Keyword: Design processes

Briefs: Energy
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Articles: Software
Tech Briefs asked 5 execs: What should a user consider before moving to the cloud?
Briefs: Materials
Material for shoe bottoms could help prevent falls in icy or slippery conditions.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.
Briefs: Materials
The soft material demonstrates autonomous, heartbeat-like oscillating properties.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Articles: Software
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
Articles: Materials
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Briefs: Energy
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Software
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers described a new strategy of designing metamolecules.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Aspheric lenses greatly improve the performance and efficiency of a wide range of optical applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
Articles: Materials
Surface treatments have limitations that demand attention early in the design process.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech Briefs checks back in with CEO Jon Sumroy about his award-winning product: the mifold grab-and-go car seat.
Articles: Software
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applying a surface-active agent makes metal easier to cut and shape into parts and pieces.
Briefs: Software
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.
Briefs: Aerospace

A radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces, can change shape to control the plane’s flight, and could provide a significant boost in...

Application Briefs: FDA/Regulatory
Some of the most common applications for hazardous duty sensors are in the oil and gas industry.
Technology Leaders: Software

Engineers today are feeling the pressure to get more done in less time, be experts in multiple disciplines, and use their resources more efficiently to maximize profits. This environment is shifting the way...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Design Software Identifies a Product's Performance Tradeoffs

Designing any product — from complex car parts to wrenches — is a balancing act with conflicting performance tradeoffs. Making something lightweight, for instance, may compromise its durability.

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In recent years, the emergence of Industry 4.0 has been steadily transforming the manufacturing sector into an ultra-high-tech industry. Innovative smart technologies such as robotics,...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Protolabs
Maple Plain, MN
www.protolabs.com

Mankind first set foot on the Moon in 1969; nearly five decades have now passed. Today, NASA is developing the Orion...