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Internet Factorynet

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Internet of Things has spawned a lot of hype in the last couple of years.  Lately there have been a number of themes around specific segments and…

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Patents and Patenting

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “The Patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.”  It was the intent of the American Patent system…

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Magnets and Magnequench

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In a recent television broadcast a story is told about the importance of rare earths and magnets.  Molycorp and Magnequench are the lead businesses in the story.  Problem…

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You Can Fix Stupid

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ron White has famously said “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.  And he’s right, of course.  We all do stuff that’s a little crazy and generally, we live long enough…

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HuMan in the Machine

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is it that is so special about the act of creation?  Mankind has the special gift to be able to create tools, and especially in the mechatronics…

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3D Printing

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The press continues to cover, dare I say, saturate the media with stories about the emergence of 3D printing.  While the technology is extremely important, there is also a…

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examples of horsepower

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The goal of all mechatronics, or motion control applications, is to do work.  Sometimes the nature of the work is complex and the mathematical description of it can…

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Tech

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Technology is everywhere.  Better get used to it.  Especially in the presence of high powered processors under $1 and System-on-Chip solutions that can cost as little as $10….

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Edison

Processors Everywhere

Sunday, February 8, 2015

In a world where compute capability continues to increase and costs continue to decrease, it’s hard to predict where the progression takes the industrial controls field.  The latest…

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Motors and Drives – Part 3

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The difference between rating a solid state device and an electric motor can make all the difference in actual practice.  Since we know that solid state electronics can…

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