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Content posted in December 1996
Connectors get smarter
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Industry insider visualizes connectors of tomorrow
How to engineer success
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Minnesota company emphasizes teamwork, in a small-town atmosphere
The DN 100
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Top 100 OEMs prosper, engineers reap the rewards
How to manage power on the go
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Systems help monitor and control portable-device batteries
Back to the basics
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Tough problems? Tougher ceramics!
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Advanced technical ceramics withstand heat, wear, and corrosive environments like few materials. But, surprising to many, they can also be light, tough, highly polishable, and very thermally conductive. Here is a look at four ways engineers have put these oft-misunderstood materials to good use
Encoders conquer new worlds
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Instead of concentrating on traditional markets, this company looks anywhere engineers must control motion




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