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Switches and Controls: How to Select the Right One

Make the wrong choice, and the outcomes can range from a small inconvenience to compromising the safety of operators and equipment. 

Choosing the right switch—and the right switch supplier—is essential. Smart design engineers will know the performance requirements and manufacturability constraints of their product, and will reach out early and often to collaborate with their switch supplier. 

But where should a designer begin? 

In this 4-page whitepaper, you will learn the basics of choosing switches: Key constraints design engineers need to consider, including circuit, panel and user performance Design for manufacturability Questions to ask when choosing your switch vendor

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The Next Era of Globalization with 3D Printing

As the world flattens and interconnects more than ever before, the global market becomes a winner-takes-all affair. The global economy rewards manufacturers that quickly adopt best practices and crushes those who linger in the ways of the past. Three key manufacturing trends build upon globalization: infrastructure productivity, responsive supply chains and product life cycle efficiency. Those trends dictate success for manufacturers in the 21st century. Companies that adopt 3D printing in their manufacturing and embrace these trends will have an advantage over the competition. In this white paper you will learn: Why 3D printing will be a critical tool for staving off stagnation in innovation How 3D printing can make you more responsive to your customer's demands. Why 3D printing is the greatest tool for increasing efficiency in your production regime.

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From Startup to Global Enterprise: Unlocking Your Software Company's Full Potential

Software and technology companies operate in one of the most rapidly evolving industries of all, with seismic shifts in development, infrastructure, customer expectations and business models. Companies can go from startup to IPO to global enterprise to acquisition in just a few years. Finding a business system that can keep up with this change presents a tremendous challenge.

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Achieving Optimal Performance During Physical Verification

At the same time, designers are generally faced with less time to get their designs out the door. 

In this white paper, we detail the key steps you can take to help ensure you are achieving the best throughput while optimizing run times. Topics include: benefits of using the latest foundry rule decks; advantages of moving to the most recent Calibre releases; best practices for leveraging multiple compute resources to scale physical verification runtimes. 

In this white paper you will learn:  How to best manage physical verification runtimes. Ways to reduce your computational workload. Methods for data management optimization.

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Color Optimization Considerations in Multi-Patterning

But not all coloring solutions are created equal. In fact, when choosing a coloring solution a number of critical decisions have to be made. 

What type of considerations have to be accounted for? Here are just a few: 

The effects of density variation in color assignments on process robustness, the benefits of keeping color regularity within design circuits with repetitive structures like memories and improvements in hotspot issues by using DFM-aware coloring. 

Before you undertake a change in your multi-pattern coloring solution, read this white paper, in which you will learn:  The importance of color density balancing. Why color regularity is important. The significance of DFM-Aware coloring and how it can improve your designs performance.

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service Deep Dive

Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to deploy, secure, operate, and scale Elasticsearch for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. In this webinar, we provide an in-depth overview of Amazon Elasticsearch Service and how to get started with it. Learning Objectives: 
• Learn how to configure a secure, petabyte-scale Amazon ES cluster and ingest data into it
• Learn how to build Kibana dashboards to analyze and visualize your data in Amazon ES
• Take away best practices to make your cluster reliable, take backups, and debug slow-running queries and indexing operations Suited For: Developers, Data Engineers, Technical Decision Makers Speaker(s): Jon Handler, Principal Solution Architect, AWS

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See Your Designs 3D Printed in High-Strength Carbon Fiber

Simply import an STL file to start controlling the fiber configuration for carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar® on individual layers of parts to provide additional strength or stiffness to match your requirements.

In minutes, with no printer required, you can: Choose a fiber filament and configure the infill Control how and where internal fiber-reinforcement is laid Estimate part costs, part weight and print times By leveraging continuous fiber-reinforcement 3D printing technology, parts directly off Markforged printers are up to 23x stronger than ABS printed parts and are as strong as aluminum, yet dramatically lighter.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Photo Chemical Machining

Precision. Economical value. Flexibility. Rapid results. These are just a few of the benefits that photo chemical machining can provide for your precision components. In comparison to other traditional fabrication processes such as laser cutting, stamping, and punching, the photo chemical method can produce highly intricate, complex parts that are unaffected by mechanical stress quickly with low-cost tooling. This white paper offers a comprehensive guide that outlines everything you need to know about photo chemical machining. From basic fundamentals to a cost analysis to a detailed comparison with other fabrication techniques to useful engineering and design tips. Download now, and discover if photo chemical machining is the right process for your application.

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Lawn and Garden Solutions Guide

TE Connectivity’s (TE) broad range of connectivity and sensor products provide the essential solutions you need for power tools, lawn and garden equipment, pumps and motors, and more. TE is the ideal partner to help you bring your products to market fast—and take the work out of yard work.   This resource discusses: Power tools Lawn and garden equipment Pumps and motors

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18th Century Technology for Modern Medical IoT

He called this phenomenon “animal electricity.” This concept was soon refined over time to become the voltaic cell, the foundational concept of the potato clock, fondly known by all engineers. 

Who knew that this cell would be leveraged to create an ingestible IoT edge device used to monitor health and potentially diagnose disease today? Read this white paper to discover the journey of this fascinating technology. 

In this white paper, you will learn how to:  An enthralling history of engineering ingenuity How batteries work How lessons of the past can inform even the most modern technologies, including IoT

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Proof of Concept: The Day After

It is time to make your idea real and start developing a system prototype. 

While the proof-of-concept activity answers the question “is it possible?”, the prototype answers the question “can the system be built to specification?”. This whitepaper covers developing the system prototype of an IoT edge device that contains a sensor, supporting electronics, and software running on an embedded processor. 

In this white paper, you will learn how to:  Reduce non-recurring expenses from idea to production. Begin preparing for your IoT edge project. Start development of a system prototype.

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Disruption in High Tech is Here: Are you Ready?

While smart connected capabilities are a delight to us as consumers, they are a significant challenge for engineers and product designers. With hundreds of sensors, microprocessors and wireless communication components crammed into small product envelopes, these products present an immense challenge as engineers strive to ensure reliability and performance. In the complex web of electronic circuitry, there is always something, somewhere, that if left unaddressed could lead to failure.

Simulation software from ANSYS is a time­tested tool for addressing these challenges and accelerating the pace of disruptive innovation. By leveraging the power of simulation to design and verify their smart connected products, high­tech product engineers around the world are able to combine advanced functionality, reliability, safety and innovation with attractive profit margins and speed to market.

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New specialty lubricants for open drives and gears keep mineral processing plants up and running

The tough operating conditions in mining and mineral processing pose special challenges to lubricants used in gearboxes, open drives, bearings, chains and other components. Selecting the right type of lubricant plays a vital role in maximizing operational reliability and uptime. This white paper presents factors that will help you identify the most efficient and cost-effective lubricant for a particular friction point by covering: Advantages of transparent adhesive lubricant formulations over conventional black adhesive formulations—such as handling a wide range of speeds and temperatures, optimally separating friction surfaces and reducing maintenance. How synthetic oils increase the performance of closed gears—such as polyglycol oils, which can extend oil change intervals as much as 500% and increase closed-gears efficiency up to 10% Improvements in plant operating conditions through expert tribological support See the white paper for full details.

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7 Not So Common Features in PLM Software

Today, 70 percent of new products are comprised of procured-in content, and that number will only increase. Thus, manufacturing has become more complex than ever before. 

Unfortunately, management software isn't keeping pace with this this change and traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are struggling. Simple tasks like creating work flows, updating a bill of materials, or marking up a 3D CAD file remain difficult for users. In this whitepaper, we will look at seven new approaches that Upchain customers have used to enable innovation, speed, and simplicity. 

In this white paper you will learn:  What Upchain is. Seven real world workflow enhancements that Upchain can bring to your product development process. What a modern PLM system should provide your management and engineering teams.

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Connecting the Value Chain to Accelerate New Product Introduction

This network faces a number of challenges. Chiefly, the amount of procured-in content means the procurement department is heavily involved in the design process, and that can lead to confusion when it comes to communicating with design engineers. 

So, how does a firm solve this problem? 

One solution is to implement a product lifecycle management (PLM) system. But with so many PLM systems on the market, how does a firm choose the product that is right for their use? 

In this eBook, a PLM solution called Upchain is reviewed. 

In this eBook you will learn:  What Upchain is. How Upchain can make product development easier. How Upchain can make it easier to reference and communicate design data.

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Now You Can Program Robots in Virtual Reality

But until recently, there haven’t been options for VR integration for robot programming. 

VR technology has come a long way in the past couple of years, and 3D modeling software has become incredibly realistic. With surges in these two technologies well underway, ABB Robotics has introduced RobotStudio, which provides new and interesting ways to utilize these recent advancements and make engineers’ jobs easier. 

In this white paper you will learn about:  Why VR-integrated robotic training can improve robotic performance and engineering safety. How ABB’s RobotStudio makes it easier to program robots via VR. What the future of VR-integrated robotic programming will look like.

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The Additive Advantage: Metal 3D Printing and Light-Weighting

Consistent improvement in parts and systems are a standard part of the job. Driving up fuel efficiency, while cutting operating costs and emissions in aviation, aerospace, automotive or motorsports—it’s the same challenge. And the answer is: lighter parts. 

But swapping heavy for light is just the first step in the marathon, to put real distance between you and the competition, you need innovation. A tried and tested, non-standard tool can give you the edge. Metal 3D printing, also known as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), is that tool. 

In this eBook you will learn:  How the DMLS process works. What applications are best suited for DMLS technology. How DMLS technology can help your team innovate faster.

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Stop Fighting the Power--Front Lighting vs. Backlight and OLED

On most devices, the backlight is as powerful as a car headlight, and uses most of that energy fighting light sources it could be using. But there is another, much more efficient display light: front lighting. It does, however, work differently than a typical transmissive backlit display and, in this white paper, you'll learn how this transformative technology works. 

In this white paper you will learn:  Why it was believed that front lighting a display was impossible. How front lighting can preserve precious device battery power. How front-lit displays are different from backlight and OLED displays.

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Unlocking Commercial Knowledge: How System-Level Modeling forms the Basis for High-Performance, Low-Risk Designs

After long iterations and expensive prototypes, it seems you’ve got all the kinks out of your design. Weeks later, your system fails in the field for some unknown reason, despite your existing design tools showing no errors. A costly repair is in order, but the underlying problem hasn’t been addressed. How do you track down exactly what went wrong? Recently, a leading industrial automation company found themselves in this exact situation, searching for a solution that would offer a cost-effective fix and prevent similar issues in the future.

The solution they found helped them see the interactions between every mechanism in their robot, and to accurately predict its behavior in the field. While their previous tools modeled the static loading of the robots, the complex motion of the robot arm was giving rise to brief moments of damaging torque for the motors - something their old tools couldn’t model. What was originally a daunting repair program essentially became a software update to tweak the motion of the robot, eliminating the moments where the motors experienced the highest torque. The solution here was made possible by modern tools and an innovative design approach called system-level modeling.

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Model-Based Thermal Design for Smaller, Efficient Electronic Devices

With higher performance demands than ever, various electronic devices, such as mobile phones, cameras, and ECUs mounted on automobiles, are becoming more integrated with sophisticated electronics. At the same time, electronic devices are required to be further miniaturized and have to be densified, which makes the heat problem in electronic devices more serious.

System-level modeling (or 1D simulation) software such as MapleSim can provide a thermal system with the necessary degree of detail, and is suitable for use at the initial stages of design, where CAD data may be unavailable. This technique is compatible with the Thermal Network Method (TNM), which can be executed after modeling to understand the thermal behavior of an electronic device. This whitepaper outlines the TNM and demonstrates the advantages of using a 1D CAE tool for this method.

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Direct Acting High Speed Servo Valve (DASV)

In pneumatic and hydraulic applications, a high performance servo valve can mean the difference between a smooth precision performance and damaged system prone to internal leakage and delayed response time. A high performance servo valve provides the system with rigorous control over various factors such as force, velocity, and pressure. In this download from Santest, you will read about their Direct Acting High Speed Servo Valve, which are designed for demanding applications that require a high level of precision and low power consumption. 

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