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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Transforming Automotive Engineering by Tackling Complexity

Electrification and ADAS are accelerating product complexity to unmanageable levels. The nexus of this complexity is where software and electrical engineering converge. The problem with current processes and tools is they’re disconnected and discontinuous, creating challenges...

White Papers: FDA/Regulatory
What to Consider When Attempting to Meet Fda Requirements on Medical Device Security

There has been an explosion in the number and types of medical devices available on the market. More and more of these devices are connected to the outside...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Developing Standards for Odor Sensors and Data

The next evolution of smart sensors is being built around the ability to mimic the human sense of smell. With the power to assess the strength of an odor, determine if it is pleasant, or what the presence of an odor signifies (new car smell, rotting food in a refrigerator, a cake that is...

White Papers: IoMT
Smart Sensors – A Key Factor in IoT Success

Sensors have evolved to perform a technically and economically viable role within the IoT environment. In this article, we have seen how chip manufacturers and researchers have been responding to...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Designing with Silicone for Space

Designing a satellite and working in the extremes of space have their challenges, but finding the right material shouldn’t be one. In this 30-minute Webinar, an expert in space-grade silicones explores the capabilities of these materials and examines how their low outgassing proprieties can enable...

Question of the Week: Photonics/Optics
Would You Use the 'LaserFactory?'

A technology from MIT known as the "LaserFactory" integrates 3D printers and laser cutters to fabricate wearables, robots, and electronics components like sensors and actuators.

Dr. Axel Krieger from Johns Hopkins University explains how he is getting a robotic system ready for the fight against COVID-19.
Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement
Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

Advanced instruments handle the wide bandwidth, high dynamic range needs of radar and electronic warfare specialists. Diverse pulse and modulation techniques are needed for...

Watch as the Perseverance rover lands on Mars.
White Papers: Automotive
The Growing Importance of Electronics to Control and Convert Power

The modern world relies on electric power in countless ways. It is almost impossible to imagine life without electricity and the many applications it enables. This reliance...

Tech Talks: Aerospace
Carbon Fiber Rotor Encapsulation

As the aerospace and other high-tech industries continue to evolve toward more energy-efficient, power-dense systems, new technologies are emerging that place greater demands on motors in terms of...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Do You Like the Idea of Robots in the Hospital?

Our brand-new episode of Here’s an Idea highlighted a growing use of robots and robotic arms in the hospital. While technologies like “Tommy” and “Tiago” are helpful in completing tedious, repetitive tasks, the robots do lack a certain human touch, says our editor Sherrie Trigg.

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Ways To Increase Productivity With ‘Smart’ Systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) like the Festo Motion Terminal promise to increase production, simplify value chain processes and future-proof plants. In a new white paper, we explore...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NH/NS Linear Guides Technology

For designers and engineers of industrial machines that employ linear motion functions, achieving high load capacities, high speed positioning accuracy, and a compact form factor is the holy grail. If such a...

The range of properties available across the family of zinc die casting alloys, combined with the multiple options for casting zinc, provides unparalleled...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics T&M Solutions

When selecting suitable passive and active components in the early development phases, an LCR meter is ideal for assessing capacitors and inductors. Developing converters and inverters requires test and...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Optimizing Laser Diode Control

Extremely low noise and stable output wavelength can be achieved with laser diodes using the proper techniques and design. Laser system integrators must have a good understanding of the application and how the...

This 60-minute Webinar shows how medical device, industrial machine, and process control manufacturers and researchers are leveraging fiber...

Design engineers should be cautious in how they design and deploy mixed-reality technologies, says an industry expert.
Upcoming Webinars: Aerospace
6 Ways to Reduce Aerospace and Defense Program Risk

This presentation describes how a development environment employing a complete digital twin of the platform electrical system reduces program risk. It discusses the importance of employing a mature and fully functional, multi-domain digital thread to enrich the digital twin throughout...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will ‘Bubble Robots’ Catch On?

A group of researchers are using a surprising ingredient in their robot design: Bubbles. (Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.)

Should you replace your big coordinate measurement machine with laser radar? Or should you just add a laser scanner with a CMM? A reader asks our expert.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development Priorities

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more prominent in OEMs’ product ranges, the specialization of their driveline components will expand, with transmissions emerging as an important performance and efficiency factor.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Making Cheaper Biocompatible E-Skin Electrodes

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ultra-Thin and Highly Sensitive Strain Sensors

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dundon Motorsports fast-tracks production of auto racing parts with HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions

In the fast-paced world of auto racing, Dundon Motorsports stays ahead of the competition by 3D printing parts for Porsche GT racecars...

White Papers: Medical
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

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