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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in July 2004
Prothesis Grows With Young Bone-Cancer Patients
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7/29/2004  Post a comment
Planetary gearbox, driven by a small magnet rotor, extends the prosthesis
Controller Automates Toll Booth
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7/27/2004  Post a comment
I/O communicates with lane controllers
Cool Screws
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7/19/2004  Post a comment
High-speed applications can dictate actively cooled ball screws
Software/Hardware
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Steelcase Builds Momentum Through Software Training
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Engineers at this office-furniture manufacturer were concerned about the possible drop in productivity from upgrading to new software
Fluid Power
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7/19/2004  Post a comment
Rolling along —at least for most
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How are you faring compared to other engineers? Where are the openings and big bucks? What is your job outlook? Our exclusive annual salary survey tells all.
Software Aids Injection Molding
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7/15/2004  Post a comment
Users cite benefits and lessons
Product development MEs, EEs bask in sunshine
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7/14/2004  Post a comment
The job outlook for mechanical and electrical engineers with at least 10 years of experience "may actually be improving significantly," according to Ben Liebstein, managing director of the recruiting firm Bennett Allen & Associates.
PLCs Are Growing-In Use And In Features
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7/7/2004  Post a comment
xpanding applications make for growing market
CAD, PLM helps small companies communicate big dreams
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7/6/2004  Post a comment
Smooth sailing boosted by design and support




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