Automation has traditionally meant replacing human activity. Now recent advances in automation technology and the demands of the future have moved the industry into a new age.
Automaker Daimler AG is acquiring the remaining shares in a lithium-ion battery cell maker from specialty chemical company Evonik Industries AG as it intensifies its focus on electric cars.
With lackluster quarterly results Friday, is time running out for John Chen to turn around the company?
In this month’s Plant Practices, we take you offshore to a military application, where best practices around maintenance scheduling and planning can offer manufacturers some ideas.
The Rinspeed XchangE is a luxury car that leaves the job of driving to an onboard computer while passengers relax and enjoy the ride.
Crowdsourcing is the extreme front line of demand-driven manufacturing. Savvy companies are engaging consumers through social media, effectively transforming them into product formulators, fans, and advertisers.
Take a spin around the globe with GE as they highlight five manufacturing technologies GE researchers are developing.
3D Robotics CEO and Co-Founder Chris Anderson shows off the Iris, an insect-like drone that's rigged with a leveling arm for a GoPro camera.
The Poseidon P8 is designed to hunt submarines, but the Navy is using the aircraft to locate wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.
Plant and warehouse expansions are expensive, can lead to extended downtimes, and are dependent on available space and upfront capital. Making better use of existing space, however, is a more affordable and practical option with impressive results.
Dr. Glenn Green and Scott Hollister came up with the solution to save a young boy's life: use 3D printing to build small splints that would help keep his trachea open until it was strong enough to do so itself.
Cisco plans to use the money to expand its data centers for the new service to be called Cisco Cloud Services.
Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone, or create charcoal to combat climate change?
WiTricity is a technology that could power all of our devices over thin air. Check out this developing technology.
FBI agents arrested a former Microsoft employee Wednesday on charges that he stole trade secrets from the company and leaked them to a blogger.
Fabrice Bregier says Airbus is working to develop deployable black boxes or other systems that could help investigators find the recorders following an accident or disappearance.
The Brooklyn Robot Foundry is teaching kids engineering skills not usually taught in normal school classes.
This latest episode of Engineering Newswire from Product Design & Development takes a look at 3D printing documentaries exploring challenges of emerging companies, talks about toilet lights and imagines riding the flying phantom above the water.
The ability to access information and control processes from afar saves time, money, and can keep workers out of potentially dangerous situations. For many solutions providers, this means more business apps for mobile devices.
Consumers are tired of credit card breaches — and so is the credit card industry. But Dynamics, a developer of next generation credit cards, will soon be out with a high-tech solution: a card with its own keypad.
The main difference between lithium-ion and lithium-air batteries is that the latter replaces the traditional cathode — a key battery component involved in the flow of electric current — with air. That makes the rechargeable metal-air battery lighter with the potential to pack in more energy than its commercial counterpart.
Autonomous driving has long been on the to-do list for car manufacturers, but within the last year consumer interest has spurred inquisition in both the engineering community, as well as the legal arena.
Whether it is an innovation engine, or the actual level playing field (as argued during the international ITU conference), open source is growingly viewed as a credible game changer for IoT.
The technology company Pure LiFi has come up with the bright idea of using LED light bulbs to transmit data. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on how it works.