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Content posted in June 2004
Plastics take to the water
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6/28/2004  Post a comment
One of the world's largest injection-molded nylon parts helps protect Mercury Marine's new supercharged outboard engine
Ask The Search Engineer
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6/28/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Exclusive Hands-on Review Display Kits
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6/28/2004  Post a comment
We tested how well some popular display kits work in a real application. Here's a summary of what we liked and didn't like.
Landscape Display Saves Power
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6/28/2004  Post a comment
Reduced processing and more contrast allow full-motion video and extend battery life
Failure Not All Bad
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6/28/2004  Post a comment
Engineers and their managers need to overcome the fear of failure—simulation helps
Self-Cleaning Sensors
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Defibrillator saves lives
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6/28/2004  Post a comment
A compact, easy-to-use system provides a complex waveform under adverse conditions
Servo Gets Under the Hood
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6/24/2004  Post a comment
Until recently, continuously varying the air path geometry in an automobile's intake manifold to tune pressure waves in the flow could not be easily done.
Workshops spark ideas, interaction.
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6/21/2004  Post a comment
Learning CAD software can be faster, simpler and more enjoyable if it's seasoned with hands-on exercises and the personal interactions of a classroom environment.
Engineers Cite Pro/ ENGINEER Features They Like Best
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6/21/2004  Post a comment
What makes a software product powerful? It all depends on who you ask.
Plastics Make Waves in Marine Applications
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6/17/2004  Post a comment
World's larges injection-molded nylon part protects new outboard engine
USB Becoming Ubiquitous
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6/15/2004  Post a comment
Chips, Software Aim at Portables, Linux
Wafer Madness
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New innovations in semiconductor and board fab equipment
Search by Shape
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Reasearch for the real world
Electronics
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Fluid Power
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Decentralized Control
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Networks can enable less centralization; when you do decentralize, it should match application needs: speed, wiring, and manufacturing process design or lifecycle.
The End of the Black Box
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Product lifecycle management opens up the design process and gives engineers a broader view of the product
Building a Great White Shark
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Inventor and ex-stuntman Eddie Paul describes how his team tackled its biggest project yet: design and build A personal, air-powered submarine in just a few weeks.
Ask The Search Engineer
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The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Software Marriage Works
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MSC has brought the ADAMS simulation package into its software family. Does the marriage work? Can engineers easily work with the integrated packages? This reviewer says yes.
Microcontrollers Move into 'Microspaces'
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PIC architecture packed into SOT-23 package
Software/Hardware
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Latch Lines Expand
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6/3/2004  Post a comment
E-products are proliferating
Adhesives/Sealant Report Describes Market, Applications
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6/3/2004  Post a comment
Data covers end-use markets, supplier rankings, and breakout of adhesive types
Efficiency has a new name: grid computing
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6/1/2004  Post a comment
Transparent collaboration and automated workflows mark productive design




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