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Content posted in October 2011
DuPont 'Doubles Up' to Speed Injection Molding
10/31/2011  6 comments
A new In-Mold Hold Pressure (IMHP) technology from DuPont Performance Polymers combines the two phases of the tradition injection molding process so they can be done in parallel.
Selecting Controllers for Brushless DC Motors
10/31/2011  2 comments
Depending on the application, a designer has many variables to consider when selecting controllers for brushless DC motors.
GAO Raises Concerns About Boeing 787 Dreamliner Composite Repairs
10/28/2011  24 comments
A GAO report raises concerns about the safety of repairs and maintenance of composite structures in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Case Study: Gearing Up to Improve Analytical Instruments
10/27/2011  5 comments
Bruker AXS makes a move to brass worm gear sets for its analytical diffractometers to improve optic performance and overall equipment life.
Converting Plastics to Energy Could Boost US Reserves
10/26/2011  9 comments
Converting nonrecycled plastics (NRP) into energy with current technologies could reduce US coal consumption and boost domestic energy reserves.
Design News Radio Talks Automation Software
10/24/2011  1 comment
The plant has become a video game. Design News Radio explores developments in automation software.
Multicore MCUs Muddle Medical Device Validation; Smart OSs Help
10/21/2011  3 comments
Picking a right real-time operating system (RTOS) is crucial for medical device manufacturers, which obtain FDA and other regulatory approvals before releasing their devices for sale.
Case Study: Automated Patient Transfer Device
10/20/2011  6 comments
Nurses face the daily challenge of caring for an overweight population, which leads to debilitating injuries. A motorized lateral transfer device allows even the smallest nurse to move a heavy patient.
National Instruments Adds Vision & Motion Hardware
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10/19/2011  1 comment
National Instruments has added a reconfigurable vision tools and a motion module for the NI CompactRIO platform.
Why Mold Design Matters
10/17/2011  6 comments
Consideration of tooling issues in part design can save money and dramatically improve part quality.
Selecting & Using Background Suppression Photoelectric Sensors
10/14/2011  Post a comment
Background suppression remains one of the fastest-growing segments of photoelectric sensing, and with the right guidance you can optimize this technology for any application.
Smart Sensor Connectivity Gets IO-Link Boost
10/13/2011  4 comments
Point-to-point protocol simplifies configuration, expands diagnostics, and provides an effective, intelligent method for smart sensor communications.
Are Hydraulics the Way to Improve Machine Efficiency?
10/12/2011  5 comments
Hydraulics can be a more efficient power source compared to electric motors.
Smart Grid's Massive, Multidisciplinary Tech Challenge
10/11/2011  2 comments
Communications integration; advanced control, sensing, metering and metrics; and a human interface methodology are still on the smart grid architects’ to-do list.
Case Study: Digital Radiography Adopts Lithium Polymer Batteries
10/10/2011  3 comments
The small dimensions of wireless medical imaging detectors make flat lithium polymer cells an ideal power source.
Autodesk Cloud Makes Its Official Debut
10/7/2011  5 comments
After a variety of experimental offerings, Autodesk took the wraps off Autodesk Cloud, a collection of a dozen Web services designed to deliver more flexibility for sharing, viewing, and collaborating on designs.
Electric Supercharger Provides Boost for Gas & Diesel Engines
10/7/2011  14 comments
Electric motor-driven supercharger runs independent of engine speed, providing maximum horsepower boost and allowing engines to be sized smaller and to provide better fuel efficiency.
HeartLander Surgical Robot Inches Closer to Reality
10/6/2011  8 comments
An inchworm-like device can operate laparoscopically on a beating heart.
What Design Engineers Need to Know About Solid State Lighting
10/4/2011  3 comments
The solid state lighting design requires expertise in many areas to achieve an optimum lighting solution.
Multicore MCUs Gain Automotive Momentum
10/3/2011  2 comments
In a Design News Radio interview, Ray Cornyn of Freescale Semiconductor said that engineers will widen their adoption of multicore technology in safety-related applications, and move it into new embedded products that need more raw processing power.

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