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Design News has inaugurated an Instant Fulfillment System that will cut from weeks to seconds the time it takes to get additional information from companies that advertise in the magazine.
Participating advertisers will incorporate a special URL in their ads. Readers using that address get an electronic brochure for the product they're interested in, instantly. They can also get a hot link to the supplier's web site so they can get more information.
Several Design News advertisers are participating in this new service. See page 16 for a complete list.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.