In June 2009, the Thompson division of Danaher Motion offered a Webinar titled “Electric Linear Actuators 101: Basics for Design Engineers.” Unfortunately, an appointment kept me from tuning in at the appointed time. But the company will put the hour-long session in its webinar archives shortly.In the meantime, you can find these archived presentations:
Linear Systems 101: Basics for Design Engineers
Linear Bearings & Guides 101: Basics for Design Engineers
Advanced Linear Bearings & Guides 201: Troubleshooting for Design Engineers
Ball Screws 101: Ball Screw Basics for Design Engineers
Advanced Ball Screws 201: Troubleshooting for Design Engineers
Clutches & Brakes 101: Basics for Design Engineers
August 19 – Tips and Tricks for Linear Bearings & Guides
September 23 – Innovative Design Engineering with Ball Screw Technology
If you read this blog entry after September 2009, check the Thompson site at: www.thomsonlinear.com/website/com/eng/misc/webinars.php for information about webinar schedules. I welcome information about other archived and live seminar programs of interest to engineers involved with mechatronics projects. –Jon Titus
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A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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