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
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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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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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