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Industrial Fan Designer Finds Niche in Energy Efficiency

Publish Date: December 20, 2010
Having introduced high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan technology to the market in the 1990s, MacroAir Technologies continues to focus its product development around delivering high level results in...

New Fastening Process Knocks Out Metal Clamps

Publish Date: December 18, 2010
Metal clamps are eliminated because of a new spin welding process used in the pressure line of the award-winning diesel exhaust fluid system (DEF) in the 2011 Ford Superduty pickup truck. A 50...

Autodesk Gives Parents A 3-D Christmas Boost

Publish Date: December 16, 2010
Is your kid is among the legions waiting with baited breath for Christmas morning to unwrap their presents, hoping for a Harry Potter LEGO® set? You can’t wait to see their face, but at the...

Fieldbus Update: SERCOS III and FDT; EtherCAT Shows Off Size

Publish Date: December 14, 2010
Not long ago there was much discussion about the passing of the fieldbus wars. Since competition is inherent in any free and open commercial field, the question for many was: What new war among...

Airbus Sees Strong Aircraft Demand

Publish Date: December 14, 2010
Demand for new aircraft is growing at a higher rate than previously predicted, Airbus announced as it began work on the first carbon composite barrel for the A350 XWB fuselage in Spain. Almost...

Cervenkas Sell Phillips Plastics to Kohlberg

Publish Date: December 11, 2010
Wisconsin-based molder Phillips Plastics Corp. has been acquired  by Kohlberg & Co., a leading private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, NY.Phillips CEO  Brad Wucherpfenni, will continue to...

Bio Replacement Emerges for Bisphenol A

Publish Date: December 10, 2010
Archer Daniels Midland Co. quietly announced in August the commercialization of a potential bio replacement for bisphenol A (BPA) in polycarbonate called isosorbide. Polycarbonate has been phased...

ABB Invests in Two Renewable Energy Companies

Publish Date: December 10, 2010
Just before the announcement of ABB’s acquisition of Baldor Electric (read more about that acquisition here), ABB released back-to-back announcements related to alternative energy...

Aras Connects Cloud Services to PLM Workflows

Publish Date: December 9, 2010
More news from PLM provider Aras on the cloud front. The company, which In November announced a partnership with Prodeos to deploy the Aras Innovator PLM suite in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud,...

Polymers Could Generate Electricity from Ocean Waves

Publish Date: December 7, 2010
One interesting area of renewable energy receiving little attention is wave energy, even though the first known patent to utilize energy from ocean waves dates to 1799.The first commercial wave...