16, 1998 Design News
The latest ideas in electronics from vibration-eating
piezos on snowboards to an acoustic compressor with
no moving parts. By Rick DeMeis and Laurie Peach
design comes to life
A new generation of analysis tools enable designers
to study realistic computer models in lifelike settings.
By Michael Puttré
A look at some of the hottest rapid prototyping tools
helping designers slash product development cycle times.
By Anna Kochan
cylinder smooths tracking
A sturdy pneumatic cylinder saves space, weight, and
cost. By Laurie Peach
drive keeps it simple
A direct-drive eliminates moving parts in servo applications.
By Charles J. Murray
ultimate bar code scanner
Pack the product info on 'case Welch Allyn's new image
scanner reads super-high density, 2D bar codes. By David
Sport science propels U.S. into medal contention
Think-wall bumper fascias save cost, weight
Timing technology improves Olympic performances
Solids help tackle new market
Materials package better medical devices
New initiative for axial airgap motors
Omron continues to support Design News foundation
More data for DVDs
Getting plowed a whole new way
Inverted struts improve hexapod rigidity
Controlled inlet, fuel-pump seal, and more
Late developments that shape engineering
By Paul E. Teague
Charting the growth of servopneumatics
Parable of the worm
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