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October 22, 2014 10:21 am
Anders Trygg, Product Manager, Thomson Linear Components Group, Europe
The resulting pre-engineered system has a guaranteed performance available with a rapid delivery time and, with design flexibility, there is no need for compromise on specification. Easy, web-based tools can also be used to ...  
October 21, 2014 9:38 am
James Ainsworth
Protected by the shell of its huge launch-rocket during blastoff, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) must get back to earth on its own at mission’s end. The flight plan for this next-generation craft includes a dramatic ...  
October 20, 2014 9:34 am
Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC
The advantages of adhesive bonding are many. With the development of new materials being used in a variety of different applications, it can be a challenge when trying to figure out a way to join two very different materials while retaining ...
October 17, 2014 10:41 am
Robert Pasho, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs
One encoder technology has emerged that allows rotary encoders to last longer and handle higher vibration, shock, and temperature ranges, the magnetic-based encoder. These Hall effect-based rotary encoders measure shaft rotation ...  
October 17, 2014 9:36 am
Robert Moakler, COO Fabricating.com
Many companies are expanding U.S. sourcing to keep manufacturing and engineering in close proximity so as to partner more effectively and promote product innovation. They are also shifting to U.S. suppliers for quality and to be closer to ...
October 16, 2014 9:46 am
Christian Fell, VP Motion & Position Sensors, FRABA
In the Product Design & Development Brainstorm we talk with industry leaders to get their perspective on issues critical to the design engineering marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What new encoder technologies are helping ease-of-use ...
October 15, 2014 1:08 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
Solar panels can get filthy, so to keep them clean Stefan Hamminga designed the Scrobby Solar, a panel cleaning robot ...                     
October 15, 2014 9:18 am
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor
Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in ...
October 14, 2014 9:25 am
Tapan Sant, Automotive Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech CAE
Automotive engineering design has transitioned over the years. It is a great time for engineers, as computer aided design and computational analysis allows them to engineer automotive product design and build vehicles that are ...    
October 13, 2014 9:49 am
Clancy Soehren, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
Ultrasonic sensors used in back-up warning and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are self-contained modules that drive an ultrasonic signal and perform all signal processing on the received signal. Simple algorithms used to extract the ...
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