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Video: Tool Is a Handy Replacement for a Mouse

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 24, 2012
A Purdue University research team has developed Handy-Potter, technology that lets users tap intuitive gestures and movements to create and modify 3D objects with their bare hands.

TeamPlatform Spins Up Cloud-Based Design Collaboration

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 23, 2012
Blending cloud, 3D visualization, project management, and workflow capabilities, VisPower Technologies' TeamPlatform aims to facilitate product design and engineering collaboration among dispersed design partners.

Long-Range EV Has Motors in its Wheels

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: August 23, 2012
A Japanese prototype with motors in its wheels can go 218 miles on a single charge, 30 percent farther than other mass-produced EVs, due in part to engineering plastics.

Joining Techniques Critical to Auto Composites

Materials and Assembly Publish Date: August 22, 2012
Automating production isn't the only technical problem carbon composites face in mass manufacturing. There is also the lack of standards and technologies for joining techniques.

RobotExpert Brings Simplified Simulation to the Shop Floor

Automation and Control Publish Date: August 22, 2012
Siemens PLM Software has broadened its Tecnomatix digital manufacturing portfolio with RobotExpert, an out-of-the-box solution for shop floor robotic simulation and programming.

3D Technologies Help Custom Prosthetics Hit Their Stride

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 21, 2012
A growing number of researchers and manufacturers are tapping 3D printers and 3D CAD software to build highly customized, next-generation prosthetics in a more cost-effective manner.

Gates Foundation Flushes Out Winning Toilet Designs

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 20, 2012
A year after it announced grants for its "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge," the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation picked winning toilet designs that have the most potential for bringing cost-effective and safe sanitation to developing countries.

CD-adapco Unleashes Simulation on EV Battery Design

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 16, 2012
With its latest STAR-CCM+ Battery Simulation Module, CD-adapco brings simulation to bear on the design challenges around lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle market.

Engineer Pulls Trigger on 3D Printed Gun

Software and Hardware Publish Date: August 15, 2012
Inspired by the growing 3D printer-driven maker revolution, an engineer has created a working 3D printed AR-15 automatic rifle.

Solar Cells Help Windows Generate Electricity

Electronics and Test Publish Date: August 15, 2012
A new kind of polymer solar cell that is almost 70 percent transparent to the human eye could give windows the ability to generate electricity by absorbing mostly infrared, not visible, light.