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Content posted in January 2010
Toyota's Problem Was Unforeseeable
1/28/2010  3 comments
As systems grow in complexity, experts say designing for failure may be the best course of action for managing it
Unique Adhesive Cuts Costs for Plastic Oil Pans
1/28/2010  Post a comment
Removal of screw joints saves 20-25 percent per oil pan
Ford Rolls out Next Generation Sync Technology
1/20/2010  Post a comment
Voice control, touch screen technology enable drivers to keep their eyes on the road
New 3M Inventions Target Solar Cell Technology
1/19/2010  Post a comment
A $200 million investment will expand Scotchshield film production
Dell OptiPlex XE Takes Aim at OEMs
1/19/2010  1 comment
Dell's OptiPlex XE addresses OEMs' key pain points around stability, environmental concerns and life-cycle longevity.
Wind Power Industry Moves toward Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
1/15/2010  Post a comment
A way to optimize embedded control systems before building the real thing
DuPont Bets on the Future of PVF in Solar Cells
1/15/2010  Post a comment
Capacity will expand despite growing competition from new bio-based plastics
New Adhesives, Films Boost Photovoltaic Effectiveness
1/13/2010  Post a comment
New Henkel adhesive meets high-temperature, long-life demands
CT&T Moves beyond Neighborhood EVs
1/12/2010  Post a comment
New sports car uses lithium polymer batteries to boost performance, range
Chinese Automaker BYD Rolls Out Massive Electric Car
1/12/2010  Post a comment
Vehicle uses "iron-based" battery to get 200 miles between charges
Ford to Bring Electric Vehicle Battery Design In-House
1/12/2010  Post a comment
Raises its electric vehicle investments to nearly $1 billion
Pelosi Strikes Optimistic Note at Detroit Auto Show
1/12/2010  Post a comment
House Speaker says Recovery Act has "stirred research, investment and progress" among automakers
Toyota Introduces Compact Hybrid Concept Car
1/11/2010  Post a comment
Company emphasizes a future of hybrids, rather than electric vehicles
New Melt-Phase Process Produces Ultra-Thin Walls
1/11/2010  Post a comment
Three-dimensional parts provide protection or electrical insulation
Micro Electronic Part Requires Tight Color Control
1/8/2010  Post a comment
Even tiny black specks make these tiny moldings defective
Simple, Smart RFID Integration
1/8/2010  Post a comment
Adding RFID slices to TURCK's BL67 distributed I/O system eliminates the need for a separate controller
Ford Enhances In-Vehicle Connectivity
1/7/2010  Post a comment
CEO Mulally describes improved touch and voice interfaces
New HP Workstation Line Tackles Price, Performance
1/7/2010  Post a comment
Lineup includes the HP Z200 $769 entry-level point to workstation-class performance along with the EliteBook 8440w 14-inch mobile workstation.
Targeting Low Cost PACs
1/6/2010  Post a comment
AutomationDirect's Productivity3000 platform eliminates fixed memory addressing and beefs up communication options
Designing Drives to withstand Extreme Environments
1/5/2010  1 comment
Embedded plug-in modules offer ambient operating temperatures from -40 to 85C

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