Gear design programs, available in 70-plus versions, run under Windows 95 and NT and allow users to select gear design from a pull-down menu. Wizards guide the user through unit set selection, normal data entry sequence, plot configuration, profile coordinates, and other processes. Because of TK Solver's OLE support, the Windows gear models can share data and results with all segments of a company's knowledge base, including external databases, graphics applications, and such programming environments as Visual Basic.
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Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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