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Friday, January 30, 2009

 

Growing artificial tissue

Taking a giant step in growing artificial tissue, scientists have devised a fully automated process, which could revolutionize the production of the non-natural skin.Making use of such skin produced in the laboratory bioengineers and medical scientists can perform transplants more efficiently and that without taking much time.Alternatively, the tissue can be cryopreserved - that is, deep-frozen and stored for later use.

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Ilog introduces Transportation Analyst 2.0

Ilog has announced the availability of Ilog Transportation Analyst 2.0, a transportation planning application. Transportation Analyst 2.0 enables companies to analyze many different strategies to determine the best way to deliver products and utilize transportation assets.Transportation Analyst 2.0 is tailored for supply chain analysts, consultants and planners in retail, consumer packaged goods, and third-party logistics providers.

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Software for Orthotics Design

CRISPIN has launched a new version of its software for the design and manufacture of orthotic insoles. The most obvious change has been the division of the software into two programs – OrthoModel and OrthoMill for design and manufacture, respectively.The use of computer-based design and manufacturing techniques brings the engineers to manufacture products with accuracy and quality in the orthotics industry.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

 

A Virus That Rebuilds Damaged Nerves

Genetically engineered viruses could form a scaffold for nerve cells.Researchers working on tissue engineering hope to eventually be able to use a patient's own cells to grow replacement tissue for damaged hearts, livers, and nerves.Some biological engineers are using scaffolds made of polymers to try to mimic the supportive matrix of real tissue.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

 

First-Ever Dynamic Thermal Mechanical Fatigue Test

Test Devices Inc. (TDI),has achieved the first-ever thermal mechanical fatigue (TMF) dynamic test, which was conducted on a turbine engine bladed high compressor component. The test is the first of its kind in the industry, and was performed using TDI's exclusive Advanced Spin rotational testing platform.TDI's pioneering Advanced Spin thermal mechanical fatigue testing is able to conduct complex tests that simultaneously measure the combination of thermal and mechanical stresses on a component in a cyclic fashion.

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New Cryogenic Treatment Service for Racing

The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. announces a new cryogenic treatment service that is specially tailored for racing and other high performance enthusiasts.Cryogenic treatment of racing parts benefits the components in several ways. First, residual stresses from part fabrication are removed, greatly reducing distortion, warping and fatigue failures that are caused by crack propagation of stress lines. Second, steel components adopt a uniform grain structure, eliminating imperfections that improve thermal properties such as heat dissipation.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

 

FORAN V60R3.0: New Developments and Improvements

The Spanish company SENER has recently launched the new CAD/CAM marine system FORAN release V60R3.0, with new developments in all disciplines that considerably improve performance during the ship design process.FORAN V60R3.0 has new functionalities regarding the ship structure definition, while the visualisation and performance has been considerably improved.New features for cable routeing in FORAN benefit the ship electrical design.

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Intrinsic safety engineering comes to fieldbus

Intrinsically safe (IS) explosion protection has developed into a mature and widely accepted technology: with fieldbus. Fieldbus systems afford new possibilities in digitalisation, de-centralisation, and product standardisation, and intrinsic safety technology must adapt to these new levels of simplification and cost reduction.They solve the potential equalisation problem with galvanic isolation, that is, they separate the intrinsically safe from non-safe equipment by using relays, transformers, or opto-couplers, which require their own power supply.

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New Technology of 3D Spacer Fabrics

Mayer & Cie has launched Technit D3, a new machine design capable of fine rib knitted fabrics and 3D spacer fabrics for use in the home textile, automotive and medical sectors. The Technit D3 has been designed to knit 3 threads in 3 plies per feeder.The Technit D3 is undoubtedly set to open up new and exciting scope for replacing conventional methods by lower-cost circular knitting technology with all benefits.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

 

Aerospace Composite Manufacturing

LMI Aerospace, Inc. is a leading provider of design engineering services, structural components, assemblies and kits to the aerospace, defense and technology industries. Through its Engineering Services division, operated by its D3 Technologies subsidiary, the company provides a complete range of design, engineering and program management services, supporting aircraft lifecycles from conceptual design, analysis and certification through production support, fleet support and service-life extensions.

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Design of Geogrid-Reinforced Steep Slopes

Strata Systems, Inc. announces an upgrade to its advanced interactive computer software program designed to assist engineers with the design and analysis of geogrid-reinforced steep slopes. Earthen slopes up to 70 degrees from horizontal can be safely designed in accordance with methodologies accepted by the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S.Optimized for the design of reinforced slopes, the software accommodates complex geometries with up to three different soil zones (reinforced, retained and foundation), along with inclined toe and top slopes.

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Microdrainage WinDes-Road and Drainage Design Software

Designed by engineers for engineers, Micro Drainage WinDes uses proven and universally adopted methodologies to design and analyse drainage systems, including a powerful flow simulation module, and a comprehensive costing and quantities package.Drainage designs for storm and foul drainage networks by the Modified Rational Method can be tested under surcharged flood conditions.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

 

Grid Technology Design Nano Chips

Researchers from five universities are designing a new generation of nano-electronic circuits that will power the computers and mobile phones of the future. The circuits may also make possible entirely new forms of electronic device that could benefit a range of sectors, including entertainment, communications and medicine .This new project will allow circuits to be designed and it will use e-Science and Grid technology – which draws on shared data and massive computing power – to bring together computer simulations of transistors that do not yet exist and simulations of circuits that use them.

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Celerity Introduces Next Generation GF100 Series

Celerity, Inc., a technology leader in precision instruments and advanced gas and liquid delivery solutions for the global semiconductor, solar and electronics industries, announced today the introduction of its new GF100 series mass flow controller (MFC) designed to precisely measure, monitor and control ultra high purity process gas chemistry in semiconductor device and solar cell manufacturing processes.GF100 Series MFCs provide seamless RoHS compliant upgrade featuring enhanced quality, reliability and reduced cost of ownership.

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Drafting Services and Solutions

DRAFTING Simplified offers its services in converting drawings in any form to editable CAD files.Drafting Simplified provide CAD drafting services to Architects, Structural Engineers, Surveyors, Designers, Consultants.It also provides mechanical product and machine drawings in different views and perspectives, dimensioning, scaling, material listing, detailing, blow up.

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New Imaging Method for Molecules

The new technique – liquid STEM – uses a micro-fluidic device with electron transparent windows to enable the imaging of cells in liquid. In the PNAS article, the investigators demonstrate imaging of individual molecules in a cell, with significantly improved resolution (the fineness of detail in the image) and speed compared to existing imaging methods.

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Cocoons used to make new biosensors

Bioengineer Fiorenzo Omenetto at Tufts University is using silkworm cocoons to develop new biosensors that can be inserted into patients and used as a tracking device to monitor a person's post-surgical progress or a chronic disease like diabetes.Using the biosensors for cancer, implanting them during tumor surgery enables to detect any later resurgence of the disease.

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Advanced Software Has Designs For Energy

Advanced technology is being deployed in many sectors of the energy business.Abaqus provides solutions for modelling and visualizing a design's behaviour for structural integrity when the structure is subjected to loads and contact. Abaqus is being used to evaluate conceptual designs and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) .Dassault Systèmes software are used in the fusion, oil exploration and wave power industries.
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DesignBase 2.0 Platform for Electrical Power Systems Design

EDSA Micro Corp – a leading provider of software tools for electrical power systems design and management – today unveiled a dramatic new version of its Paladin DesignBase software for the design of complex electrical power systems. New capabilities in the Paladin DesignBase Power Flow and DesignBase Power Systems Optimization (PSO) modules now make it even easier for power systems designers to design systems for maximum energy efficiency.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

 

Low-Carbon Manufacturing Solution

The ultimate aim of the project is to utilize an additive manufacturing approach, specifically Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of metallic components, to ensure the design, manufacture and distribution of fully optimized automotive/aerospace components are more sustainable with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.This is mainly a consequence of conventional processes that restrict our current design, manufacture and supply chains. Manufacturing Engineering will apply state-of-the-art Rapid Manufacturing (RM) techniques.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

 

New Method to Authenticate Photographs

Scientists at the Getty Conservation Institute have developed a new chemical analysis technique that could revolutionize the authentication of historic photographs.Scientists used nondestructive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry analysis to analyze the chemical signatures of numerous historic photographic processes.

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Thermite fuels high-strength nanostructured metal alloy

Structural metals are everywhere and, being a widely used commodity, new developments are often constrained by practical considerations like large-scale production and price. In an age where nanomaterials are turning materials science and engineering upside down, progress in metallurgy is often deliberate and incremental.But innovative work in metallurgy that has the potential to scale to industry and can be applied to multiple alloy systems is a varity indeed.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

 

New AC Parallel Shaft Gear Motor

Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. The new VWDIR20 AC parallel shaft gear motors are designed by engineers for high torque, single phase commercial and industrial applications such as electromechanical pool covers and bleachers, compactors, can crushers, conveyors, commercial garage door operators and a wide variety of poultry and other agricultural equipment.

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Soil, crop and pasture services offered by Fertile Farm

Fertile Farm offers a complete range of farm services to grain growers and rural agribusiness owners with soil fertility control and plant health management needs.The fertilizer programs organized by Fertile Farm help in analyzing the fertility status of farm lands. Through independent testing and chemical and microbiological analysis, Fertile Farm designs complete application plans for the farm lands.


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Friday, January 9, 2009

 

New Inverted Metallurgical Microscope ECLIPSE MA200

Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to introduce the ECLIPSE MA200, a new-type inverted metallurgical microscope for the material science world that enables microstructural observation, and evaluation and analysis of a variety of materials, including metals, ceramics and polymers. The uniquely designed cube-shaped microscope provides solutions for research and development, and for inspection and quality assurance in the automotive and materials-related industries.

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Power Supply Design Software

Power Integrations has released version 7.1 of its power supply design software, adding options for constant-current off-line LED drivers using its LinkSwitch-II and LinkSwitch-CV chip families. PI Expert Suite v7.1 has three components: PI Expert, which takes a designer’s power supply specifications and automatically generates the electrical design, including selecting components.Xls Designer is aimed at advanced users, has a spreadsheet interface, and generates detailed engineering and mechanical designs to assist users in prototyping the transformer.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

 

Full-chip Dynamic Power Integrity Solution

Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power and noise analyses and signoff for chip, package, and system designs, today announced RedHawk-NX, the next generation dynamic power integrity solution re-architected to handle designs.The hierarchical dynamic technology allows designers to adopt a bottom-up analysis methodology with various levels of abstraction.The advanced technologies in RedHawk-NX include the industry’s first hierarchical dynamic power analysis, proprietary mesh pattern recognition and reuse, and multi-core support.

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New Tool Fertilizes Fields And Reduces Runoff Nutrients

A new field tool developed by Agricultural Research Service scientists applies poultry litter to fields in shallow bands, reducing runoff of excess nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen.A new tool developed by ARS agricultural engineers.The tool digs shallow trenches about 2 to 3 inches deep in the soil. It then places the poultry litter in the trenches and covers it with soil.Designed to attach to a tractor, the litter applicator can dig four trenches as it is pulled through the field.

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Tidal power from propeller and wind turbine techonology

A Welsh renewable energy company has teamed up with ship propulsion experts to design a new marine turbine which is far more robust.DeltaStream's propellers work in reverse to a ship's propulsion system – the water turns the blades to generate electricity .The device also has a fail-safe feature when the water currents become too powerful and threaten to destroy the turbines by dragging them across the sea floor – the propellers automatically tilt their orientation to shed the extra energy.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

 

Advanced Biological Waste Treatment

New Earth Solutions has opened its new biological treatment facility at Blaise Farm Quarry in Kent.
It builds and operates specialist waste treatment facilities that are designed to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and has a range of innovative, competitive packages for local authority clients looking for viable solutions in waste treatment and recycling technology.New Earth Solutions technology recovers recycles such as plastics, glass, ferrous, and non-ferrous metal.

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Removal of carbon dioxide from waste gas streams

A carbon dioxide capture initiative funded by both BASF and the US Department of UCLA have demonstrated that they can successfully isolate and capture carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming ,rising sea levels and the increased acidity of oceans. Their findings could lead to power plants efficiently capturing carbon dioxide without using toxic materials.The carbon dioxide is captured using a new class of materials designed.

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Wireless single board computers

Rabbit BL4S100 and BL4S200 single board computers feature either Wi-Fi or ZigBee , a microprocessor, memory and abundant I/O that allow easy deployment of wireless nodes for industrial, commercial and medical applications. This combination of control, I/O and connectivity makes it easy for engineers to add wireless connectivity and control to devices like vision systems, wireless industrial control systems, printing systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

 

Tetronix introduces SDLA software

Tektronix has announced serial data link analysis (SDLA) software for the DSA70000 real-time oscilloscope series to fully test high-speed serial data designs.With SDLA software, engineers can now utilise a real-time oscilloscope to develop compliant high-speed serial designs on systems that operate as high as 8Gb/sec.SDLA software provides FFE and DFE equalisation methods on the receiver side, and the generation and measurement of pre-emphasis and de-emphasis on the transmitter side.

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New Interface Solution for Product Data Management

Zuken has announced that they are working on the development of a new and unified intercommunication bridge between Zuken’s prime PCB design solution CR-5000 and 3rd party PDM systems with a new product called Zuken PDM Adapter. This new solution will provide an optimal interface between CR-5000 and third party enterprise PDM systems, allowing users of CR-5000 to easily handle electrical design and structure data from the enterprise level in their existing PDM system.

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First USB 3.0 Storage Device

Symwave, Inc., a semiconductor supplier of high-performance analog/mixed-signal
connectivity solutions for the PC, consumer and mobile devices, today announced
Symwave`s USB 3.0 storage controller device. Symwave is a global fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high-performance analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits and related system software solutions.The USB 3.0 specification is a rapidly emerging technology that enables high-speed connectivity between consumer devices at up to 10 times faster than current solutions.

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Hielscher introduces Ultrasonic Mixer

The UIP1000-Exd (20kHz, 1000W) is designed for the ultrasonication of flammable liquids, e.g. solvents in hazardous environments (ATEX, FM). It is used for applications, such as emulsifying, dispersing & particle fine milling, or homogenizing.The transducer, and the flow cell are constructed in stainless steel. The sonotrode is made of titanium. Due to its explosion proof construction it can be used for the efficient inline mixing and dispersing of solvents, e.g. in the production of biodiesel or for the dispersing of solvent based paints or inks.

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Ethernet Direct industrial 5-port released

Ethernet Direct releases a series of uniquely designed Industrial Ethernet Switches IRE-321EC and IRE-323EC which comes with extended temperature and optional conformal coating. The flammability protected entry-level industrial hardened Ethernet switch specifically designed in applications where transmission must be protected from electrical exposure, surges, lightning, chemical corrosion and in hazardous locations.The shielded Ethernet port connectors offer a high reliability Ethernet environment for industrial control and automation.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

 

Architecture and Construction Services

BIM 4D Services is a building Information Modeling (BIM) service provider based at in India. BIM 4D Services is a one of the largest CAD solution provider company.They offer global BIM services with high quality. The information modeling services are customized as per client requirements with affordable cost. The other services include architecture, construction and engineering building modeling services.

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Artificial Human Bone Marrow Created

This development could lead to simpler pharmaceutical drug testing, closer study of immune system defects and a continuous supply of blood for transfusions. Cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs can strongly suppress bone marrow function, leaving the body more susceptible to infection. The new artificial marrow could allow researchers to test how a new drug at certain potencies would affect bone marrow function. This could assist in drug development and catch severe side effects before human drug trials.

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Medical Devices Manufacturing Expands

Phase II contracts with companies to produce medical devices . In addition to expert manufacturing, Phase II’s engineering staff can assist with the design of new products or enhancements to existing products. Once a design is finalized, the company engineers the most cost-effective and efficient manufacturing process possible, and also offers pad printing, packaging and shipping services.Phase II offers companies design services, as well as manufacturing.

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Gulfstream New G250 -Super-Midsize Jet

The new G250 wing uses the high-speed, low-drag technology that Gulfstream perfected for the G500 series. The new G250 wing is much larger, longer and has more sweep than the previous wing.The redesign of the aft fuselage that gets the fuel out, and moves the tail up, also creates room for a huge baggage compartment that, like on the big Gulfstreams, can be accessed in flight through a door in the aft bulkhead of the lavatory.The engines reduce noise and emissions dramatically, as well as having an "on condition" life. A full capability autothrottle system will maintain target airspeed in all phases of flight.
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