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Content posted in July 2013
Now Is the Time for Battery Alternatives
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7/31/2013  20 comments
From a design, environmental, and reliability standpoint, energy harvesting is the technology with a future.
Software Engineering Is Changing the Design Workflow
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7/30/2013  4 comments
Software engineers should be added to the new multi-disciplinary design teams.
Orthogonal Awakenings & Innovation Ice Breakers
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7/29/2013  13 comments
The journey from disruptive concept to implementation is orthogonal awakening, and itís considered such when the implementation is extraordinary.
Power Plants & Water Treatment Facilities Diagnose Motor Problems
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7/25/2013  3 comments
With advanced, user-friendly surge testers and windings analyzers, motor diagnostics can now be performed at the push of a button.
Thermodynamics of Panel Cooling
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7/19/2013  6 comments
As manufacturing becomes more sophisticated, more computerization is being utilized. The problem with this scenario is that sensitive electronics are susceptible to the harsh environments in which they must operate.
Favorable Economics & Strong Design Boost American Manufacturing
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7/17/2013  5 comments
After years of off-shoring their manufacturing operations, companies are bringing long-shuttered US factories back to life.
Your Aluminum Extrusion Questions Answered
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7/10/2013  3 comments
During the successful AEC webinar, "Itís About the SHAPE: Designing with Aluminum Extrusions," hosted by Design News, there were a number of great questions that we didnít have time to answer.
Designing for Manufacturability Doesn't Have to Be Difficult
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7/8/2013  8 comments
Simulation technology has been used for many years to gain insight in complex problems and to manage risk. But only now is the technology ready to assist in the early design stages.
Design Decisions: Maximizing HVAC/R Relationships
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7/8/2013  7 comments
HVAC/R equipment manufacturers can help optimize operations and lower costs.
Energy, Effort & Flow
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7/4/2013  2 comments
Systems are energy manipulators, and response results from energy transactions.
Building Out the Internet of Things With Printed Electronic Smart Labels
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7/2/2013  16 comments
Printed Smart Labels of various sorts can be envisioned for a wide range of products and use cases that weren't feasible before.
NASA Interview With Terry Fong: Intelligent Robotics Group
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7/2/2013  3 comments
So, we found out recently that "number 5 IS alive," except in the new millennium, it's K10!




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