White Papers : Motion Control
Innovative Components Simplify Positioning for OEMs

To remove error caused by vibration, compliance and shock load, and to get information of the exact position of the output shaft of the gearhead, MICROMO developed two gearhead encoders. The gearhead encoders offer OEMs the opportunity to choose a solution that will enable them to deliver the...

Blog : Transportation
How to Control Vehicle Emissions: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)?
What's the best platform for controlling vehicle emissions? "It depends!" says one engine expert.
On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Case Studies of Medical Device Package Failures

WESTPAK presents a webinar focused on medical device package failures and avoidance strategies. The information provided is designed to share knowledge and experience to help you understand the failures observed during package testing, their likely origins, and steps you can take to prevent the...

Blog : Electronics & Computers
Answering Your Questions: Lithium-Air Battery vs. Lithium-Ion
Larry Curtiss answers reader questions about a new kind of lithium-air battery.
Podcasts : Aerospace
Here's an Idea: Listen to the Story of Rocketry and Modern Spaceflight

On a snowy day in 1926, a physicist named Robert Goddard set out to his Aunt Effie's ranch. What happened next was not your typical day on the farm – Goddard launched...

INSIDER : Aerospace
Corrosion Evaluation System Makes "Sense" for Aircraft Coatings

Through a Small Business Innovation Research project with Luna Innovations, the Air Force supported the development of CorRES, an improved system for coating materials...

INSIDER : Aerospace
Flight Control System Virtually Eliminates Pilot Error

The L1 adaptive flight control system maintains aircraft performance and maneuverability even in the presence of severe failures - ultimately increasing aircraft safety, resilience to...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
New Guidelines for Component Placement in The Age of Automation

Every board designed is unique, has different requirements, and requires different trade-offs on the design. But, there are new guidelines for component placement in today’s age of automation that will go a long way toward creating a professional board that can be quickly and...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Vehicle Electrification: Disrupting the Automotive Industry and Beyond

Governments all around the globe are mandating a shift from internal combustion and hybrid vehicles toward fully electric powertrains; however, the trend toward electrification goes deeper than that. The explosion of supervisory control and drive by wire means subsystems like...

Blog : Propulsion
Aboard SpaceX Cargo Capsule, New Ideas for Getting Rid of Space Junk
A “RemoveDEBRIS” satellite set to launch today will demonstrate new ideas for clearing out space junk near the International Space Station.
Question of the Week : Aerospace
Can a 'HAMMER' Protect Us from Asteroids?

Today's lead story featured a theoretical 'HAMMER' spacecraft designed to serve as a kind of asteroid "battering ram," delivering an impact at 22,000 miles per hour.

White Papers : Photonics/Optics
Optical Monitoring System Improves Thin-Film Coating Accuracy

Learn how to achieve greater accuracy in optical thin-film coatings. Formerly, coating design utilized a thin-film design software, such as TFCalc to provide analysis, optical data, optimization, results, and coating files. The difficulty would lie in replicating the design thickness...

Products : Motion Control
New Products: April 2018 Motion Design

Mounted Ball Bearings

SKF (Lansdale, PA) launched mounted ball bearing units with industry-standard inch series cast iron housings in several designs, inch or metric insert bearings, and...

Briefs : Motion Control
Control for Molecular Machines

Scientists around the world are working on new technologies for the nanofactories of the future, which one day could be used to analyze biochemical samples or produce active medical agents. The required...

Briefs : Motion Control
Miniature “Pop-Up” Robot Combines Micrometer Precision and High Speed

Because of their high precision and speed, Delta robots are deployed in many industrial processes, including pick-and-place assemblies, machining, and welding. Delta...

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