On the lookout for better products
One of the many ways that our publication has helped our readers over the past dozen years has been to present new products across the mechanical and electrical engineering space. Even amongst the more mature corners of our coverage, there are constantly new and improved components being unveiled. We strive to bring you news about these advances, give you the specification data that you need, and then show you interesting application stories where they’re making a difference for design engineers.
I’m excited to tell you about a new program that our company, WTWH Media is starting this year. We’re launching the inaugural Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Awards. This design engineering product competition will honor the most exciting new products in a host of technology areas, across three of our company’s flagship brands: Design World, Fluid Power World and EE World.
LEAP will honor the best designs in these 14 categories:
|• Additive Manufacturing
• Advanced Materials
• Analog Electronics
• Embedded Computing
• Fastening & Joining
|• Industrial Automation
• Motion Control
• Power Electronics
• Switches & Sensors, and
• Test & Measurement
What I’m most proud of with this new program is the involvement of the engineering community. What’s different with LEAP is that no one here at WTWH will be involved in the actual selection of the winners. Instead, our editorial team is assembling an independent judging panel, comprised of a cross-section of OEM design engineers and academics. This judging team will be solely responsible for the final results.
For this year’s awards competition, products must have been released within the past two years and be available for commercial purchase in the United States. Finalists will be announced in the November issue. Winners will be announced at an awards banquet in conjunction with DeviceTalks West in Orange County, California on December 11, and then you’ll be able to read about them here in the December issue. Stay tuned.
Paul J. Heney – VP, Editorial Director