Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from a high-tech bathroom upgrade to the Jeep that will be made in Italy.
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A new generation of toilets may one day make toilet paper seem like chamber pots and outhouses.
Dr. Michael Heggeness is working on a $1.6 million research product — a "bone putty" — that could be a viable alternative to typical treatment options for combat-related trauma issues.
There is simply no rebranding effort where the stakes are not extraordinarily high and the margin for error is slim at best.
Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from a phone that can self-destruct from an airplane manufacturer to more stress for Detroit from the United Auto Workers union.
When Boa-Franc, a leading North American manufacturer of pre-finished hardwood floors, was looking to enhance its ERP and CRM software, it partnered with Edgewater Fullscope for help with Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM.
The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, will be closer in quality to images captured by digital single-lens reflex cameras, also known as DSLR.
The aerospace company is now developing an Android-based smartphone, codenamed “Black,” that will self-destruct if a third party attempts to break in and extract its secrets.
The company claims that without a bridge and crew support systems, ships would be 5 percent lighter before loading cargo and would burn 12 percent to 15 percent less fuel during their trips.
The sensor brings convenience for entering passcodes and could encourage more people to lock their phones. But fingerprint security isn't foolproof. Here's what to know as you consider whether to place your trust in it.
The Q-Warrior features a full-color and high-luminance see-through display that is able to project symbols and videos directly onto the field of battle. This could include waypoints, other points of interest or even areas/buildings housing known enemies.
The President has announced the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDI), which will be headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and funded via a $70 million grant that state and private entities will match to the tune of $250 million.
Samsung's glitzy announcement during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, made it harder for other phone makers to get noticed. The Galaxy S5 will feature a heart-rate monitor, a fingerprint sensor for security and a sharper camera with faster auto focus.
The White House announced Sunday the The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), set to open this spring in metro Detroit. It’s the latest hub in the Obama administration’s National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and it’s expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.
To celebrate 30 years of developing plastic bearings, igus has retrofitted a car with 56 of its iglide bearings and sent the vehicle off on a multi-continent journey to showcase their benefits in demanding applications. The components have been fitted into all areas of the car, including the pedals, alternator, window regulators, convertible top, gearshift, and more.
At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this past January, there was no shortage of high-tech watches, glasses, and hats for entertainment and fitness applications. They often feature video and audio capabilities and internet connectivity, in a compact and portable package. But can wearables make the transition from recreation to business?
Today’s workforce looks very different than it did a few decades ago. Young professionals no longer stay at one job for 30 or more years – the average tenure in 2012 was closer to five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
You may get your product faster and cheaper, but manufacturing overseas has its pitfalls. Through a combination of one of the new manufacturing trends, “new-shoring” — creating new jobs closer to home — and smarter international manufacturing practices, small businesses are helping protect their valuable assets.
When Coca-Cola said this week that it would let people make its drinks at home using a beverage machine, it became the latest company to take advantage of a growing trend: People turning to flavored drops or at-home carbonation machines that do away with the need to haul home bulky cans and bottles from the supermarket.
We, as engineers, all play a vital role in the world actually functioning. Without these job roles being fulfilled by skilled people, the world would start to break down slowly. A world without engineering would be a world without humanity, our ability to design and create makes us unique in the natural world.
Buyers from around North America spent four days checking out products for the 2014-15 season at the annual SnowSports Industries America trade show that ended Sunday. They saw few big surprises, but a lot of continuing innovation.
During the last couple years there's been a growing trend among NHL players trying to protect their lower legs from skate blades. Several manufacturers produce these high-tech socks using a variety of material — including Kevlar and copper — to save calf muscles, Achilles tendons and a player's feet.
The Accelerating Medicines Partnership, announced Tuesday, will focus on the early part of drug research: identifying biological targets present in a disease, such as abnormal genes or particular proteins.
Every brand wants to be this year's Oreo. Brands are setting up social media "war rooms" so they can respond to memorable events as they happen — be it another blackout, a snow storm or a wardrobe malfunction — with clever, retweetable quips.
The growing trend could mean roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for research or warehoused for many years in laboratory cages could be "retired" to sanctuaries by around 2020. The trend is driven by improved technology, animal alternatives and pressure from animal rights groups, the National Institutes of Health and Congress.
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) today announced a five-year commitment to the Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a research and development consortium backed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
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