COMMERCIAL products, RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, PRODUCT management, INDUSTRIAL research, and RETAIL stores
The article reports that each month, The Natural Foods Merchandiser polls retailers throughout the United States to determine what products are selling in various regions. To participate the readers are required to contact email@example.com. The table in the article depicts the categories covered which are grocery, supplements, and HABA. The names of the company serving the above categories along-with the name of the owner with specific product under each category served by the company are given.
Reports developments in the restaurant industry in the U.S. as of May 2002. Systemwide sales of the Outback Steakhouse Inc.; Marketing strategies of O'Charley's Inc.; Improvement on the brand prototyping of Damon's Restaurants Inc.
Sandler, Steven M., Hymowitz, Charles, and Eicher, Harold
Power Electronics Technology. Mar2006, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p14-22. 7p.
ELECTRIC power factor, ELECTRIC current converters, POWER electronics, and ELECTRONICS
The article compares several traditional power factor corrected designs in the U.S. that utilize a boost topology to accomplish their input power factor correction functions. Key issues discussed include an assessment of the relative cost, output capacitor stress, overall operating efficiency, reliability and fundamental input conducted emissions of the converter topologies, as well as the simulation and prototyping of a two-phase voltage-mode flyback converter using EMA Design Automation's PSPICE software.
Power Electronics Technology. Jul2005, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p10-12. 3p.
BUSINESS forecasting, DEMAND (Economic theory), FUEL cell industry, MARKET potential, BUSINESS cycles, FUEL cells, and ELECTRIC batteries
Provides an outlook in the global commercial demand for fuel cell products and services in the U.S. Basis behind expectations for growth in fuel cell revenues including prototyping and test-marketing activities; Indications showing the development of several viable markets for fuel cells by 2014; Emergence of electric power generation as the first large-scale commercial application for fuel cells.
RESEARCH & development, AEROSPACE industries, THREE-dimensional printing, and PRECISION casting
The article discusses the U.S. additive manufacturing company Morris Technologies Inc. (MTI), focusing on its EOS M-250 extended direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) machine and the investment casting of materials like cobalt chromium for the aerospace, research prototyping, and medical industries. Topics include three-dimensional modeling software, research and development, and the MTI chief executive officer (CEO) Greg Morris.
Aviation Week & Space Technology. 1/10/2005, Vol. 162 Issue 2, p59-60. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
AIRCRAFT industry, HELICOPTERS, INDUSTRIAL productivity, and UNITED States armed forces
The article focuses on the company Sikorsky which is revamping its helicopter-production facility, with the goal of consolidating work and slashing flow time in preparation for increased volume in coming years. At the same time, the company wants to leverage recently acquired Schweizer as a rapid prototyping facility, look for other acquisitions, launch the CH-53X development and, most prominently, win the VXX presidential helicopter program and the quickly-to-follow U.S. Air Force Personnel Recovery Vehicle. Sikorsky hopes to have the first phase of its production line overhauled by mid-2006.
AIRWORTHINESS of airplanes, AVIATION policy, and MCDONNELL Douglas aircraft
Focuses on the United States Federal Aviation Administration's airworthiness directives requiring the replacement of the insulation on certain McDonnell Douglas aircraft. Arguments of opponents on the problems which may arise from the removal of the material; Prototyping scheme proposed to replace suspect thermal/acoustic insulation; Potential effects of the rules on carrier operations.
PROTOTYPES, FLYING automobiles, and MILITARY vehicles
The article discusses the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Transformer (TX) program for the development of a tactical vehicle that can both drive and fly. Topics include an overview of several roadable aircraft prototypes including one by U.S. start-up AVX Aircraft and one by U.S. prototyping shop Logi AeroSpace.
MILITARY aeronautics -- United States and MILITARY policy
This section offers news briefs related to military aeronautics in the U.S. The U.S. Army will need an extra $13 billion or so a year to replace war-related equipment losses until about three years after the war in Iraq winds down. Acting Pentagon acquisition chief John Young said that he wants more prototyping in Defense Department programs before the services select a winning contractor. Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee want to delay funding for the Homeland Security Department's new National Applications Office (NAO).
Focuses on the need for the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve its aeronautics research performance according to Congress and the Transportation Department. Progress of the incremental prototyping program of the FAA; Importance of expanding the collaboration between the FAA and NASA; Concerns over how the agency is dividing its money for aging aircraft research.