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Content posted in October 1996
NASA picks an engine type
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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 intelligent highway
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A plan is emerging for integrating regional automation programs into a single intelligent-highway infrastructure




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