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Content posted in May 2006
The Evolution of Step Motor Manufacturers
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Adapting to new, competitive forces is crucial
It's not a character issue
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Maybe we need to improve the process, not the work ethic
Going Strapless
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Electro-active fabrics turn a sports bra into a heart rate monitor and will soon transform other products too
Do It Right the First Time
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Make sure your steel prototype tool exactly duplicates production conditions. Issues to consider include cycle times, thermal management, and insert handling for side actions. Another option: aluminum.
Excel Cooks
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Many engineers use Excel to perform simple analyses, but this program offers more than basic math and plotting capabilities. Two books will help you make the most of Excel spreadsheets.
Improving Quality With Vision Sensors
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The newest sensors make it easy if you understand the options
Hardware installation in a snap
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Spring-loaded fastener replaces nuts, bolts, and screws
Converting Excel to Mathcad: Best Practices
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You've already spent the time and energy to create valuable math content and engineering work here's a way to continue to reap the benefits.
When to Choose a Linear Motor
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How linear motors work and advantages for motion applications.
Linear Motion in a High-Humidity Environment
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A custom nut and lead screw assembly provides the solution




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