The Open Door - Engineering
The Next Level of Lean
by Art Smalley, president, Art of Lean, Inc.
Not too many years ago lean manufacturing was considered something only suitable for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.
An Overview of a New Ultra High Temperature Plastic (UHT)
by David Ward, Ph.D., new product development director, Fulgor Appliances and Ing. Enzo De Candido, independent plastics consultant
A new silicone compound plastic is able to resist extreme thermal conditions greater than 900 degrees fahrenheit (482 degrees celcius), while maintaining the typical properties of plastics, such as formability, low density, a high degree of electrical insulation, and low thermal expansion.
Self-Organizing Embedded Network Chip
Echelon, a technology supplier for the Lonwork® control networking standard, launched the Pyxos FT chip, the first implementation of its new Pyxos embedded control networking platform.
Vibration and Noise Analysis Tools
New tools for panel contribution and vibration mode analysis technology are designed to provide insight into sound radiation and transmission paths.
Full-Bridge Motor Driver
A new full-bridge motor driver is designed to drive single-phase, low-voltage, bipolar brushless DC (BLDC) motors.
A Display of Fitness
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
One way Life Fitness achieved a leading role in the residential and health club exercise equipment area was by listening to dealers and end-use customers regarding product development.