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  • Image (640x480) Gizmotech24.09.2011 17:20
    Lys, Thanks for the note of congratulations. I must say that I really enjoyed our frank and open discussions. It is always good to have someone that is willing to challenge both my ideas and my style of written interactions. Thank you for that. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.
  • Image (1507x1440) Emanuel Maia24.09.2011 12:47
    Lys thanks for the support. and for the compliments on the prize. Be in touch and if you participate in another contest pass by my profile and say hello.
  • Image (180x180) lys24.09.2011 04:12
    Sorry, I don't know where else to put this message to Reifenhauser, lol ... I just wanted to THANK YOU for giving us the opportunity to participate in your contest (it was FUN!!) and also for the generous distribution of the remaining prize awards. It is very much appreciated to have it split amongst the rest of us, very cool, thanks again!! =)
  • Image (180x180) lys07.06.2011 05:13
    @Sergio ... Good thing I so happened to visit here again. I visited your bike submission and WOW, absolutely TERRIFIC!!
  • Image (400x400) Sergio Scotta06.06.2011 12:22
    Thanks for that last comment. I update my bike idea, if you have the time please check it.
  • Image (1507x1440) Emanuel Maia31.05.2011 01:23
    tank you for the support and nice of you to share ideas with all. See you in anorther competition of Hyve Ag innovation communities.
  • Image (180x180) lys30.05.2011 22:08
    @Everyone ... Thank you for your wonderful comments!! I am not on Facebook, so unfortunately cannot connect =(, but I hope to engage with you all again in other competitions! This was so much fun and stimulating to the mind and imagination ; }, I am so glad to have been involved in this competition, especially with so many creative and intelligent people from all over the world!! Much blessings to everyone!!
  • Hiten Chudasama30.05.2011 20:20
    Hi lys, it was great to comment on your ideas and receieve comments from you, It was a great contest, are you on facebook?
  • Image (540x720) Nivedita001130.05.2011 18:19
    hi, incase you are using facebook lets connect -
  • Image (123x160) Jumbo30.05.2011 11:37
    Hi lys, it was a pleasure to meet you here at this contest, thank wou for coments. good luck for you. I would like to meet you again at an other contest. =o) best regards Heike "Jumbo"
  • Image (425x283) Elina Presniakova30.05.2011 05:36
    And thank you for your comments! Nice meeting you lys hope to meet again in the following competitions:).
  • Image (180x180) lys29.05.2011 20:40
    @Everyone ... Thank you so much for all your comments and insights, this competition has been a wonderful experience, as I have learned so much about extrusion, something I knew nothing about before. You all have been a pleasure to engage with! Good luck and much success to all!
  • Image (640x480) Gizmotech29.05.2011 12:13
    lys, it has been a pleasure working with you during this competition. Hopefully, life will treat you well in the future. Best regards, Tom Kruer
  • Image (180x180) lys24.05.2011 03:45
    LOL, well not so much "watch what you suggest," just add something at the end of your comments so that the harsh blow doesn't hurt their feelings so much, maybe? ; } But, you can be brutal with me, I can take it, lol =).
  • Image (640x480) Gizmotech24.05.2011 01:34
    lys, you can be a good, kind lady. You could be a great fine lady... anything that fits. :-) No problem with the inane sense of humor and tough love. I have a very thick skin. Although I have the impression that I have to watch what I suggest to others on this contest.
  • Image (180x180) lys21.05.2011 21:40
    Well I am not a "good sir," but can I still be a "good, kind" lady? ; } lol. Feel free to keep the juices flowing, Gizmotech, and if you ever become a nuisance, we'll surely let you know =P ( but, I doubt you will be, my friend -- although, don't hold me to those words, cuz I haven't encountered your full "trivial/worthless" wrath yet, haha =P. Oh, and just to let you know, I have an inane sense-of-humor at times, so please keep that in mind ; }. I am a very playful member on forums (but I also am known for dishing out tough-love, so when you see me bring out my whipping emote, watch out and head for the hills, lol).
  • Image (640x480) Gizmotech21.05.2011 14:01
    Thank you, my good sir or kind lady. I often joke that my head is filled with a store of "trivial", "worthless" information... until someone asks me a question or for advise.... then I cannot stop the outward flow, much to the consternation of the recipient.
  • Image (180x180) lys19.05.2011 20:50
    @Gizmotech ... Oh my, thank you for the kind words! =). You are a great contributor, and sure seem to know much on this topic of extrusion, not to mention, you have creative "out-of-box" thinking, as well ; }
  • Image (640x480) Gizmotech19.05.2011 12:17
    I am glad to see another contributor here who freely shares ideas and improvements to others.... and does not take offense when ideas and improvements are suggested.
  • Image (180x180) lys17.05.2011 19:47
    @Lisa ... Thank you for the welcome! I am enjoying the competition very much. I am not in the league as most here, but it is fun to think up ideations for extrusion, which I am learning a lot about through having to research the subject. =)
  • Lisa Schmidt16.05.2011 11:56
    Hello lys, welcome to the community! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I am very looking forward to your next submissions. I hope you enjoy the competition! Lisa
  • Image (1507x1440) Emanuel Maia16.05.2011 00:20
    teaser video available of my new idea
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Created: 30.05.2011
Process Description:
This tool will have a head that expands as the profile is being extruded from the die which created a projection, then contracts/withdraws so that the projections are created intermittently. It will probably need to also move horizontally as it is expanding to flow with the profile, then as it is contracting, moves back into original position.

Varying heads can be interchanged for different projection configurations, as well as being set to various intervals for different lengths of projection impressions.

Product Description
Any item that needs projections in the profile.

Machine Description
This is an add-on tool to be used for existing machines. It has a head that expands/contracts to form projections into the profile from the inside.

If it is not being done, it will be a first.

Target Group
1) Extrusion manufacturers for the tool.
2) Anybody needing profiles with projections for their products.

Question to the Community
Is this being done yet?

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Image (180x180) lys 31.05.2011 02:29
I just realized that this submission may be too close to Jumbo's idea of "Forming Anchors," so this can be disqualified if it seems too close to hers.
Hiten Chudasama 31.05.2011 05:32
I don't think this is being done yet in such a horizontal configuration, in vertical configuration it is being done and the process known as Blow molding.
Hiten Chudasama 31.05.2011 05:34
Extrusion blow molding, the difference is that there are molds to give shape and air is blown in it the product cannot be as long as yours,
so your product is of a new type
Image (180x180) lys 31.05.2011 06:14
That is wonderful to hear, thank you, Hiten! I will Google and try to learn more about blow molding, now =). You have been very helpful! *hugs*
Image (413x413) niranth24 10.06.2011 22:10
good one
Image (180x180) gecise 06.11.2013 02:52
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The scrum-half's reaction to being omitted by the Lions, not the only player to lose out <b>to</b> a bigger and more physical rival, was not to mope but to make a compelling case for being on the <b>standby</b> list.He set up the first try for Tom Williams with a clever chip that saw the covering Ben Foden beaten by <b>a</b> low bounce and created the third by <b>taking</b> a penalty quickly on the Northampton 22 and almost getting to the line. When Quins moved the ball right, an unmarked Tom Casson took the scoring pass that Williams had expected."I was disappointed when the Lions' squad was announced, but that is sport and you have to move on quickly," Care said. <b>"You</b> need to get your head<br><img src=""><br> ; back on and Saturday was all about helping Harlequins <b>win</b> to set ourselves up for the following weekend."Leicester<br> may have struggled in play-off finals in recent years but they have yet <b>to</b> be beaten in a semi-final. Quins have a better&nbsp;recent record against them than most: a league double this season followed <b>last</b> May's victory over the Premiership final at Twickenham <b>and</b> they <b>have</b> won three of their past four matches at Welford&nbsp;Road in all competitions.Care will be head-to-head <b>with</b> one of the players who was selected in his place by the Lions, his England colleague Ben Young. "He is quality and we get on really well: I am <b>sure</b> there will be a bit of banter and as a team we are really looking forward to going <b>there,"</b> Care said.<br> "We have had some <b>really</b> good games there recently and we back ourselves against anyone on our day."Quins finished the regular season strongly, three successive victories following a run of three straight defeats. "We are excited by the challenge of Welford Road," said their director of rugby, Conor <b>O'Shea,</b> who will <b>give</b> Robshaw a fitness test this week with the <b>England</b> captain recovering <b>from</b> an ankle injury."We<br> played well against Northampton apart <b>from</b> a 10-minute period in which we switched off, but we will need to be more accurate and ruthless against Leicester. Chris is hopeful of playing and <b>when</b> he starts pounding on his ankle we will know <b>for</b> sure.<br> He is desperate <a href = "">Pregn ancy Miracle download </a> out and play again and, like Danny, will not sulk because of missing out on the Lions. Other players will be getting on the plane for Australia who have not done as much as him."Northampton travel <b>to</b> Saracens on Sunday with a visiting team that are yet to win at Allianz Park.<br> They <b>finished</b> the<br><img src=" AAADk/kB15x9_o0g8/s1600/love-inspirational-daily.jpg&quo t;><br> ; regular <b>season</b> having <b>lost</b> all six <b>matches</b> against the three teams above them, but they were within a try of winning all three games away, a combined deficit of eight points comparing to one of 47 at Franklin's&nbsp;Gardens.They<br> opened out in the west London sunshine and <b>their</b> third try, scored by the second row Christian Day, was one of the <b>best</b> of the season, forwards and backs combining in an orgy of off-loading and slick handling that shattered the image of the<br><img src=" ng_jt_121006_wg.jpg"><br> ; Saints as a functional side that eschewed risk.It will be their fourth successive semi-final, but they have yet to make it to&nbsp;Twickenham."If<br> we had beaten Harlequins, and it was a match that could have gone either way, there would have been a bit of hype around us<br><img src=" wp-content/uploads/HLIC/ misc/lovely_hearts_07.jpg"><br> ; but now it will be the normal 'the Saints can't do it, can't beat a top four side'," said the <b>Northampton</b> director of rugby, Jim Mallinder.<br><br><img src=" 5.jpg"><br> ; "We are not going&nbsp;there worried about Saracens: they are difficult to beat, but on our day we are a really good <b>team</b> and I fancy us to score&nbsp;tries."Harlequins<br> Brown; Williams (Chisholm, 65), Lowe, Casson, Monye; Evans (Botica, 62), Care (Dickson, 62); Marler (Lambert, 56), Buchanan <b>(Gray,</b> 51), Johnston (Collier, 68), Kohn (Matthews, 63), Robson, Guest (Fa'asavalu, 51), Wallace, Easter (capt).Tries <b>Williams,</b> Buchanan, Casson Cons Evans 2 Pen Evans.Northampton<br> Foden; K Pisi, G Pisi (Wilson, 29), Burrell, Elliott (Lamb, 72); Myler, Dickson (Roberts, 65); Tonga'uiha (A Waller, 62), Hartley (capt; Haywood, 72), Mujati (Mercey, <b>62),</b> Lawes, Day, Clark (Dowson, 62),Wood, Manoa (Van Velze, 62).Tries<br> <b>Elliott,</b> Hartley, Day Cons Myler 2.Referee T Wigglesworth (Yorkshire).<br> Att 14,800.Premiership<br> 2012-13HarlequinsNorthamptonPremiershipRugby unionPaul <b></b> &copy; 2013 Guardian <b>News</b> and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is <b>subject</b> to our Terms <b>&</b> Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Kevin Anderson scored 21 points and third-seeded Richmond won a defensive battle with Rhode Island, posting a 55-45 victory <b>in</b> the quarterfinals of the Atlantic<br><img src=" /2700,1282563478,27/stock-photo-portrait-of-pretty-young -female-in-sportswear-and-smiling-59839249.jpg"> <br> ; 10 Conference tournament on Friday night. Martin Schmidt, an MIT professor <b>of</b> electrical engineering and associate provost, will lead <a href = "">tinnitu s miracle </a> that serve as important connections between industry <b>and</b> the faculty and <b>staff</b> at MIT who conduct<br><img src=" Keri-Hilson-Pretty-Girls-Rock.jpg"><br> ; industry-sponsored research: the Technology Licensing Office (TLO) and the Office of Corporate Relations (OCR), which includes the Industrial Liaison Program. The change was announced to the MIT community <b>today</b> in an email from President L. Rafael Reif outlining this and other administrative changes.As associate provost, <b>Schmidt</b> manages the Institute’s space and its budgets for capital projects. He will maintain that responsibility as he takes on his new duties.The<br> TLO, which manages the patenting, licensing, trademarking and copyrighting of intellectual property developed at MIT, currently reports to the vice president for research. The OCR, which currently reports <b>to</b> MIT’s Office of Resource Development, works to<br><img src=" transportation-001/amazing-transportation-0013.jpg" ><br> ; foster relationships between companies and MIT.<br> In his email to the <b>community,</b> Reif cited Schmidt’s experience as “a manufacturing entrepreneur in his own right.” Schmidt consults with industry in the commercialization of technology and is a co-founder of a number of companies that <b>are</b> commercializing products enabled by microelectromechanical systems. Schmidt also recently<br><img src="" ><br> ; served as the faculty lead in the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a White House–led task force of government, industry and academic leaders charged with <b>charting</b> a path toward a renaissance in American manufacturing. “Professor Schmidt already serves as a point person for many MIT faculty who either conduct or are interested in conducting industry-sponsored research,” Provost Chris Kaiser said. “By making this change, we can give a <b>wider</b> part of MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem the benefit of Professor Schmidt’s talent for establishing relationships that move MIT-born innovation into the marketplace. <b>I</b> am thrilled that he<br><img src=" t;><br> ; has accepted this responsibility.”Schmidt<br> received his <b>BS</b> degree from the <b>Rensselaer</b> Polytechnic Institute and his <b>SM</b><br><img src=" e/25best-culture/25best-culture-tmagArticle.jpg"> ;<br> ; and PhD degrees from MIT. Since 1988 he has been a faculty member in MIT’s<br><img src=" e/01best-food/01best-food-tmagArticle.jpg"><b r> ; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. From 1999 to 2006 he served as the director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories. 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See what kitchen and bath products captured designers’ attention this past week on our site.<br> Our daily routines can become so ingrained that we perform them automatically, such as taking the same route to work every day. <b>Some</b> behaviors, such as smoking or biting your fingernails, become<br><img src="" ><br> ; so habitual that we can’t stop even if we <b>want</b> to.<br> Although breaking habits can be hard, MIT neuroscientists have now shown that they can prevent them from taking root in the first place, in rats learning to run a maze to earn a reward.<br><img src=" "><br> ; The researchers first demonstrated that activity in two distinct brain regions is necessary<br><img src="" ><br> ; in order for habits to <b>crystallize.<br></b> Then, they were able to block habits from forming <b>by</b> interfering with activity in one of the brain regions — the infralimbic (IL) cortex, which is located in the prefrontal cortex. The MIT researchers, led by<br><img src=" 1667986a.jpg"><br> ; Institute Professor Ann Graybiel, used a technique called optogenetics to block activity in the IL cortex.<br> This<br><img src=" e/25best-culture/25best-culture-tmagArticle.jpg"> ;<br> ; allowed them to control cells of the IL cortex using light. When the <b>cells</b> were turned off during <b>every</b> maze training run, the rats still learned to run the maze correctly, but when the reward was made to taste bad, they stopped, showing that a habit had not formed. If it had, they would keep going back by habit. “It’s usually so difficult to break a habit,” Graybiel says.<br> “It’s also difficult to <b>have</b><br><img src=" am-Shaped-1-Gallay.jpg"><br> ; a habit not form when you get a reward for what you’re doing.<br> But with this manipulation, it’s absolutely easy.<br> You just turn the light on, and bingo.”<br> Graybiel, a member of MIT’s McGovern <b>Institute</b> for Brain <a href = "">trade miner pdf </a> <b>the</b> senior author of a paper describing the findings in the June 27 issue of the journal Neuron. Kyle Smith, a former MIT postdoc who is now an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, <b>is</b> the paper’s lead author.<br> Patterns of <b>habitual</b> behavior Previous studies of how habits are formed <b>and</b> controlled have implicated <b>the</b> IL cortex as well as the striatum, a part of the brain related to <b>addiction</b> and repetitive behavioral problems, as well as normal functions such as decision-making, planning and response to reward. It is believed that the motor patterns needed <b>to</b> execute a habitual behavior are stored in the striatum and its circuits. Recent studies from Graybiel’s lab have shown that disrupting activity in the IL cortex can block the expression of habits that have already been learned and stored in the striatum. Last year, Smith and Graybiel found that the IL cortex<br><img src=" AAFF0/9tjAj__p7fs/s1600/learning%2Bto%2Bfart.jpg"&g t;<br> ; appears to decide which of two previously learned habits will be <b>expressed.<br></b> “We have evidence that these two areas are important for habits, but they’re not connected at all, and no one has much of an idea of what <b>the</b> cells are doing as a habit is formed, as the habit is lost, and as a new habit takes over,” Smith says.<br> To investigate that, Smith recorded activity in cells of the IL cortex as rats learned to run a maze. He found activity patterns very similar to those that appear in the striatum during habit formation.<br> Several years ago, Graybiel found <b>that</b> a distinctive “task-bracketing” pattern develops when habits are formed.<br> This means that the cells are very active when the animal begins its <b>run</b><br><img src=" ly-package-dashwood-cards3.jpg"><br> ; through the maze,<br><img src=" 6"><br> ; are quiet during the run, and then fire up again when the task is <b>finished.<br></b> This kind of pattern “chunks” <b>habits</b> into a large unit that the brain can simply turn on when the habitual behavior is triggered, without having to think about each individual action<br><img src=" me.jpg"><br> ; that goes into the habitual behavior. The researchers found that this <b>pattern</b> took longer to appear <b>in</b> the IL cortex than in the striatum, and it was also less permanent.<br> Unlike the pattern in the striatum, which remains stored even when a habit is broken, the IL cortex pattern appears and disappears as habits are formed and broken.<br> This was the clue that the IL cortex, not the striatum, was tracking the <b>development</b> of the habit.<br> Multiple layers of control The researchers' <a href = "" >natural vitiligo treatment </a> optogenetically <b>block</b> the formation of new habits suggests that the IL cortex not only exerts real-time control over habits and compulsions, but is also needed for habits to form in the first place.<br> “The previous idea was that the habits were stored in the sensorimotor system and this cortical area was just selecting the habit to be expressed. Now we think it’s <b>a</b> more fundamental contribution to habits, <b>that</b> the IL cortex is more actively making this happen,” Smith says. This <b>arrangement</b> offers <b>multiple</b> layers of control over habitual behavior, which could be advantageous in reining <b>in</b> automatic behavior, Graybiel says. It is also possible that the IL cortex is contributing specific pieces of the habitual behavior, in addition to exerting control over whether it occurs, according to the researchers. They are now trying to determine whether the IL <b>cortex</b> and the striatum are communicating with and influencing each other, or simply acting in <b>parallel.<br></b> “A role for the IL cortex in the regulation of habit is not a new idea, <b>but</b> <b>the</b> details of the interaction between it and the striatum that emerge from this analysis <b>are</b> novel and interesting,” says Christopher Pittenger, an assistant professor of <b>psychiatry</b> and <b>psychology</b> at Yale University School of Medicine, who was not part of the research team.<br> <b>“Thinking</b> in the long term, it raises<br><img src=" er_Ride.jpg"><br> ; the question of whether targeted manipulations of the IL cortex<br><img src=" AAAEg/bRzr6-_VTgo/s1600/ g"><br> ; might be useful for the breaking habits — and exciting possibility with potential clinical ramifications.”The study suggests a new way to look for <b>abnormal</b> activity that might cause disorders of repetitive behavior, Smith says. Now that the researchers have identified the neural signature of a normal habit, they can look for signs of habitual behavior that <b>is</b> learned too quickly or becomes too rigid.<br> Finding such a signature could allow scientists to develop new ways to treat disorders of repetitive behavior by using deep brain stimulation, which uses electronic impulses delivered by a pacemaker to suppress abnormal brain activity. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research, <b>the</b> Stanley H. and Sheila G.<br> Sydney Fund and funding from R.<br> Pourian and Julia Madadi. Patients see overweight doctors as less credible than “normal weight” <b>doctors,</b> a new study by Yale University researchers <b>found.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;& lt;/b> Transferring loan balances to a zero percent interest credit card may seem to be a good idea, but it may come<br><img src=" ng_jt_121006_wg.jpg"><br> ; at a
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