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Content posted in February 2010
Changing Role for Servo Drives
2/26/2010  Post a comment
Better drive performance reduces hardware and leverages high-speed networking
Designers Love the Feel of Wood-Based Plastics
2/25/2010  Post a comment
A life-cycle analysis will determine the environmental value of the 80-year-old polymers
Invention Machine's Goldfire 6.0 Helps ID the Experts
2/25/2010  Post a comment
New automated expert identification technology connects innovation workers with domain experts in real time
New Titanium Alloy Will Lighten Airframes
2/25/2010  Post a comment
Lower forming temperature boosts productivity of the recently developed material
Model-Based Automation Software
2/23/2010  Post a comment
Software tools provide interface between advanced simulation models and real-time automation controls
New Elastomers Target PVC in Medical Applications
2/19/2010  Post a comment
Exposure to phthalate plasticizers raises concerns
Molded Carbon Composite Brackets Lighten Aircraft
2/17/2010  Post a comment
New material offers up to 80 percent reduction for aerospace applications
PTC Fleshes out Product Analytics Platform
2/12/2010  Post a comment
Planet Metrics acquisition adds environmental analytics component to its expanding product analytics footprint
Plastics Engineers Cite Environmental Winners
2/12/2010  Post a comment
Products range from pavers made of old tires to an additive that breaks down PVC
Poor Plastic Selection Caused Gas Pedal Failures
2/11/2010  Post a comment
Toyota outlines technical problems in letter to the NHTSA
Biometric Switch Controls Access
2/11/2010  1 comment
Stand-alone biometric switch provides controlled fingerprint access for machine control
Encoders Integrate Safety Technology
2/8/2010  1 comment
Use of sine-cosine feedback provides intelligent link for integral safe operation
Emphasis on Design Engineering Pays off for Injection Molder
2/5/2010  2 comments
Tough jobs include lead-free PPS plumbing fixtures and mobile, rugged GPS for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Ultra-Miniature Linear Motion for Mobile and Handheld Devices
2/4/2010  Post a comment
Motion system operates directly from 3V dc battery and offers smallest system size
SolidWorks Takes off in the Cloud
2/4/2010  Post a comment
SolidWorks World 2010 is the showcase for technology previews of design tool services offered in a cloud computing model
Molded Plastic Replaces Metal for High-Heat Engine Bushings
2/2/2010  1 comment
DuPont's Vespel polyimide exhibits very low creep even with loads at high temperatures
Alibre Slashes Prices on CAD Line
2/2/2010  1 comment
Now permanently priced at $97, Alibre Design includes the Alibre Translate import/export suite

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