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Content posted in September 2008
Lear Stops Whiplash with Dynamic Head Restraint
9/30/2008  Post a comment
Lear uses custom system to meet new U.S. and European standards
Herman Miller Launches Aggressive Environmental Design Initiative
9/30/2008  Post a comment
According to Herman Miller, antimony oxide, used as a catalyst in bottle-grade polyester production, is a potential health hazard to humans
Sensors Deliver Real-Time Info on New Minnesota Bridge
9/25/2008  Post a comment
Sub-structure, super-structure incorporate strain gauges, accelerometers
Special Conveyors for Special Products
9/24/2008  Post a comment
The Assembly Technology Expo highlighted some of the drive and control advances in conveyors used for solar, medical and other delicate manufacturing processes
Official Says Free Trade Will Help U.S. Manufacturing
9/24/2008  Post a comment
Better technical education will serve as an enabler
Vision Panel Eliminates Need for Factory Floor PC
9/24/2008  Post a comment
Seven-inch touch screen runs on Windows CE
GM Rolls out Volt, Continues Work on Battery
9/16/2008  Post a comment
Engineers using accelerated life tests to test lithium-ion battery packs
Positive Train Control Boosted by L.A. Train Collision
9/15/2008  Post a comment
Positive Train Control (PTC), a technology that automatically brakes a locomotive as it passes through a red signal, could have prevented Friday's Los Angeles train collision
Networking Response Vehicles Battle Ike
9/15/2008  Post a comment
Deliver voice, data, video to Texas hurricane region
Handheld Device Uses Cameras to Measure Big Surfaces
9/12/2008  Post a comment
Compares physical surfaces to software models
2011 Chevy Volt Production Photos Leaked
9/9/2008  Post a comment
First production photos of the 2011 Chevy Volt electric car vary significantly from those familiar concept car images
Manufacturing Show Draws Big Machine Tool Makers
9/8/2008  Post a comment
Participants target shop floor standardization
Machine Tools Talk Amongst Themselves at IMTS
9/8/2008  Post a comment
A new open-source communication standard called MTConnect allows machine tools and other types of equipment to share process data without the need for proprietary software
New Orleans Pumps Pumped, But Investigations Continue
9/7/2008  Post a comment
The city's controversial flood pumps helped keep the waters from rising during Gustav
Bosch-Rexroth Readies New Conveyors, Targets Solar Panels
9/7/2008  Post a comment
B-R's new conveyors, to be introduced at NMW will include units that carry heavier loads and handle solar panels
The Power of Video
9/6/2008  Post a comment
There can be engineering nuggets in video content on supplier websites
PoE Machine Vision System Cuts Cable Clutter
9/5/2008  Post a comment
By sending camera power over Ethernet, Baumer's upcoming machine vision system reduces wiring requirements
Vision System Shrinks Without Skimping
9/5/2008  1 comment
Cognex's In-Sight Micro aims to win over machine builders who have to contend with small spaces and limited time to develop vision applications
Rebuilt New Orleans Levees Pass First Hurricane Test
9/4/2008  1 comment
While the partially revitalized levee system held its ground during Gustav, major work is still required to deliver 100-year-level protection
NXP Chip Helps Eliminate Set-Top Boxes
9/3/2008  Post a comment
IC does time-shifting of analog video signals
Medical Equipment Will Use Bioplastic
9/2/2008  Post a comment
Mirel to be used for injection-molded tray in pipette system

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