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Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: Stanford University School of Engineering
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
On-Demand Webinars: Software
Balancing Vehicle Comfort and Performance with Simulation-Driven Cabin Design

As consumers look for refreshing and comfortable experiences, cabin design is taking center stage as one of the main selling factors for the automotive industry. Vehicle OEMs have to consider all aspects of the cabin and improve designs to provide customers the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: December 2020
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2020
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Rather than using supecomputers, heart function simulation can be performed at the CT scanner.
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.6 simulation software features four new products.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would You Use 'Tsugite' Software for Woodworking?

A recent INSIDER story highlighted a new tool for architects, furniture-makers, and woodworking beginners. The interactive software from the University of Tokyo, known as "Tsugite," provides milling machine instructions and on-screen design guidance so that users can piece an object together...

An interactive software being developed at the University of Tokyo allows architects and furniture makers with little experience in woodworking to to design and build structurally sound wood joints.
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: October 2020 Tech Briefs
Users can edit the shape of a model while viewing results and watch the simulation update immediately.
The new approach could help pave the way for smaller battery packs and greater driving range in electric vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Graphene-Reinforced Carbon Fiber
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
Application Briefs: Software
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.

In the fast-growing domain of electric vehicle development, many challenges exist. Range anxiety and cost are adoption barriers, in addition to...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Even NASA Needs Effective Parts Sourcing

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
Products: Software
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
Briefs: Software
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA Ames Research Center
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
Products: Internet of Things
Product of the Month: May 2020 Tech Briefs
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.

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