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Content posted in March 2002
With outsourced engineering, designing digital cameras is a snap
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Sound Vision pulls components from intellectual-property toolbox
Plastic gears 101
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Leaving behind a metals mindset can help turn your plastic gear sets around.
Balancing act
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An exclusive look at the engineering behind the Segway HT, with some never-before-published technical details
Beyond I/O: Terminal blocks with added value
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Space-saving design, integrated electronic components, built-in test points, increased safety, and custom marking tags complement termination methods. Here are some examples.
Integrated motor + driver = design versatility
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Stepper motor subassembly offers on-board electronics without the expense of an indexer
Molded valve components improve flow
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A flush-face, non-spill quick coupler improves flow characteristics by removing obstacles in the flow path
Power Transmission
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CAD by the people, for the people
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Ease-of-use and customer-driven features turn CAD users on
Watercraft makes waves
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Dual steering, high draft allow control and safety
Drive eases microstepping
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Change from full- to microstep mode in software
Big crane has global reach
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Engineers in the U.S. and Germany worked together to build a crane that not only takes the prize for its best-of-class lifting capacity but also meets conflicting global transport standards
Servovalve slashes costs
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Simple, low-cost design could open up new avenues for electrohydraulic servovalve control
Adhesive sprayer takes an environmentally friendly tack
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Dispensing system helps adhesives go solvent free
A commitment to quality
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Quality Award winner Michael W. Hunkapiller has created a culture of continuous innovation at Applied Biosystems
Controller impacts torque wrench
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Sensor and algorithms deliver accuracy and safety
Overload tensor saves the weakest links
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Lever actuation and built-in overload pick-up limit stress
Chip spurs Bluetooth wireless growth
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Single CMOS chip cuts cost and footprint
Rubber makes a better input device
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Materials mastery is behind tiny joysticks
Texas students solve vacuum puzzle
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TCU engineering class tests 56 bottles per minute
Ophthalmoscope widens retinal view
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Materials and design integration give doctors efficient diagnoses and patients greater comfort
Hearts empowered
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For more than three decades, Gerson Rosenberg, voted the 15th Design News Engineer of the Year, has pursued the goal of designing reliable devices to assist-or replace-failing hearts
Steerable monotread simplifies robots
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Captive belt, flexing track/guide, and articulating drive enable single-tread steering
National Design Engineering Show
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March 18-21, McCormick Place, Chicago
Lifer in the fire wars
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Bill Lamberts engineering designs and industry work have helped set the standard for the breathing apparatus that enable fire fighters to save lives, including their own




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