Special Coverage

How Model Rockets Launch Tomorrow's Engineers
Lost in Space: Smart Spacesuits Feature 'Home' Button
With a Commercial Printer, Researchers Manufacture Motion Sensors in Bulk
NASA Supercomputer Simulations Reveal 'Noisy' Aerodynamics
Is It Hot in Here? New Double-Sided Fabric Will Find Your 'Comfortable' Temperature
Sound-Off: Thermoset Composites vs. Traditional Metals
Electric ‘Smart’ Paper Picks Up on Pipe Leaks
Using Microwaves to Produce High-Quality Graphene
Transducer-Actuator Systems for On-Machine Measurements and Automatic Part Alignment
Wide-Area Surveillance Using HD LWIR Uncooled Sensors
Heavy Lift Wing in Ground (WIG) Cargo Flying Boat

Short Review of Basic, General-purpose Adjustment Mechanisms for Alignment and Leveling

A web search for words “leveling” and/or “alignment” usually brings the searcher to materials discussing methods of verification of alignment or leveling with various types of tools starting with simple, but very precise mechanical indicators, and finishing with sophisticated laser measurement systems. In this white paper, we will concentrate rather on rarely discussed adjustment mechanisms, trying to assess, and rate their quality, simplicity of use, value for money and effectiveness.

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Posted in: White Papers, Mechanical Components, Motion Control, Automation
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Integrated Measuring Systems (IMS) save costs over the entire machine service life

Read how Rexroth’s Integrated Measuring Systems (IMS) can help you substantially reduce maintenance and operating costs. IMS saved Rexroth tens of thousands of dollars in costs at its plant in Schweinfurt, Germany during the first two years of operation compared to the glass scales that were previously in use. With its compact design and easy integration, IMS not only decreases system and assembly costs for machine OEMs; it also allows them to offer enhanced machine performance to their customers. Learn what IMS can do for you.

Posted in: White Papers, Motion Control, Test & Measurement
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When to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource

Rapid prototyping with 3D printing helps teams communicate with stakeholders and ultimately results in better end products. Download the white paper now if you want more information on:

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, White Papers, Electronics, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Automation, Robotics
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Sound-Off: Can Executives Make or Break Your Cybersecurity Program?

In a live presentation last week, Michael G. Morgan revealed what distinguishes a good cybersecurity program from a bad one: support from the top.
Posted in: News, Automotive, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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NASA Supercomputer Simulations Reveal 'Noisy' Aerodynamics

Simulation allows NASA researchers to better understand and predict the changes that contribute to aircraft noise.
Posted in: News, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Mathematical/Scientific Software, Simulation Software, Software
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Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity: How Government and Industry Are Responding to New IoT Tech & Emerging Threats

Cybersecurity is critical to producing the connected vehicles that consumers demand. With threats evolving as rapidly as the technology integrated into today's vehicles, the industry, academia, and government must take a unified approach to secure our vehicles and the future of our field.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Automotive, Electronics & Computers
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Is It Hot in Here? New Double-Sided Fabric Will Find Your 'Comfortable' Temperature

A reversible fabric from Stanford University could warm up or cool down its wearers, depending on their preference – and which side of the material faces out.

Posted in: News, Coatings & Adhesives, Composites, Materials, Plastics
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Sound-Off: Thermoset Composites vs. Traditional Metals

New plastics are helping automotive manufacturers reduce the weight of their vehicles. But how do thermoset composites stack up against traditional metals? A Tech Briefs reader asks our automotive expert.
Posted in: News, Automotive, Composites, Materials, Metals, Plastics
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Electric ‘Smart’ Paper Picks Up on Pipe Leaks

Although spills inside a lab can often spell trouble, a University of Washington scientist found a way to turn an accidentally doused conductive material into an inventive new sensor. The lab mishap led to a “smart” paper that conducts electricity and provides wireless detection of water pipe leaks.

Posted in: News, Composites, Materials, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors
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New Products: November 2017 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Laser Confocal Scanning Microscope

The new Olympus (Waltham, MA) LEXT® OLS5000 3D laser confocal scanning microscope delivers precise imaging in a fast, easy-to-use system for research and development and quality control inspection. 4K scanning technology and optics designed specifically for the OLS5000 microscope enable the detection of near-perpendicular features and small steps at close to nano-scale. The system acquires data four times faster and improves the user experience with intuitive software designed to automate many common settings. An expansion frame and a dedicated, long working distance (LWD) lens perform precise measurements on samples up to 210 mm in height and concavities up to 25 mm deep — even those with uneven surface cracks.

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Posted in: Cameras, Displays/Monitors/HMIs, Imaging, Machine Vision, Visualization Software, Sensors, Software
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