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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Biocontainment Unit for Virus-Sized Particles
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's 'VITAL' Ventilator Gets FDA Approval
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Dr. Axel Krieger from Johns Hopkins University explains how he is getting a robotic system ready for the fight against COVID-19.
Darin Skelly spoke with Tech Briefs about how he felt during the landing of the Perseverance rover, and what he's most looking forward to finding out about Mars.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A New Kind of Soft Pump, The Size of a Credit Card
What can you do with a credit card sized pump? "Power clothing!" Prof. Jonathan Rossiter tells Tech Briefs?
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Evaluating Performance Modes In Precision Ground Ball Screws

For a vast array of industrial applications including milling-machine tables, robotics, medical equipment, and semiconductor manufacture, ball screws deliver extremely accurate and...

Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
Here's an Idea: Hospital Robots
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
White Papers: Transportation
Dundon Motorsports fast-tracks production of auto racing parts with HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions

In the fast-paced world of auto racing, Dundon Motorsports stays ahead of the competition by 3D printing parts for Porsche GT racecars...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Composites for High-Temperature Uses
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Motion Control
Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Executive Roundtable: Facility & Network Security
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
When specifying servo motors for applications like a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many considerations regarding servo motor performance and sizing.
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer, and about 20% more efficient.
SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.

University of Pittsburgh researchers have utilized a catalytic reaction that causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously “morph” into a three-dimensional...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

If you're concerned that electric vehicles don't have the reliability to get you where you need to go, Penn State engineers are working on a battery for...

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