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Content posted in June 2008
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Speedo’s Swimsuit for the Beijing Olympics Is Not A Drag
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6/30/2008  Post a comment
Aerospace engineering techniques contributed to dramatic improvements in surface-friction and form drag associated with Speedo’s latest high-tech swimsuit
Direct Digital Manufacturing Aids Assembly Operations
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6/25/2008  2 comments
Direct digital manufacturing's high-tech future has yet to arrive, but Oreck uses the technology right now as a way to produce jigs, fixtures and assembly aids
Freescale, Monebo Team on Cardiac Analysis Technology
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
ECG-on-a-chip could open door to more portable heart products
MoMA's Design and The Elastic Mind Motion Masterpieces
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
The MoMA's Design and The Elastic Mind Exhibit showed motion control and mechatronics in a new light
GM to Test Lithium-Ion Batteries for Chevy Volt
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
Automaker says Volt is still on time for 2010 launch
Career Advice from the Mechatronics Expo
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
Mechatronics Expo 2008 focused on the skills engineers need to create smart electro-mechanical systems
Metal Injection Molding Shines for Medical Parts
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
Novare Surgical turned to metal injection molding, a fast-growing process that combines the best of plastics and metals
Sealed for Takeoff
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
Sealing technology plays key role in the Eclipse 500® VLJ
Actuator in the Mix
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
Provides enhanced performance, reliability for volumetric mixer
Innovations in Mechanical Motion
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Black chrome plating offers technology for linear motion in corrosive environments
Flex-Honing: Taking It to the Big Stuff
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
When it comes to manufacturing, rebuilding or servicing large pumps, valves and cylinder bores, honing can make all the difference in performance and service life
Tomorrow's Fuel-Efficient Automotive Transmissions
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Automotive engineers are revamping the transmissions of conventional vehicles to save fuel without sacrificing driving performance
787 Dreamliner Completes "Power On" Milestone
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6/20/2008  Post a comment
Boeing has completed the Power On sequence for the first 787 Dreamliner, moving ever closer to first flight
Expanding Sensing Applications
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6/13/2008  Post a comment
Sensor innovation explored, awarded and demonstrated at 2008 Expo
Sensing Technology Marches on at Annual Sensors Expo
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6/11/2008  Post a comment
Sensors Expo 2008 grows by 20 percent and excites on many fronts
New Workstation Crop Gives CAD Users Mobility
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6/6/2008  Post a comment
Thanks to the availability of new GPUs and dual-core processors, the gap is narrowing between mobile and desktop workstation performance
Sensors Expo 2008: A Treat for the Senses
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Sensors Expo 2008 offers a potpourri of presentation and exhibit delights
PTC Product Pair Keys in on Collaboration
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ProductView 9.1 and Windchill ProductPoint extend 3-D CAD data to a broader product development team.
GM Trades Trucks for Hybrids
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Chevy Volt remains a high priority
Phoenix Mars Lander Will Test Soil Samples This Week
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A mass spectrometer on board the Phoenix Mars lander will be used to examine heat vapors from soil samples dug up by the Lander's robotic shovel
Actuators Strike A Musical Note
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6/2/2008  Post a comment
David Byrne’s newest musical installation, Playing the Building, uses pneumatic and electric actuators to transform a New York City ferry terminal into an enormous musical instrument
Integrated Safety on the Rise
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6/2/2008  Post a comment
Machine builders have good reason to move away from their traditional relay-based safety systems and adopt an approach that integrates safety with the main automation systems
GM Shows off Safety Technology
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Cars "talk" to other cars, intersections
Five Critical Factors to Ensure Plastics Performance
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Predicting plastics performance is not a simple mathematical calculation. Engineers must consider factors ranging from creep to chemical atmosphere
The Human Side of 3D Design
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Digital human modeling software is helping companies evaluate ergonomic and safety factors further upstream in the development process
A Tale of Two Robots
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A look at new robot designs shows why this branch of automation has become a lively laboratory for mechatronics' innovation
Energy Efficiency on Display
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Hannover Fair highlighted the ways existing motors and drives can save energy
Improving Power Management
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Common and unique requirements determine different approaches
Keep It Simple
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Emphasis is on easier installation, reduced inventory
Mechatronics: Ticket to Integrated Design
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Increasingly, system integrators are being challenged to provide design solutions that feature a blend of engineering technologies
Analog's Driving Force
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Driver ICs take advantage of analog technology
Videos to Go
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Converters Go to Market Faster
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New tools, devices simplify process
Mechatronics Spreads Sunshine
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Multi-axis motion controller, smart camera and collaborative CAD speed development of prototype machine for solar manufacturing
Designing for MIM
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Parts are used for everything from cell phones and laptops to medical instruments and automotive parts
Huge Times Square Sign Uses LED Technology
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Lower cost of LEDs enables designers to increase the number of LEDs by 25-fold
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