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Articles: Automotive
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Tech Talks: Medical
Transforming Catheter Design with Advanced Performance Materials

If you’re like many medical device designers and design engineers, standard industry materials may be preventing you from achieving your optimal design in devices such as catheters. As devices evolve, thinner walls can lead to a higher level of functionality. So, how do...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Thermoplastic Solutions to Address Trends and Needs in Automotive Exterior and Interior Trim

Vehicles are changing in response to trends, new requirements, and increasingly complex designs. In this 30-minute Webinar, interior and exterior trim applications are the focus. How can engineering thermoplastic technologies help meet changing...

White Papers: Automotive
Fused AEB With Thermal Can Save Lives

For several years, Teledyne FLIR (formerly FLIR Systems Inc.) has been working with auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to assist in the development of cutting-edge ADAS and AV Systems with thermal...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Achieving a High Quality Automotive Exterior Finish

Car exterior appearance is one of the decisive factors to value the car model. The human eye is sensitive to color differences in adjacent parts such as car body to doors, bumpers, and...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Future Automotive HPC Architecture and Elements for Success

High-performance computing (HPC) architectures are the key to creating next-generation vehicles – provided you understand their unique implementation challenges.

White Papers: Design
H2OLock Advanced Desiccant

H2OLock pressed desiccants provide a single solution to both moisture and durability concerns in aerospace, defense, optics, and industrial products. A moisture adsorber and structural component in one,...

Question of the Week: IoMT
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

White Papers: Communications
Meeting the Connectivity Requirements of 5G mmWave Signals

Users demand more data. While growing in the 5G space is essential to maintaining competitive edge, it is also important to understand the limitations and risks of this...

INSIDER: Energy

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, commercially available molten sodium-sulfur...

INSIDER: Power

The demand for clean energy has never been higher, and it has created a global race to develop new technologies as alternatives to fossil fuels. Fuel cells are among the promising green energy...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

While researchers around the globe are working on free-position wireless charging — which would unchain devices from set charging points — the most common...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

If we are to transition to a world powered by renewable energy, efficient long-distance transport of electricity is essential, since the supply — renewable...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Friction Stir Welding Industrialization for E-mobility

TRA-C industrie has written this white paper to present Friction Stir Welding applications to e-mobility: compliance with technical requirements, increased quality and productivity, and...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Best Signal and Interconnect Technologies for ADAS/EV Infotainment Systems

This 60-minute Webinar provides an overview of electronic and electrical trends under way in vehicle safety and control systems including ADAS and vehicle electrification – trends that are driving changes in vehicles ranging from passenger cars to on- and...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The State of Product Development & Hardware Design 2021

In The State of Product Development & Hardware Design 2021 report, you’ll gain insights on:

Aspects of the product design process that need the most improvement How...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Charging Rooms’ Catch On?

Our Question of the Week focuses on today’s lead story – the creation of an aluminum test area that wirelessly powered lamps, fans, and cell phones.

Tech Talks: Medical
Integrated Electro-Fluidic Hybrid Connectors

This Tech Talk examines the improved usability available through integrated electro-fluidic hybrid connections. It also discusses how quick connect and disconnect solutions advance the functionality and design of equipment and processes.

Tech Talks: Manufacturing & Prototyping

This 20-minute Tech Talk examines the best course of action for your programs as they move from R&D to prototyping, pre-production, and finally full...

White Papers: Medical
A Practical Energy Efficiency Solution For Life Science Utilizing Industry 4.0

“Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Industry 4.0” (I4.0) are buzzwords in the process manufacturing and automation world, with far-reaching benefits...

On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Modularity, Flexibility, Scalability: How Enclosures Change the Industrial Automation Evolution

While there is a time and place for a unibody enclosure, today’s rapidly evolving industrial automation systems often require the additional flexibility that a modular enclosure system affords.

Blog: Power
A team at the University of Tsukuba used a beam of microwave radiation to a launch a drone into the air. Can this type of propulsion take off?
Blog: Energy
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Application Briefs: Software
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

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