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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in October 2002
One STEP closer…
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.for digital manufacturing. By burying G-codes and post-processors within compilers, STEP-NC stands poised to streamline machine tool programming
Materials
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Simulation refines design
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Renault designers decided to take a completely different approach to the luxury sedan when they developed the Vel Satis. But the new design brought its own challenges, which Renault engineers solved with simulation
Re-evaluating the rack-and-pinion
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New-generation products offer surprising capabilities
Power Transmission
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Fluid Power
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Product News
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Driving by wire
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In the coming decade, proven aerospace technology will replace many of the hydraulic and mechanical systems of automobiles today
Bigtrucks, tight turns
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Four wheel steer enables tight turns, but safety came first in this by-wire steering system
The sound of quality
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Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) specialists are tuning products to vibrate less and sound better
Tires go high-tech
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Engineers take different roads in developing systems that monitor and even re-pressurize tires on moving vehicles
What a gas!
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