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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in December 2000
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Cracked Mac bruises Apple?
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The Power Mac G4 Cube from Apple has drawn some catty comments from a few users who contend that the acrylic enclosure on the computer tends to develop unattractive cracks.
CAD walks Sony's dog on the Web
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Now that CAD packages such as SolidWorks and Solid Edge are offering Web-publishing capabilities for 3D solid models, users are tapping their vast databases to put parts libraries and online catalogs on their web sites.
Robotic sugarplums
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Our web crew has come up with some nifty robotic toy sites that will get your credit card hot.
Jerk-free acceleration for machine tools
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Engineers at Siemens Linear Motor Systems have developed an impulse decoupling method to reduce reaction forces on machine tools.
Screw jacks are the ticket for parking
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Robotic Parking, Inc. faced multiple challenges when building compact parking structures.
Robot replication
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Hod Lipson, a mechanical engineer, and Jordan Pollack, a computer scientist, want to make robots so affordable that an average person could own 100 of them.
Prototypes become rapid parts
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Star Trac Inc. used Solid Concepts rapid prototyping to make 400 finished parts, not prototypes.
Fluid helps molder blow 10,000 bottles per hour
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Frank Maples quenches the beverage industry
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CAM and the art of boat building
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Doug Wright taught himself naval architecture, got a friend to teach him how to use MicroStation, and set out to build a better speedboat.
Manipulators position large workpieces
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Kabelschlepp America has introduced a line of workpiece manipulators and turners designed to precisely position large, cumbersome workpieces.
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