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Engineering Green Packaging The move toward ‘green’ or sustainable packaging will usher in biopolymers as well as other material and package design changes. Engineers will have to develop packaging machines that can keep pace. Full Story Pack Expo in Motion Pack Expo kicked off its three-day run in Las Vegas today, and automation suppliers wasted no time in rolling out new components and systems aimed at packaging machine applications. Full Story Yaskawa's Next Generation Motion System Yaskawa Electric America today at the Pack Expo show unveiled a souped-up servo system that offers improvements in positioning accuracy and speed, a reduction in size, and the addition of new auto-tuning and vibration-suppression capabilities. Full Story
In this podcast, Bruce Kucera, vice president of Norland International, will tell us how his company created a blow-molding machine specifically for use with polylactic acid (PLA), one of the biopolymers.
Stephen Kundel has patented a way to use powerful permanent magnets to create simple motors with no conventional windings. This technology can be used in linear drive systems that have drastically reduced power requirements. Listen in as he describes his inventions.
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A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.