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Content posted in April 2004
Spherical Airship Development Lifts Off
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4/29/2004  Post a comment
While it may look like a balloon, the spherical AeroSphere airship features an outer Kevlar-like shell that mounts lightweight, swiveling propellers for propulsion and control.
Designing High Performance Motion Systems with Linear Motors: The Straight Story
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4/28/2004  Post a comment
Linear motion positioning stages are found in many applications from material handling and assembly to inspection and testing and employ many different technologies.
Riderless Vehicles Try the Mojave
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4/27/2004  Post a comment
Hardware and software are keys to traveling circuitous course
Web Weavers
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
Some popular engineering websites are getting a makeover. Here's our evaluation of the changes.
Six New Ways to Boost Battery Life
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
Power management is the key
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
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Ask The Search Engineer
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4/26/2004  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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4/26/2004  Post a comment
Two-Zone Efficiency
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
Research for the real world
PLM Spells Value
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
It can cut costs and cycle time for both large and small companies
Cool Means Small
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
A low-power, efficient processor is the key to new handheld computer
Programmable Sensor Can Be Dropped In
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4/26/2004  Post a comment
Replacement offers greater functionality in a more rugged package
Overmolded Plastic Assemblies Improve Stent Design
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4/22/2004  Post a comment
Design for manufacturing process delivers stents for abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.
Simultaneous sampling costs drop
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4/20/2004  Post a comment
USB-based module drops costs of 8 channels to $399
Six New Ways to Boost Battery Life
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4/20/2004  Post a comment
Power management is the key
Conference to discuss adhesives issues
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4/15/2004  Post a comment
Adhesive manufacturers and the engineers who use their products will meet in Cleveland April 18 for a series of presentations on vital technical issues. The technical papers show the depth of the science and engineering behind these fastening products.
Motion standards move ahead
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4/14/2004  Post a comment
PLCopen and the OMAC Packaging Workgroup push toward improving standards for motion control
FEA provides winning track record
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4/13/2004  Post a comment
NASCAR team uses COSMOSWorks to eliminate engine parts failure
Touch-Free Testing
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4/5/2004  Post a comment
How wafer tester Andrews NDT gets precision motion using motionless feedback to close the servo loop
Motion Control: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
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4/5/2004  Post a comment
When it comes to motion control and industrial automation, engineers have more choices than ever
Motion Control: One Size Doesn't Fit All
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4/5/2004  Post a comment
Engineers have many motion control choices
Electronics
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Scratch the Patch
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Don't write your own software patches for critical design work. Get your software vendor to do it. Really.
Fluid Power
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Visual Bender
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