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Content posted in August 2011
Selective Abrasion Coating Saves Steps in Manufacturing Process
8/31/2011  4 comments
Process can eliminate the need to create, assemble, and seal separate components while also reducing overhead and allowing for rapid changeover.
Road to ESC Boston: Silicon vs. the Bad Guys
8/30/2011  3 comments
Joerg Borchert of Infineon Technologies talks about silicon-based security, privacy issues, market drivers, and user needs.
Optimizing Brushless DC Motors for High-Speed Applications
8/30/2011  3 comments
How to optimize the performance and minimize size of brushless DC motors used in the design of high-speed medical and surgical devices.
Fastening Technique Replaces Traditional Assembly Methods
8/26/2011  5 comments
When engineers set out to design a new telecommunications enclosure, one of the many elements that must be considered early in the design phase is the selection of fasteners, latches, and hinges.
Balluff's Latest Generation of Inductive Ring Sensors
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8/24/2011  1 comment
Balluff's inductive ring sensors are designed to help whenever the infeed of small metal parts needs to be monitored.
Materials Broaden Reach of Additive Manufacturing
8/22/2011  5 comments
New metal alloys and plastics create innovative possibilities in medical, automotive, and other applications.
Yaskawa Releases Junma AC Servo
Product News 
8/19/2011  4 comments
The Junma AC Servo is designed as a plug-and-play device that requires no parameter settings or gain adjustments.
Jetpack Features Plastic Ball Bearings
8/18/2011  15 comments
Special polymer compounds are lighter and more corrosion resistant than metal ball bearings.
MIT Talking Medical Device Collaboration at ESC
8/18/2011  2 comments
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created its Medical Electronic Device Realization Center.
How Euro Hazardous Substance Laws Affect You
8/18/2011  10 comments
Here's an item-by-item list of the differences between the original RoHS and the RoHS Recast.
Carbon Composite Processes Eye Auto Production
8/17/2011  4 comments
New technology and tougher mileage requirements will push auto design toward lightweight materials.
Synchronous Reluctance Motor Breakthrough
8/15/2011  9 comments
Synchronous motors pair up with variable speed drives to eliminate slip losses, boost efficiency, and create more compact sizes.
Energy Optimization as Productivity Enhancer
8/12/2011  5 comments
The ODVA energy initiative pushes toward extending the coverage of Common Industrial Protocol to encompass energy applications.
Video: MEMS-Enabled Artificial Lung
8/11/2011  3 comments
Researchers at Draper Lab are working with Boston's leading hospitals to create an artificial lung with an intricate vascular structure produced with MEMS technology.
Honeywell Debuts Ultra-Low-Pressure Sensors
Product News 
8/11/2011  1 comment
Honeywell releases ultra-low-pressure sensors that can withstand high pressure.
Software Tool Rejects Process Disturbances
8/9/2011  3 comments
Software tool detects disturbances in control system operations and makes corrections to fine tune the processes.
Dynacar Puts Entire Vehicle to the Test
8/8/2011  10 comments
Wineman Technology and Tecnalia team up on a real-time vehicle model simulator that can be leveraged for advanced design and testing throughout each stage of the development process.
Sensor Networks Could Simplify Bridge Inspections
8/5/2011  10 comments
Wireless sensor networks may be on the verge of providing a simple solution to one of the nation's greatest infrastructure challenges -- the inspection of hundreds of thousands of aging bridges.
Siemens Beefs Up Machine Tool Processes
8/5/2011  8 comments
Siemens has introduced a range of technology to improve machine tool processes.
Pratt & Whitney Propels Turbofan Innovations
8/3/2011  8 comments
Tapered roller bearings and wear-resistant coatings provide one of many technologies designed by Pratt & Whitney into its latest engine.
Prototyping Your Way out of a Mess
8/2/2011  8 comments
Whether it’s in an industrial, office, or home setting, until the world goes totally wireless, dealing with tangles of cords will be a reality of modern life. Designer Micah Maraia created a way to more quickly unravel the mess of cords in your life.
Wood Joins Plastics for Injection Molded Composites
8/2/2011  14 comments
A Michigan inventor has developed technology that he feels gives design engineers and injection molders an improved "green" materials option: wood-plastic composites.

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