Briefs: Materials
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Briefs: Lighting
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Products: Motion Control
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
Briefs: Materials
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
Application Briefs: Software
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Materials
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Motion Control
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
Articles: Motion Control
When specifying servo motors for applications like a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many considerations regarding servo motor performance and sizing.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
Application Briefs: Energy
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Next-generation solar panels, 3D-printed composites from NASA, and a new way to sterilize medical devices.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE/CAM of turbomachinery.
White Papers: Connectivity
The Ultimate Guide to PCB Hardware

From managing space to conductivity in your application, there are lots of factors to take into consideration when building electrical solutions. This guide will help you when designing data cabinets, home...

Blog: Materials
The hard “coin,” could be used to make super-strength metal coatings or larger industrial components.
Blog: Materials
The "polymer of squares” could one day enable the use of plastic products many times over.
White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Meeting the Challenge

Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) introduce fundamental challenges to the safety and operational capabilities of pilots and ground vehicle crews. Overcoming DVE challenges will demand...

White Papers: Materials
Corrosion Protection Without Anodization: Sol-gel Coatings for Aluminum Alloys

Aluminum and its alloys are widely chosen materials for several industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace, household appliances, marine, architecture,...

INSIDER: Motion Control

University of Pittsburgh researchers have utilized a catalytic reaction that causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously “morph” into a three-dimensional...

INSIDER: Motion Control

The Tethered permanently shadowed Region EXplorer (T-REX) rover, designed and built by a team of Michigan Technological University students – is designed to provide reliable power and data to other...

White Papers: Design
Looking Out for Loops: Inductive Ground-Bounce Basics

Once your project rolls off our assembly lines, you are likely to do a bit of testing as you bring up your board. But a combination of bad design practices combined with bad testing...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

Blog: Automotive

If you're concerned that electric vehicles don't have the reliability to get you where you need to go, Penn State engineers are working on a battery for...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Automotive production relies on quality to maintain an automaker’s brand image within its customer base. But in the production process, suboptimal dimensional quality can lengthen lead...

Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will We Make Vibration-Free Helicopters?

A Tech Briefs TV video features a test technology from the Army that’s informally known as a “Shaker.” The Multi-Degree of Freedom (MDOF) system will study the causes of vibrations in a helicopter’s many components and subcomponents. The Army researchers hope to use the conclusions of their study...

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Protecting Chip on Board (COB) Devices with Glob Top Encapsulants

Glob top encapsulations are often preferred for their ability to protect chips without damaging fragile wires. They are formulated to exhibit specific physical properties such...

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The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

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