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Content posted in October 2004
Valve Module Controls Conveyors Without a Central Computer
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10/29/2004  Post a comment
Each zone gets sensor, air supply line, and pneumatic actuator
Medical Imaging Sees Bright Future
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10/27/2004  Post a comment
New technologies, mobile units broaden imaging field
Motor Locks Up Reliability
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10/26/2004  Post a comment
Applications range from residential to robotics
E2E Webcast Probes Hot Motion Control Trends
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10/26/2004  Post a comment
Online seminars feature leading-edge ideas
How to Backlight an LCD
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
High-voltage ac lighting makes a low-voltage dc app work--go figure!
Electronics
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Software/Hardware
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Faster I/O, More Memory
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
RapidIO boards boost bandwidth, speed, as well as performance
Virtual Claymation
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Ask the Search Engineer
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Fluid Power
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Focus on Openness
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Tight integration of tools, analysis types coming
Thermoforming Key To Water-Massage Unit
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10/21/2004  Post a comment
Supplier and customer collaborate to find best design
Packaging With an Impact
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10/21/2004  Post a comment
An update to the latest RFID research; Cost-efficient palletizer uses unique cable-driven transmission; Engineers demand more from stepper motors
Drivemakers Simplify Data Backup
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10/19/2004  Post a comment
External drives have more capacity, faster transfer times
Wood Joins Electronics Enclosure Materials
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10/13/2004  Post a comment
Overmolding advances add some wood or metal skins to plastic electronics enclosures
Fuel Economy Still Hot
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
It is the biggest auto trend. As for safety: Teach drivers
Software/Hardware
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Motion Control Protocols
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Ethernet has proven to be disruptive to the growth of FireWire, says Sal Spada, Director of Research at ARC Advisory Group. In an exclusive interview, Spada tells Design News what you need to know about integrating motion and I/O, and more.
New and Notable Product Design
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Six products go wireless with Bluetooth.
Electronics
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Smart Sensing
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Smart tires may change shape to respond to varying road conditions, thanks to embedded piezoelectric materials that Nader Jalili is developing
Side Impact
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
How hard is it to take what you know about front airbags and design a side airbag? It is not easy
Ask The Search Engineer
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Software Links Design/Prototyping to Shorten Development Cycles
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SignalExpress lets engineers reuse simulation data for prototype testing
The Key to Speed
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Fast turnarounds make injection molding the best prototyping choice for a maker of automotive locksets
Fluid Power
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Safety Rules the Road
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Vision, LEDS, electronics, and sensors help design engineers improve auto safety
New Information Sources For Fastening And Joining
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10/7/2004  Post a comment
A book and a seminar series provide useful data for design
Engineers Sound Off on Top Trends
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10/6/2004  Post a comment
Customer views chart the course for new products
Medical Designers Save Time, Parts With Software
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10/5/2004  Post a comment
Fewer prototypes speed development
Electronics
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10/2/2004  Post a comment




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