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September 2009
APPLIANCE Engineer - Manufacturing Technology - Flexible Assembly

A patented connection system allows a single assembly machine to perform almost unlimited processes.

September 2009
APPLIANCE Engineer - Ignition Systems - ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS: Alternative To High–Power Thick Film Resistive Technology

September 2009
APPLIANCE Engineer - Ignition Systems - ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS: Simplifying Complex Connections

June 2009
Appliance Engineer - Manufacturing - Examining Production Line Efficiency

This article examines which strategies are effective in optimizing production line efficiency.

June 2009
Appliance Engineer - Electronics Report - Minimized Drift

New op amps are the first with an on-chip, one-shot calibration circuit to calibrate offset voltage at power-up or based on the state of an external pin.


June 2009
Appliance Engineer - Technology Report - Stealthy Pump

 A centrifugal pool and spa pump eliminates diffusers to reduce noise.

June 2009
Appliance Engineer - Manufacturing Technology - Marking on the Fly

Coders can perform direct parts marking on moving or static products with more accuracy, faster speed, and little need for maintenance.

June 2009
Appliance Engineer - Materials Technology - Nanoporous Insulation

Thanks to its composition, an eco-friendly nanoporous material is able to achieve an ultrathin profile while offering hydrophobicity and resistance to flame spread and smoke emission.


May 2009
Manufacturing Technology - Expanded Online: A Quick Look
Video imaging puts high-speed production line/automation faultfinding into tiny camera heads.

February 2009
Appliance Engineer - The Reality of Crimp Force Monitoring

Understanding how to use crimp force monitors (CFMs) for crimp quality verification can save OEMs considerable amounts of time and money.

January 2009
Appliance Engineer - Investigation of Low GWP Blowing Agents

One company tests potential replacements for both gaseous and liquid hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blowing agents used for rigid polyurethane foam insulation.

November 2008
Engineering: Interior Permanent Magnet Motors - IPM Motors: A New Solution for High-Performance Appliances
Brushless (BL) permanent magnet (PM) motors have emerged in recent years as a very strong contender to replace induction motors used in electronically controlled variable-speed applications.

November 2008
Appliance Engineer-Motor Technology - Control in a Kit

Motor control kits with DSP source code and MATLAB libraries save appliance engineers crucial development time.

October 2008
The Open Door - The Human Side of Six Sigma

October 2008
Touch Controls - Improving Usability of No- and Low-Travel Touch Controls
Tactile feedback systems improve the usability of no- and low-travel touch controls by providing confirmation in response to user interactions.

October 2008
Electronics Report - Displays Made Easy
LCD modules with touch screens allow engineers to quickly integrate displays into appliance designs.

October 2008
Technology Report - Portable Processing Power
High-performance processors and patented battery technology let device designers achieve functionality, low power, and efficiency in a single-board solution.

October 2008
Manufacturing Technology - The Rise of Rapid Manufacturing
Direct digital manufacturing (DDM) is making strides in repeatability and accuracy, while eliminating tooling and machining costs.

September 2008
The Open Door - U.S. Must Prepare for Day of Reckoning
Are predatory trade policies putting American manufacturing at risk? One executive thinks so.

September 2008
Light Guide Technology - Using Light to Enhance Appliance Safety
Three patents provide appliance manufacturers with a new level of safety by using light to indicate excessive temperatures.

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