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New Photoelectric Sensor Family from Balluff

June 28, 2012 7:31 am | by PD&D Staff | Balluff, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new generation of BOS 18M photoelectric sensors from Balluff demonstrate expertise in every form of light for maximum precision throughout the product range.

PG & E: 1956 Pipeline Test Caused San Bruno Blast

June 28, 2012 7:20 am | by AP | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric told California regulators this week that a pipeline test the company performed in 1956 damaged a weld and led to the 2010 deadly explosion in San Bruno.

Google's Futuristic Glasses Move Closer to Reality

June 28, 2012 7:13 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Engineers are hoping the glasses will make it easier for people to strike the proper balance between the virtual and physical worlds.


Pitfalls of Design Teams in Silos

June 28, 2012 6:59 am | by Gene Grilli, USON Global Sales Director, | Blogs | Comments

Sadly, the design team in a silo is usually in a company filled with silos—some seemingly hermetically sealed, but in most cases (thankfully) not leak tight.

Hospital stocks jump after health care ruling

June 28, 2012 6:50 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Stocks of hospital companies rose sharply and insurance companies fell Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance.The stock of Hospital Corp. of America, the largest private hospital chain in the United States, rose 8.5 percent. Quest...

Pepperl+Fuchs’ CANopen Absolute Encoders for Harsh Environments

June 28, 2012 6:33 am | by PD&D Staff | Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs  introduces CVM42H CANopen Multi-Turn Absolute Encoders.

Lithium Battery Holders

June 28, 2012 6:07 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A broad, new selection of polarized SMT and THM CR2 and CR123A Lithium Battery Holders has joined the Keystone Electronics roster of premium battery holders.

Miniature Wideband Coupler

June 28, 2012 6:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) has developed a new wideband directional coupler with high directivity.


Precision Satellite Positioning Device

June 28, 2012 5:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

IDC Models (Datchet, Berkshire), the rapid prototyping and model making division of Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC), has just completed a project to help produce the casing for one of the most precise satellite positioning devices in the world.

Glow-in-the-Dark Masterbatch Helps Medics Save Lives

June 28, 2012 5:51 am | by RTP Company | News | Comments

When the inventors of the Rip Shears Ripper received feedback from medics in the field that their life-saving product would be even more effective if it glowed in the dark, they sought assistance

Ex-T-Mobile USA CEO Humm moves to Vodafone

June 28, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The former CEO of T-Mobile USA, whose resignation was announced Wednesday, is joining British-based cellphone carrier Vodafone Group PLC as the head of its Northern and Central European operations.Philipp Humm will be the chief executive of Vodafone operations in Germany, Britain, the...

Opel approves plan to cut costs, boost brand

June 28, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM's struggling European unit Opel says it board of directors have signed off on a turnaround plan that envisages cost cuts, new models and efforts to win new export sale.An Adam Opel GmbH statement says the plan aims at a "sustainable turnaround" for GM's money-losing European business.The...

Synthetic Diamonds and High-Performance Electrochemical Applications

June 28, 2012 5:45 am | by Element Six | News | Comments

Element Six and academic researchers from the University of Warwick’s Departments of Chemistry and Physics, have demonstrated the key factors that determine the electrochemical properties of metal-like boron-doped synthetic diamond.

Custom Radiopaque PEEK Compounds for Orthopedic Implants

June 28, 2012 5:41 am | by Foster Corporation | News | Comments

Foster Delivery Science, a business unit of Foster Corporation that specializes in contract development and manufacturing of implant and drug delivery polymers, now offers custom radiopaque PEEK compounds for use in long term orthopedic implants.

Helping Start-Ups Avoid Slow-Downs

June 28, 2012 5:35 am | by BSI Group America | News | Comments

For U.S.-based medical device start-ups, speed to global markets is often the most pressing concern, but trying to move too fast often leads to preventable mistakes that could take the CE Marking process back to the drawing board


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