The technician attempting to investigate the...
Tom Adams, Sonoscan
4.7.2017
2:16pm
Military and civil communications data volume is rising exponentially, and much more is to come with the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), which...
Dr. Julián Anaya & Daniel Twitchen, Element Six
4.7.2017
2:10pm
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The SAGES solar-powered circuit project began where so many other personal projects begin: a question that appears naive at first glance but reveals exciting...
Jarek Lupinski
4.7.2017
2:05pm
Former Wired reporter Chris Anderson took a look at the maker movement and wrote Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. In that book, he foresaw a shift from...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
4.7.2017
2:01pm
In this edition of Product Design & Development, we explore how diamonds are used for thermal management in high-powered, high-frequency electronics; use...
4.7.2017
1:25pm
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