Mechanical/Mechatronics

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Agile New Robot Takes ‘Roach’ Approach

A JHU team has developed a prototype robot that steals some moves from a Central American cockroach species known as blaberus...

Blog: Materials
New Uses for Electro-Osmosis, Beyond the Ski Jacket

Beyond the slopes, creators of a moisture-managing, sweat-getting ski jacket envision new places for the...

Briefs: Software
Algorithm Boosts Speed of 3D Printers

A major drawback to 3D printing is the slow pace of the process, which ensures details are reproduced accurately. The pace of 3D printing is one of the factors that has prevented the technology from finding a...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Inexpensive Method for Manufacturing Supercapacitor Electrodes

Supercapacitors can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries. But to realize advanced...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Conductive, High-Toughness Oxides Deposited by Plasma Spray-Physical Vapor Deposition (PS-PVD)

Oxide coatings deposited in Glenn Research Center's Plasma Spray-Physical Vapor Deposition (PS-PVD) facility can be processed to be mechanically tough...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Comparison Between Wave Soldering and Reflow Soldering

As contemporary electronics embrace light weight, increasing efficiency, and high speed, each link of the...

Briefs: Motion Control
Hydraulically Amplified Actuators

Soft robots are made from soft materials that react to applied voltage with a wide range of motions. Such soft robots contain tremendous...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: February 2018 Motion Design

Ring Motor

ThinGap (Camarillo, CA) introduced the PM model TGO77 large-bore compact ring motor for precision and...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Strengthening Data Cabling for Next-Generation Motion Control Applications

The wide variety of industrial applications each independently calls for a level of robustness...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
SolidSense: Gas Analyzer on a Chip

The SolidSense sensor platform measures all EPA-regulated gas emissions (nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons), in addition...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Going for Gold: ‘Electro-Osmotic’ Ski Jacket Gets the Sweat Out

As the 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin next week, creators of a moisture-managing ski jacket are...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sound-Off: Do You Data Log?

In an increasingly mobile world, manufacturers want to keep an eye on their facilities and equipment – no matter how far away they are from their...

Blog: Propulsion
Will Electric Vehicles Surpass Combustion Engine Vehicles?

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

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