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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).

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Grundfos Solutions for Industrial Water Reuse

Water is such a fundamental necessity for life that it is often taken for granted. In modern industrial societies, the water from every tap is expected to be so pure that we can drink it without...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Address Future Obsolescence in Embedded Computer Systems

Safeguarding the future of any program that includes embedded single board computers in terms of its long-term viability is typically front and center of the program manager’s...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Materials
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Software
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Application Briefs: Software
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modern PLCs now include IT-capable software and communications protocols, empowering users to easily access edge-sourced data and integrate it with the enterprise.
Articles: Software

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Laser Cooking Catch On?

Our lead story today looked at a cutting-edge way to prepare food: Laser cooking.

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With the help of additive-manufacturing techniques and software-controlled lasers, Blutinger and his colleagues are digitizing the cooking process.
Blog: Automotive
An industry expert explains why automotive manufacturers are turning to a "floating" board-to-board connection.
Blog: Motion Control
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
Blog: Energy
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Briefs: Energy
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.

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