Mechanical & Fluid Systems


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

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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Key considerations to keep in mind while selecting the best encoder for your application.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Besides miniature spacecraft propulsion systems, the valve could also have applications in the industrial processing industry where low flow devices are commonly used.
Briefs: Design
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.
Blog: Transportation
A reader asks our industry expert:""Do the materials of construction have a big effect on gear generated noise?"
Products: Electronics & Computers
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
Briefs: Motion Control
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vanderbilt University engineers are proving that their elastic exosuit can provide relief for people doing the heavy lifting.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New measurement methodologies can save you time that would otherwise be wasted on returning and reordering bearing.
Products: Test & Measurement
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

Briefs: Motion Control
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Products: Test & Measurement

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...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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
Increased laser capacity has enabled, and will continue to enable, new manufacturing possibilities.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Articles: Software
Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.