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The K6PM provides continuous, remote thermal monitoring of critical components such as high-voltage control panels, transformers, and hydraulic equipment.
Special Reports: Transportation
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Advances in Optics - June 2020

From Automotive LiDAR to Cubesats & space communications to smart cameras for robots, optics technology is enabling exciting new applications across a range of industries. Read all about it in this Special...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mini Rover Pedals Out of Trouble

The next generation of exploration rovers will need to be good at climbing hills covered with loose material and avoiding entrapment on soft granular surfaces. Built with wheeled appendages that can be...

White Papers: Aerospace
White Paper: Solving Tomorrow's Obsolescence Challenges Today

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets. Read about best practices in...

New software sets the stage for A.I.-enabled robotic prostheses that predict user terrain and initiate mechanical changes accordingly.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
White Paper: 4 Approaches to Solve Today's Obsolescence Challenges in Aerospace and Defense

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets....

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Robots are helping to redefine healthcare delivery with robotics-assisted therapies such as autonomously guided waterjet ablation and focused ultrasound that destroys...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
7 Key Challenges for BEV/PHEV/PEV Large Scale Adoption

Large scale electrified vehicle adoption is both necessary and exciting, as it enables fleets to meet fuel efficiency mandates and brings advanced performance capabilities to a wider set...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Introduction to 3D Printing with PµSL

Small devices that require high precision, high resolution, and high accuracy are all around us. From the electronic connectors in cellphones to the tiny valves in medical pumps, these devices aren’t...

Tech Talks: Materials
Longer Lifetimes, Lower Costs: The 94 AU 30000 Material Advantage

Seals are the workhorses of hydraulic systems, and the demands placed on seals can be extreme in today’s increasingly rugged industrial applications. Challenges such as higher temperatures, fluctuating pressures, aggressive media, difficult terrain, longer working hours,...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
The Role of Analytics in the Digital Twin

In the era of Industry 4.0, the digital twin has emerged as a new technology that brings together physical and simulated information to deliver greater value from existing resources. When paired with the latest in analytics, digital twins can lead to better decision making at each step of the...

Question of the Week: Materials
How Would You Use Gecko-Inspired Adhesion?

A team at Georgia Tech has discovered a Velcro-like way of mass-producing gecko-inspired adhesives. Principal investigator Prof. Michael Varenberg believes his team’s technology can someday be used on pick-and-place industrial machines, wall-scaling cleaners, and even small repair robots that travel...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
The Advantages of Electropolishing

Stamping and machining leave behind a variety of surface imperfections that affect the fit, form, and safety of metal parts. Learn how the process of electropolishing can fix one of the most common...

Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
Researchers have tested a new imaging method to understand the brain as an individual develops Alzheimer's disease.
The Los Angeles, CA-based company Nanotech Energy is using graphene to prevent thermal runaway and create a non-flammable battery.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Adsorbed Natural Gas and Its Automotive Benefits

This 30-minute Webinar examines the benefits of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) for automotive applications and how they can be delivered at a fraction of the operational parameters of compressed natural gas (CNG).

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Automotive Electronics: Space Saving Micro Fastening Technology

As electronics-based vehicle systems rise in number and complexity, attachment challenges are also increasing. The trend toward smaller, lighter, thinner designs has engineers looking for new ways to fit and fasten hardware components in extremely restrictive design spaces...

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Electronic Component Sourcing & Covid-19 Research Results: Top Challenges & Their Impact

Sourcing for electronic components is unlike other traditional supply chain commodities. The rapid changes due to supply market volatility, part complexity, shortening lifecycles, and unique cost drivers make it extra challenging for sourcing...

On-Demand Webinars: Defense
Eyes in the Sky: Drone Technology

This Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media examines some of the cutting-edge technologies being designed into modern unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), from those used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance missions to those being applied in civil, agricultural, and commercial...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Soft Robots Reach Cheetah-Like Speeds?

Our lead INSIDER story today featured a proof-of-concept robot that moves at almost 3 body lengths a second.

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
SWaP-C: How to Maximize PCB Space With Connector Selection

Connectors are often the last components considered during a high-reliability PCB design, yet they account for a considerable amount of board space and a large percentage of the overall bill-of-material value. When specified in the right way, the resulting savings in PCB space...

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