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Access the latest news and technical advancements impacting Mechanical and Fluid systems. Explore articles and technical briefs about fastening, joining, mechanical components, fluid handling, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMs).

Latest Briefs & News

3D printing is being used to quickly create life-saving parts and prototypes like masks, shields, and ventilator valves.
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Layered Composite Insulation
This cost-saving piping insulation has uses in refrigerated containers that protect food, medicine, and other perishables.
Articles : Materials
Celebrating Women in Engineering & Science: Renee Bernstein, CEO, Cotronics Corporation
In the past 15 years, Renee Bernstein doubled the growth of her company by focusing her attention to research and product development.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Flap Device for Airframe Noise Reduction
This trailing edge flap device reduces noise without compromising cruise efficiency or landing lift and stall characteristics.

Dr. Beth Holloway has been the Director of the Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University since 2001 and serves...

These actuators provide active flow control for airfoil surfaces and supersonic inlets of wing-borne vehicles.
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Products : Photonics/Optics
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Mary Hardgrove spearheads an entire assembly department that provides next-generation mechanical cable innovations
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Bio-Inspired Mechanics to Make Robots More Effective
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
We spoke with five women who lead their fields in engineering and science
5 Ws : Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Multi-Objective Flight Control Optimization Framework
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
How does testing a metal 3D-printed part compare to testing a casted one? That's the elephant in the room, says industry pro Kevin Brigden.

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