Amy Higgins

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This General Motors engineer helps run a pilot program to retrain displaced engineers in advanced propulsion.
Keep cool, save money
Hydraulic fan drives cut fuel costs, increase power, and reduce emissions.
Use of ring slides — The solution for rotational and indexing applications
Many conventional rotary and indexing applications are solved with standard ball or roller bearings, especially in the smaller size ranges of up to 200-mm diameter.
No more Fender Benders
Advanced video-imaging sensors and driver-assistance systems may make auto accidents increasingly rare.
HD Systems and Harmonic Drive Technologies, Nabtesco Announce Merger
HD Systems and Harmonic Drive Technologies, Nabtesco are pleased to announce the merger of the two companies. The newly formed company is named Harmonic Drive LLC.
Leadscrews roll
Leadscrews provide finer pitch and faster motion than comparable ball screws.
Metalforming foundation offers $170,000 in grants
The Precision Metalforming Assoc. Educational Foundation (PMAEF), established to support training and education for metalforming skills, announced a $170,000 grant budget for next year.
Vertical integration, not outsourcing
Roland Bent was in the U.S. recently to announce expansion of manufacturing capacity and a new distribution center at the company's Middletown, Pa., facilities.
Mini fuel cells slated to power cell phones
Move over, rechargeable batteries. Researchers at silicon-chip maker STMicroelectronics, Geneva, are developing tiny fuel cells for cell phones that can be refilled with fuel as needed.
Sensors are a tattletale on package tampering
The Sea-Cure monitoring system from Powers International Inc., Belmont, N.C., uses multiple proprietary sensors and RFID to detect, record, and transmit the time and date of an unauthorized breach into a sealed container.
FEA helps oil drillers go deeper
A new oil and gas-well drilling system from Enventure Global Technology LLC, Houston, uses expandable pipe or casing that allows drilling wells deeper than standard equipment.
Period streetlamps: Charm and function 1
Old-world beauty with modern advantages: That's the word on new antique streetlamps from Meese Orbitron Dunne/American Rotational Molding Group, Saddle Brook, N.J.
Dam good, says FEA
Finite-element-analysis software helped Dutch officials prove the concept of an inflatable dam to protect low lands from storm surges.
Spackle for bones
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hope to develop what they call "bone spackle," an engineered tissue that may help bone injuries heal faster and stronger.
Goodbye ball screws, goodbye noise
Replacing noisy ball screws with nonball-screw linear-positioning devices let engineers with PerkinElmer Life Sciences quiet several machines and reduce most of the lubrication requirements.
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