Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Fluid Handling

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With Water Jets, Machines 'Breathe' to Cool Down
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: October 2020
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Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: September 2020
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Medical Device Maker's Guide to Customizing Linear Motion

Medical device manufacturing is challenging. Linear motion components are vital parts of the process, but off-the-shelf components often don't work or fit, or fail to perform....

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Flexible Feet Help Robots Walk Faster
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Applications include absorbers, tuned mass dampers, harmonic absorbers, and seismic dampers.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
What to Look for When Selecting Your Compact Air Cylinders

Not all compact air cylinders are created equal. Many components have similar features, and some look alike. How do you decide which one to use? This paper explores air cylinder...

The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.
Briefs: Transportation
Bio-Inspired Propulsion
Frequencies and passive dynamics of vehicles moving in air or water help enhance propulsion performance.
Traditional robotic feet are made of rigid components. A team of engineers at UCSD turned to coffee grounds to make legged robots more flexible and able to walk on a variety of rough terrain.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Embedded Solutions Continue to Outperform Externally Mounted Sensors in Off-Highway Applications

The availability of serviceable designs for embedded sensors continue to prove themselves a more reliable solution than externally mounted...

Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
Products: Motion Control
New Products: June 2020 Motion Design
Positioning System

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers the SRT-030/360-026-01 two-axis X-Theta positioning system for motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Introduction to 3D Printing with PµSL

Small devices that require high precision, high resolution, and high accuracy are all around us. From the electronic connectors in cellphones to the tiny valves in medical pumps, these devices aren’t...

White Papers: Defense
Magnet Valves for Rapid Decompression

When transporting sealed containers by air, protecting against rapid decompression is a constant concern. Traditionally, spring-actuated valves have been used to address this design challenge....

Briefs: Propulsion
Supersonic Spike Diffuser
This diffuser provides double the pumping efficiency in one-quarter the space.
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
This device could enable rapid, inexpensive liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA Ames Research Center
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: April 2020 Motion Design
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Lenan Zhang and his team at MIT developed a small, economical, highly efficient device to provide fresh drinking water using only the Sun for its energy input.
The handheld 3D skin printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds
These actuators provide active flow control for airfoil surfaces and supersonic inlets of wing-borne vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thermally Conductive Polymer Films
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valves for Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators
Know your valve options.

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