Engineering

4D printed metamaterials take shape for morphing wings

Engineers in the US have created 4D printed materials with potential applications in morphing aircraft wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. 4D printing is based on additive manufacturing technology, but uses special materials and sophisticated designs to print objects that change shape with environmental conditions such as temperature acting as a trigger, said…

Navy Sails Into Supply Chain with Metal 3D Printing

It is a beginning. The U.S. Navy builds and sails some of the world’s largest and most powerful vessels and those vessels depend on a wide range of advanced systems and machinery to operate. Now, the Navy is moving toward advanced manufacturing of some of the smallest parts of the biggest ships, approving 3D printing…

How Engineering Students Helped Irrigate a Town

It sounds like a tall order: a project completed by three separate teams on two different continents, with reworks necessary because of material shortages. But Amy Bilton and the Winds of Change team were able to battle through those challenges to achieve their objective: a windmill to pump water for irrigation during Nicaragua’s dry season.…

The Top Engineering Training Resources Of 2018

In the not-so-distant past, you needed a white lab coat and a fancy degree in order to engage with incredibly exciting and important engineering projects. Thankfully those days are over, and now anyone with a curious mind and a modest budget can build everything from home automation systems to full-fledged robots in the comfort of…

Cockroaches Inspire Tiny Robots that Fly, Walk, Swim, Dive

Inspired by cockroaches, engineers created a new microrobot that can run at high speeds, jump, climb, turn sharply, carry payloads, and fall from great distances without being injured. Image: Wyss Institute Cockroaches always seem to find a way to survive, no matter the situation they face. Inspired by that perseverance and ingenuity, engineers at Harvard…

Small Drone Is Designed for Heavy Loads

Small Drone Is Designed for Heavy LoadsJeffrey Heimgartner posted on November 01, 2018 | When it comes to tight spaces, micro air vehicles (MAVs) are becoming a popular tool to navigate into nooks and crannies. But, what if along with entering a small space, there is also a need to move objects? In a recently…

EW – Production Edition – Bruker Fluorescence Microscopy, EVGGaN-on-Silicon Technology & More

EW – Production Edition – Bruker Fluorescence Microscopy, EVGGaN-on-Silicon Technology & MoreVincent Charbonneau posted on November 14, 2018 | Advantest Parametric Testing for Manufacturing Next-Generation ICs V93000 platform. (Image courtesy of Advantest.) Advantest has introduced its V93000 SMU8 parametric tester to meet chip makers’ process-characterization and monitoring needs for the exacting measurements required on the…