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Explore innovations supporting advances in manufacturing and rapid prototyping. Access the developments and solutions that have an impact on applications in 3D printing and automation.

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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tremec Mexico Reduces Shop Floor Gauging Time of Daimler Parts by 85% with Equator™ Gauges

At the Tremec Queretaro plant near Mexico City, transmission systems are produced for Daimler, Volvo, GM, John Deere, and CNH. Tremec decided that...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Plant Operators Can Use AI to Eliminate Unplanned Downtime

Avoiding unplanned downtime is one of the most important tasks facing the plant operator. If critical production equipment such as cooling pumps or CIP systems suddenly stops...

Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Space Technology - October 2021

A new era of space exploration is set to begin with Artemis 1, the first in a series of increasingly complex NASA missions that will take humans back to the moon and then on to Mars. Read all about it in this...

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Articles: Materials
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Facility Focus: Energy
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Articles: Transportation
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Motion Control
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
In a collapsed building or on rough terrain, a robot could balance itself and move forward with just its feet.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Products: Data Acquisition
DATAQ® Instruments announced the Model DI-4730 high-voltage isolated data acquisition system.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Laser Cooking Catch On?

Our lead story today looked at a cutting-edge way to prepare food: Laser cooking.

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With the help of additive-manufacturing techniques and software-controlled lasers, Blutinger and his colleagues are digitizing the cooking process.
Blog: Transportation
A reader asks an industry expert from IBM: How is feature-based modeling better than a bill of materials?
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Connecting the Factories of Tomorrow - Today

With the rise of IIoT, production systems are driving toward a “seamlessly connected” future, in which all mechanical, electrical and intelligent interfaces work together as one complete...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
White Papers: Transportation
Achieving a High Quality Automotive Exterior Finish

Car exterior appearance is one of the decisive factors to value the car model. The human eye is sensitive to color differences in adjacent parts such as car body to doors, bumpers, and...

Question of the Week: Internet of Things
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Friction Stir Welding Industrialization for E-mobility

TRA-C industrie has written this white paper to present Friction Stir Welding applications to e-mobility: compliance with technical requirements, increased quality and productivity, and...

Blog: Aerospace
Professor Francois Barthelat wants to incorporate the fish fin's strong, flexible characteristics into robotic and aerospace designs.

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