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issue: November 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine European Edition

Cover Story

page 10
Plastics Technology
Forming New Ideas
Appliance makers need new ideas to facilitate product differentiation and cost-reduction, while adhering to a new set of material rules.

Feature Articles

page 1
Guest Editorial
Will the German Appliance Market Flourish in 2007?
by Reinhard Zinkann, co-proprietor of Miele & Cie. KG, and chairman of ZVEI, Large Domestic Electrical Appliances
With about 39 million households and one-fifth of sales volume, Germany represents the largest market for home appliances in Europe. For the past few years, news from the German market has been anything but promising. Economic growth has been well below the European average, unemployment rates have been high and disposable incomes stagnant, with business sluggish. In 2004 and 2005, the market volume fell each year by 1 percent.

page 13
Controls & Sensors
Chipping Away at Diagnostic Complexity
by David Simpson, contributing editor
A line of disposable microchips aims to simplify medical diagnostic testing while cutting costs.

page 15
Controls & Sensors
Hands-Free Differentiation
by David Simpson, contributing editor
Will voice control technology move from the toy industry into everyday appliances?

page 19
Metals
Shifting Choices
by David Simpson, contributing editor
Pricing and industry mergers are changing the landscape of the metals industry and forcing appliance companies to make some critical decisions.

page 22
Convection Ovens
Design Procedure for Air Distribution in Convection Ovens
by Levent Akdag, R&D group leader, Haluk Karatas, product development engineer, and Talip Çaglar, product development engineer, Arçelik AS
This paper summarizes a study for the design of an air distribution system for a forced-air convection oven. Advantages of using advanced design tools in an iterative design process are discussed.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 22
Convection Ovens
Design Procedure for Air Distribution in Convection Ovens
by Levent Akdag, R&D group leader, Haluk Karatas, product development engineer, and Talip Çaglar, product development engineer, Arçelik AS
This paper summarizes a study for the design of an air distribution system for a forced-air convection oven. Advantages of using advanced design tools in an iterative design process are discussed.

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