catalina-chamber-day-police-rov Ideas, Thoughts, & Perspectives

Catalina Sea Ranch Aims to Bring Shellfish Farming back to U.S.

arine biologists studying offshore aquaculture, such as the Catalina Sea Ranch mussel farm, need real-time data to conduct collaborative and transparent research. Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR) is the first offshore shellfish Ranch in US Federal Waters. It is using technology to monitor the environment and provide security surveillance. CSR uses a buoy staged with Verizon equipment to […]

chi-20140725-001 Events

Minimal Designs “Blackline” for Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project

ntroducing the “Blackline” — a steel-tubed sophisticated monster of a bicycle with basket racks, bubble tires, a weather-proof drive belt in place of a chain and smart handlebars that signal upcoming turns. The bike is Chicago’s entry in The Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project  — a national contest for the best urban bike design — and the […]

bugattiveyronsuccessor-0 Product Reviews

Bugatti Develops New Hypercar Hybrid

Stealing a bit of the supercar spotlight back from Hennessey and its Venom F5, Bugatti insiders have gotten to talking about the successor to the legendary Veyron. The car will reportedly use a hybrid powertrain to make it quicker and faster than any iteration of the Veyron, including the world record-breaking Super Sport. Let the next […]

45268-rocket1 Industry News

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Enables 3D Printing of Alloy Metals

he technology to 3D print a single part from multiple materials has been around for years, but only for polymer-based additive manufacturing processes. For metals, jobs are typically confined to a single powdered base metal or alloy per object. However, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory say they are in development of a 3D printing […]

IAM3D-competitions-events-hero Events

Semifinalists To Be Announced For IAM3D Challenge

The inaugural American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3d) Challenge has officially launched.  The contest, which is designed to provide mechanical engineering and multidisciplinary/engineering technology undergraduate students with a chance to compete to win one of several $2,000 prizes, is now allowing projects to be submitted. Students who enter are asked to either improve […]

Latest Job Posts


 
 
 

 
Ansys_timthumb

AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA: an afterwork user meeting

AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA  On August 27th Design Engine will be hosting another AFTERBURN gathering at our downtown Chicago Studio. This month we will be discussing ANSYS vs. MECHANICA.  We look forward to anyone th...
by Design-Engine
1

 
 
ArcheworksStudio

The Future of Urban Design: Chicago’s Archeworks

For almost 20 years, Archeworks has been a design educator working collaboratively with Chicago communities in the advancement of sustainable urban design. Originally founded by internationally known architect and former direc...
by Design-Engine
0

 
 
Halcyon

A New American Classic: The Halcyon 50 from Janus Motorcycles

The attraction to vintage is about more than just the past; it’s about embracing history as we look to the future. Creating a new breed of iconic out of their shop in Indiana, Richard Worsham and Devin Biek of Janus Motorcycl...
by Design-Engine
2

 

 
pile of gold and silver bitcoins

The Bitcoin: Theoretical, Virtual, Real or Subjective?

A few years ago the jury may have still been out on the viability of bitcoin and the subject still seems to have as many opinions as people.  The financial and business media seemed unanimously skeptical, and often dismissive ...
by Design-Engine
0

 
 
Taktik Exploded view

Lunatik Taktik Extreme iPhone 5 Case Review

Lunatik Taktik Extreme iPhone 5 Case Review Well it’s been over 2 months now since I received my iPhone 5 Lunatik Taktik Extreme case and as I had promised it’s time to write a review on this protectorate of the iPhone. H...
by Design-Engine
0

 
 
Vodunuvo6

Democracy in Design: Patty Johnson’s Vodunuvo

For many designers creation is their greatest gift to society. For Patty Johnson, the gift of giving developing countries an outlet for their own self-sustained designs just keeps giving. Through her global endeavors, she has s...
by Design-Engine
0