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July 11, 2014 10:20 am
Amin Almasi, Rotating Equipment Engineer
A steam turbine is a turbo-machine for generating mechanical power from the energy of steam at high temperature and pressure; in other words, it converts the thermal energy of steam into useful mechanical work ...     
July 10, 2014 10:31 am
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass
Last December, Airbus applied for patent that was recently made public, in which the windshield in a commercial aircraft is replaced by a digital image that provides a virtual reconstruction of the outside environment. The new cockpit would ...
July 9, 2014 9:21 am
Paul Knupke, Epec Engineered Technologies
Custom low-profile keypad assemblies with the right combination of material and construction choices can provide high reliability user interface keypads. Prepare to discover the differences between high reliability custom keypad assemblies ...
July 8, 2014 9:18 am
Chris Warner, Executive Editor, ECN
Playing a slot machine is more than just pulling the arm or pressing a button. Today’s slot machine manufacturers are incorporating more immersive, interactive features such as vivid, 4K displays with high-end graphics and animation ...   
July 7, 2014 1:34 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass
Looking Glass is the world’s first volumetric printing service, with several patents pending, both in the U.S. and globally. The team came up with the idea of making a very dense volumetric stack that could be ...       
July 7, 2014 10:15 am
Trelleborg AB
As a combination of bridge, tunnel and artificial island, the 49.9 kilometer HZMB is a mega-link between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau. The island and tunnel project, overseen by the CCCC joint venture, is a critical part of the overall construction ...
July 1, 2014 3:24 pm
Mark Brucks, Eastman Chemical Company
With increasing pressure on device manufacturers to move away from DEHP in PVC, OEMs are seeking a plasticizer option that performs similarly without the related, potential health concerns. Medical device manufacturers face pressures from ...
June 30, 2014 3:23 pm
Caroline Mallory, SPIROL Application Engineer
One of the primary benefits of using a Coiled Spring Pin to affix a hub or gear to a shaft is the Coiled Pin’s ability to prevent hole damage. Another benefit is that the Coiled Pin absorbs wider hole tolerances than any other press-fit pin ...
June 30, 2014 10:09 am
Renaissance Electronics & Communications
For those engaged in R&D of next generation products, incorporating millimeter wave components into broader designs is facilitated by partnering with established industrial experts that have already spent decades in the design, development ...
June 27, 2014 9:42 am
Chris Fox, Managing Editor
As space exploration advances, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), with support from Northrop Grumman, has started running a gamut of tests on new exoplanet imaging technology known as the Starshade. Researchers believe it is only a ...
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