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Content posted in February 2012
Rebuilding America: Should US Companies Follow Germans' Lead?
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2/23/2012  41 comments
Rather than sacking loyal, trained workers, many struggling German companies simply cut the hours of all employees in order to preserve jobs and, ultimately, the enterprise.
How Much Thread Engagement Is Enough?
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2/17/2012  22 comments
To avoid defective designs, you must find the proper thread engagement.
MEMS in Sports
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2/9/2012  23 comments
MEMS in sports is such a hot topic that MEMS Industry Group – a partner of Sensors in Design (part of Design West Summit) – will showcase it at next month’s conference.
Rebuilding Manufacturing: Fixing the Dysfunctional R&D Tax Credit
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2/6/2012  24 comments
As the debate over how to revive US manufacturing heats up, tax and other proposals are emerging to provide incentives for technology companies to boost investment in innovative research that could foster new engines of economic growth.
Buying the Logic of Safety
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2/6/2012  14 comments
Blogger TJ McDermott recently completed an industrial system requiring a fair amount of safety logic because of its different zones. He looks at each iteration, and lists the cost of each.
When Environmental Stress Cracking Strikes
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2/3/2012  22 comments
Environmental stress cracking is a common failure mode for plastics, and you may need to do your own testing to make sure that the plastic you plan to use will not crack.
Petroski on Engineering: Armchair Design & Analysis
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2/2/2012  25 comments
The tray table that folds in half for stowage in the armrest of an airline seat is something admired for its design ingenuity, but long cursed for its operational opaqueness and flimsiness.
Circuits Without Wires
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2/1/2012  Post a comment
Understanding magnetic circuits illuminates electromechanical devices.




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