Siemens Surging Into Services
Wolfe's Den 6/30/2011 8 comments Siemens's new Customer Service Division will enable it to reap the rewards of lucrative consulting and engineering services revenue streams.
Monkeys Designed My Cub Cadet
Made by Monkeys 6/29/2011 8 comments The 1998 Cub Cadet comes with a couple surprises. The seat assembly is bolted to fracture-prone sheet metal, and the design monkeys also got to the clutch.
Monkeys Designed the Bosch Counter-Top Fridge
Made by Monkeys 6/23/2011 8 comments Bradley P. Miller purchased a new counter-top depth Bosch Refrigerator. It was a full-featured model with ice maker, through-the-door dispenser, and touch-panel controls. About two years after the purchase, he found a small piece of plastic in the bottom of the glass I had been drinking from. Monkeys!
Solid Edge ST4 Melds Direct, Feature-Based Modeling
CAD/CAM Corner 6/30/2011 6 comments With the release of Solid Edge ST4, Siemens PLM Software continues to infuse direct modeling capabilities further into the CAD tool, extending the synchronous workflow with new feature types and modeling capabilities.
Monkeys Made the Rain Trough on My Van
Made by Monkeys 6/24/2011 5 comments Monkeys made the rain trough on the '96 Chrysler Town and Country. When the drain gets plugged with debris, the water spills into the vehicle – after passing over something that makes it boiling hot.
The Case of the Seismographic Readouts
Sherlock Ohms 6/29/2011 4 comments A top-of-the-line air bearing, linear motor, fully mechanically decoupled video cmm had an intermittent issue where the X and Y readouts started jumping around. Call in Sherlock Ohms.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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