Special Coverage

Technique Provides Security for Multi-Robot Systems
Bringing New Vision to Laser Material Processing Systems
NASA Tests Lasers’ Ability to Transmit Data from Space
Converting from Hydraulic Cylinders to Electric Actuators
Automating Optimization and Design Tasks Across Disciplines
Vibration Tables Shake Up Aerospace and Car Testing
Supercomputer Cooling System Uses Refrigerant to Replace Water
Computer Chips Calculate and Store in an Integrated Unit
Electron-to-Photon Communication for Quantum Computing

Wearable System Guides Visually Impaired Users

A new wearable system from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will help blind users navigate through indoor environments.

Posted in: MDB, News, News, Imaging, Sensors
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Sound-Off: Will Vehicles Go from Metal to Plastic?

A reader asks: "In the next 5 years, which areas of the vehicle will see a conversion from metal to plastic?" Tech Briefs invites you to share your thoughts and “Sound Off!”

Posted in: News, Automotive
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Tech Briefs Q&A: Bringing Bioprinting to Life

A team from Northwestern University created bioprosthetic ovaries that ultimately led to the restoration of hormone production and fertility in mice.

Posted in: News, News, Implants & Prosthetics
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Coming Soon - Mathematical Modeling of Lithium-Ion Cells Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

In Conjunction with SAE

If you are interested in modeling lithium-ion cells in COMSOL Multiphysics®, then tune into this webinar. In this presentation, you will learn about using COMSOL Multiphysics® to develop a physics-based lithium-ion cell model from guest speaker Dr. Ralph White, professor of chemical engineering and a distinguished scientist at the University of South Carolina.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Electronics
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Coming Soon - Advancing Thermal Management with 3D Printing

Thermal Management is an integral function within many applications and industries including aerospace, automotive, electronic systems, and consumer products. 3D printing enables users to accelerate the development, visualization, testing and production of thermal control systems. Leverage unparalleled design freedom to produce nonlinear, next-generation thermal management components and provide increased performance, reduced size and weight.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Coming Soon - Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Digital Engineering

This Webinar illustrates applications of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) techniques that will be necessary for full implementation of model-based digital engineering. The role of UQ techniques and software, such as SmartUQ, in end-to-end system models, reduced order modeling and probabilistic analysis, the creation of an authoritative digital surrogate “truth source”, and the creation of uncertainty budgets will be discussed.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Software
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Coming Soon - How to Reduce Production Costs with Rapid CNC Machining

Machining remains a valuable manufacturing method for plastic and metal components. Rapid CNC machining looks at manufacturing differently than traditional CNC machining—understanding how to design for rapid CNC machining can accelerate production speed and reduce part costs.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling
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Coming Soon - Thermal Management Solutions for Embedded Computing Systems

Embedded computing systems used in many military and industrial applications are trending toward higher heat fluxes and power requirements. As a result, performance is being hindered by thermal limitations. This is intensified by the enclosed nature of server racks and harsh ambient conditions experienced in many of today’s applications. The thermal path typically involves a heat spreader to get heat from the electronics components to the edge of the board, a retainer clamp/lock to mechanically and thermally couple the board to the chassis and heat spreading or dissipation from the outside of the enclosure.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Electronics & Computers
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Coming Soon - Cost-Effective Additive Manufactured Tooling for Composites

In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn how Dan Campbell and Aurora Flight Science are using additive manufacturing for composite tooling. Dan will also share how an Air Force research laboratory-sponsored program evaluated manufactured tools for the fabrication of carbon fiber composite parts and how the tool was designed, built, evaluated, and even touch on reparability.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Coming Soon - Warming Up to Cold Forming: An Alternative to Precision Machining?

Designing and manufacturing complex, precision parts can be difficult and costly. Often, Engineers default to traditional machining when designing precision metal parts, but are there other methods that are better suited? Find out if cold forming is the right manufacturing capability for your next project in this 30-minute high-level introduction.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Mechanical Components
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