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  • Curbing Aircraft Emissions Through Engineering Innovation

    The economic and environmental effects of aircraft emissions are considerable, and reducing emissions is the subject of research at numerous companies and organizations around the world. If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

  • Clutch-less Drive Attracts Auto Part Companies to India

    As automated manual transmission’s (AMT) popularity in India has grown, new technology may be able to lower the cost of those vehicles. Robert Bosch, an auto components maker, and UK-based Drive System Design are two companies considering options to bring more affordable drive systems to the Indian market.

  • Swiber Wins $310m Contract for Offshore Natural Gas Field Work

    Swiber Holdings Limited, an offshore construction and support services company based in Singapore, has won its second-largest contract; a $310 million engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract from an unidentified national South Asian oil company.

  • UK Aerospace Industry Receives Innovation Funding

    The United Kingdom government says that six projects will share £80 million ($123 million) for aerospace research to help deliver growth and innovation in key technology areas.

  • 3D Printed Tab Records Mechanical Force

    A University of Washington research project has created a bone-shaped plastic tab that turns purple when stretched, allowing for a way to record the force on an object. Researchers say their work effectively merges custom chemistry and 3D printing.

  • Medical Device Prototyping May Be Enhanced with 3D Printing

    Stratasys is collaborating with design and product development company Worrell to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3D-printed injection molding, according to Designfax eMagazine.

  • SAE International Releases Standard for Manufacturing Management

    SAE International develops a new standard to manage manufacturing process. This standard covers design analysis, manufacturing risk identification, planning, operation management and supplier management.

  • Ford Motor Expands Its Silicon Valley Research Presence

    Ford Motor opened a research and innovation center in California's Silicon Valley as the automaker works to get closer to the tech industry, develop autonomous vehicles, and improve mobility, connectivity and big data applications.

  • Will CAD Marry CAM?

    Not long ago, computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) were worlds apart.

  • Google Ends Sales of Its Glass Eyewear

    Google is ending sales of its Google Glass eyewear. The BBC reports that the company says it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product, but will stop producing Glass in its present form.

  • Hydrofracturing Without the Hydro

    Hydrofracturing needs water – lots of water. The typical North Dakota well requires 3–5 million gallons of water, and it must be reasonably clean. Recycling fracturing fluids is big business, but ridding water of dissolved solids is expensive and generates a waste stream of its own.

  • “Pop-up” Fabrication Technique a Challenge to 3D Printing?

    Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say they have developed a fabrication technique to create 3D micro- and nanostructures. The researchers claim the process offers advantages over 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.

  • Argonne Partners with Industry on Nuclear Reactor Work

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory will work with three leading nuclear products and services companies on projects that could unlock the potential of advanced nuclear reactor designs.

  • Industry 4.0: Will It Really Happen?

    The term Industry 4.0 implies more than the next step in industrial automation—it is shorthand for the fourth stage of the industrial revolution and is a prediction, not a description of an actual state of affairs.

  • Lunar Lander: How One Engineer's Persistence Led to Apollo Success

    Time and distance have a way of blurring the hard edges, sharp points and intense disputes that accompany innovation. Years later, what once seemed a ridiculous or foolish idea is thought of as an obvious, "of course, we knew it all along" approach.

  • The “Right Stuff” for Innovative Engineering Teams

    No matter what the industry, getting there first with an idea that captivates the customer is the Holy Grail of engineering.

  • Innovation, Risk Mitigation, Sustainability Are Key Themes in 2015

    Innovation, risk mitigation and sustainability are three key themes that IHS Engineering360 editors will return to throughout 2015.

  • Preparing for the Era of Smart Manufacturing

    The global manufacturing industry is on the verge of what many are calling its fourth Industrial Revolution. In Germany, the wave of manufacturing change is called Industry 4.0. Elsewhere, it has been dubbed “smart factory” or “advanced manufacturing.”

  • Getting to 80: Engineering Challenges in Achieving Extended Lives for Nuclear Power Plants

    The nuclear power industry is at a crossroads with new and aging plants. As of early 2015, the United States will have 99 active nuclear power plants generating nearly 20% of the country’s electricity.

  • Research Finds a Strong Pulse of Engineering

    The inaugural IHS Engineering360 “Pulse of Engineering” research survey reveals three key challenges facing engineers and allied professionals almost everywhere in the world: appropriate skill levels and expertise, adequate time to complete projects, and effective communication.

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