Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Fastening

Explore the developments in fastening applications, processes, and technologies. Find technical briefs, white papers, and articles on advances in fastening.

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: April 2021 Motion Design
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Vanderbilt University engineers are proving that their elastic exosuit can provide relief for people doing the heavy lifting.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
USB and GigE Connectivity for Modern Machine Vision
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Don’t Blame it on the Bearings
New measurement methodologies can save you time that would otherwise be wasted on returning and reordering bearing.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Special Reports: IoMT
Medical Manufacturing and Outsourcing - May 2020

How are advances in automation/robotics, welding, 3D printing, and other fabrication technologies shaping the future of medical device manufacturing? Find out in this Special Report – a...

Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Briefs: Motion Control
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
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.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valves for Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators
Know your valve options.
Increased laser capacity has enabled, and will continue to enable, new manufacturing possibilities.
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.
If a satellite breaks in orbit, there's not much that can be done. A professor envisions a new idea for refueling and repair.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: December 2019 Motion Design
Actuators, Encoders, Gripping Tools, and More
Salty air the Dutch city of Harlingen causes exposed metal parts to corrode.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aluminum Joining Methods: Welding vs. Adhesives
Our expert examines the pros and cons of welding, adhesives, and other metal joining methods.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lateral Kevlar Suspension Device (LKSD)

The Lateral Kevlar Suspension Device (LKSD) is made up of a support ring that has three spring-loaded tension assemblies equally spaced around the support ring. Connected to these tension assemblies is a band that supports a separate ring capable of holding a cylindrical shaped load.

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: October 2019
Permeable concrete, quick disconnects, and more
While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. This increased voltage could affect ball bearing performance.

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Blog: Materials

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