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Content posted in May 2010
Is Toyota A Genuine Believer In EVs?
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5/31/2010  Post a comment
Toyota's $50-million investment in Tesla Motors is a win for both companies, but it's probably not a sign that Toyota has significantly changed its technological course.
Project Krypton for Plastics Parts Creation
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5/31/2010  Post a comment
Autodesk Inventor plug-in provides real-time feedback on manufacturability, cost efficiency and environmental impact related to plastic materials designs.
Dassault Releases Isight Upgrade
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5/28/2010  Post a comment
Isight 4.5 bring multi-core processing and enhanced optimization methods to the simulation process automation tool.
Open Source Systems Emerge in 3D Printing
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5/25/2010  2 comments
New inexpensive 3D printers made from model kits make significant headway in rapid protoyping.
New Materials Debut at Rapid 2010
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5/24/2010  Post a comment
Recently developed metals and plastics target improved functional product testing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
ABB Highlights Automation and Power Integration
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5/21/2010  1 comment
Connecting energy, cost, maintenance and process management ideas through a unique systems integration approach and energy harvesting potentials takes center stage at ABB's annual event.
Microsoft Launches Technical Computing Initiative
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5/21/2010  Post a comment
New organization charged with developing tools, platforms and services to bring supercomputing horsepower and resources to a much wider audience
FDI Promises Universal Device Integration
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5/21/2010  Post a comment
Supported by major device vendors and fieldbus protocol organizations, FDI aims to replace EDDL and FDT to deliver a more complete device integration communication standard.
Z Corp. Introduces New Rapid Prototyping Tool
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5/19/2010  Post a comment
The ZBuilder Ultra introduced at Rapid 2010 is faster and less expensive than existing stereolithography systems used for rapid prototyping
Autodesk Floats Design Tools in the Cloud
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5/17/2010  1 comment
Company releases new details on Project Butterfly collaboration tool and outlines plans for cloud computing offerings around MoldFlow and Inventor
SERCOS Energy Profile Targets Reduced Energy Consumption
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5/14/2010  Post a comment
An energy-conservation profile using the SERCOS III real-time, Ethernet communication network is targeting energy reduction for industrial controls, drives and decentralized peripherals
Technical Innovation, Precision Critical in Making Gears for Wind Turbines
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5/14/2010  Post a comment
The growth and promise of wind turbine technology is fueling technology development focused on the manufacturing of larger, more precise, and optimized gears and gearboxes
PTC's Heppelmann Gets CEO Title
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5/12/2010  Post a comment
Long-time PTC technology strategist and current president to take CEO reins from Richard Harrison effective Oct. 1

Children's Furniture Features Bioplastic Hybrid Compounds


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5/11/2010  1 comment

Car applications are close for Biopropylene, which is a drop-in replacement for polypropylene

Carbon Motors' E7 Brings LEDs, Aluminum Frame, Diesel Engine to Police Force
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5/11/2010  1 comment
New domestic carmaker focuses veteran team of auto engineers and designers to build the nation's first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle
Toray, Airbus Ink 15-year CFRP Partnership
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Intermediate modulus prepreg is being qualified for the A350 XWB

Algae Biomass Could be Central to New Plastics Compounds


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5/7/2010  Post a comment
Cereplast plans to introduce commercial-grade plastic compounds that incorporate algae materials by the end of this year.
Human-Like Robot Joins Space Station Crew
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5/7/2010  Post a comment
General Motors and NASA collaborate on humanoid robot development
mbed Gives ARM a Hand
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IBM and Dassault Forge Global PLM Alliance
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5/6/2010  Post a comment
Financing options, a new PLM competency center and a cloud computing proof-of-concept are the first fruits of IBM/Dassault's collaboration
Celanese Acquires Two DuPont Polymer Lines
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5/6/2010  Post a comment
The Ticona group takes a strong position in liquid crystal polymers
Software Aids Drivers' Sore Backs
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5/5/2010  Post a comment
Algorithm works with seat hardware to keep drivers moving

New CoatingsBring Soft Touch to Hard Surfaces


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5/4/2010  Post a comment

Soft-touch coatings made with raw materials from Bayer MaterialScience LLC can be used in applications ranging from medical devices to automobile interiors.

AutoCAD Freestyle Targets Do-It-Yourselfers


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5/4/2010  Post a comment

Autodesk's new low-cost 2-D drawing and sketch package helps create professional-looking drawings, layouts and plans.

MapleSim 4 Goes 3-D for Multibody Modeling


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5/4/2010  Post a comment

Maplesoft upgrades with a new 3-D construction feature for developing multibody models

Stock Shapes Feature CNT Composites


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5/4/2010  Post a comment

New extruded stock shapes combine high-performance plastics with highly dispersed carbon nanotubes.

Textile Fibers Boost Modulus of Liquid Silicone Rubbers


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5/4/2010  Post a comment

The modulus of liquid silicone rubber materials has been significantly increased through the use of textile fibers chemically bonded to the silicone matrix.

DentalVibe Tricks Brain to Cut Pain
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5/4/2010  Post a comment
Vibrating tool masks pain signals
Low-Power MCUs Could Serve in 3-D Glasses
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5/3/2010  1 comment
Family of microcontrollers consumes about one-third as much current as best competitors




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