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Engineers Develop “Iron Man” Suits – Coming to Factory Floors

2019-07-14T11:52:28-07:00

Full-body exoskeletons will give workers super strength. What’s the most important things for people to know about the full-body exoskeleton, which can turn an assembly-line worker into a superhero?   Engineers have been working on this wearable robotics technology since 2000, when engineers began cobbling together experimental super-soldier suits for the U.S. Military. A 2010 prototype, which enabled the wearer to punch through wooden boards, earned the nickname “Iron-Man Suit” in the homage to the high-tech gear in the eponymous comic book and movies. But that bulky version kept the user tethered to the [...]

Engineers Develop “Iron Man” Suits – Coming to Factory Floors2019-07-14T11:52:28-07:00

Part 2: Business Engineers : 7 Things to Consider, Before Investing in a Personal Robot

2019-07-14T11:52:33-07:00

So you’ve made the decision, robotics process automation (RPA) is for your business. You’ve winnowed down a list of suitable vendors and are ready to start some serious shopping. Great. But before you plunge right in, there are some final things to consider.  The following is a list of questions for would-be buyers to which they should give serious thought to before moving forward. They range from the existential — what role will your employees play as RPA expands within your organization? To the practical, such as training time frames. 1. RPA [...]

Part 2: Business Engineers : 7 Things to Consider, Before Investing in a Personal Robot2019-07-14T11:52:33-07:00

Engineers Develop Personal Robots – New Age

2019-07-14T11:52:36-07:00

Engineers Say Personal Robotics Will Become an Important New Category in Family Lives  I have the idea of a “sociable” robot—one that people can have relatively natural interactions with—has been the lore of science fiction for decades. From Lost in Space to Star Wars to WallE and beyond, interactive robotic machines have been the stuff of our creative imagination for some time. In 2019, however, I believe we will start to see more practical implementations of personal robotics devices from several major tech vendors. While several companies have tried, and failed to [...]

Engineers Develop Personal Robots – New Age2019-07-14T11:52:36-07:00

Engineers Forge a New Frontier for Solar: Utility Build-Transfer Agreements

2019-07-14T11:52:39-07:00

Historically, electric utilities in the U.S. have been buyers and sellers, but not producers, of solar energy. Largely due to tax and accounting constraints, vertically integrated, regulated utilities traditionally have entered power purchase agreements (PPAs) to procure solar energy (and wind and other renewable energy) from independent power producers (IPPs), rather than building such projects and including them in their rate base. To many utilities, this has seemed like a lost opportunity; they generally earn a return on the equity invested in power plants, transmission, and distribution lines, but not on power purchased [...]

Engineers Forge a New Frontier for Solar: Utility Build-Transfer Agreements2019-07-14T11:52:39-07:00

Part 1 : Engineers Give Pros and Cons of Double and Triple Pane Windows

2019-07-14T11:52:41-07:00

Have you decided to invest in replacement windows? What made you finally decide to take the leap? Was it the incredible energy saving benefits new windows offer? If so, you’re not alone. For a typical home, 40% of the annual energy budget goes toward heating and cooling costs, and replacing the windows in your home is great way to keep more of that money in your pocket. Since energy efficiency is such an important fact to consider when getting replacement windows, we are often asked, “How much better are triple pane windows [...]

Part 1 : Engineers Give Pros and Cons of Double and Triple Pane Windows2019-07-14T11:52:41-07:00

Part 2: Self-driving Cars Expand the Fight Over Airwaves

2019-07-14T11:52:43-07:00

Engineers Say Public is Hungry for More Wi-Fi Capacity, the telecom industry is looking to snatch control of underutilized airwaves reserved for the auto industry. But this is coming just as carmakers begin to make progress on developing and adopting technologies for connected and autonomous cars that currently rely on that spectrum. The Big Picture: Tech and telecom companies have been fighting for years over spectrum to support exploding demand for mobile services and smartphones. Automakers have had exclusive access to a band of spectrum for almost 20 years [...]

Part 2: Self-driving Cars Expand the Fight Over Airwaves2019-07-14T11:52:43-07:00

Part 1: Mechanical Engineers Say Driverless Cars are the “New Talk of the Town”

2019-07-14T11:52:45-07:00

Major giants inside the automobile industry have already show cased few of their self-driving car technology and many car companies aim to roll out production vehicles with driverless capabilities by 2020. In just a few years, industry experts expect fully autonomous vehicles to follow the trendThe implications autonomous driving will have on insurance matters and legal outcomes of accidents is just one grey area to be explored as we move towards a more automated future. Experts are making some big claims about the future impacts of driverless cars. Before they arrive, [...]

Part 1: Mechanical Engineers Say Driverless Cars are the “New Talk of the Town”2019-07-14T11:52:45-07:00

Part 2 – Mechanical Engineers Recommend 7 Features on ‘New Age” Refrigerators

2019-07-14T11:52:48-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Update Tomorrow’s Refrigerator: Here are Your Choices  Black Board Models  Black board models are ideal for young families. Shopping list, school timetable and forthcoming doctors' appointments – all readily visible because they are stuck to the door of a refrigerator using fridge magnets. A black board fridge-freezer is a more stylish way of displaying your messages and reminders as you can write directly on the door using school chalk or liquid chalk markers. The black board material makes it easy to wipe away the writing.      2.    Glass [...]

Part 2 – Mechanical Engineers Recommend 7 Features on ‘New Age” Refrigerators2019-07-14T11:52:48-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Say Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Your Small Business

2019-07-14T11:52:55-07:00

Engineers Explain How Good Ventilation Helps Your Business We’ll start with a fact that often startles people: (indoor air quality is a major health threat in the country).  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality inside buildings is often 3 to 4 times worse than the air outside. This goes against what most people think air pollution is like— fumes from cars and smoke stacks casting dark clouds over cities.  Heavy wall insulation, tightly fitted, non-opening windows ( Window Efficiency ), and commercial synthetic carpeting in modern buildings allows for the [...]

Mechanical Engineers Say Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Your Small Business2019-07-14T11:52:55-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Recommend Home Drainage – Winter Months are Coming !

2019-07-14T11:52:57-07:00

How Do Engineers Handle Rainwater? Engineers can help with proper fitting of gutters, or eaves troughs as they are called in some parts of the country. They are an important part of the drainage system around your house.  If yours are nonexistent, in poor condition, or improperly placed on your house, they could be causing problems and putting your home at risk of water damage. Gutters need to be installed properly so that they catch the water coming off your roof and channel it away from your house and its foundation. [...]

Mechanical Engineers Recommend Home Drainage – Winter Months are Coming !2019-07-14T11:52:57-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Design Smart Homes

2019-07-14T11:52:59-07:00

What is a Connected Smart Home? A connected Smart Home brings devices and services together for an integrated, autonomous experience that improves a consumer’s life.  Connected home experiences include everything from voice-controlled lights, house-cleaning robots, machine learning-enabled security cameras, and WiFi routers that troubleshoot for you. Thanks to decreasing costs and increasing options for connectivity, these smart home devices, sensors, and tools can be interlinked to create real-time, contextual, and smart experiences for consumers. Both Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers design these products for more convenient and enhanced experiences. (http://glewengineering.com/engineers-develop-ways-to-ventilate-your-home/ A Smart [...]

Mechanical Engineers Design Smart Homes2019-07-14T11:52:59-07:00

Engineers Develop Ways to Ventilate Your Home

2019-07-14T11:53:02-07:00

Why ventilate? For centuries homes weren’t ventilated, and they did all right, didn’t they? Why do we need to go to all this effort (and often considerable expense) to ventilate houses today?  Engineers have developed several reasons that ventilation is more important today than it was long ago. Most importantly, houses 100 years ago were leaky. Usually they didn’t have insulation in the walls, so fresh air could easily enter through all the gaps, cracks, and holes in the building envelope., the building materials used 100 years ago were mostly natural [...]

Engineers Develop Ways to Ventilate Your Home2019-07-14T11:53:02-07:00

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Cars

2019-07-14T11:53:04-07:00

Up and Coming Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Automotive Use If you haven’t heard about hydrogen and fuel cells before, then now is your chance. These technologies are bursting on to the scene and can solve some of the biggest problems in energy ranging from commercial buildings to transportation. While most people are more familiar with solar, wind and battery power, keep your eye on these up-and-coming technologies that could add to our nation’s diverse energy mix. Here Are A Few Things to Know About Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. Electric cars can [...]

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Cars2019-07-14T11:53:04-07:00

Semiconductor Industry Growth Continues

2019-07-14T11:53:07-07:00

  Worldwide semiconductor revenue hit and all-time-record of $120.8B in Q2 2018, which represents an almost 4.5% quarter over quarter growth. More Integrated Circuits are being put into traditional products, such as enterprise data storage units and smart phones. Now cars, refrigerators, and a whole host of Internet of Things, are integrating chip sets into their products as well. Memory dominates chip production and usage, and has helped to keep Samsung in its leadership position. (Record Fab Spending) Samsung Remains the Number One Semiconductor Manufacturer Samsung posed Q218 revenue of $19.2B [...]

Semiconductor Industry Growth Continues2019-07-14T11:53:07-07:00

Six Innovative Wind Turbines

2019-07-14T11:53:10-07:00

In this article we will review a few new wind turbine designs that are ready to advance the state of wind energy technology.  With refined technology, engineers have developed new devices that are more efficient, work in low wind conditions, can use wind and water energy, and safer for birds.  These problems provide abundant opportunity for solving design problems for mechanical engineers.  Energy storage, battery technology, and the strength of turbine blades provides copious challenges for materials scientists.  Renewable energy capacity around the globe has eclipsed coal power for the first time [...]

Six Innovative Wind Turbines2019-07-14T11:53:10-07:00

Engineers Who Work With Solar

2019-07-14T11:53:13-07:00

(Figure 1. Materials Engineers)  Solar energy has seen record growth in recent years, leading to greater-than-ever demand for solar engineers. In fact, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar energy is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. According to a report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Engineers are one of the most sought-after occupations by employers in the solar power industry." The industry requires a range of types of engineers, and many of them have skill sets and training particular to working with [...]

Engineers Who Work With Solar2019-07-14T11:53:13-07:00

Material Engineers Looking to Future: Solar Assisted Electric Vehicles  (SAEVs)

2019-07-14T11:53:15-07:00

Material Engineers : A Pipedream?  Solar-powered cars have been thought of by many as an impossible pipedream. But the innovators behind, a fully solar-powered vehicle to be released in 2019.  GOING FULLY SOLAR A Car whose ability to use solar power has been thought of as an impossible feat.  Designed by the Dutch startup Lightyear, the “car that charges itself” can supposedly drive for months without charging and has a 400 – 800 km range. But is a solar-powered car feasible?Up until now fully solar-powered cars were not considered a realistic prospect, [...]

Material Engineers Looking to Future: Solar Assisted Electric Vehicles  (SAEVs)2019-07-14T11:53:15-07:00

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power

2019-07-14T11:53:18-07:00

Figure 1. Self Sufficient Home with Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Engineers combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power. While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has [...]

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power2019-07-14T11:53:18-07:00

Material Engineers : Pros and Cons of Solar Powered Cars

2019-07-14T11:53:21-07:00

Figure 1.  Solar Powered Cars in the Future Although a solar power car may not be commercially viable right now, there are ways that solar power can be added to existing designs to make vehicles more efficient. Material Scientist examine the pros and cons of this technology, it can continue to move forward in development to help save on fossil fuels, and the electric grid and pollutions. Solar-powered vehicles (Solar Cells ) have zero emission level, as they don’t utilize non-renewable resources and burn fuel. The electric motors generate electricity (See Figure 1.) that [...]

Material Engineers : Pros and Cons of Solar Powered Cars2019-07-14T11:53:21-07:00

Electric Vehicle Batteries: Recycled

2019-07-14T11:53:23-07:00

  Material Scientist Ponder What to Do With Used EV Batteries  As electric vehicles become mainstream, mechanical engineers and chemical engineers are trying to address the big environmental question: what do we do with the used lithium-ion batteries? The batteries used in electric cars are physically large, last 8 to 10 years, and will account for 90 per cent of the lithium-ion battery market by 2025.  This will increase lithium demand fourfold, and more than double the demand for cobalt — two of their essential elements.  The price of cobalt has [...]

Electric Vehicle Batteries: Recycled2019-07-14T11:53:23-07:00