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Content posted in August 2008
Machine Vision Seeing in Color
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8/28/2008  Post a comment
With its latest machine vision systems, Omron has tapped into the growing need for fast color inspections in 2D and 3D
Machine Vision Keeps An Eye on Workers
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8/27/2008  Post a comment
A machine vision system from Pilz, the company's first, handles safety monitoring tasks
Software Firms Stepping up to Eight-Core Challenge
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8/26/2008  Post a comment
Simulation, debugging tools available for pre-silicon
Thin Clients Target CAD Users
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8/25/2008  Post a comment
Technology advances address graphics performance and latency concerns, making thin-client computing more attractive to CAD users
Caterpillar Uses New Tool to Reduce Steel Costs
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8/25/2008  1 comment
Workshop-based analysis yields 5-7 percent in cost savings
EV1 Remembered (Again)
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8/21/2008  Post a comment
Yes to Hydrogen, Wind
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8/21/2008  Post a comment
Conservation is Key
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8/21/2008  Post a comment
Smarter Pneumatic Communications
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8/19/2008  Post a comment
Numatics has added even more intelligence to its communications modules
How Green Are We?
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8/11/2008  Post a comment
Mesh Covers Crowds
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The Highs and Lows of Automotive Power Management
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Hybrids require higher voltages, ignition off requires lower current
Microcontrollers for USB Applications
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Lower-cost MCUs bring USB to embedded world
Analog Circuitry Cures Medical Application Ills
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Advanced analog ICs address performance and portability
Powder Metal Parts Winners
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Designs save costs, boost performance
Auto Industry Speeds Toward Ethanol Era
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8/11/2008  Post a comment
E85 engines are on the way, but some still question the value of ethanol
First Comes Hydrogen Cars
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The refueling infrastructure will follow
Ethanol Is the New Home Brew
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The E-Fuel 100 allows motorists to make their own ethanol from sugar or even leftover booze
Thermal Considerations When Designing Power-Management Circuitry
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8/11/2008  Post a comment
Providing power to the entire electrical system is key
Micromechatronic vs. Mechatronic Systems
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8/11/2008  Post a comment
Nanotechnology and microsystems play key role in design methodologies of micromechatronics
Taking Advantage of MIM
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8/8/2008  Post a comment
For the right applications, the combined process proves advantageous
New Materials Target Environmental Problems
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8/8/2008  Post a comment
Are they based on science or marketing?
Making It Faster and, of Course, Better
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Materials strive to provide more to satisfy customer demands
Compounds Target Tough Problems
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Design issues include ethanol, cost
Rapid Production Systems Show More Versatility
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8/8/2008  Post a comment
Rugged parts can be produced quickly
Come Together
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8/8/2008  Post a comment
Today's leading-edge fastening and joining techniques improve performance, but don't forget ease-of-use
Our Big Asterisk
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8/6/2008  Post a comment
Three of the top five greatest achievements of the past century are marred by asterisks. Engineers are working to remove them
Prefabricated Architecture: Engineering the Modern Home
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8/5/2008  Post a comment
An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art shows how prefab houses increasingly make use of design and manufacturing technologies from the industrial world
General Motors R&D Chief Larry Burns Sees 'Electric Drive' across Product Line
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GM's Larry Burns is in the hot seat to develop vehicles that run on renewable energy




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