Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Can Moving Pins Cut 3D-Printing Costs?

An INSIDER story last week highlighted a 3D printer that uses a platform of movable pins to provide support for the created part. The invention eliminates the need for printed supports.

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
Design Challenges for Ethernet Adoption in Commercial Transportation

Industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are designing a greater degree of sensitive, data-intensive features into trucks, buses, special-use vehicles, agricultural, and heavy-duty construction equipment. The trend is similar to what we’ve seen in the personal...

White Papers: Energy
How High-efficiency Climate Control Solutions Save Energy and Cost

High temperatures in industrial settings are a leading cause of downtime. Controlling units and microprocessors age quickly under heat pressure, so generated heat...

Tech Briefs readers ask a series of questions about the future of plastics in battery electric vehicles.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
How Critical Are Localization and Perception Technologies for Enhanced Autonomous Driving?

Today autonomous driving solutions leverage diverse sensors, along with high-definition maps, to plan and maneuver their path. In an extremely competitive market, automakers are racing to deliver the next levels of autonomy driven by a mixed set of...

The technology demonstration is a first step in showing that humans could someday live (and breathe) on Mars.
Webinars: Medical
Designing with Medical Grade Silicone: Considerations for Medical Product Design Engineers

This 30-minute Webinar focuses on the possibilities for medical device design. A silicone expert presents how silicones can help you develop innovative medical devices.

White Papers: Aerospace
4 Types of Parts Contaminant and How to Remove Them

When it comes to metal fabricating, parts are commonly contaminated during production or transport. Parts contamination, or soils, fall into four basic categories. This paper explores each...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Secrets to Efficiently Sustaining Your Automated Test System

When designing a test system, it is important to plan for problems. The reason is simple. If a test system goes down, your product line loses revenue. This 60-minute Webinar discusses how a well-designed test system – and strategy – can get a system up quickly when a...

White Papers: Packaging & Sterilization
Medical Device Cooling Considerations for Your Next Design Project

The term “Medical Device” covers an expansive range of applications ranging from large MRI machines to hand-held surgical devices and diagnostic tools. These pieces of...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
An "Under the Hood" Look at Technology Supporting the World's Fastest EV Dragster

As more EV engineers adopt a non-Hall-effect approach to measuring current in their li-ion battery management systems (BMS), some components from...

Webinars: Medical
Advances in Medical Imaging

Medical imaging is one of the most valuable tools doctors have to detect and diagnose diseases. While medical imaging has come a long way, many CTs, X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI scans produce 2D renderings that require doctors to use their imagination and experience to piece together what they are seeing. With...

Question of the Week: Photonics/Optics
Do You See Potential for Objects That Change Shape via Light?

Taking inspiration from the butterfly, Tufts University researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, without the need for wires or other actuating materials or energy sources.

A new, sustainable take on the 3D printer reduces waste by eliminating the need for printed supports.
White Papers: Transportation
The Engineer’s Guide to Masking Solutions

Download this guide to learn how to select an appropriate material suited to your operating temperature and application process. Masking is an essential part of the production and finishing process...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
From Concept to Complete OEM Sensor Solution

In many applications requiring force, load, pressure, or torque measurements, however you may not have the ability to install a standard off-the-shelf sensor due to space considerations or costly...

Researchers from RMIT have introduced an ultra-thin material for semiconductors that could lead to transparent electronics.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Optics and Coatings Technology

Precision optics are used in a wide variety of industrial, scientific, medical, and military applications, and their performance is often improved or enhanced by the application of thin film coatings. But how do you know what types of optics will work best for your application (e.g., spheric vs. aspheric,...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
dB or not dB? Everything you ever wanted to know about decibels but were afraid to ask...

True or false: 30 dBm + 30 dBm = 60 dBm? Why does 1% work out to be -40 dB one time but then 0.1 dB or 0.05 dB the next time? These questions sometimes...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Using Thermoplastics on EV Battery Enclosures/Structures to Improve Weight, Performance, Safety

Battery packs are the heart of electric vehicles. Today, the industry is challenged to remove weight from these systems, while boosting performance and minimizing damage from collisions.

White Papers: Medical
UVC Sensors to Monitor Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has severely stressed the worldwide healthcare system and has created dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks,...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Principles of Lock-In Detection

Lock-in amplifiers were invented in the 1930s and commercialized in the mid-20th century as electrical instruments capable of extracting signal amplitudes and phases in extremely noisy environments. They...

Digital technologies applied to military electronics are fueling the rapid transformation of integrated communication systems. By applying common...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Robotic Exoskeletons Help the Elderly?

A team from the University of Waterloo is creating robotic exoskeleton legs that use A.I. to make their own steps and control decisions. "Learning" from a collection of sample-strolls around an environment, the system adjusts its movements based on the surroundings it senses.

White Papers: Transportation
New SmartDisplay™ Products Enable More Versatile HMI Designs

Building better Human-Machine Interface solutions to monitor and control complex equipment and systems is a key priority for design engineers. SmartDisplay™ intelligent...

“Tango delta. Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life.” For more than six years, the...

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a huge potential for providing devices with much smaller size and extended functionalities with respect to what can be achieved with...

In collaboration with groups from China and the United States, a research team from TU Wien set out to find the optimal heat conductor. They finally found what they were...

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors than the ones traditionally made of silicon, according to Professor Saptarshi Das of...

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