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Automated 3D Inspection of Connectors

Posted May 13, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The new 3D system combines a machine-vision based, non-contact 3D inspection system, a cleaning station, and electrical test and engraving stations. The system is built on a PXI platform and has the flexibility to inspect a variety of connectors.


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Insight into Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Posted April 02, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) serves as a local link in a utility grid. Each unit has a unique address coupled to a user profile and its consumption curve. The iterative measurements send data to a local contractor who develops a contract with the client specifying purchase and delivery options.


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VW Scandal: When Good Engineers Do the Wrong Thing

Posted March 13, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The Volkswagen emissions scandal highlights a dilemma in the engineering workplace: should an employee follow orders even when the employee knows the order is unethical or even illegal? This question was faced by engineers at Volkswagen when their managers approved a plan to alter how the company’s diesel engines performed during tests to determine emission levels.


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Carbon Capture and Sequestration Face an Uphill Battle

Posted February 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Despite recent progress, large-scale deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has several obstacles to overcome and has not yet made a significant impact on atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Obstacles include economics, storage capacity, and pipeline capacity.


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Liquid Crystal Design for Portable Chemical Sensors

Posted February 06, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Chemical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a framework for optimizing the components of liquid-crystal based, potentially inexpensive, portable sensors to detect everything from explosives to disease markers in a person’s breath.


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