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Content posted in December 2009
Rapid Prototypes Speed Diabetes Equipment to Market
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Biorep uses an Eden250 to develop fast parts to test ideas and sell concepts to management
An Autonomous Device for Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation
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Realistic sensory feedback enables robot to customize its response
The Spaghetti Wars
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Two Italian manufacturers of dry pasta-making machines now dominate an exploding market. They got here by taking very different approaches to working the fundamentals of heat, mass and momentum transfer principles.
Emerging Technologies: Distributed Electro-Hydraulic Systems
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A zonal approach to hydraulic systems has great potential benefit for airliners, if design engineers can overcome the technology and bureaucratic barriers
Molded Magnesium Parts Create Rugged Housing
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DynaVox wanted to combine light weight and toughness in its new Xpress device
Engineering Tools Firmly Grounded in Space Applications
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Robotic arms on Mars rovers rely on custom mechanisms, but Earth-bound code speeds the design process
Anatomy of a Life Saver
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Inventor Larry Miller overcame technical issues, patent problems and institutional resistance in the course of creating a successful medical product
Playing by The Rules
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A growing number of regulations are changing the way medical products are created
Look Deeper at Shielding
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Some Performance Is Just Not Possible
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Knowledge of fundamental limitations prevents wasted effort
Plug and Play Motors: A Case History Selection Process
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Although design engineers face considerable challenges in motor selection and usage, one Brazilian manufacturer found the right motor for developing advanced products to fit its innovative niche applications
Automotive Small Motors Find Niche Industrial Applications
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Fully tooled, technologically advanced motors transcend automotive origins to redefine industrial applications landscape
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Describes Key Technology Initiatives
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As web-based computing changes how engineers work, Autodesk's development efforts focus on analysis, access, and collaboration




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A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
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