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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in June 2007
AUR in Action
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Trek’s Madone Designed for Carbon
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6/25/2007  Post a comment
Next-generation road bike designed to exploit the properties of carbon fiber materials
Force Control and Machine Vision Guide Robots
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Advanced force control techniques and machine vision systems help precision robots cope with imprecise assembly and manufacturing environments
Vendors Make Over CAD, PLM Software for SMBs
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6/25/2007  Post a comment
Hosted delivery methods, pre-packaged templates and new low-end programs broaden the audience for CAD, PLM software
5th Axis Develops Trifly Kayak with Extendable Pontoons
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Startup engineering firm used 5-axis CNC machine to produce kayak
Parker Hannifin Redesigns P1M Swing Clamp Cylinder
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6/11/2007  Post a comment
Compact design boasts new bushing for increased resilience
Dassault Debuts 3D Live Lightweight Collaboration Tool
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Web-based application lets non-technical users search, navigate and collaborate on designs without having CAD or PLM tools
Boeing's 'More Electric' 787 Dreamliner Spurs Engine Evolution
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6/4/2007  Post a comment
On the 787, Boeing eliminated bleed air and relied heavily on electric starter generators
The Challenge of Shrinking Semiconductor Structures
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Motion control improvements provide part of the solution
New Robot Control Systems for Wafer Handling Applications
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For wafer handling applications, a new control scheme breaks down the proprietary barriers that can hurt productivity in semiconductor manufacturing




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