Mechanical/Mechatronics

Briefs: Aerospace

Flap Edge Noise Reduction Fins

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Novel Design of an Orifice Control Element
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Low-Cost, Long-Lasting Valve Seal
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Non-Collinear Valve Actuation System
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News: Energy
Will Electric Vehicles Surpass Combustion Engine Vehicles?

Is the future electric? A reader asks an expert from Mercedes-Benz.

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
Preparing the Energy Grid for Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles

This 60-minute Webinar examines this crucial aspect of the evolving transportation infrastructure, exploring how the energy grid works and its current limitations, the risks that...

News: Aerospace
How Model Rockets Launch Tomorrow’s Engineers

If you ask engineers about their early days, many can't avoid talking about a favorite toy: the model rocket.

Articles: Motion Control
Trends in Hydraulic Filtration

Proper filtration plays an important role in ensuring that hydraulic systems operate trouble-free. High-performance filters maintain the...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Novel Vent Design Features Variable Flow Control and Rain Protection

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center scientists have designed a vent that can be useful for purging closed compartments, while preventing backflow and foreign object entry. The...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electrochemically Enhanced Mechanical Polishing of Optics

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center astrophysicists are developing better instruments to measure high-energy X-rays zipping about space when viewed from above the Earth’s atmosphere....

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Lower-Chatter Friction Pull Plug Welding (FPPW)

Friction Pull Plug Welding (FPPW) is the process necessary to plug the hole that is left behind as a friction stir weld...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Innovators Recognized for "Creating the Future"

The Create the Future Design Contest has helped stimulate and reward engineering innovation over the past 16 years, drawing...

Articles: Transportation
GPS Correction Technology Lets Tractors Drive Themselves

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This...

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