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This issue of NOTEBOOK is loaded with informative articles such as, our Tech Brief article which details our new custom enclosure cutout tool. We also have a great Cover Story on the advantages of buying direct. The User Solution shows how the largest indoor model train display stays on track, and our Student Spotlight zooms in on engineering students at Walla Walla University. You’ll also find information on our newest products … and of course, brainteasers are in the Break Room.

– TJ Johns Senior Editor

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In this issue of the Automation Notebook…

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New Product Focus - Issue 36, 2016

AutomationDirect’s enclosure offering now includes rugged INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures. Integra’s superior polycarbonate design provides an enclosure that is
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Product Snapshots - Issue 36, 2016

This issue of Automation Notebook gives you snapshots of some of our latest products. Some of the products you’ll find include helical inline gearboxes and additional magnetic
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Should You Purchase Direct?

Online purchasing has taken over much of the consumer goods sector, and is now a viable option for many industrial automation products. The automation products used by machine builders,
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Keeping the World's Largest Model Train Display On Track

Ahhh… model train displays. There is just something about walking into a showroom with model trains in operation. But what does it take to control the world’s largest indoor train display with over 80?
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Machine Produces Nanofibers for Biomedical Research

If you can’t buy it, you have to build it. This was the situation our group of engineering students encountered when we needed to grow vascular tissue for a bioengineering project at Walla Walla University, and found existing solutions were not acceptable.
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Brainteasers - Issue 36, 2016

Did you know researchers have proven that taking time for things like brain teasers and brain games is really good for you? Those puzzles, riddles, and feats of logic help
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Brainteasers Answers - Issue 36, 2016

Now that you think you’ve solved our brain teasers, it’s time to check your answers. Maybe you got them all correct. Maybe you were stumped on one of them…but surely not all of them.