July 25, 2014

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  • 5 Things You Must Tell Your Hydraulic Equipment Supplier or Customer


    7/21/2014 6:48:00 PM

    When sourcing a piece of hydraulic equipment, there are five things about the environment the machine will operate in, that you should always disclose to the equipment supplier or designer--even if they don't ask. Especially if they don't ask:1. Minimum and maximum ambient temperature. This...

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  • (Video) Hydraulics Is Bringing the Sexy Back with Mandroid


    7/17/2014 12:04:00 PM

    We all know that hydraulics is making a comeback of sorts in robotics, with some of the amazing creations that companies such as Boston Dynamic have been designing.But now Old Spicenever one to shy away from eccentric commercial campaignshas introduced the Mandroid, some sort of...

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  • Bosch gives $100,000 STEM grants to Pennsylvania schools


    7/16/2014 2:18:00 PM

    July 16, 2014 - Robert Bosch and Bosch Rexroth announced Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants in support of STEM education which includes science, technology, engineering and math important foundations for todays students as they prepare for careers in the increasingly important fields of...

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  • Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity


    7/14/2014 6:03:00 PM

    July 14, 2014 - On Wednesday, July 9 Governance Studies hosted the 3rd annual John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy. The topic was Regional Manufacturing Hubs in the US, and we heard from a number of different experts. As noted in a recent White House report, the manufacturing industry is...

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Happening Now

Costa Concordia Update

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

The Costa Concordia is back in the news again. Last fall, I posted about the enormous engineering effort to right the 1,000-foot long ship stranded off the coast of Isola del Giglio on the western Italian coast. Almost a year later, the next phase of the operation has begun; towing the righted ship...

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Costa Concordia Update

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

The Costa Concordia is back in the news again. Last fall, I posted about the enormous engineering effort to right the 1,000-foot long ship stranded off the coast of Isola del Giglio on the western Italian coast. Almost a year later, the next phase of the operation has begun; towing the righted ship...

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Technology

Will Robots Give Jobs or Take Them Away?

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

In recent Design News stories, we've featured robot reporters, robots that take over astronauts' tasks, and back in February, robots taking over more jobs in the plant. Lots of people who write about robots say they give us jobs, instead of taking them away from humans. Based on the evidence in some...

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Taking stock: the fifteenth anniversary of a successful concept - Bosch retirees contribute 50,000 days of work each year

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

Stuttgart At Bosch, demand for company retirees is growing around the world. In 2013, senior experts worked some 50,000 days, about twice as many as five years ago. Specialists including technicians, engineers, management accountants, and logistics experts were in especially high demand. Fifteen...

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Robot Can Detect Gas Pipe Leaks

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

In more than one US location gas pipes under city streets have exploded, causing damage and even death. Aging, failing underground pipes carrying natural gas can be notoriously difficult to troubleshoot. Now, a self-propelled robot developed by MIT researchers promises to detect leaks quickly and...

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Siemens PLM Partners With Penn State

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

Siemens PLM will enhance its 25-year working relationship with Penn State University by offering students access to its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The goal is to enhance Penn State academic and research programs. Students at Penn State will now have access to the same Siemens PLM...

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Expert Corner

20 Engineers From the World of Sports

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

Blogs Electronic News & Comment -->NO RATINGSIts rare to hear about professional athletes whove studied engineering. But that doesnt mean they dont exist.All of the major US sports have had engineers on the...

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Baxter the Robot Becomes More Trainable

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

Baxter the Robot is getting better at playing with others. Manufacturing workers who share workspace with Baxter will find their mechanical co-worker is getting better at taking lessons. Jim Lawton, CMO of Rethink Robotics, Baxter's manufacturer, characterized Baxter's improvements as software in...

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16 Robot Stars From the 1970s

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

Blogs Blog -->NO RATINGS1 savesRobots came into their own in the 1970s. Gone were the low-budget black-and-white B movies. Now robots roamed in full-color feature films with A-list actors. 1973 was the breakthrough...

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Share Your Invention & Win Big Money

7/24/2014 3:11:23 PM

There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest. What's there to think about? The top three gadgeteers will be awarded a total of $10,000. Our Gadget Freak of the Year winner will take home a cool $6,000. Two...

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