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Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
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New York, NY
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In today’s strategic information environment, the ability to rapidly respond to ever-changing technology needs is an essential asset for any organization that...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
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...

AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Application Briefs : Test & Measurement
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.
Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Docking System Enables Safe Rendezvous in Space
The ESA has commissioned its industry partners to design a new docking system called the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism (IBDM).
Salty air the Dutch city of Harlingen causes exposed metal parts to corrode.
Application Briefs : Test & Measurement
Quantitative Analysis of Raw Milk Using Spectral Sensors
Measuring milk components has become very crucial for the dairy industry.
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Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D-Printing a Unique Metal Part
VELO3D was able to print the perfect spaceship on the very first try.
Application Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Optical Coatings Technology

Optical coatings are critical for enhancing the transmission, reflection, polarization, and phase of light incident upon and passing through optical components. There are many different technologies used to...

Application Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Machine Vision Applications in Laser Measurement Systems

Machine vision is a broad term with many applications and definitions, but at its most basic definition it is using an imager or camera along with software to inspect and analyze a...

Industries are constantly searching for new approaches to advance operational efficiency and product quality. With unplanned downtime estimated to cost...

There is increasing demand in many high-end commercial and industrial markets for precision motion sensing for a diversity of applications.
Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designing Sensors for Hazardous Environments
Some of the most common applications for hazardous duty sensors are in the oil and gas industry.
Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Shutoff Device Controls and Meters Flows in Harsh Environments

Millions of gallons of crude oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico during the seabed oil drilling catastrophe of 2010. Numerous strategies to stop or stem the oil flow...

Application Briefs : Materials
Moisture Sensor Based on NASA Humidity Sensor
Roscid Technologies
Woburn, MA
https://www.roscidtechnologies.com

Roscid Technologies has agreed to licensing terms with NASA to commercialize a NASA-designed humidity sensor....

Insaco
Quakertown, PA
www.insaco.com

Since 1947, Insaco has been machining, grinding, and polishing ceramics, sapphire, and glass to meet and often exceed client...

Application Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Humidity Measurement Devices for Mars Are Ready for Final Testing
Vaisala Corp. Helsinki, Finland
www.vaisala.com

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is delivering pressure and humidity measuring devices based on Vaisala technology for use on NASA’s next robotic mission to Mars — the Mars 2020 rover. The pressure...

Application Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Automotive Lidar Trends

Real-time 3D lidar is poised to be the third leg of the trifecta of sensor technologies enabling both advanced driver-assistance (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The other two pieces are cameras and radar. David Hall,...

Application Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Optimizing Image Sensors for Security Cameras

Performance of image sensors for security cameras must be geared to low-light sensitivity, high signal to noise ratio, and high temperature performance. Security image sensors are typically...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Cross-Training Made Possible by Common Control Platform

EMAG L.L.C. is the U.S. subsidiary of a major German machine tool builder that specializes in machine tools for the production of automotive, off-highway, agricultural, and oil field...

Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Plastic Bearings Redefine the Wheelchair

For wheelchair users, the feeling of uneven ground can seem all too familiar. Determined to make ride discomfort a thing of the past, Israel-based SoftWheel has completely reinvented the wheel for a...

Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
High Tech Comes to Fitness Monitoring

Early wearable fitness monitoring devices were designed to perform a set of valuable but straightforward activities: tallying the number of steps we take daily, recording the number of hours we sleep,...

Smart agriculture, also known as precision agriculture, allows farmers to maximize yields using minimal resources such as water, fertilizer, and...

Medical ventilation technology has come far since the original iron lung was first used more than 90 years ago. Using negative pressure to ventilate, the patient was...

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