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3D Ultrasonic Neuronavigation System for Image-Guided Brain Surgery Ajay Mahajan

Southern Illinois University...

LED Cocoon Tent Stephen Boynton Orem, UT

Outdoor camping tents have used the zipper as the solution to opening and closing the tent since the zipper was...

Personnel Beacon/Locator for Mine Workers Joseph Hollmann
Spectral Biopsy
Kansas City, MO

When trapped, miners are instructed to create noise by...

Internally Radiating Impulse Structure (IRIS) Engine Corban Tillemann-Dick
Tendix LLC
Denver, CO

The vast majority of internal combustion engines we...

LEDTRICITY™ Ted Bristow
Creative Electric
Kailua Kona, HI

LEDTRICITY™ uses a combination of various electrical principles, unique wiring...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Meet the Judges, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Tech Needs: Aerospace
NASA Technology Needs: An Overview

M. N. Dastoor, Ph.D

Chief Technologist, Innovative Partnerships Program Office

NASA Headquarters, Washington, D. C.

The NASA Strategic Plan articulates a three-part Mission for the...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rugged, Flight-Ready Data Storage Selected for NASA Aircraft Project
ToughDisk® 3500 SATA Rugged Hard Disk
Formation, Inc.
Moorestown, NJ
856-234-5020
www.formation.com

Formation’s ToughDisk® 3500 SATA Rugged...

Adept document management software
Synergis Software
Quakertown, PA
800-836-5440
www.synergis-adept.com

NASA Ames Research Center’s Unitary Plan Wind...

Techs for License
Unique DNA Signature Identifies Organism’s Species

Unique genetic markers called oligonucleotides can provide swift identification of a known organism or rule out an organism from known genomes. This software technology provides a way to generate thousands of such markers and provides a searchable database of chromosomal sequences for over 100...

Techs for License
Finger Seals Replace Brush or Labyrinth Seals

Finger seals are non-contact fluid seals similar in purpose to labyrinth or brush seals in that they act as a barrier between two areas of the same or different pressures, but allow a rotating shaft to penetrate through them from one side to the other. Applications include sealing rotating parts in...

Tech Needs
Home Exterior Building/Construction Products

A company is looking for innovative or improved PVCu/composite products, systems, and manufacturing technologies relating to home exterior building/construction products and systems. Products, systems, or technologies to improve energy efficiency, U-value, product performance/ lifetime, visual...

Tech Needs
Methods to Detect Minute Quantities of Acrylamide in Foods

A large global food company seeks a rapid, inexpensive, and reliable test that can detect even small levels of acrylamide in fried snack foods. What is desired is a rapid, simple, inexpensive method that could be performed essentially online in a fried snack plant by line operators or...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Motors and Actuators Meets Automation Needs

Linear motors and actuators are now cost-competitive with ball screws and belt drives and offer distinctly superior agility and bandwidth for advanced positioning applications. New...

The worlds of biomedical and motion control are joining at the hip, with motors, controllers, actuators, and other motion control components becoming key elements in advanced...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Universal Joint Carries Power in Surgical Device

Belden Inc., a manufacturer of universal joints, has developed a miniaturized universal joint for a surgical tool developed by Tuebingen Scientific Medical GmbH for minimally invasive surgical...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Linear Rails Bear Weight of New X-Ray Table Apps

Arcoma, one of the world’s leading providers of automatic x-ray equipment, faced the challenge of redesigning one its flagship products, the Arcoma mobile imaging table, because new...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Encoder Helps Track Molecular Level Movement

What good is a $100,000 ultra-precision inverted microscope if it can’t hold focus? That’s the problem facing researchers involved in an increasing number of genetic experiments.

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Brushless Motor Design Kit

Luminary Micro (Austin, TX) has introduced the Stellaris brushless DC motor control reference design kit, enabling designers without prior motor control experience to implement an advanced motor control system. The kit comprises a four-quadrant controller for three-phase brushless DC motors rated up to 36V, 500W, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Bevel Gear Drives

The TDB254WR wide-wheel bevel gear drive from ABM Drives (Germany) incorporates special gearing to produce the industry’s tightest swing radius – just 7in. – for wide wheel capability with zero-offset drive. Designed...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Load Cells

A family of industrial load cells from Stellar Technology (Amherst, NY) includes 20 models covering ranges from 5 lb to 1,000,000 lb. These cells are available in pancake, rod end, miniature, through-hole, load pin, beam, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Actuators and Amplifiers

Four new series of piezoelectric stacked actuators from Physik Instrumente L.P. (Auburn, MA) are equipped with the advanced PIC 255 PICA(TM) Power piezoceramic stacks. Designated the P-212, P-216, P-225, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Absolute Encoder

The Acuro(TM) AD34 and AD35 absolute encoders from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) utilizes the company’s proven OptoASIC engine for reliable absolute positioning and speed feedback up to 10,000 RPM. This high-speed capability,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
PTFE Bearing Liner

A maintenance-free PTFE bearing liner from Aurora Bearing (Montgomery, IL) provides an alternative to fractured race and light series spherical bearings in hydraulic cylinders in both Metric and inch versions. They are...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Single-Axis Motion Control

Maxon’s (Fall River, MA) Freedom Series motion control development tool is a motion control package offered with a choice of four brushless motor options sized from 16 to 40 mm in diameter and up to 1/16 hp. It...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Translation Stages

Linear translation stages from Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) are available with travel track distances as long as 24 in. The stages use rack-and-pinion positioning with accuracy of 0.01 in., and are designed to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Actuated Sensor

BI Technologies’ (Fullerton, CA) 400 Series linear actuated sensor is offered with and without end bearings to suit the different grades of various applications. Redundant output is available, and stroke size ranges...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Accelerometer

Dytran Instruments’ 3234A series IEPE accelerometer is available in three versions with varying sensitivities and range. Model 3234A1 is rated 10mV/g, Model 3234A2 is 100mV/g, and Model 3234A3 is 500mV/g.

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