Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The 2021 “Create the Future” Design Contest is open, and we want to hear your big ideas.
Blog: Transportation
Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The New Collaboration: A Guide to Transforming Product Design

This eBook explores the “New Collaboration,” showing how today’s modern cloud-based CAD radically improves the way product development teams work together in the following...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
White Paper: IVT vs. V-Roller

Historically, one of the more commonly used linear guidance systems has been cam rollers of V-profile running on separate steel rails fastened to a structure. In recent years, PBC Linear has introduced another...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

The automotive industry continues to be one of the main beneficiaries of simulation technology to reduce cost and meet the demanding...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
White Paper: Simplicity® Bearings from PBC Linear vs. DryLin® Bearing from Igus

This white paper combines months of application research and experiments with years of recorded data on each product, bringing a final resolution as to which...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
White Paper: How to Design a Retail Kiosk for Unattended Retail

Usage of unattended retail kiosks continues to expand beyond movies and snack foods into pharmaceuticals, electronics, games, cosmetics, and more. Within the framework of kiosk...

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Contactless Position, Torque, and Force Sensing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Applications

Today’s demand for products with improved safety, reliability, and efficiency makes sensors increasingly necessary and, in some cases, even mandatory. These sensors must be accurate, reliable, and long-lasting while remaining affordable. This...

White Papers: Design
White Paper: IVT vs Profile Rail

Profile rail (PRT) is a common linear guidance system where re-circulating ball bearings run on profiled steel rails fastened to a structure. One alternative, Integral-V™ Technology (IVT) from PBC Linear,...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Do You See Applications for Electronics-Free Robots?

In our lead INSIDER story today, UCSD researcher Dylan Drotman talked to Tech Briefs about his team’s air-powered robot.

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Maximum Efficiency: Non-Contact Temperature Measurement of Plastics

In plastics processing, where thermal processes play a particularly important role, temperature is the decisive measured variable. Only precise temperature control ensures...

Articles: Imaging
Learn about a variety of holographic 3D immersive displays.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Imaging
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Products: Test & Measurement
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Imaging
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Application Briefs: IoMT
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Is "SPE" the future of industrial automation and automotive? It certainly has the potential, says Mike Anderson.
Products: Software
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.