White Papers: Design
A Shapeable Moisture Adsorber Ideal for Restricted Spaces

H2OLock pressed desiccants provide a single solution to both moisture and durability concerns in aerospace, defense, optics, and industrial products. A moisture adsorber...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
NVIS Measurement of Displays and Panel Graphics

For NVIS measurements, it is critical that the extremely high-intensity differences between the visible and near infrared spectral ranges are measured correctly (typically 380 to 930 nm). This...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Get More Out of Your EVs with Thermoplastics

Despite all their benefits, electric vehicles also bring some challenges to consumers, including charging time, battery range, and safety. Manufacturers, in turn, need components that are durable and safe while delivering high performance. When considering high-voltage and structural...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Scanning Boosts Accuracy and Efficiency of Bladed Disk Milling Process

Based in Ufa, Russia, Technopark Aviation Technologies – a provider of educational and scientific research and engineering services – worked closely with one of...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability PCB Design Tips for Aerospace and other Harsh Environments

Designing for reliability involves a wide array of design choices, material selections, and carefully controlled manufacturing processes. Take a deep dive into how...

Question of the Week: Green Design & Manufacturing
Will Recyclable Electronics Catch On?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs features a completely recyclable transistor from Duke University. The fully functional semiconductor is made out of three carbon-based inks that can be easily printed onto paper or other flexible, environmentally friendly surfaces.

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The technology uses tactile sensing to identify objects underground.
Blog: Materials
A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
White Papers: Automotive
Viton™ Fluoroelastomers: Selecting The Right Elastomer Makes All The Difference

As innovations in automotive design lead to hotter-running engines and increasingly challenging environments, under-the-hood material selection for...

Webinars: Medical
Whirlwind of Change: How New Standards, MDR, and Brexit are Impacting Biocompatibility

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) have been pushed back one year. Not only has the delay given a respite to companies not ready for increased regulations but also has put the new MDR requirements in the same time...

Special Reports: AR/AI
Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A valve actuator has deep-sea applications.
Articles: Motion Control
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Articles: Automotive
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Products: Motion Control
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The design could contribute to various applications in the robotics field such as smart prosthetics and human-robot interaction.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Energy
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Products: Electronics & Computers
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.

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