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Content posted in May 2004
Semi Makers’ Big Jump
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5/27/2004  Post a comment
Solid growth drives new products for IC testing
Microwave Ovens Could Heat-Treat Metals
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5/26/2004  Post a comment
Industrial-size furnaces may have to move over andd make room for microwave ovens for heat treating metal.
Motor Gets Kids Moving
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Prosthesis expands mechanically as child grows
Fly Like an Eagle
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5/17/2004  Post a comment
A movable sunshade on the roof of the Milwaukee Art Museum consists of a pair of wing-like structures
It's Hammer Time!
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5/17/2004  Post a comment
An 8-ft diameter clock with a pair of life-sized human sculptures that rotate to simulate striking church bells with large hammers
Ask The Search Engineer
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5/17/2004  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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Collaboration is Key
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But engineers must protect intellectual property
Fast-Track Design
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This NASCAR team improves performance by analyzing vendors' models—not just the parts
Metal Zapper
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A new heat-treatment technology from Dana Corp. could replace costly furnaces with microwave ovens
Electronics
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Zen Design!
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O-man waves his hand through 60 degrees of motion
Fluid Power
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Medical Technology Report
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Great Engineering Ideas
Cool current
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5/13/2004  Post a comment
High-temperature superconducting wire looks increasingly practical
DSPs Race Forward
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5/11/2004  Post a comment
TI, Analog Devices Push Technology Up, Prices Down
They're Writing The Book on Ultrasonic Welding
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German engineers lay out the principles of ultrasonic welding
New Motors Rev Up Manufacturing
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High-precision motors and actuators provide real-time control, repeatable accuracy
PLM makes air taxi possible
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Thanks to economical operation, a new small jet may give traditional airlines a run for their money




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