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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1994

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  • Three-dimensional rapid prototyping technologies and key development areas

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 200 - 206
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    Since the 1970s, the prototyping of physical models used in the engineering world has passed through three distinct phases. In the third phase, a series of different revolutionary methodologies-collectively called the 3D rapid prototyping methodologies-is capable of producing a physical prototype from the computer model in a very short turnround time and without the fuss required by NC programming... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of a variable-speed inverter/motor drive for refrigeration applications

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 193 - 199
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    Presents the results of an experimental investigation into the application of inverter-based variable-speed drives to positive displacement rotary vane refrigeration compressors. The investigation considers the effects of the inverter on a number of operating parameters such as the harmonic currents and voltages on both the supply side and motor side, power consumption and power factor, starting c... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided maintenance management systems

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 189 - 192
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    Computers have been used in maintenance for over 20 years, and many users claim to be 'world class' or adopting 'best practice'. However, from the analysis of 725 AMIS maintenance management audits, the results would suggest that over 60% of companies are not satisfied with their system and cannot demonstrate clear benefits from operating these systems. In many instances, computer systems have act... View full abstract»

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  • Semi-active suspension improves rail vehicle ride

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 183 - 188
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    Under competition from other forms of transport, railway operators are seeking to offer their passengers ever-increasing speed and comfort. Further improvements are desired, but conventional (passive) suspension technology is now reaching the limit of its optimisation and development. Improvements to speed and comfort could be obtained by further improvements to the quality of the track, but this ... View full abstract»

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  • Goldrush-parallel technology

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 179 - 182
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    In October 1993, ICL announced the Goldrush Megaserver open database server, bringing massively parallel processing technology out of the laboratory and into the commercial arena. This article describes the product's role in information systems for organisations adapting to change and explains how this collaborative application of parallel and relational database technologies fits into the trend t... View full abstract»

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  • Designing products that speak: lessons from talking systems for blind people

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 172 - 176
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    Speech synthesis technology is increasingly being used to enhance domestic products and to make them accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The latter is of some importance, particularly in the USA, where legislation is demanding accessibility to equipment for all people. A wide range of products with speech and sound output have been used by blind people for a number of years, and a we... View full abstract»

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  • Speech technology helps the police with their inquiries

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 165 - 171
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    A demonstration of advanced speech technologies has been developed to help automate police radio inquiries. This article describes the police task and how the demonstration system is designed.<> View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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