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Content posted in September 1999
A cruise ship for the skies
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Airbus lifts its double deck design off the drawing board
Software that does your research for you
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With so much information and so little time, engineers find it impossible to keep up with technology. Programs use semantic processing to search, read, and summarize thousands of pages of information so engineers don
Machine tools turn to linear motors
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Machine tools with direct linear drives claim notweorthy advantages over conventional ball-screw machines in areas of speed, power consumption, and accuracy
Low-voltage operation augments soft-start versatility
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24V dc control eases safety compliance, improves cycle-time consistency, reduces footprint, and simplifies integration with PLCs and distributed control systems
Fastener/adhesive faceoff
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Stuck between mechanical fasteners and adhesives?
Product News
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Hot products
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PDM II turns info into knowledge
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New software tools help capture knowledge and improve the ability to innovate
The ball screw keeps rollin' along
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Tiny cells grow company
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Proprietyar foam process enahnces product design, improves production efficiency
A military lesson in speed & efficiency
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Engineers designing the Global Hawk unmanned spy vehicle turned from 2D CAD to 3D software and concurrent engineering to achieve a critical mission
Revolution in motor-drive control
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Controllers and processors merge, making ac motor control more efficient
Hydraulic motor speeds rocket launcher
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Vairable displacement, intelligent hydraulic motor improves efficiency
Hot Products
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Show Preview
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New cockpit controls, displays make everyone a pilot
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Controls, navigation, and display improvements will allow personal aircraft to become more commonplace
Productivity Kit
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NASA quickens pace, lowers risks on new projects 9/6/99
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In an effort to propel technology out of labs, NASA introduces the New Millennium Program to focus on validation
X-craft hone technology's leading edge
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Experimental vehicles point the way to future aerospace--and non-aerospace--systems, materials, and processes
New Products
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The mouse that swallowed elephant
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When a little known company, Baystate Technologies, bought the 3D CAD pioneer, CADKEY, many expected both the software and the company would soon fade away. Little did they know.




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