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Content posted in January 2011
USDA Announces Green Labeling Program
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1/28/2011  Post a comment
Products with at least 25 percent renewables' content receive special designation.
3DVIA Previews Post3D Interactive Environment
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1/27/2011  Post a comment
Online, immersive 3-D forum lets designers and engineers display and collaborate on developing products in context.
Bunkspeed Brings 3-D Content To The Cloud
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1/26/2011  Post a comment
Bunkspeed Cloud Solution lets users interact with photorealistic 3-D content any where via a Web browser.
Boeing Shifts to Composites for 787 Floors
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1/25/2011  Post a comment
Reinforced plastic composites will replace the original design of titanium for Dreamliner floors.
Automakers Finding New Ways to Boost Efficiency
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1/24/2011  Post a comment
New electric motors, audio systems and software will help manufacturers reach government mandates.
Ioxus' Hybrid Ultracapacitor Offers Best of Both Worlds
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1/24/2011  Post a comment
New hybrid capacitor reportedly offers twice the energy density of conventional ultracapacitors.
Canadian Project Illustrates Illogic of Plastics Recycling
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1/24/2011  Post a comment
Locally made plastic lumber uses imported plastic waste.
SpaceClaim 2011 Takes On The Enterprise
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1/19/2011  Post a comment
New release revs up large assembly performance and offers packaging enhancements that make it easier to deploy on an enterprise scale.
Molded Plastic Boosts the Glock’s Profile
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1/18/2011  Post a comment
An Austrian polymer engineer named Gaston Glock made the first widespread use of molded plastic in hand guns.
3-D Printing Collaboration Will Be Extended
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1/18/2011  1 comment

Hewlett-Packard is selling 3-D printers manufactured by Stratasys

How to Identify the Right Ball Spline
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1/14/2011  Post a comment
Ball splines can be configured for an endless number of automated operations, but identifying the right ball spline for an application is not always straightforward.
Mechatronics Zone Relaunched
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1/13/2011  Post a comment
Design News' Mechatronics Zone undergoes a facelift to deliver more news, blogs, and related engineering resources.
Vuuch 4.0 Makes Debut
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1/13/2011  Post a comment
Upgrade to enterprise social system adds support for SpaceClaim, export capabilities to Excel and myriad interface enhancements.

Safety Laser Scanner


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1/12/2011  Post a comment

Single, compact area scanner safeguards irregularly-shaped areas in stationary and mobile applications.


Ford EV Technologies Will Help Drivers Deal With Range Anxiety
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1/11/2011  1 comment
Dashboard, phone apps will keep drivers aware of their state of charge.

 

PTC Gives Mathcad A Facelift With Prime 1.0
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1/11/2011  Post a comment
New task-based, document-centric calculation environment lets users focus on developing engineering calculations, not formatting design documents.
Fish Fins Inspire Robotic Gripper Design
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1/11/2011  Post a comment
Plastic components made with additive manufacturing processes provide light weight and flexibility.
Metals' Capacity Races to Meet Aircraft Demand
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1/10/2011  Post a comment
Suppliers warn of supply chain challenges as Boeing, Airbus predict booming production.
Green Choice Emerges for Wire and Cable
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1/10/2011  Post a comment
New Dow plasticizer made from vegetable oil provides same performance as traditional materials.
NextComputing Targets CAD Users With Portable Workstation

 


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1/6/2011  Post a comment
The Radius LE packs workstation-class power into a transportable all-in-one chassis.
SERCOS III Adds FDT Extension
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1/4/2011  Post a comment
FDT specification extension expands the functionality of SERCOS III.
Aircraft Demand Hikes Titanium Fastener Use
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1/3/2011  Post a comment
Carpenter Technology targets high value specialty metal markets for future growth.
WiFi Robot Design Platform
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1/3/2011  1 comment
Wireless mobile robot design integrates motor controller and Intel Atom motherboard.




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Kevin Gautier of Formlabs describes the making of a carbon fiber mold for an intake manifold, using a $3,300 3D printer, during Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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