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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in September 1996
New ideas from the old country
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9/23/1996  Post a comment
Turnout at the Geneva Annual International Exhibition of Inventions demonstrates the universality of the inventive spirit. The following are just a few samples of the more than 1,000 patented designs on display this year, representing some 650 exhibitors from 40 countries.
CAD across the water
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9/23/1996  Post a comment
When it comes to CAD/CAM and CAE, Europe embraces a number of markets with different motivators
Big science from a small satellite
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9/9/1996  Post a comment
Combining a standard structure, quick construction and new technology, Lewis conforms to the NASA motto--faster, better, cheaper
Agility+Stealth = X-36: formula for an advanced fighter
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McDonnell Douglas and NASA team to create a tailless next-generation demonstrator fighter that blends cat-like agility and stealth--for $17 million
Working Model 3D
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Turbo power reaches new heights
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9/9/1996  1 comment
The Teal Rain triple-turbocharged reciprocating engine could soar to 90,000 ft




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