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Failing Sensors Cause Consternation
Sherlock Ohms 
5/16/2012  12 comments
Wire insulation can make the difference between success and failure in sensors.
DN Insight: What Rare Earth Shortages Mean for Engineers, Part 2
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3/22/2012  12 comments
With the price increase in rare earth oxides, engineers find themselves considering alternative designs to minimize such magnets in a system without affecting performance.
An Engineer's Alphabet of Thoughts on Design
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11/8/2011  17 comments
Duke University engineering professor Henry Petroski offers his unique list of technically oriented A to Z definitions.
Why Mold Design Matters
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10/17/2011  6 comments
Consideration of tooling issues in part design can save money and dramatically improve part quality.


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