On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Lunch & Learn: Latest in Digital Microscopy

Today’s 20-minute Lunch & Learn delves into why incomplete microscopy inspection may be a bigger problem than you realize. Classic inspection systems offer a shallow depth of field, which can cause sample parts not to be in focus and, thus, leads to missing features, user fatigue, and...

White Papers: Transportation
Automotive Industry: Appearance Control and Management

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top 10...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Advanced Testing Solutions for Powertrain System and AC/DC Automotive Components

The challenges that engineers face during vehicle design verification, performance evaluation, and mass production involve strict power testing requirements, higher voltages, fast current switching and better seamless switching, as well as compliance...

Question of the Week: Materials
Will ‘Living Materials’ Catch On?

Our lead story today highlighted the possible applications for a "living material" made from microalgae and cellulose.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars Helicopter Begins New Phase

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has a new mission. Having proven that powered, controlled flight is possible on the Red Planet, the Ingenuity experiment will soon embark on a new operations...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Living, Swimming, Self-Training Robots

Using 3D bioprinting, researchers have created biobots at the centimeter size range that can swim and coast like fish with unprecedented velocity. Rather than working with stiff or tethered...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Senses Hidden Objects

MIT researchers developed RF-Grasp, a robot that uses radio waves to sense occluded objects. RF-Grasp uses both a camera and an RF reader to find and grab tagged objects, even when they’re fully blocked from...

White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
Top 10 Reasons to Switch to a Better Parts Cleaning Solvent

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top...

By adjusting a surface's wettability and texture, IIT Bombay researchers demonstrate how to best limit the spread of coronavirus.
White Papers: Medical
OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

An international team used 3D printers and a novel bioprinting technique to print algae into living, photosynthetic materials that are tough and resilient.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Trends in Passenger-Vehicle Component Design Simulation

Simulation is taking an increasingly dominant role in the design of components for light vehicles. With onboard real estate at a premium, an ongoing drive for modularity and smart packaging, and increasingly condensed development timelines, it’s clear that designing components in...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Using Virtual Prototypes to Accelerate Software Development for Renesas R-Car SoC Platform

The software complexity of automated driving/ADAS and connected vehicle applications is growing drastically. Along with this complexity comes strict safety and security requirements and shrinking development cycles. The virtual prototype for the...

Tech Talks: Medical
Motorized Ball Screw Actuator: Linear Precision for Space-Saving Medical Devices

This Tech Talk examines the benefits of motorized ball screw actuators and how they can provide linear precision for medical devices. It also explains how a precision ground ball screw is integrated directly into a NEMA 17 stepper motor to achieve a...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Next-Gen Vehicle Innovation: Streaming Analytics for Smart Factory and Connected Vehicles

Smart factory technologies, when combined with testing and simulation, quality and process control, and autonomous machines/robotics, can help automotive OEMs and suppliers increase efficiency, reduce costs, and create new revenue streams. Real-time...

Question of the Week
Will We See Human Exploration on Mars by 2040?

An INSIDER story last week highlighted another recent achievement on Mars: A rover instrument known as “MOXIE” created oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. The NASA-led demonstration is a first step toward human presence on the Red Planet, according to MOXIE principal lead Michael Hecht.

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: May 2021 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

White Papers: Automotive
Customized Silicone Solutions for EV Battery Packs and Electronic Components

Achieve your design requirements with CHT’s silicone series of 1-part adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulants, and gels to seal and protect sensitive...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Harnessing SWIR Line Scan Imaging Technology
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Micro Molding and Micro-Optics
Learn about tooling challenges and other considerations when designing micro-optics, including metrology equipment capabilities, and post-molding assembly.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Designing Large Diameter Aspheres
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Making Laser Processes More Sustainable
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.

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