My own attitude toward the issue of climate change lies somewhere between cynicism and resignation. Even if we quit burning fossil fuels tomorrow, it would...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
3.2.2017
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Electromechanical actuators have emerged as an environmentally friendly alternative to hydraulic actuation. Their performance in heavy duty applications is...
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There are many different TIMs in various formats, thermal conductivities, and rheologies. Thermal interface materials in pad, film, adhesive, paste, and...
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CCTY Bearing Co., a company that doesn’t typically dabble in the realm of universal joints, developed a square-ball universal joint comprised of just six parts...
Sheri Kasprzak
3.2.2017
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Chipmakers and sensor manufacturers are also keeping an eye on what customers want in the automotive space. Just seven states – Nevada, California, Florida,...
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3.2.2017
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A 2014 white paper written by a group of utilities for Edison Electric Institute outlined the challenges and benefits of incorporating EVs into utility fleets...
Sheri Kasprzak
3.2.2017
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The design plans for hardware are becoming easier to access, and some designers think that’s the way it should be. We spoke with open-source hardware advocates...
Sheri Kasprzak
3.2.2017
12:03pm
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March is Women's History Month, so we're taking a look at women in engineering fields. Women have made their mark on the engineering landscape, from female...
Sheri Kasprzak
3.2.2017
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My own MacGyver incident happened a few years ago while I was attending a technical conference in Texas. Things took a surprising turn when I emerged from my...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
3.2.2017
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One of the signs of how well a country is doing R&D-wise is its "research intensity," which means how much it spends on R&D as a percentage of the...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
2.7.2017
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The Consumer Technology Association offers up some numbers on the most-popular technology gifts from the 2016 holiday season.
Sheri Kasprzak
2.7.2017
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I think the future is an extension of the past with regards to uses for printing. The current combination of types of machines allow you to create most...
Sheri Kasprzak
2.7.2017
2:39pm
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Commander Shane Kimbrough of the International Space Station shared these shots of Earth from about 220 miles up.
Sheri Kasprzak
2.7.2017
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I was pleased to discover that today’s CAD platforms even allow designers to evaluate a product for manufacturability. In addition to analysis of tolerance...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
2.7.2017
2:32pm
In order to prevent cell degradation, battery technologists have sought a catalyst that would efficiently complete a process termed “oxygen evolution reaction...
Sheri Kasprzak
2.7.2017
2:28pm
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Since 3D printing builds objects one voxel (3D pixel) at a time, it is uniquely suited to construct complex organic shapes that are implausible or impossible...
Cullen Hilkene
2.7.2017
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The Self-Guided Additive Manufacturing for Minimum Carbon Emission with Roll-to-Roll Production System -- or SAMMCERS – uses a high-speed lithographic process...
Sheri Kasprzak
2.7.2017
2:13pm
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The standardization of lighthouse lens sizes made it relatively easy to make the initial 3D models. Dan Spinella has original drawings and cross sections that...
Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter
2.7.2017
1:57pm
The readers of Product Design and Development are mostly working engineers for whom the days of formal schooling are a memory. But if you're still doing...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
12.7.2016
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A 3D-printed, functional bridge, which is currently being crafted in an Amsterdam warehouse, will be installed across the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal. The...
Sheri Kasprzak
12.7.2016
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We’re turning to you, our loyal readers, to learn what we can do to make your professional life and reading experience easier, more productive, and hopefully...
Lee Goldberg
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The design engineer has to define the desired maximum speed, along with the maximum continuous torque to be applied for low-speed deep-cut roughing operations...
12.6.2016
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Medical devices continue to experience steadily increasing demand for increased functionality. As a result, they often have many more electrical and signal...
12.6.2016
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Berry’s suturing devices eliminate the need for excessive needle insertions. The device winds the needle around a plate comprised of rolling metal guides. So...
Sheri Kasprzak
12.6.2016
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Business practices that worked in the 70s and 80s are now obsolete as the landscape has changed. Many companies are realizing that those saved pennies per...
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