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Content posted in October 2010
PTC Launches New Creo Design Platform
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10/29/2010  Post a comment
Next-generation suite to address unsolved problems in CAD around ease of use, interoperability, vendor lock-in and assembly modeling.
Injected Projectile Boosts Design Options
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10/28/2010  Post a comment
Internal channels are more uniform and smoother with a new injection molding technology developed by Röchling.
ANSYS 13.0 Puts Emphasis On Performance, Simulation Fidelity

 


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10/28/2010  Post a comment
In addition to new solver methods, ANSYS 13.0 delivers performance improvements and features for making multiphysics more accessible.
Low-Power Accelerometers Could Serve in Mobile Phones, Games
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10/27/2010  Post a comment
Low-current draw and 14-bit operation are important for gesture recognition.
K 2010: New Polycarbonates Target LED Lamps
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10/27/2010  Post a comment
Special grades boost light transmission and thermal resistance for auto headlamps and street lighting.
Eaton Launches S-Max Solar Inverter Series
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10/26/2010  Post a comment
Inverters convert sunlight into clean energy for use in residential, commercial, industrial and utility sites.
Pick, Glue and Place in One Motion
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10/26/2010  Post a comment
High-speed Delta robots provide continuous motion technology to "pick and glue" products for pouch assembly and direct mail marketing.
Toyota Creates Global Bio-PET Supply Chain
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10/25/2010  Post a comment
A JV company will produce mono ethylene glycol in Taiwan from Brazilian bio-ethanol.
Autodesk Partners With Granta Design Around Sustainability
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10/22/2010  Post a comment
Pair working to meld Granta's materials information technology with Autodesk's digitial design suite.
Case-Hardened Precision Gear Racks
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10/22/2010  Post a comment
New class of precision gear racks enables smaller, higher-performance designs.
Femap 10.2 Streamlines FEA Modeling
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10/21/2010  Post a comment
Siemens PLM Software's Femap 10.2 boosts model accuracy, streamlines meshing and helps engineers better visually evaluate analysis results.
What is nV/vHz Noise?
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10/20/2010  Post a comment
When you look at data sheets for operational amplifiers you'll notice specifications for input noise voltage and input noise current expressed in units of nV/vHz or as pA/vHz.
Quattro Powered Packaging Cell
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10/20/2010  Post a comment
Design targets robotics for primary food handling requiring FDA or USDA compliance.
P&G Pilots Green Sugarcane Packaging
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10/19/2010  Post a comment
The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) plans to use renewable, sustainable, sugarcane-derived plastic on selected packaging.
Excel Gear Switches from Guns to Green
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10/19/2010  Post a comment
Gearbox producer Excel Gear has pivoted from producing a five-axis, materials handling crane and battleship gun turret gearbox to providing gearboxes for the wind power industry.
UPS and EVI Debut Electric Walk-In Van
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10/19/2010  Post a comment
UPS and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) have launched a 90-day demonstration trial of their all-electric walk-in van.
Toyota Accelerates Use of Bioplastics
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10/19/2010  1 comment
PET made from sugar cane will debut on the Lexus CT200h early next year.
New BMW Electric Car Features Carbon Composites
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10/18/2010  Post a comment
CFRP costs are slashed in the new BMW vehicle called Megacity through back integration of carbon-fiber supply.
Solid Edge ST3 Breaks New Ground Leveraging Synchronous Technology
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10/18/2010  Post a comment
ST3 upgrade extends use of Synchronous Technology throughout the CAD system while ushering in enhancements around simulation and data management.
Siemen's New High-Performance Family of Spindle Motors
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10/13/2010  Post a comment
For heavy-duty machine tool and motion control applications
Technologists and Engineers
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10/13/2010  Post a comment
Bridging the gap between education and practice with mechatronics-centered training.
Accuracy, Resolution, Precision
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10/13/2010  Post a comment
As you develop an error budget for a circuit or data-acquisition system, you also must think about the accuracy and resolution of the measuring device.
Automation Trends for Packaging OEMs
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10/13/2010  Post a comment
Andy Hansbrough of Kollmorgen offers insight into the technologies driving new packaging machine designs.
Hybrid Vehicle Power Generation
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10/12/2010  Post a comment
New power generation system delivers necessary power at the desired voltage and modularity to adapt to evolving commercial and military vehicle upgrades.
Smart Washer Communicates with Utility Grid
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10/8/2010  Post a comment
ZigBee-based home network enables consumers to have "energy awareness."
Seamless Chain Produces Conformally Cooled Molds
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10/8/2010  Post a comment
New tooling designs are emerging from a technology that combines additive manufacturing from EOS with high-speed milling and wire EDM.
Unique Welding Process Expands TPE Use
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10/8/2010  Post a comment
Genesis Plastics Welding adapts proprietary high-frequency process to allow use of TPEs in medical bags.
3D Systems Acquires Maker of Low-Priced 3-D Printers
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10/8/2010  1 comment
The acquisition of Bits from Bytes shows the rapid movement of rapid prototyping to inexpensive systems accessible to small businesses and hobbyists.
Productivity Gains the Theme of COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1
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10/8/2010  Post a comment
Enhancements include copy and paste and an undo/redo function, each designed to simplify and speed the multiphysics modeling and simulation process.
Miniature Motorized Lens Focusing
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10/6/2010  Post a comment
Intelligent motorized focus leverages closed-loop control to add auto focus and zoom.
Autodesk Officially Rolls Out AutoCAD WS
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10/6/2010  Post a comment
Free Web app employs cloud computing technology to extend AutoCAD viewing, editing and collaboration capabilities beyond the desktop.
Federal Stimulus Boosts Carbon Composite Hopes
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10/6/2010  Post a comment
New ORNL facility will produce carbon fiber made from low-cost feedstocks such as biomass-derived lignin.
Wireless Eval Kit Needs Support
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Engineers who plan to use IEEE-802.15.4 wireless communications in regional 700-, 800-, and 900-MHz and worldwide 2.4-GHz ISM bands need this kit.
New Triggers for Four-Camera Embedded Vision System
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Single system with four independently operating cameras, each runs its own inspection/guidance program, achieves cost savings and simplifies setup.
Frito-Lay Facility Increasingly Powered by the Sun
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Plant in Modesto, CA, installs a one megawatt Solyndra rooftop solar system to reduce outside electric power use and CO2 emissions.
Suppliers Brace for Looming LED Demand
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Experts say that more than half of all lighting will come from LEDs in 10 years.




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