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How A ‘Digital Twin’ Can Warrant Products Are Built As Designed

January 26, 2015 12:12 pm | by Dr. Michael Grieves | Articles | Comments

Much has been written about the process of transferring the digital rendered designs to the shop floor so the right product is built. The challenge is that quite often what was designed isn’t actually built.             

Engineering Newswire: Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 23, 2015 11:52 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford...

EPA, Automakers Agree To Curb Use Of Copper In Brake Pads

January 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of...

Got Battery? Lots Of Hacks But No Quick Fix

January 23, 2015 10:03 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden...

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Emergency Brake Features Added To Safety Device List

January 23, 2015 9:59 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety features for new-car buyers.                           

Robotics: The Latest Davos Buzzword

January 22, 2015 12:59 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In addition to the Swiss Franc and the ECB, what else is being talked about at Davos? Robotics and AI have been taking some interest, so here's the low down of what to keep an eye out for this year.               

Microsoft Unveils The Future And It’s Called HoloLens

January 22, 2015 12:54 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week Microsoft showed off its new operating system, Windows 10, and a new idea in computing that uses holographic technology displayed in the world around you.                         


Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 And 'HoloLens'

January 21, 2015 12:17 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.                                     

The World's Only Jet Corvette

January 21, 2015 12:06 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Looks like a Corvette. Sounds like a jet. Peter Valdes-Dapena takes this 880 hp monster for a drive.                                           

The World’s Top Innovative Companies

January 20, 2015 11:58 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Doug McIntyre talks about which companies are filing patents for new technology and leading the way in innovation.                                       

Engineering Newswire: Flying Tiny Drones & Mercedes' Self-Driving Car

January 16, 2015 10:40 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at flying tiny drones as CES, taking a spin in Mercedes’ futuristic self-driving car, and 3D printing a giant head.                             

3D Pen Draws In Mid-Air

January 15, 2015 12:03 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

3Doodler is a pen that rapidly heats and cools plastic, allowing you to draw three-dimensional objects.                                          


Four Big Hits, One Miss At Detroit Auto Show

January 15, 2015 11:58 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard and Fred Meier share their top hits and misses from Detroit's auto show.                                               

Google Expects Public In Driverless Cars In 2 To 5 Years

January 15, 2015 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.                                       

FCA’s Strategy For Jeep

January 14, 2015 1:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has set a lofty goal for its Jeep brand to nearly double sales worldwide in the next three years. Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley says he’s trusting the brand’s high recognition and introducting vehicles into new segments will help meet the goal set by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.  

Ford Unveils Carbon-Fiber Body GT Supercar

January 14, 2015 12:47 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Not everything at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is about improved gas mileage, connected car technology or meeting the needs of today’s consumer. Sometimes it’s just about creating and presenting something fun.     

Local Motors Brings 3D Printed Car To Detroit

January 14, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A 3D printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think.                                                     


Trucks Roll In At The Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

On the heels of Ford’s North American Truck of the Year Award win for the aluminum F-150, other automakers have announced updates to their line of trucks.                           

GM Shows Off Electric Future

January 13, 2015 12:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors drew back the curtain on an affordable electric car it plans to release in 2017 and updated its current offering.               

Energy Hub Seeks To Improve Production Of Composites

January 13, 2015 12:08 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The latest in a series of national innovation hubs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy will focus on reducing the cost and energy needed to build advanced composites.                      

Tiny Sodas: Less Guilt Means More Money For Soft Drink Makers

January 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

As people cut back on soda, the two beverage giants are pushing smaller cans and bottles they say contain fewer calories and induce less guilt. The goal is to offset falling consumption with packages that cost more per ounce and are appealing for their novelty and portion control.

As Cheap Gas Shifts Buying Habits, Automakers Power On

January 13, 2015 10:28 am | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Inside the Detroit Auto Show, automakers are showing off electric and other vehicles designed to cut our dependence on fossil fuels. Outside, car buyers are paying the lowest prices in years for carbon-based fuels. That dichotomy has the industry scrambling to sell alternative vehicles and buyers making choices that seemed impractical just a short time ago.

The Next Housing Solution Could Be 3D Printing

January 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

What Wikipedia did for information, Alastair Parvin and his colleagues hope the WikiHouse Foundation will do for house building by opening up architectural design plans to everyone and allowing people to 3D print materials to build a house.   

Volkswagen, Ford Take Top Awards In Detroit

January 12, 2015 10:32 am | by Jeff Karoub & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Ford took the top truck honor for its aluminum F-150 truck Monday at the Detroit Auto Show alongside the Volkswagen Golf, which was named car of the year.                           

Convertibles Poised To Make A Comeback

January 12, 2015 10:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That's the feeling among automakers as they roll out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items thanks to juicy stock market returns.

Buick May Get Stylish Large Sedan

January 12, 2015 10:02 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

It looks like General Motors' growing Buick brand will soon get a big, sporty rear-drive sedan.                                             

The Future Of Cars From CES

January 9, 2015 12:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

It’s been a busy week of carmakers talking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about the future of driving and the innovative technology that may soon be appearing behind the wheel. Here's a look at some of what we've learned this week.   

Engineering Newswire: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

January 9, 2015 11:49 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time.            

Nissan, NASA Partner On Autonomous Car Technology

January 9, 2015 9:58 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously.                                       

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