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Content posted in May 2011
NHTSA to Call for Mandatory ‘Black Boxes'
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5/31/2011  2 comments
IEEE wants mechanical lockout to prevent investigators from downloading automotive black box data without the vehicle owner's permission.
Absolute Fiber Optic Position Sensor
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5/26/2011  2 comments
Fiber optic absolute position sensor provides EMI immunity and 13-bit resolution.
Moog Acquires Animatics
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5/25/2011  1 comment
Integrated servos and actuator technology is key piece of motion control acquisition.
SimDriveline Revamped to Tackle Multiple Physical Domains
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5/25/2011  1 comment
Built on Simscape technology, MathWork's SimDriveline update makes it easier to integrate multiple physical domains into a drivetrain model.
Panama Canal Celebrates Anniversary with New Locks
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5/24/2011  3 comments
Modernization and state-of-the-art lock technology uses hydraulics to reduce fresh water consumption.
Inside the Black Box
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5/23/2011  Post a comment
Though they are actually bright red or orange, "black box" flight data recorders get a great deal of attention whenever an airplane goes down. So just what are these black boxes and how do they work? Here's an inside look ... literally.
Powder Metal Parts Cut Costs
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5/20/2011  1 comment
2011 design winners are announced at PowderMet2011 conference in San Francisco.
Custom Implants Delivered in One Day
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5/19/2011  Post a comment
PEEK implants are machined and shipped quickly by startup medical manufacturing company.
Alibre, 3D Systems Team Up on 3-D Design and Print Bundle
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5/18/2011  2 comments
Partners target professional engineers and DIYers with bundles of 3-D CAD software and 3-D printers, starting at $1,500.
Bioplastic Capacity Soars While Demand is Less Clear
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5/17/2011  Post a comment
European study predicts a doubling of capacity in five years.
Additive Manufacturing Strongly Bounces Back
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5/17/2011  Post a comment
Use of the technology is spreading widely, even to examination and reproduction of ancient skeletons.
HyperSizer v6 Keys in on Manufacturing Optimization
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5/13/2011  1 comment
Structural sizing and analysis tool have been enhanced to bring efficiencies to the design and manufacture of large-scale composite offerings.
New Technology Integrates Phone Antennas into Decorative Films
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5/10/2011  Post a comment
The number of antennas in mobile phones may mushroom to 16 as bandwidths explode.
New Bioplastic Features Higher HDT, Impact
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5/10/2011  Post a comment
Teknor Apex develops PLA compound that overcomes traditional inability to improve both thermal and impact properties.
New Solid Injection System Boosts Polyurethane Design
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5/10/2011  Post a comment
Novel method from Bayer MaterialScience enables the use of very light or heavy fillers, or also the combination of different types.
High-Speed Wireless Ethernet Bridge
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5/10/2011  1 comment
GhostBridge offers solution for rugged wire replacement applications, and point-to-point link between two devices or networks with zero setup.
Mentor Takes Its Concept of "Concurrent CFD" to NX
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5/5/2011  1 comment
New version of FloEFD enables users of Siemens PLM Software's NX to perform an array of simulation functions within the familiar CAD environment.
New Symphony Plus Control System
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5/5/2011  1 comment
ABB extends commitment to DCS control platform for total plant automation in power generation and water utility sectors.
Convergence of Power and Automation
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5/5/2011  2 comments
The ABB Conference highlights focus on power generation, automation and the need for both a stronger and smarter grid.
Study Reveals Current Trends in Embedded Market
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5/5/2011  1 comment
Answers from nearly 2,000 respondents shed light on the tools and processes making the most impact among embedded systems developers.
TÜV Certified Safe Motion
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5/5/2011  Post a comment
Integrated solution provides hardware and software tools for safe motion control, standard PLC programming and visualization.
CompactRIO Targets Higher-Volume Applications
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5/5/2011  Post a comment
Delivers lower-cost control to "domain experts."
New IDE Could Simplify Embedded Control
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5/4/2011  Post a comment
Open-source product supports more than 800 microcontrollers.
Freescale Challenges Engineers With Robot Design Contest
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5/4/2011  1 comment
Engineers who want to test their design mettle will get a chance in an upcoming Freescale Technology Forum contest.
Wozniak Wows Crowd at Embedded Systems Conference
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5/4/2011  Post a comment
Electronics legend tells engineers to design products that are important to them.
Ultra-Low Power MCU Uses Ferroelectric Memory
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5/3/2011  Post a comment
Writes 100 times faster than Flash; uses 1/250th of the power.
Mixed-Signal MCU Targets Medical Apps
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5/3/2011  Post a comment
Low-power design aimed at portable sensing applications that require high precision.
USCAR Announces New Fastening Technology
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5/2/2011  Post a comment
High-frequency sound waves determine the force needed to clamp two components together.




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