Mechanical/​Mechatronics

Automotive

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Next-Gen Vehicle Innovation: Streaming Analytics for Smart Factory and Connected Vehicles

Smart factory technologies, when combined with testing and simulation, quality and process control, and autonomous machines/robotics, can help automotive OEMs and suppliers increase efficiency, reduce costs, and create new revenue streams. Real-time...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Customized Silicone Solutions for EV Battery Packs and Electronic Components

Achieve your design requirements with CHT’s silicone series of 1-part adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulants, and gels to seal and protect sensitive...

Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cobalt-Free Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. However, they have intermittency issues. A potential solution to this problem involves the...

New research conducted by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has identified a specific building block that improves the anode in...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Automotive Lighting: Material Solutions to Address Trends/Emerging Needs for Next-Gen Vehicles

A number of trends and emerging needs are shaping developments in automotive lighting. Among them: more intricate lighting designs, thinner and smaller parts, LiDAR and radar systems integration, and sustainability. This 30-minute Webinar...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Total Appearance Measurement System for Automotive Applications

Traditional tools for appearance measurement used in automotive applications have put the focus on surface waviness. However, visual quality is more than waviness. Using image projection and analysis to mimic human visual perception, a Total Appearance Measurement System...

White Papers: Automotive
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

Tech Briefs readers ask a series of questions about the future of plastics in battery electric vehicles.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
How Critical Are Localization and Perception Technologies for Enhanced Autonomous Driving?

Today autonomous driving solutions leverage diverse sensors, along with high-definition maps, to plan and maneuver their path. In an extremely competitive market, automakers are racing to deliver the next levels of autonomy driven by a mixed set of...

White Papers: Transportation
The Engineer’s Guide to Masking Solutions

Download this guide to learn how to select an appropriate material suited to your operating temperature and application process. Masking is an essential part of the production and finishing process...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Using Thermoplastics on EV Battery Enclosures/Structures to Improve Weight, Performance, Safety

Battery packs are the heart of electric vehicles. Today, the industry is challenged to remove weight from these systems, while boosting performance and minimizing damage from collisions.

The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
Briefs: Motion Control
Laser-Light-Based Accelerometer
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Confident TCU Connectivity Through Efficient Functional Testing

Consumer demand for enhanced vehicle features continues to increase as technology evolves. The testing of Telematics Control Units (TCUs) is critical to ensuring the performance of automotive cellular connectivity under differing scenarios as well as bringing quality...

In all their configurations, ePowertrains are at the heart of electric vehicle progress, but their design must balance new freedoms with the relentless pursuit...

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are...

White Papers: Automotive
How V2X is Changing Automotive Design

A key technology in automotive evolution, Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) allows automobiles to directly connect with each other, roadside infrastructure, and pedestrians to deliver benefits ranging from...

Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
White Papers: Transportation
Use Predictive Analytics and Industry Parts Data to Forecast Parts Failure- Reduce Defects-Unlock Efficiencies-Minimize Downtime.

Learn how manufacturers, suppliers and off-highway equipment operators are using predictive analytics to help...

The automotive industry continues to be one of the main beneficiaries of simulation technology to reduce cost and meet the demanding...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Cost-Effective Day & Night Marking Using Lasers
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.

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