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Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing
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Design Enables Safe Storage of Lithium Ions
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White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Growing Importance of Electronics to Control and Convert Power

The modern world relies on electric power in countless ways. It is almost impossible to imagine life without electricity and the many applications it enables. This reliance...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development Priorities

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more prominent in OEMs’ product ranges, the specialization of their driveline components will expand, with transmissions emerging as an important performance and efficiency factor.

White Papers: Automotive
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...

Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
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.
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.

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...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Reducing the Cost of Quality in Automotive BiW

Automotive production relies on quality to maintain an automaker’s brand image within its customer base. But in the production process, suboptimal dimensional quality can lengthen lead...

Question of the Week: Automotive
Has the Vehicle Become Your “Second Space?”

"Honestly, the car has become an office for some people just so they can get away from the noise of their house," said Carla Bailo at CES 2021 last week. "The sound [in the car] is great, and you can connect from anywhere."

In a roundtable presentation at the virtual CES 2021, panelists said the COVID-19 pandemic has changed driving patterns and consumer preferences – and that those shifts are here to stay.
White Papers: Motion Control
Load Simulation for Test Benches

When designing a test bench, Particle brakes made by Merobel™ provide an excellent solution , because of their ability to generate a torque that is precise, variable and easy to control - at a reasonable...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Vehicle Electrification - January 2021

See how Ford, Volkswagen, Cadillac, and other manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of battery & EV design to compete with Tesla in a rapidly growing market, plus learn about the latest EV...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Liquid Sorbent Carbon Dioxide Removal System
Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Method Makes Computer Memory from Titanium Oxide
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lithium Metal Battery Allows Cold Charging
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Ultimate Guide to Cable Management

From manufacturing to IT, the more you rely on technology, the more cables you need. Manage, organize and protect your wire and cable bundles with our vast range of solutions suited for demanding...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

Vehicle architectures are evolving from complex networks of individual electronic control units (ECUs) to a handful of ultra-powerful high-performance computers (HPCs). During today’s rapid transition to intelligent, connected vehicles, software differentiation is critical to...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Vehicle Electrification

The rise of electric vehicles with accelerated time-to-market cycles poses new business and engineering challenges for automotive companies. This situation opens up new opportunities, where innovative...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Briefs: Transportation
High-Efficiency Megawatt Motor
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
The camera collects the spatial and spectral information required for self-driving cars, machine vision, corrosion detection, and other applications.
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.

Use of thermoplastics can contribute to weight savings for exterior components such as body panels, spoilers, and exterior trim. Some applications present...

As the automotive market changes from traditional standard A receptacles to the newer USB Type-C™ receptacles, many questions arise regarding which features to...

Researchers in the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center at Penn State University are searching for a reliable, quick-charging, cold-weather battery for automobiles. They...

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