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Content posted in November 2013
Select Reliable Connectors for Mobile Devices
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11/26/2013  6 comments
If you've spent any time looking for the right connector to use in a smartphone or other mobile device, you might believe that all fine-pitch, low-profile connectors are created equal. But they're not.
Get Smart About Your R&D Spend
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11/25/2013  9 comments
At the end of the day, it's the effectiveness of R&D spend that matters, not how much is spent. Take Apple and Microsoft, for example.
Wiring Inspection Is Needed to Eliminate Electrical Hazards
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11/22/2013  13 comments
A wiring inspection is important before starting any sort of electrical work. Here’s why a wiring inspection for electrical hazards is necessary.
Miniature Vacuum Pumps Could Deliver Big Benefits
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11/21/2013  10 comments
A Honeywell lab team borrowed a page from conventional turbine compressors and applied the latest silicon micro fabrication techniques to machine hundreds of thousands of micron-sized turbine blades onto the surface of a silicon wafer the diameter of a penny. When the wafer is rotated at high speed, the result is an ultra-high vacuum in a small chamber, all on less than a watt of energy.
Design Decisions: Pressure-Sensitive Tapes Solve Bonding Challenges
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11/21/2013  4 comments
New engineered materials call for new generations of high-performance pressure-sensitive tape solutions.
Top 3 Luxury Cars of 2013
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11/20/2013  14 comments
The UK has been at the heart of manufacturing some of the finest automobiles on the planet for more than a century. All that experience has led to a very impressive line of high-end sports cars that are highly coveted the world over. Here are three of the best.
Manufacturing Execution Systems Can Solve Problems Before They Start
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11/20/2013  17 comments
Today, virtually all of this analysis is automated, but identifying bottlenecks is only a small part of factory data analysis.
Get to Know UL 1604
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11/19/2013  3 comments
We routinely field questions about UL 1604 and which products comply with it. Here are the answers to some of those questions.
Capacitive Tactile Sensors Solve Myriad Challenges
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11/18/2013  3 comments
Exciting ideas are often fun to consider, but developing a truly useful solution requires the right combination of interest, design, available technology, and perhaps most important, know-how.
PCB Design & Layout on a Budget
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11/18/2013  5 comments
The question that engineers continually look to answer is, "how do I get there with the least amount of effort and the lowest number of errors, and without spending a small fortune?” It’s a balance that often keeps engineers searching.
Reducing Cost With ERP Automation
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11/13/2013  1 comment
Implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in aerospace and defense can prove valuable for the automation of activities currently performed manually.
Keep an Eye on Hydraulic Transmission Lines
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11/7/2013  2 comments
Neglected transmission lines leads to poor performance and instability.
All I Really Need to Know About Engineering, I Learned From Star Trek
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11/6/2013  32 comments
Since its premiere in 1966, the television program Star Trek has inspired multiple generations of young people to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Slideshow: The 5 Coolest 3D-Printed Things
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11/1/2013  11 comments
Many interesting items are being 3D printed (even as we speak). We present five that we think are pretty cool -- from a Terminator arm and artsy coffee reproductions to an easy way to build a house of cards and a 3D printer made from scrap.
Better Data Leads to Better Insight
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11/1/2013  4 comments
Manufacturing operations, which leverage technology to its fullest, are nimble, in-sync with fast-changing customer needs, and fully engages a workforce.




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