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On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Machine vision removes the physical contact between a test system and the parts being tested, preventing part damage and offering safety and operational benefits by reducing human involvement in a manufacturing process. Machine vision systems also easily inspect object details too small to be seen...

White Papers: Software
The Product Innovation Imperative: A Leader’s Guide for Using Cloud-Based Product Development Tools to Drive Teamwork and Innovation

The Product Innovation Imperative is a practical guide for engineering and manufacturing leaders to...

White Papers: Aerospace
Hermetic Feedthroughs Block Moisture in Tomorrow's Electronics

From automotive electronic control units to weather satellites and defense systems, electronics failures can bring communications and critical functions to a sudden halt. Experts...

Question of the Week: Software
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...

White Papers: Aerospace
3D Metal Printing Titanium Hardware for Boom Supersonic

Discover how Boom Supersonic and VELO3D demonstrate additive manufacturing (AM) power and mark a turning point for supersonic travel commercial viability.

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Paper-Based Keypads Catch On?

The “5 Ws” feature of our November issue of Tech Briefs highlights a paper-based keypad being developed at Purdue University.

White Papers: Aerospace
Testing Considerations for Space Copper-Water Heat Pipes

On-board processing is becoming a vital part of satellite systems engineering. This results in more high-power components and more localized waste heat than ever before. A common...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industry Secrets to PCB Thermal Management

Keeping electronics at a reasonable temperature is not magic, although it may feel like it at times if you are not very familiar with the rules and situations.

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Assembly of Photovoltaic Arrays
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Facility Focus: Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: Rochester Institute of Technology
Learn about RIT's achievements in cybersecurity, imaging science, and personalized healthcare tech.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
This form of thermal management can help enable untethered, high-powered robots to operate for long periods of time without overheating.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Megapixel Photon-Counting Camera Technology
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
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.
White Papers: Materials
Electropolishing for Significantly Improved Corrosion Resistance

One of the most common applications for electropolishing is to enhance corrosion resistance on a wide variety of metal alloys, specifically stainless steel. Electropolishing is...

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Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Vehicle Electrification

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Evolution of SOSA

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

Tech Talks: Medical

Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

Upcoming Webinars: Software

Accelerating Pre-Silicon Software Development with Next-Gen...

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