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NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Space-Age Water Conservation

White Papers: Medical
Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Design

The medical device industry is shifting toward country-specific regulatory demands, in-country manufacturing and supply chains, and improved affordability of health care. This shift requires a...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace
Aircraft Noise Emissions Certification/Reduction

This 60-minute Webinar offers information on how SIMULIA PowerFLOW is used by industry and research institutions to assess and reduce the noise that people hear when an aircraft flies over them. This noise comes not only from the engines but also the airflow around the landing gears,...

White Papers: Automotive
Opteon™ YF Automotive Refrigerant (R-1234yf)

Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf) is a non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant that replaces Freon™ (R-134a) in automotive air conditioning systems without compromise to...

Upcoming Webinars: Software
FACE 3.1 Enhancements: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) approach is a government-and-industry-developed software standard and business strategy. It satisfies the DoD Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) principles with the aim of enabling the reuse of capability-based software components...

INSIDER: Energy

A team of materials scientists and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

As we trend toward more renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs), the design of the electric distribution system itself imposes physical...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Safe, cheap, and sustainable technology for energy storage has been developed at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University (LiU). It is based on two major...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed battery-like electrochemical Nb2CTx MXene electrodes.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Integrate Thin, Flexible Force Sensors into a Portable, Wearable Device

As consumers demand devices that are smaller and sleeker, more design engineers are turning to thin, flexible sensors like FlexiForce™ sensors because of their...

Question of the Week: Materials
Will Automotive and Aerospace Industries Adopt Self-Healing Composites?

An INSIDER story this month highlighted how researchers from RPI and the University of Washington have created a composite that reverses fatigue damage — after applying some heat.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Kennedy Space Center developed the Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor for motion control applications. The sensor was designed to monitor the precise movements of an optical inspection system that...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

University of Cincinnati researchers developed an autonomous robot that can open a door for itself. It uses an appendage on a simple motorized lift the robot can raise and lower to reach a...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A reader asks our industry expert:""Do the materials of construction have a big effect on gear generated noise?"
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robotic hand system was developed at MIT that can reorient over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers from Harvard University developed a new approach in which robotic exosuit assistance can be calibrated to an individual and adapt to a variety of real-world walking tasks in...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An autonomous robotic rover, Benthic Rover II, has provided new insight into life 13,100 feet beneath the surface of the ocean. The data collected are fundamental to understanding the...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Getting Up to Speed With 5G

Approximately every decade, a new generation of cellular communication is developed to meet the demands of the day. As a society, our latest set of demands includes faster communication with more information to...

White Papers: Automotive
Streamline and Optimize Your Production Line

Conveyors are designed to move products from point A to point B and beyond. But how do you move a product while it is still being assembled, painted, tested, or all of these? What about when you...

Upcoming Webinars: Aerospace
The Impact of SOSA on Military Computing

The Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) is a relatively new standard being driven by the Air Force, Army, Navy, and various government agencies to develop a unified, technical, open systems architecture standard for complex systems such as radar, EO/IR, SIGINT, electronic warfare, and...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Five Tips for Power Integrity Measurements

Rail voltages are getting smaller and tolerances are decreasing. As a result, making accurate power rail measurements has become much more difficult. In the past, any scope was able to measure...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Success at the Edge

Digital transformation is imperative for all businesses and Edge Computing plays a critical role to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk. This emergent technology is helping turn data into actionable...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Application of Industrial Metrology in Industry 4.0

This 20-minute Lunch & Learn explores how industrial metrology tools have been successfully applied to overcome the challenges faced by manufacturers engaged in precision machining. The discussion draws from experience in aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer, and military...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Trends, Material Solutions, and Industrialization Concepts for Front and Rear Automotive Panels

In this 60-minute Webinar, automotive plastic producer SABIC and plastics machine-maker ENGEL combine their knowledge and experience to provide insights on the evolution of an emerging application space – front and rear exterior panels on...

White Papers: Automotive
Beyond Battery Cycling

As automotive battery technologies continue to advance, battery testing is a critical step in the process of bringing a vehicle to market, particularly for hybrid and battery electric vehicles. Lifecycling is an...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
When are Linear Motors the Right Choice?

Knowing when and how to apply linear servo motor technology requires that you understand the components that comprise a linear motor stage, as well as the components that are used to make other linear...

Question of the Week: Materials
Will Mars Habitats Be Made from Blood?

Transporting a single brick to Mars is extremely expensive. The high cost presents a challenge for those planning the future construction of a Martian colony.

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

This 60-minute Webinar discusses digital solutions that can be used by OEMs to find and mitigate potential noise issues from the earliest stages of design, reducing...

Blog: Materials
A team has created a new type of carbon fiber reinforced material that reverses any fatigue damage -- you just need a little heat.

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