The phrase "artificial intelligence" (AI for short) conjures up images of robots with superhuman brains conspiring to take over the world. So far, nothing like...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
8.2.2016
3:24pm
Connected and autonomous vehicles use cameras, radar, LIDAR, and other sophisticated sensors to detect nearby vehicles, road conditions, and other critical...
PD&D Staff
8.2.2016
3:21pm
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Marshall Space Flight Center is currently pursuing a potentially ground-breaking technology for spaceflight: additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
8.2.2016
3:17pm
To combat the risk of product failure, many companies are looking to simulation software to find the ideal balance between reducing part cost and protecting...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
8.2.2016
3:15pm
There are two different fail-safe brake technologies: one uses compression springs to hold its load in place; the other uses permanent magnets. Each has...
John L. Piere, Sr. Product Line Manager, Deltran Clutches & Brakes, Thomson Industries
8.2.2016
3:08pm
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According to a new report by the Genpact Research Institute, 81 percent of business executives believe that successful adoption of the Industrial Internet of...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
8.2.2016
2:49pm
Introducing STEMM education to our high schools and colleges would help manufacturers find the skilled workers they sorely need while providing many students...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
8.2.2016
2:09pm
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In this issue of PD&D, we’re building a 3D printed rocket engine and taking a look at electromechanical power-off braking options. Also, in this month’s...
PD&D Staff
8.2.2016
1:48pm
A week before the 1980 presidential election, Ronald Reagan famously asked a debate audience, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Though...
Karl Stephan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas State University
6.3.2016
4:43pm
In the PD&D Brainstorm, we talk with industry leaders to get their perspective on issues critical to the design engineering marketplace. In this issue...
PD&D Staff
6.3.2016
4:40pm
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Sporting a quad-extruder, liquid-cooled print head, a working volume of up to eight cubic feet, and industrial-grade quality at prosumer prices, 3DMonstr’s 3D...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
6.3.2016
4:36pm
The Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin is designed to assess the potential for skeletal injury from underbody blasts, particularly with regard to the legs...
Randy Boss, Program Manager, DTS
6.3.2016
4:30pm
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A novel design for enormous 200-meter-long blades could help bring offshore 50-megawatt wind turbines to the United States...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
6.3.2016
4:19pm
According to a new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), more than 2.5 million Americans work in the clean energy industry. This infographic presents a...
PD&D Staff
6.3.2016
4:17pm
We explore causes of anisotropy in LS carbon fiber-filled materials, present solutions, and highlight a new LS material being developed with isotropic...
Steven Kubiak, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
6.3.2016
4:09pm
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Regardless of how you feel about climate change, you can take comfort in the fact that America’s commitment to the goals of the recently-ratified Paris accords...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
6.3.2016
4:05pm
Power Wheels are lots of fun, but if you want to get serious about e-racing, it’s time to check out Formula E. Now entering its second season, the racing...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
3.30.2016
2:49pm
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In the Product Design & Development Brainstorm we talk with industry leaders to get their perspective on issues critical to the design engineering...
PD&D Staff
3.30.2016
2:42pm
The 3D printer market is rapidly transforming, and nowhere is this more evident than in the metal 3D printing segment. Competition among the largest market...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
3.30.2016
2:37pm
Smart machines provide a number of benefits including increased fuel efficiency, better performance, and greater productivity. However, they can also present...
Evan Artis, Global Product Manager, Eaton Electric Controls & Software
3.30.2016
2:31pm
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A new report published by Allied Market Research projects that the worldwide 3D printing healthcare market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of...
PD&D Staff
3.30.2016
2:22pm
Creating a robot that perfectly mimics the natural hand gestures of humans has perplexed researchers for years. Now, a new project at MIT’s Computer Science...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
3.30.2016
2:13pm
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Like most Hackerspaces, the Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs is a sort of community center with tools. Established in 2009, it was formed as a non-...
Lee Goldberg, Editor
3.30.2016
1:40pm
In this issue of PD&D, we’re creating bendable, stretchable robotic fingers and exploring the top 11 challenges machine designers face. Also, in this month...
PD&D Staff
3.30.2016
1:29pm
The media often portrays the present world as a war-torn planet on its way to self-destruction. Images of poverty, disease, violence, and civil unrest often...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
3.4.2016
4:28pm
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In the PD&D Brainstorm we talk with industry leaders to get their perspective on issues critical to the design engineering marketplace. In this issue, we...
PD&D Staff
3.4.2016
4:21pm
With the addition of 3D printing to a designer’s arsenal, prototyping becomes quicker and easier. Current 3D printers can quickly create models from multiple...
Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter
3.4.2016
4:15pm
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While electronic capabilities double on an annual basis, battery energy density grows at only 12 percent. This divergence in capabilities creates a widening...
Gene Armstrong, Director of Applications, Paper Battery Company
3.4.2016
4:12pm
Each year, Ray Products releases an annual plastics manufacturing survey. More than 4,000 professionals at companies using plastics manufacturing across the U....
PD&D Staff
3.4.2016
3:39pm
NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is a spacecraft planned to take astronauts farther than any human has ever gone before. The agency launched the...
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor
3.4.2016
3:20pm
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