Design Engineering

Editorial Calendar

Design Engineering is published 6 times per year. Check out our editorial vision for each issue:

Jan/Feb 2020

Career Guide Edition

Space Close: Jan 10

Material Close: Jan 17

Mail Date: Feb 7

 Industry Spotlight Engineering Career Guide:
Trends, issues and opportunities in the mechanical engineering profession
 Design Features
  • Mechanical CAD
  • Profiles in Design
  • 3D Scanning
 Automation & Motion Control
  • IIoT/Industry 4.0
  • Power Transmission
  • Sensors
 Special Features Industry Insight:
An engineering employment market analysis of growing industries and in-demand disciplines

March/April 2020

Fluid Power Edition

Space Close: Mar 13

Material Close: Mar 20

Mail Date: Apr 10

 Industry Spotlight Aerospace:
The engineering behind Canada’s aerospace industry
 Design Features Mechanical CAD: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Automation & Motion Control Fluid Power Roundtable:
Industry leaders discuss trends in the Canadian fluid power market
 Special Features Fluid Power Product Showcase 
The latest in fluid power products

May/June 2020

Automation Edition

Space Close: May 1

Material Close: May 8

Mail Date: May 29


 Industry Spotlight Robotics
The trends and application of robotics in machine design
 Design Features Profiles in Design:
An up-close look at Canada’s notable Design Engineers
 Automation & Motion Control
  • IIoT/Industry 4.0
  • Motors & Drives
  • Power Transmission
 Special Features Robotics Source Guide: 
An overview and analysis of Canada’s Robotics industry

September 2020

Motion Control Edition

Space Close: Aug 7

Material Close: Aug 14

Mail Date: Sept 4

 Industry Spotlight Defence
A look at the opportunities and design challenges of the defence sector
 Design Features  Mechanical CAD:
Motion analysis and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
 Automation & Motion Control Motion Control Roundtable:
Industry leaders discuss trends in the Canadian motion control market
 Special Features Motion Control Product Showcase: 
The latest in Motion Control products

October 2020

Automation Edition

Space Close: Sept 18

Material Close: Sept 25

Mail Date: Oct 16

 Industry Spotlight Automotive:
The tools, techniques, and trends in Canada’s automotive design industry
 Design Features
  • Mechanical CAD
  • 3D Scanning
 Automation & Motion Control
  • Metrology
  • Sensors
  • Motors & Drives
 Special Features IIoT Supplement: 
An overview of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 paradigms

Nov/Dec 2020

Product Design Edition

Space Close: Oct 30

Material Close: Nov 6

Mail Date: Nov 27

 Industry Spotlight Medical Design
Profiles of medical device designers and the engineering challenges they overcome
 Design Features
  • Mechanical CAD
  • Profiles in Design
  • Engineering Analysis Software
 Automation & Motion Control
  • IIoT/Industry 4.0
  • Fluid Power
  • Power Transmission
 Special Features Sustainable Design: 
Design strategies for end-of-life and energy efficiency



Upfront:  Mergers, acquisitions, award announcements and promotions

Design News: The latest up-to-date industry coverage

CAD Report: In-depth coverage of the latest products, trends, and issues related to computer-aided design software including MCAD, PDM, CAE, etc.

Design Applications: Application stories focused on various industries

Canadian Innovator: Profiles of inventive Canadian engineers and their projects

Inside Design: An in-depth look at the application of design philosophies in Canadian design engineering firms

Idea Generator: An overview of the latest industrial products including:

actuators, automation, ballscrews, bearings, controllers, couplings, cylinders, drives, electronics, enclosures, encoders, fasteners, fluid power, guides, HMIs, hydraulics, industrial networking, linear guides, motion control, motors, PACs, PLCs, pneumatics, power transmission, pumps, robotics, sensors, switches, valves, and more!


Design Engineering’s Additive Manufacturing and IIoT supplements will appear in print (run-of-press), as a digital edition and in a web-based presentation.

The Additive Manufacturing supplement will explore industrial applications of the technology, present product reviews, offer tips for designing for AM and detail the capabilities of Canada’s service provider network. You can check out the 2019 AM Guide here!

The IIoT supplement will present an overview of the technology and protocols, explore the ROI of IIoT and present practical applications.


Please send your product reviews, case studies, application stories, technical articles and white papers to our editor, Mike McLeod.

Contact the Editorial Team

Mike McLeod


(416) 442-5600 x3231

Email Mike