White Papers: Test & Measurement
50% Faster Turbine Blade Inspection

Checking critical dimensions of complex, high-volume parts can be difficult and time consuming, particularly when it’s necessary to conduct checks on 100% of parts manufactured.

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

On-Demand 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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Products: Imaging
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Articles: Motion Control
See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
A valve actuator has deep-sea applications.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Application Briefs: Automotive
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) is a first-of-its-kind robotic technology.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Briefs: Motion Control
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.

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