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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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.
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