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Bespoke as Standard: Understanding User Expectations in Industrial Applications

August 26, 2014 | by Ben Savage, PanelPilot Manager, Lascar Electronics | Comments

It is not exactly a regular occurrence for the electronic products and systems used in industrial applications to be talked about in the same terms as a consumer device. However, increasingly users of industrial products are demanding the ...

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How Manufacturers Are Adapting to Trends for the Urban Car

September 2, 2014 5:32 pm | by Chris Needes, Global Market Manager, Saint-Gobain | Comments

Much of the talk in the automotive industry in recent years has been about the rise of the urban car. Growing demand from consumers for these lightweight vehicles has been reported in Europe, the US and the booming ...     

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Implications of 4K Displays on Touch Sensing

September 2, 2014 10:19 am | by Dr. Andrew Morrison, Technical Director, Zytronic | Comments

The advent of 4K represents the latest stage in the ongoing progression of modern display technology. Over the last 18 months displays based on this ultra-high definition video format have been introduced by a number of manufacturers ...

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Keeping with the Trends in the Bicycle Industry

August 28, 2014 11:30 am | by Paul Humphreys, Global Market Manager, Bicycle, NORGLIDE Bearings, Saint-Gobain | Comments

As the demand for mid-priced bicycles increases, manufacturers face the challenge to provide cyclists with bicycles that meet expectations while remaining cost effective. In an effort to reduce manufacturing costs, they are considering ...

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Project Development & the Learning Organization

August 25, 2014 4:11 pm | by Shawn P. Quigley, Jon M. Quigley | Comments

Very few people have not heard the term “Learning Organization”. However, do we know what it has to offer project design and development? I would like to start with the definition of Organizational Learning from the Business Dictionary ...

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Marine Firm Enhances Safety, Reliability of Its Products Using PLM Software Solutions

August 25, 2014 10:36 am | by Siemens | Siemens Plm Software | Comments

In 2011, the first bulk cargo carrier measuring 260 meters in length and 43 meters in width docked at the PaxOcean shipyard in Zhoushan, marking the opening of operations at that location. Since then, the company has received orders to ...

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The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...

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New Kit Enables Simple Home Automation

August 21, 2014 3:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Csr | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...    

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Evaluating & Drafting Motor Repair Specifications for Improved Reliability

August 20, 2014 2:03 pm | by Lola Williams, Bradleys, Inc. | Comments

Reliability, MTBF, downtime, costs, safety, efficiency, standardization have pushed documented motor repair specifications and internal motor repair facility’s repair processes to the forefront in today’s industrial environment ...   

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Advancing Subaru Hybrid Vehicle Testing Through Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

August 19, 2014 4:53 pm | by Mr. Tomohiro Morita, Senior Engineer, HEV Design Department, Subaru Engineering Division, FUJI Heavy Industries | National Instruments Corp. | Comments

Using automated testing to develop a new verification system that satisfies the control quality level required for the motor electronic control unit in Subaru’s first production model hybrid vehicle, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and ...  

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3D-Printing Growth: Unstoppable Even if Moore’s Law Doesn’t Apply

August 18, 2014 4:52 pm | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Comments

Consumer 3D-printing growth dominates much of the technology discussion lately—for better and, perhaps, for worse at times. Every day we see more applications (3D-printed ice cream, anyone?), and 3D printers are now appearing at ...  

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Electropolishing & Its Advantages for the Manufacturing Process

August 15, 2014 9:41 am | by Able Electropolishing | Comments

When companies need their metal parts enhanced for functionality and appearance, they turn to electropolishing. Electropolishing is a “reverse plating” process utilized during the final step of the manufacturing process. Learn more about ...

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Create Without Limits With Software-Designed Instruments

August 13, 2014 4:40 pm | by National Instruments | National Instruments Corp. | Comments

Today's incredibly complex products require an ever-growing amount of test. Traditional test instruments aren't proportionally scaling to keep up. Each subsequent generation of technology includes more pieces and more ...    

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A Toe Above the Competition: KEEN's Story

August 11, 2014 5:17 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Comments

In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country. The floors and walls are made of reclaimed materials ...

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IDT Lowers Cost of Test By Adopting the NI Semiconductor Test System

August 11, 2014 9:44 am | by Glen E. Peer, Director of Test Engineering, Integrated Device Technology | Comments

Keeping pace with continuously increasing test performance requirements in a fast moving environment where device performance is constantly pushing the limits of ATE system capabilities and thereby accelerating tester obsolescence and ...

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How to Build Your Own Tesla Coil

August 8, 2014 12:19 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Comments

Tesla coils are a type of resonant transformer that produce extremely high voltages when driven by a high-frequency AC. The team at oneTesla generates the AC needed to drive the coil using an insulated-gate bipolar transistor inverter running off of ...

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