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Content posted in September 2010
Maplesoft Taps HPC Horsepower for Technical Computing
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9/30/2010  Post a comment
Maple 14 release of the Grid Computing Toolbox lets users run Maple computations in parallel on HPC platforms.
Disappearing Materials Advance Medical Devices
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9/29/2010  Post a comment
New stent uses magnesium alloy, while MIT polymer research leads to new platform for spinal cord injury.
GE Announces Enhancements to PACMotion
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9/29/2010  Post a comment
Version 1.5 firmware adds analog control, cam performance and operator diagnostics.
Autodesk Software Goes Mobile
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9/24/2010  Post a comment
Assembly instructions can now appear on an iPhone.
Siemens PLM Software Launches Machine Design Solution
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9/24/2010  Post a comment
Mechatronics Concept Designer takes a systems engineering approach to streamline concept design for machine tool makers.
Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Robotic Control
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9/23/2010  Post a comment
New robotics software advances scientific automation: robotics, motion control and PLC on one PC platform.
3DVIA Mobile HD Launches for iPad
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9/21/2010  Post a comment
The increased screen size and resolution of the iPad make it a natural 3-D presentation tool for design reviews, collaboration.
Han-Yellock - Reinventing Connection Technology
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9/21/2010  1 comment
HARTING introduces the Han-Yellock connector series - the next generation of connection technology.
High-Precision PC-Based Solar Tracking
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9/21/2010  Post a comment
New control system architectures provide solutions for communications and diagnostics.
Vuuch 3.0 Brings Social Networking Capabilities to PLM
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9/21/2010  Post a comment
On-demand software is touted as an "enterprise social system" for manufacturing.
Volt Battery May Be Poised for Success
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9/20/2010  3 comments
Compressed test schedule will work if engineers understand the failure modes.
Production Begins on Airbus XWB
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9/20/2010  Post a comment
The new composite-bodied aircraft is the Airbus response to the Boeing Dreamliner 787.
Clutch Drives High HP Grinding Mills
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9/17/2010  Post a comment
World's largest mineral processing clutch reduces wear and power consumption.
MathWorks Advances Signal Processing System Design
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9/17/2010  Post a comment
The new SimRF modeling tool, stream processing, and FPGA code-generation capabilities bring RF system modeling into the Simulink environment.
Engineers Create Artificial Skin from Nanowires
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9/14/2010  Post a comment
Pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires is developed by UC Berkeley engineers to boost robot effectiveness.
Whole Foods Endorses PCR Packages
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9/14/2010  Post a comment
New packaging guidelines from Whole Foods Market promote use of post-consumer recycled plastic and glass, and not bioplastics.
Princeton Review Survey: Engineering Students Study Harder
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9/14/2010  Post a comment
In The Princeton Review's list of schools where the students study the most, four of the top five were engineering schools.
Compact Programmable Safety
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9/10/2010  Post a comment
Software-driven controllers deliver low cost safety for small to mid-size machinery.
BeMicro FPGA Eval Kit
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9/9/2010  Post a comment
Engineers who want an introduction to Altera's FPGA development software and the Nios processor need this kit.
SolidWorks 2011 Streamlines Engineering Workflows
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9/9/2010  Post a comment
Upgrade's enhancements aim for productivity boosts, improved collaboration and expanded use of 3-D data in manufacturing workflows.
IMTS Demonstration Will Show New Tool Approach
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9/2/2010  Post a comment
GF AgieCharmilles is teaming with EOS to show a start-to-finish process to produce molds with cost-saving conformal cooling channels.
CFdesign 2011 Aims to Compress, Expand Reach of CFD Process
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9/2/2010  Post a comment
Upgrade features capabilities for team collaboration, design study automation and remote solving.




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