Design News has editors advocating for and against a bailout to
domestic automakers. Editor-in-chief John Dodge argues for a bailout
while Materials Editor Doug Smock is urging lawmakers to say NO. Check
out the coverage below, and weigh in with your thoughts and comments.
Obama Should Tell Detroit's CEOs: No The auto lobby is pushing hard
for a federal bail out right now. As much as I support American
manufacturing, I think a federal bail out for GM, Ford and Chrysler
would be a tragic mistake...
GM, Ford and Chrysler Should get Bailed Out
This is National Dump on American Automakers Week. Cash-less GM, the poster child for industrial vision-less-ness, is
bearing the brunt of the finger-pointing and accusations. So I thought
it might be interesting to look just how innovative GM is and relate it
to the bailout...
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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