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A Designer Material: Steel

Yes, steel can be considered a designer material. At least the category known as "advanced high strength steel." It is being tailored to meet specific needs.

The Future At Ford?

There are clear changes at Ford. Sure, there are the new Mustang and the direct-injection, turbocharged Ecoboost engines. But something else is going on. And whether you're a competitor or supplier, it may affect you.

From Paper Boxes, A Smaller Z

The trimmer Nissan 370Z coupe downsized in a down sports car market.

The 10 Hottest Designers: Why The Auto Industry Will Come Back Strong

Never underestimate the power of a good design(er) to get them back in the showroom.

What's Blocking The Move From 2D to 3D?

CAD software vendors and pundits have long been predicting 'everyone' will soon be on 3D CAD. Why hasn't that happened?

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On Electronics - March 2009

Hella’s SENT Sensor Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. is unveiling a new line of digital sensors in late 2009 to replace analog versions, The sensors use the Single Edge Nibble Transmission (SENT) protocol: one “nibble” refers to 4 bits of data transmitted per pulse.

Mercedes Enters the Gorden Wagener Design Era

His predecessors-Karl Wilfert, Friedrich Geiger, Bruno Sacco, and Peter Pfeiffer-cast wide shadows, but now is Wagener's time to shine.

Washington's Definition of Cooperation

Be careful what you wish for because reality can bite back.

Objects of Interest

Objects of Interest - March 09

Ultrasonic Sensors Fit into Tight SpacesThe F12 series ultrasonic sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs feature automatic synchronization capability, allowing up to 10 sensors to operate in very close proximity to one another, without any potential for cross-talk.