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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in June 2004
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
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.
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.
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
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.
USB Becoming Ubiquitous
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6/15/2004  Post a comment
Chips, Software Aim at Portables, Linux
Search by Shape
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6/7/2004  Post a comment
Reasearch for the real world
Building a Great White Shark
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6/7/2004  Post a comment
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.
Software/Hardware
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Decentralized Control
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6/7/2004  Post a comment
Networks can enable less centralization; when you do decentralize, it should match application needs: speed, wiring, and manufacturing process design or lifecycle.
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.
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
Fluid Power
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