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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
With 40 years of experience to its name, Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. has solved one of the industry’s top challenges: meeting customers’ increased demands for faster and better services, while providing an option for product customization.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Insaco manufactured custom tooling to meet the unique part specifications for NASA’s DISSIPATION mission, which will enable better understanding of how the energy imparted by solar winds into the atmosphere is dispersed.
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Application Briefs: Materials
Optical parametric oscillator (OPO) lasers have long been utilized in sophisticated test and measurement applications such as mass spectrometry, photoacoustic imaging, and spectroscopy.
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Application Briefs: Imaging
New satellites equipped with Corning’s advanced hyperspectral-imaging technology can detect pipeline leaks and other environmental issues, providing precise monitoring and exploration capabilities for businesses and governments.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Passive thermal control systems have been developed over years of research and product development and will serve as enabling technology for NASA’s VIPER and future missions.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A pilot project between ABB Robotics and US non-profit organization Junglekeepers demonstrated the role cloud technology can play in making reforestation faster, more efficient, and scalable.
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Application Briefs: Lighting
Like other small and medium-sized enterprises, HWL Löttechnik GmbH faces the realities of labor shortages, the ongoing energy crisis, and the intricate nature of production processes. To overcome these challenges, HWL adopted state-of-the-art technologies and the optimization of operational processes.
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Application Briefs: Design
Omnitron Sensors Co-founder and CEO Eric Aguilar has developed a key component for LiDARs featured in autonomous vehicles, based on his experience working with LiDAR in a variety of past roles with some of the world’s largest technology providers and manufacturers.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers from MIT Lincoln Laboratory and their collaborators at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Ultrasound Research and Translation have developed a new medical imaging device: the Noncontact Laser Ultrasound (NCLUS).
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
As part of the NASA’s Perseverance rover, MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment), has generated oxygen for the 16th and final time, successfully completing its mission goal.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Industrial Internet of Things — sharing, collecting, and analyzing information across a complete manufacturing enterprise — can significantly enhance the bottom line. Not only in monetary terms but also in the quality and reliability of the products and the ability to deliver them on time.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Manufacturing teams in multiple industries, from aerospace to oil and gas, are finding relief in the form of new collaborative robots (cobots), like Kane Robotics’ GRIT ST and GRIT XL, that can sand off coatings, grind welds, or polish metal finishes in half the time and more safely than humans.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Since its introduction, dozens of steel mills — ranging from hot to cold and bar to sheet — have recognized the benefits of incorporating INSTAclamp Lock Rings into their operations. Despite a redesign with a new material, the product is not restricted by which mill types it can operate within.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
Plasmatreat recently unveiled a new plasma treatment unit. A key innovation with this treatment unit is that it uses XPlanar, a planar motor system from Beckhoff, to transport workpieces with high precision and flexibility.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Given its effectiveness pretreating metal surfaces, industrial laser systems are increasingly being used in manufacturing facilities. The systems can be integrated into automated inline processing lines, or technicians can use mobile handheld units.
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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The race for very high resolutions places increased demands not only on display manufacturers, but also on the suppliers of light measurement technology.
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Application Briefs: Software
NASA’s successful Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) demonstration suggests that inflatable aeroshells can keep payloads safe during atmospheric entry.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
Pro Spot International was founded in 1984 by Ron Olsson, shortly after coming to America from Sweden. Almost 40 years later, Pro Spot is one of the leading companies in automotive repair tools.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A company from Denmark found a problem with its oil rig, where wind caused service loops to swing, become entangled and snag, resulting in downtime. The company solved the problem with a 33.5-meter e-loop from igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of high-performance plastics.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Combining an industrial robot, computerized vision system, AI, and machine learning, Skyline Robotics has succeeded in automating window washing for the world’s skyscrapers.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Leveraging a high-speed permanent magnet motor, an environmental control system aboard the ISS represents a step change toward electrification and optimization.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products for nautical applications face an unusual set of design challenges. The corrosiveness of salt water can cause premature degradation, and the impact of fast-moving vessels bouncing up against forceful ocean waves can also damage equipment.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
“AurOrA” is a small autonomous vehicle, which in the future will move independently around fruit orchards and detect full fruit boxes, pick them up, and take them to a defined unloading point.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A reliable and cost-effective sense of touch now lets robots handle fragile objects to fulfill an even wider variety of tasks and interact more safely with humans.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
With advancements in microfabrication techniques, MEMS devices have become more readily available for many commercial applications.
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Application Briefs: AR/AI
Manufacturers can meet industry requirements thanks to the exact inspection of the individual components that is continuously improved using AI.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
As the tolerances for photonics systems become more demanding, controlling the grinding of optical components must also become more precise.
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Application Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Through the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, Boeing is partnering with NASA to develop and flight-test a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator aircraft.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As battery manufacturers work to rapidly add new production capacity, they face a challenge in compressing the time it takes to build new production lines.
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