Content posted in September 2011
MCUs Dive Downscale Into Lower-Cost Apps
9/30/2011  5 comments
Low-cost microcontrollers are still finding new applications in products that have never used electronics before.
IMSI/Design Powers Up Mobile Strategy
9/29/2011  3 comments
IMSI/Design has released a professional-grade 2D and 3D viewing app for mobile devices as a follow-on to a free viewer and as part of a strategy to build out a suite of design apps for mobile platforms.
Small Device Brings Big Comfort to Post-Surgical Patients
9/23/2011  4 comments
Recovery from heart and lung surgery may one day be more tolerable for hundreds of thousands of patients, thanks to a pair of surgeons and two engineering teams who developed a device that clears chest tube clogs.
Siemens Reorganzies PLM Software Operations
9/22/2011  4 comments
Siemens PLM Software has reorganized to support a more granular industry focus, along with adopting a structure that promotes more technology sharing across the product portfolio.
Linear Motor Makers Boost Precision, Positional Accuracy
9/22/2011  4 comments
Linear motor manufacturers at Design & Manufacturing Midwest unveiled new products.
PTC Closes Loop Between Service & Engineering
9/21/2011  1 comment
PTC acquires 4CS, positioning the maker of warranty and service lifecycle software as a key element in its PLM vision for delivering a closed-loop environment between service and engineering.
Composites Power America's Cup Racers
9/19/2011  8 comments
The next generation of America's Cup sailboats will feature leading-edge designs including wing-sails made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastics.
Survey Results: Mold Design & Use
9/16/2011  8 comments
Engineers buy molds from China but report significant quality and delivery problems.
Materials Up Ante Against Prostate Cancer
9/15/2011  3 comments
New materials and processing technologies hold promise to significantly improve medical outcomes for men suffering from prostate cancer.
Road to ESC: Consumer Meets Medical in Fingertip Oxygen Meter
9/12/2011  5 comments
Engineers will get a glimpse into the future of personal health care devices at ESC Boston and DesignMed 2011, where experts will tear down a Nonin Onyx II 9560 fingertip pulse oximeter.
9/11 Tribute Created Via 3D Printing
9/11/2011  8 comments
Visualization specialist David Munson leverages his design tool and 3D printing expertise to depict Ground Zero before, during, and after the 9/11 attacks.
Mechatronic Modeling Reins In HVAC Power Consumption
9/8/2011  9 comments
A mechatronic approach enhances system integration and control.
Drag Racing Goes Electric
9/2/2011  32 comments
By using hundreds of pounds of batteries and "slamming" massive amounts of electrical current into their drive motors, drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and Vipers

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