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Content posted in March 2002
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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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
Drive eases microstepping
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Change from full- to microstep mode in software
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
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
Watercraft makes waves
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Dual steering, high draft allow control and safety
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
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
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
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
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
CAD by the people, for the people
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Ease-of-use and customer-driven features turn CAD users on




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