April 6, 1998 Design News
Special supplement on Motion Control!
of an idea
Retrofit rear-suspension systems puts damper on mountain-bike
costs. By Gary Chamberlain
From machines for the steel industry to packaging equipment,
more engineers are using modular enclosures. But there
are trade-offs involved. By Karen Auguston Field
designs its own box
To account for future expansion, engineers used standard
parts to design their own modular enclosures for the
plant's intelligent network hubs. By Paul E. Teague
idea modernized emerging processes
Intelligent air-bearing design delivers repeatable precision.
By John Lewis
productivity kit: Fastening, joining and assembly
Fastening, joining and assembly applications, problem
solving, and products. By Deana Colucci
combines flume and Venturi tubes
and provides accurate measurements under full or partially
full pipe flows. By David J. Bak
to double spindle speed
Integrated into the tool shaft, new design avoids drag
losses of conventional machine tool spindles. By David
Technology gets on the ball
Hubble images stellar shockwave
Monster motor produces Mach-1 winds
Hose fights chemical leaks, cuts costs
Electronics in driver's seat at SAE show
MOSFETs switch to different production process
Fasteners help DisneyFest 3M exhibit hold it all together
Process gets to die-casting "core" problem
A bright new idea for smart card production
Black Falcon flies away with $30,000 student prize
A crash helmet for your teeth
Spring fancy turning...
Digital precision-metering pump, gut grabber,
Late developments that shape engineering
Technical news from around the world
How to cut design time
By Paul E. Teague
Instrument panel profits from gas assist
Reading the tea leaves
Letters to the
Readers state their views
Servo technology moves to mass customization
How to use teams more effectively
An independent inventor
Mechanical Desktop 2.0
Laser shines new light on product markings
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