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Content posted in October 2003
Intelligent fasteners
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Shape memory alloys and embedded systems could forever change how we assemble, and disassemble, with mechanical fasteners
PCs & Workstations
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Computers of all sizes pack more power than ever before.
Chrysler's cruise missile
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The Dodge Tomahawk, a four-wheel motorcycle that accelerates from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, could turn out to be the ultimate status symbol for speed-conscious auto enthusiasts
Know Thy Fasteners
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They are more important than most give them credit for.
Software/Hardware
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Plastic Locking Bolt Resists Corrosion
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Glass-filled and self-locking, fastener also cuts assembly weight
Electronics
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Fluid Power
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Ask the Search Engineer
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The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
By Design News Staff
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Soapbox surfing
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Lightweight materials and an aerodynamic design help Porsche derby car score a win
Survive the Data Deluge
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Tips for managing your test data successfully.
D-Days in Detroit
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If you think black smoke and balky engines when you hear the word diesel, Detroit has a surprise for you. Diesels just may be the ticket to a clean, quiet, fuel-efficient future.
Racing Improves Technology
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Competition benefits automobiles and the engineers that design them
Electronics
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PLCs/ Industrial Controls
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Microprocessors and controllers are offering new features for use in wide-ranging applications. From security to operational autonomy and power conservation, new developments abound.
Software/Hardware
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Materials
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Ask The Search Engineer
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The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Breaking the glass barrier
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After 10 years in development, new coating and processing technologies have paved the way for plastic car windows
Design Changes Boost Pneumatic Gripper's Load Capacity
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Sporting several key changes, a new pneumatics gripper series is designed to handle heavier loads than its predecessor
Fluid Power
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