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Cat explores drones inside factories

2016-12-08
Caterpillar has been working with Redbird the past year to provide drone data analytics for customers at construction and excavation sites, and now it's exploring the use of drones inside of its own facilities.
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Bob Lutz: What makes a great engineer?

2016-10-24
The key to engineering greatness is the willingness to take intelligent risks—both reputational and risks with the product, says one of the industry's greatest "product guys."
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Four-channel decoder for automotive around-view systems

2016-12-02
Intersil Corp. offers a four-channel analog video decoder with MIPI-CSI2 output interface that supports the latest generation of system-on-a-chip (SOCs) and application processors used in automotive around-view systems—the industry’s first, claims the company.
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Kubota goes 'big' with first-ever 200-hp diesel engine

2017-06-09
Known for its compact diesel engines below 100 hp (75 kW), Kubota unveils its first diesel engine above that threshold, the 5-L V5009 with an output of 210 hp (157 kW). The new 4-cylinder engine will be Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V ready when mass production begins in 2020.
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Delphi and Tula show NVH benefits from Dynamic Skip Fire

2017-06-16
In a production vehicle that Tula tested, conventional operation yielded what was termed an “objectionable” audible boom at 47 Hz with production calibration. However, under DSF operation all firing patterns resulting in frequencies between 44 Hz and 48 Hz were avoided.
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Interactive 3D PDF technology

2016-10-13
Tech Soft 3D offers enhancements to its Tetra 4D Converter, a powerful solution for converting 3D CAD to 3D PDFs, and Tetra4D Enrich, a new application that enables anyone to create rich, interactive 3D PDF documents quickly and easily directly inside of Adobe Acrobat [Professional].
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PolyJet 3D technology

2017-05-16
Now offered as part of Proto Labs' industrial 3D printing services, PolyJet technology provides product designers and engineers with the ability to manufacture elastomeric and overmolded prototypes without investing in tooling.
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NASA to establish new Space Technology Research Institutes

2017-05-05
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. The new STRIs will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio-manufacturing and space infrastructure.
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Advanced motor control tool

2017-05-10
Microchip Technology Inc.'s advanced motor control software plug-in for MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) features auto tuning and self-commissioning capability.
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Core Ford, New Ford…One Ford?

2017-05-24
Engineers don’t get credit for simply delivering safe, durable and in many ways fun vehicles that delight customers. This is one root of the frustration that’s been growing within Dearborn’s “Core Ford” engineering groups.
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13.6-L engine

2017-05-11
Designed to meet the future needs of global markets, the 13.6-L engine from John Deere Power Systems offers customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package.
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Programming-free LCD user interface

2017-06-14
LCDTERM.com’s new programming-free LCD user interface (UI) allows seamless and code-free integration onto any embedded platform, eliminating the need to write software to control the display.
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