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Thin-Walled Diaphragms

July 21, 2014 11:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Rubber & Plastics has announced thin-walled diaphragms for medical devices require high strength and flexibility. Utilizing liquid silicone rubber (LSR) processes, custom design, and injection molding ...

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New Productivity Enhancements

July 21, 2014 11:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has launched PC-DMIS 2014, a new release of the measurement software used for the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data ...

Federal Judge Sends Key GM Case to Georgia Court

July 21, 2014 10:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton ...

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Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity

July 21, 2014 10:30 am | by Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West, Brookings | Blogs | Comments

On Wednesday, July 9 Governance Studies hosted the 3rd annual John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy. The topic was Regional Manufacturing Hubs in the US, and we heard from a number of different experts. As noted in a recent White House report ...

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Pilot Lands on NY Highway for 2nd Time

July 21, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone. Frank Fierro, 75, said he was "shaking" as he glided the single-engine ...

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Great Plains Shale Tested for Possible Energy Uses

July 21, 2014 10:22 am | by Carson Walker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tests this summer on Pierre Shale that stretches across much of the Great Plains could help build the case for an underground lab and, if feasible, lead to energy production or underground storage in the rock formation ...    

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Private Jet Recovery from Recession an Uneven Ride

July 21, 2014 10:15 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. The chief executive of General Dynamics Corp., maker of Gulfstream jets, says corporate customers are back and ...

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10 Tips for Designing Medical Components with Aluminum

July 21, 2014 10:13 am | by Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries | Articles | Comments

To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components ...   

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Astronauts to Test Free-Flying 'Housekeeper' Robots

July 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Maria Alberty, NASA's Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.'s second contracted commercial resupply mission to the space station, which arrived to the orbital laboratory July 16,  NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, sent two Google prototype ... 

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Photos of the Day: NASA’s Free-Flying Robots Move in Synch

July 21, 2014 10:00 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for ...

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FBI Issues Warning for Unapproved Air Conditioner Coolant

July 21, 2014 9:48 am | by Pamela Sampson, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences. The FBI is warning people to be ...

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Subaru Sued Over Dangerous Auto Defect

July 21, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven, a federal lawsuit says. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer fraud act, breach of express warranty and other violations ...

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Solar Fuse Holder Terminates to Standard Bus Bar

July 21, 2014 9:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Marathon Special Products | Product Releases | Comments

Marathon Special Products has added a new fuse holder to its line of products. The photovoltaic fuse holder is designed with terminals to accept standard bus bar as opposed to fabricated custom bars ...

Self-Clinching Flush Nuts

July 21, 2014 9:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

New PEMSERT Type F4 self-clinching flush nuts from PennEngineering introduce attachment solutions for stainless steel assemblies by providing load-bearing threads in thin stainless sheets without creating any ...

Ten New UNO Power Supplies

July 21, 2014 9:20 am | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact has added 10 new devices to the UNO Power supply family, a range of low-cost power supplies. These 10 new power supplies cover output voltages from 5 to 48 V DC, and are available in ...

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