Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Fastening

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

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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.
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: Semiconductors & ICs
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
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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...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fiber Lasers for Powertrain Welding Applications
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Semiconductors & ICs
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's Thirst for Water on Mars Quenched by Student Innovators
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.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Five Techniques for Lightweighting: Doing More With Less
Manufacturers in almost every industry are looking to design lighter parts. Here are five lightweighting strategies.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How to Fix Satellites — With Satellites
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: Test & Measurement
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Micromachining Subsystem

SCANLAB GmbH (Puchheim, Germany) has introduced a new member of its precSYS product line. Five-axis precSYS subsystems enable industrial...

A reader asks an industry expert why adhesives are a better option for battery assembly in electric vehicles.
Circular Connectors

Binder USA, Camarillo, CA, introduced the 720 Series of miniature circular connectors with a snap-in IP67 twin distributor. The distributor — a single male connector into two...

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