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5 FEA packages for less than $6,000
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Full-blown finite element analysis packages can get pricey. But if you can sacrifice some functionality, you can save money and still get the job done
Star search
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Electric actuators play a starring role in helping the largest, fully steerable radi otelescope see more of the universe
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You want it when?
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Engineers are being forced by the pressures of domestic and international competition to design products ever faster.
Limit repetitive-stress injuries
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Optimized for left and right hand use, 3D input device surpasses industry ergonomic standards
Virtual Monster
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Strap yourself in the cab on this monster truck and you
Don't take chances with connectors
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Care in specifying connectors optimizes performance and profit
Super streak
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Custom motors and controls propel fastes model train from 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds
Linear progression
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The changing face of PDM
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PDM software puts strong emphasis on web capabilities
9 new workstations you need to know about
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Workstations -- both NT-based and UNIX-based -- are quenching engineers thirst fo rthe fastes, biggest, and baddest
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Great Weight, less filling
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A new Magnum Group shock absorber from ACE Controls handles more weight with the same size package
Get a grip on ergonomic handle design
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What does ergonomic design really mean?
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