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On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
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Engineers, designers, and manufacturers face challenges when seeking reliable and efficient hermetic sealing solutions for their electronic devices....

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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High Performance, Ultra-low-power Embeddable Accelerometers

Accelerometers play an integral role in condition monitoring programs that reduce unplanned downtime and maintenance costs. As industry shifts to wireless sensing, the technologies...

Podcasts: Wearables
Exploring advancements in wearable injector technology, examining how these devices are transforming the administration of medications, improving patient adherence, and enhancing the overall effectiveness of treatment plans.
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On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Today, OEMs and tiered suppliers face increasing pressure to swiftly introduce innovations in road and rail. With the proliferation of technologies and suppliers in additive...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A team of Georgia Tech researchers in Aaron Young’s lab has developed a universal approach to controlling robotic exoskeletons that requires no training, no calibration, and no adjustments to complicated algorithms. Instead, users can don the “exo” and go.
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Quiz: Connectivity
How much do you know about the status of 6G wireless networking technology? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Drive Systems for Robotics & Automation

Robots are nowadays almost omnipresent, they explore other planets, produce car parts, operate patients, transport goods, work in hazardous environments or even support the agriculture industry by...

White Papers: Materials
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The Benefits of 420 Chrome Stainless Steel Coiled Spring Pins

SPIROL invented the Coiled Spring Pin in 1948. Coiled Pins are used in many industries including: automotive, medical, heavy equipment, military, aerospace, and consumer products....

Podcasts: Wearables
DNA-based biosensors offer a highly sensitive and specific approach for detecting a range of target molecules.
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NASA Spinoff: Automotive
NASA’s invention inspired an innovative design for a better automobile disc brake that’s much lighter and drastically improves the braking performance.
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Podcasts: Design
The University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center has a new five-year agreement with the U.S. Army for modeling, simulation, and digitally engineering the next generation of off-road autonomous vehicles.
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On-Demand Webinars: Energy
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The two-day online Battery and Electrification Summit brings together industry experts to explore the latest advancements and trends in battery and electrification technology.
5 Ws: Medical
A bimanual dressing robot system developed at the University of York uses AI to mimic how caregivers assist humans in dressing.
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Articles: Energy
Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.
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Articles: Power
Based on the success thus far, Evolectric hopes to introduce its technology to more markets worldwide where demand is growing for affordable and accessible EVs. The company hopes to build a network of local partners capable of carrying out all installation and maintenance services.
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Articles: Software
As commercial fleets adopt more electric vehicles, they need accurate state-of-health measurements and smart charging algorithms to ensure their EVs have minimum unscheduled downtime. To solve these problems effectively, we need comprehensive data collection, capable computing infrastructure, and intelligent algorithms.
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Articles: Automotive
Although there have been questions about the continuing consumer uptake of EVs, BMW’s Niels Bohn said that the robustness of the charging network is the key to achieving consumer acceptance.
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Articles: AR/AI
While advanced vision systems give AMRs the power of “sight,” so to speak, AI allows them to identify objects and optimizes how they navigate on a factory floor.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This article examines advancements in Flexiv’s material abrasion technology, specifically focusing on sanding and polishing applications and the utility of force control technology.
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Products: Design
See the new products, including ABB Robotics' expanded SCARA robot portfolio, Bodine's gearmotors, the C6675 control cabinet Industrial PC from Beckhoff, and KEB America's DL4 series of brushless servo motors.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Material transport workflows for production and assembly lines are time-consuming, non-value-adding tasks for most manufacturers. AMRs provide a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way to automate material handling and in-house transportation tasks in nearly any situation where employees would previously have been required to push carts around the facility.
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Articles: Materials
Currently, researchers are exploring the use of adhesives in combination with laser-cut gasket materials to deliver maximum energy density, miniaturization, and while maintaining a high degree of hermetic integrity to assure long-lived operation and efficiency.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See what's new on the market, including: new TEMPUS™ technology from Renishaw, SPIROL's Series CL6000 Compression Limiters, binder-USA's protective caps, a breakthrough lithium coin cell holder from Keystone Electronics, and more.
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Briefs: Energy
A promising, more durable fuel cell design could help transform heavy-duty trucking and other clean fuel cell applications.
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Products: Design
See the product of the month: The IMS5420-TH white light interferometer from Micro-Epsilon. The IMS5420-TH can be used for undoped, doped, and highly doped SI wafers.
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Briefs: Power
When it comes to making batteries that last longer, a team of researchers including engineers at Brown University and Idaho National Laboratory believes the key might be in how things get clean — specifically how soap works in this process.
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Briefs: Energy
Many electric vehicles are powered by batteries that contain cobalt — a metal that carries high financial, environmental, and social costs. MIT researchers have now designed a battery material that could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars. The new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery includes a cathode based on organic materials, instead of cobalt or nickel (another metal often used in Li-ion batteries).
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented and patented a new cathode material that replaces lithium ions with sodium and would be significantly cheaper.
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Briefs: Energy
New Solid-State Battery Design Charges in Minutes
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new lithium metal battery that can be charged and discharged at least 6,000 times — more than any other pouch battery cell — and can be recharged in a matter of minutes.

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