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5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valves for Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators
Know your valve options.
Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

NASA Spinoff : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biofeedback Loops Aim to Enhance Combat and Sports Training
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
With the new microlattice pads, players will have greater protection from both single hits and a series of impacts.
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Products : Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: January 2020 Tech Briefs
Vitrek introduces the PA920 Series ultra-high-accuracy power analyzer.
Articles : Photonics/Optics
SPIE Photonics West 2020 Preview
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
Increased laser capacity has enabled, and will continue to enable, new manufacturing possibilities.
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
Articles : Electronics & Computers
In-House PCB Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Five Techniques for Lightweighting: Doing More With Less
Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Application Briefs : Aerospace
NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
A touch-based display mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
Have you heard of "Thubber?"
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
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Will Cooling Coatings Catch On?

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