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Content posted in May 2006
Comments on lead-free solders
Lead-Free Zone 
5/31/2006  Post a comment
Pre-RoHS business booming
Lead-Free Zone 
5/18/2006  Post a comment
When to Choose a Linear Motor
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5/15/2006  Post a comment
How linear motors work and advantages for motion applications.
Linear Motion in a High-Humidity Environment
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5/15/2006  Post a comment
A custom nut and lead screw assembly provides the solution
Improving Quality With Vision Sensors
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5/15/2006  Post a comment
The newest sensors make it easy if you understand the options
Hardware installation in a snap
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Spring-loaded fastener replaces nuts, bolts, and screws
Converting Excel to Mathcad: Best Practices
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5/15/2006  Post a comment
You've already spent the time and energy to create valuable math content and engineering work — here's a way to continue to reap the benefits.
The Evolution of Step Motor Manufacturers
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Adapting to new, competitive forces is crucial
It's not a character issue
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Maybe we need to improve the process, not the work ethic
Going Strapless
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Electro-active fabrics turn a sports bra into a heart rate monitor — and will soon transform other products too
Do It Right the First Time
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Make sure your steel prototype tool exactly duplicates production conditions. Issues to consider include cycle times, thermal management, and insert handling for side actions. Another option: aluminum.
Excel Cooks
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5/15/2006  Post a comment
Many engineers use Excel to perform simple analyses, but this program offers more than basic math and plotting capabilities. Two books will help you make the most of Excel spreadsheets.
It's not a character issue
Electronics News 
5/1/2006  Post a comment




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