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Coming Soon - Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicles

In Conjunction with SAEMore automation to improve safety and convenience is coming quickly to automobiles. From the early driver assistance systems, such as cruise control to today’s advanced driver assistance systems, the technical building blocks are advancing to reduce the chance for driver error by automating most vehicle control functions.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Automotive

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Coming Soon - Predicting and Eliminating Squeak & Rattle Noise in Vehicle Interiors with PSA Peugeot Citroën

In Conjunction with SAEFor car makers, squeak and rattle phenomena represent a significant problem as many customers will interpret the noise as a general lack of quality in the product. The industry is eager to better understand and predict these phenomena so interior noise can be reduced and ride quality can be improved.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Automotive

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The Crucial Role of Additive Manufacturing at NASA

At NASA, the first steps of the Journey to Mars are well underway with the development of NASA’s next generation launch system and investments in research and technologies that should increase the affordability, capability, and safety of exploration activities.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Securing Medical Devices in a Hostile World: Challenges and Ideas for Manufacturers

Around the world, medical devices are being deployed in increasingly unsecured environments, with hospitals being one of the largest.

Posted in: Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, Medical

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Pedal Position Sensing in Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Pedal position detection is nothing new when it comes to operation of heavy duty equipment. However, the age old system operation of mechanical linkages between the pedal and the engine just might be coming to an end. New sensor technology is now enabling non-contact, drive-by-wire that can reduce total system cost while standing up to the harsh environments of off highway equipment.

Posted in: White Papers, Mechanical Components, Fluid Handling, Motion Control, Data Acquisition, Sensors

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Evaluating the Chemistry of Brake Pads using SEM-EDS

Brake pads are a critical part of a vehicle’s overall braking system. With the broad diversity of available brake pad types, sub-types and unique chemistries there is an open question as to which brake pad provides the best overall performance.

Posted in: White Papers, Automotive, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials

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Machine Positioning Uncertainty with Laser Interferometer Feedback

Laser interferometers are used as a measurement reference for machine correction and accuracy validation in the production of many high precision motion systems. Under controlled environmental conditions, laser interferometer measurement can provide low measurement uncertainty relative to the achievable accuracy of most commonly used motion control devices. As such, when processes require the utmost precision, laser interferometer measurement near the machine’s work point is frequently used as the feedback mechanism for machine control. In these instances, the use of laser interferometry to characterize the machine’s motion is unjustified because the measurement uncertainty of the metrology system is equivalent or higher than the motion error. The accuracy of these machines’ motion must be equated to an uncertainty in the feedback system’s measurement of the defined work point’s motion.

Posted in: White Papers, Mechanical Components, Mechanics

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