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  Photos of the Day: Testing NASA’s Supersonic Decelerators  
  NEWS  
  Gun Law Forces Beretta Out of Maryland  
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  NASA’s Flying Saucer  
  NEWS  
  Michigan Approves 9 Projects to Add 3,900 Jobs  
  NEWS  
  Ford Names VP of Engineering as Lincoln's New President  
  NEWS  
  Shipwrecked Concordia Makes Final Voyage  

Design Tips-12 Essentials for Moldability

Ten years ago, we began publishing Protomold Design Tips to help product developers create better injection-molded plastic parts. As a resource, we’ve gathered some of our most useful manufacturing advice from the past decade in a collection of essential tips.


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The Robot Says You Flunked: Algorithms vs. Judgment

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Harvard and MIT have teamed to develop an artificial-intelligence system that grades essay questions on exams. The way it works is this. First, a human grader manually grades a hundred essays, and feeds the essays and the grades to the ...


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3D Printing Helps: Product Innovation, Development, Presentations, and Time to Market

Attend this free webcast and learn how 3D printing can save you time and money. You’ll learn to avoid pitfalls in development to design better products faster.


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NEWS

Ford Says New F-150 Can Compete with Rivals

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Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight. The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4x4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the ...


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Rechargeable Portable Mass Flow Meters

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Alicat Scientific has released rechargeable portable gas mass flow meters. With 18 hours of continuous operation on a single charge and +/-0.8% of reading accuracy, these handheld meters bring laboratory-class accuracy to ...


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Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle.


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Wright Brothers' Mechanic Honored at Ohio Museum

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The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first ...


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Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

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The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the ... 


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Review: Amazon Fire Offers New Ways to Use Phones

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What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work ...


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Safety Monitoring Flexibility

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OMRON Automation and Safety’s new OS32C-4M is the latest addition to the company’s family of safety laser scanners. These Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 4 meter safety range, 15 meter warning zones and a 270 degree ...


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UTC Aerospace to Expand in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico's governor says a U.S. aerospace manufacturing firm is investing $9 million to expand its operations on the island. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment ...


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Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging

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Headwall has announced a new hyperspectral imager targeting high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges which yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to ...


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NEWS

Shipwrecked Concordia Makes Final Voyage

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The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people. Boat sirens wailed and bells tolled on the island just ...


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Ford Names VP of Engineering as Lincoln's New President

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Ford's luxury Lincoln division is getting a new president. Kumar Galhotra, Ford's vice president of engineering, will become president of Lincoln on Sept. 1. Ford's global marketing chief, Jim Farley, led Lincoln for the last 18 months ...


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Michigan Approves 9 Projects to Add 3,900 Jobs

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Michigan's economic development arm has approved nine projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs to the state. General Motors plans to create 1,750 jobs in Michigan by consolidating engineering jobs from elsewhere ...     


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NASA’s Flying Saucer

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The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...


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NEWS

Gun Law Forces Beretta Out of Maryland

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Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will ... 


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Photos of the Day: Testing NASA’s Supersonic Decelerators

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The two main technologies being developed as part of NASA'S Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Project are supersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerators, and a new supersonic ring sail parachute. In order to gain confidence that the ...


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