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Content posted in October 1996
NASA picks an engine type
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10/21/1996  Post a comment
Selection of a mixed flow turbofan brings the High Speed Civil Transport program one step closer to reality
PE/Solid Designer 4.0
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Redesigned for manufacturing
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By making key design changes and adopting automated assembly, Cherry Electrical Products was able to return its keyboard manufacturing to the U.S.
How PDM opens windows on design improvements
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Product data management systems enable engineers to put unemployed designs back to work
Wired for a new telecommunications age
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The coming infrastructure will rely on ICs, software, modems, and more
Utes are brutes
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Design News readers test drive sport utility vehicles
Balancing noise, vibration and harshness
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Chrysler fine-tunes its fleet in a complicated game of compromise
Camry drives to the top
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17th annual Design News survey puts the Camry as number-one reader choice, edging out perennial favorite Taurus. But Ford still ranks high among engineers, picked as the best mid-range manufacturer. Overall, readers want reliability when buying a new vehicle.
The intelligent highway
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A plan is emerging for integrating regional automation programs into a single intelligent-highway infrastructure
Speed duel in the desert
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Spirit of America and Thrust SSC attempt to push the World Land Speed Record past 800 mph--and break the sound barrier in the process
Truck gages get on the bus
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With the SmartGage, Peterbilt has a device that reduces wiring complexities, cuts inventory, and simplifies maintenance
Quality takes center stage in '97
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Forget big, fast, and flashy. While some of the new cars fit that description, the emphasis this year is on stiffness, silence, safety, engine performance, and handling.
Flash! the secret's out
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Whether it is stand alone or integrated on a microcontroller or DSP, flash memory saves automakers--as well as dealers--time and money
The ins and outs of automotive materials
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No car component escapes innovative material solutions
An inside look at the new vette engine
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The Chevy redesign of its famous small-block V8 holds many packaging surprises. Here is a sample.




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