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Content posted in November 2004
New Products for Packaging Machinery
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11/30/2004  Post a comment
Their design goal: more flexibility and higher performance
Electrically Actuated Workstations Relieve Muscle Strain
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11/23/2004  Post a comment
New Cornell study underscores the benefits
Electronics/Power Management Supplement
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Using Power Wisely
Fluid Power
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Stop Burning Money: Look Beyond The Materials Price
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
What you pay for raw materials is important, but total cost is key
Stop Burning Money
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Hidden costs are lurking in every design project. Here is how to spot and beat them
Pick the MVP of Engineering--Vote for the Design News Engineer of the Year
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Every profession has its Most Valuable Player. In engineering, that person is the Design News Engineer Of The Year. And you can be part of the selection process for naming the winner.
Blood Test
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
W. Grant McGimpsey is developing an optical sensor that analyzes whole blood more efficiently and cost-effectively.
CPLDs Move to Chip Scale Packaging
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Compact devices make low-power applications possible for portable products
Stop Burning Money: Build Models You Can Reliably Reuse
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Best-practices approach maximizes trust in the software
Ask the Engineer
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Software/Hardware
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Stop Burning Money: Forget Prevailing Wisdom
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Counterintuitive thinking often saves money in electronics
By Design News Staff
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
Electronics
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11/22/2004  Post a comment
White LEDs Shine Brighter
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11/16/2004  Post a comment
Increasing output makes LEDs more att4ractive in portables, home lighting
Software/Hardware
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
Ask The Search Engineer
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Compact Module Links Older Equipment to Wireless Networks
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
Translator handles many protocols, with custom versions available
Motion Control: Answers to Your Most Nagging Questions
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
How to: design for high speed, handle a tight footprint, achieve high accuracy, be energy efficient, and design a safe system
Able Scholars
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
A founding member of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, now operating in its third year, Sherra Kerns helped develop an engineering school that prepares its students to work with the naturally messy state of real-life problems.
Fluid Power
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
Shooting Stars
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
Design team optimizes valve response time for paintball gun
Electronics
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11/8/2004  Post a comment
These Fasteners Resist the Shakes
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11/4/2004  Post a comment
They have no threads, but they won't come loose




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