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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

Blog: Defense
The Trojan Unmanned Hover Plane (UHP) is a one-of-a-kind system that bridges the gap between the need to hover and the need to reach long ranges, giving it the ability to perform aerial missions with pinpoint precision.
Briefs: Power
Have we found a better alternative to lithium-ion batteries?
Blog: Power
The largest battery and electric vehicle technologies trade show in North America.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Precision optics are used in a variety of industrial, scientific, medical, astronomical, and military/defense applications. In addition to material selection and rigorous design...

Quiz: Design
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics.

INSIDER: Design

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal healing.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Professor Mohammad Reza Abidian of the Cullen College of Engineering — foresees the future production of micro-scale organic electronics via multiphoton 3D printers.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Professor Karl Leo has been thinking about the realization of this component for more than 20 years, now it has become reality: His research group at the Institute for Applied...

Blog: Nanotechnology
We can learn a lot about innovation in technology by looking to the past.
Application Briefs: Software
How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Stumbles in Signal Processing: Oscilloscope Frequency Response

As electrical engineers move towards digital circuits with increasingly short rise-times, it is sometimes useful to remember that our test equipment is not always able to...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A Guide to Ball Grid Arrays

The ball grid array (BGA) is a surface-mount chip package that is used to mount embedded devices (e.g., microprocessors) by melting balls of solder between the face of the device and the circuit board. Unlike the...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stamp-sized ultrasound sticker technology produces higher-resolution images over a longer duration.
Quiz: Aerospace
Take this quiz to test your knowledge about NASA “Spin-Offs.”
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Fundamentals of An RF Design

In a wireless or radio-frequency (RF) system, we are typically communicating through free space or air, as opposed to through a wire or a fiber network. In early applications, it was more common to have a one-way...

White Papers: Energy
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace...

INSIDER: AR/AI

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help...

INSIDER: AR/AI

A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Decoupling Capacitor Selection for Modern PCB Design

Any digital part that has more than one operational state can benefit from a decoupling capacitor. In other words, all but the fastest switching digital parts can benefit from decoupling...

5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull drinkable water from the air in even the driest climates.
White Papers: Tubing & Extrusion
The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips, Part 2

Choosing the right plastic or rubber tubing for your project can sound like a simple task when you just need something to move fluid or gas from point A to point B. But there’s a lot to...

White Papers: Materials
Rapid Transitions of Thermo-Responsive Polymer Networks

Responsive polymers have many key uses including drug delivery, switchable biocompatible coatings, and advanced biointerfaces in bioanalytical devices. Thermo-responsive polymers, where...

On-Demand Webinars: Software

The FMEA (including DFMEA and PFMEA) is a preventive tool used during new product development. When properly grouped in families of products or processes, the FMEA...

Question of the Week: Design
Blog: Artificial Intelligence: Meet Human Intelligence

In my first blog, Designing from the Outside In vs. the Inside Out, I wrote about my long-ago design principle of starting a design with the user interface. But in those days, once the design was finalized that was it — I design it, it gets built, and the user uses it.

Special Reports: Materials
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - August 2022

A novel ink that enables 3D printing of bone with living cells...advances in ultrasonic welding of plastics...additive manufacturing of self-powered wearable devices. Read these stories and...

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