December's New Products include ball bearing units from SKF, integrated pressure and temperature sensors from DunAn Sensing, and LoRa Transceivers from...
12.19.2017
11:59am
LoRaWAN provides users a low-power wireless architecture providing global connectivity under challenging real-world conditions where existing...
Geoff Mulligan, Chairman of the LoRa Alliance
12.19.2017
11:16am
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Karl Stephan says some of the most successful people not only had talent and drive but benefitted from being in the right place at the right time. 
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
12.14.2017
11:41am
This month's Infographics highlights precision gearboxes and torque sensors.
12.14.2017
11:38am
Do we really own a product if we're not allowed to fix or modify it? PD&D editor Lee Goldberg considers the relevance of the nascent "Right to Repair"...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
12.14.2017
11:36am
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Product Design & Development's sister brand, ECN, recently awarded its annual Impact Awards for engineering innovation. The winning products included...
12.14.2017
11:32am
The Internet of Things, wearable electronics, and medical applications are imposing performance demands and physical constraints upon sensors. MEMs, flexible,...
Spencer Chin, Managing Editor
12.14.2017
11:30am
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Battery technologies for single-use military/aerospace systems have remained unchanged, thus posing challenges to creating more intelligent battery-powered...
Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries
12.14.2017
11:27am
Motion control quality, increased miniaturization, time-to-market, cost, and control interfaces are the five key issues customers face in motion control design...
Marc Cobler and Eric Pallares, BCN3D, and Mario Nolten, TRINIMAC Motion Control
12.14.2017
11:23am
Hardware in the Loop Simulation (HILS) and Real-Time Control Prototyping (RCP) are both model-based development techniques that substitute a portion of the...
12.14.2017
11:17am
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December's issue of Product Design & Development looks at how the LoRaWAN architecture is enabling cost-effective global M2M communications. Among other...
12.14.2017
11:08am
PD&D’s resident tech philosopher Karl Stephen speculates on the growing success of a Detroit based watch manufacturer, and its implications for a better...
10.13.2017
12:02pm
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PD&D’s resident tech philosopher Karl Stephen speculates on the growing success of a Detroit based watch manufacturer, and its implications for a better...
10.13.2017
12:02pm
October’s New Products section includes a series of remarkably compact servo motors, an innovative ring-shaped direct drive motor, a closed-loop stepper motor...
10.13.2017
11:26am
3D printing and other modern prototyping technologies can lead designers astray because they don’t have the same constraints that injection molding, machining...
10.13.2017
11:15am
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Since planar transformers are printed on standard PCB material, they can be a cost-effective foundation for flyback-based power supplies that deliver up to...
10.13.2017
11:03am
Designing injection-molded parts requires careful attention to both the part’s functional requirements and the limitations of the molding process. Our friends...
10.13.2017
10:44am
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Can we innovate our way out of a Global Climate Catastrophe? Absolutely yes, according to a recent study published by the Rocky Mountain Institute. This issue’...
10.12.2017
5:06pm
Even though he was studying for his master’s degree and working as an intern at Ford Motors, Matt Schmotzer found time to design, print and assemble an...
10.12.2017
4:14pm
If you’re considering stepping up your game in automation, check out this handy primer on the technologies and techniques used to produce digitally-controlled...
10.12.2017
4:05pm
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A long time ago, in a solar system far away, PD&D’s Editor-in-Chief Lee Goldberg helped build a spacecraft that almost made it to Mars. Watching the...
10.12.2017
3:45pm
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
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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
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
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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
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
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PD&D Staff
9.6.2017
3:31pm
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
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