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MEMS sensor/actuator growth forecast to double

Innovative motion-control user interfaces on consumer electronics and drop detection/protection features in portable systems are helping accelerate the growth of semiconductor devices built with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, according to a new market study from IC Insights Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz. ...

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Bosch Rexroth develops lean podcast series

A new episode, "Applying Lean to the Engineering Process," has been added to Bosch Rexroth's "Lean Manufacturing" podcast series....

Microsoft User Group moves to Automation Federation

The Microsoft Manufacturing User Group (MsMUG), Research Triangle Park, N.C., formerly a part of OMAC, is moving to a working group under the Automation Federation so that the group can better support the needs of the industry...

SEW Eurodrive Receives the Frost & Sullivan 2007 European Electric Drives Product Innovation of the Year Award

The "2007 European Electric Drives Product Innovation of the Year Award," is presented to SEW Eurodrive for its innovative mechatronic drive solution MOVIGEAR®. ...

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Manufacturers' need workers to run the robots

Automation is creating good-paying jobs operating, maintaining machinery Anthony Nix knew what he wanted to learn, so he recently combined an industrial mechanics major with an automated manufacturing minor at Spartanburg Community College. ...

The Mechatronics of MEMS

“If I had to do it over again, I would’ve pursued a physics degree,” says Jonathan Hammond, staff design engineer for MEMS Technology Development at RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) in Greensboro, N.C. ...

Finally . . . a Chair That Falls Down and Picks Itself Up Again

Thanks to machine vision, a sophisticated control algorithm, and 14 high-torque servomotors from MicroMo Electronics Inc., Clearwater, Fla., the wait for a self-collapsing, self-assembling chair is over. ...

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