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Content posted in February 2011
Active Robotic Contact Flange
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2/28/2011  Post a comment
Touch-sensitive automation solution revolutionizes precise buffing, polishing and surface processing using PC-based co-processor and advanced sensing techniques.
Sensor Networks Look To Radio Waves for Power
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2/28/2011  Post a comment
RF energy could power building automation, HVAC systems and other sensor applications.

 

Dassault Systèmes Takes The Wraps Off DraftSight
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2/24/2011  1 comment
Free 2-D product helps users manage and share volumes of existing DWG files.
New Energy Monitoring Appliance
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2/24/2011  Post a comment
Web-based energy monitoring devices require no programming, minimal configuration and use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools for visualization and analytics.

 

Critical Elements' Supplies Worry US Scientists
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2/22/2011  1 comment
Materials' group calls on the federal government to monitor supplies, develop alternatives.
High-Tech Parts Planned for Joint Strike Fighter
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2/22/2011  Post a comment
Laser sintered PEEK may be used for complex brackets and ductwork in F-35 Lightening II.
Autodesk Acquires Blue Ridge Numerics
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2/18/2011  Post a comment
CFdesign portfolio helps round out Autodesk's digital prototyping suite with integrated CFD simulation capabilities.
Automotive Sector Ground Zero For PLM Battles
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2/17/2011  Post a comment
PTC, Dassault Systémes and Siemens PLM Software announce new customer wins as they jockey for position.
New Golf Balls Fly Farther, Straighter
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2/15/2011  1 comment
Moldable thermoplastic replaces solid rubber core in DuPont and Nike collaboration.
AS-Interface Modules Use Connect & Done Technology
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2/15/2011  Post a comment
Ultra-compact, full-featured AS-Interface modules target low I/O count and distributed control applications.
GM Saves on Energy Costs
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2/14/2011  Post a comment
Proficy software solution uncovers hidden energy savings in manufacturing facilities.
Programmable Train Doors
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2/14/2011  1 comment
Norgren works with Talgo Inc. on U.S. high-speed and intercity passenger rail initiative.
Altium Designer 10 Ushers In Engineering Content Management
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2/14/2011  1 comment
Milestone upgrade unifies design-related data to address the complexities of today's electronics design.
Electronics Companies Set the Stage for ECG in A Band-Aid
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2/11/2011  2 comments
Temperature, blood pressure and respiration might soon be monitored by stickable bandages.
NEi Stratus Meshes Nastran Solvers With The Cloud
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2/11/2011  Post a comment
New mobile app lets engineers perform basic FEA analysis and display results on iPhone and iPad devices.
Medicare Rule Triggers Antimicrobial Compound
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Medical device manufacturers are showing renewed interest in technologies that fight hospital infections.
New Project Targets Stronger Magnesium
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Thixomat eyes technology for liquid forming of magnesium into sheet and molded parts.
PEEK Cranial Implant Debuts at MD&M
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2/7/2011  Post a comment
Custom-designed, laser-sintered implant would be delivered to surgeons in two days.
National Instruments Demonstrates ‘Eyes Only' Game Technology
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2/7/2011  1 comment
Single-board computer converts eye motions to digital commands.
Fujitsu Introduces Compostable Computer Mouse
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2/3/2011  Post a comment
Wood-based bioplastics are said to improve the ‘feel' of the mouse.
RunWise Performance Update
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2/2/2011  1 comment
Pre-production trials in South Florida average 42-45 percent fuel savings as hydraulic hybrid technology moves toward serial production in the spring of 2011.
iPad Accessory Design Starts On the Net
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2/1/2011  1 comment
Web site meeting launches new stand for electronic reading devices.
Solar Positioning Function Block
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2/1/2011  Post a comment
New high accuracy algorithm provides precise sun tracking to plus/minus 0.02 degrees.




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