May 18, 1998 Design News
Plastics spark electronics
Benefits include fewer parts, more design freedom, longer
life, less cost.† By Gary Chamberlain
mimic Mother Nature
Biological modeling and technology integration take
robotics 'where no man has gone before.' By Rick DeMeis
spurs automation optimization
Simplified interfaces are key to system design versatility.†
By Ryan McDonald, National Instruments
clutches scrimp on energy use
These on/off devices for diesel engines deliver cooling
only when needed.†By Karen Auguston Field
Teams: The secret weapon
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PCs next stop: Your dashboard
Fire-resistant fabrics provide supersonic protection
Analog products follow microcontroller market
New double-hull tanker sets sail
Wearable computers coming soon
Enclosure provide protection and good looks to heat-treating
New alloy produces 40% more parts
REALimage 2000 ships -- 'test it'
Sensors brew drinks safely
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Plastics wash out old design
Battery shelves resist acid attacks
Plastic cart eases in-plant mobility
Gels, special sinks shed IC heat
Design News Readers choose the best ads
Condensate cleaner, metallic micro-particles,
and moving-magnet linear motor
Late developments that shape engineering
Technical news from around the world
By Paul E. Teague
Senior Editor† Julie Anne Schofield cites
Defend your design
Developing employees for the new world
Letters to the
Readers state their views
Linear motors come into their own
servoamplifier takes up the slack
series offers display flexibility
Will furniture airbags soften the blow? By
Marc Abrahams, Engineering Humorist
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