Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Mechanical Components

Find multimedia resources and technical briefs covering complex mechanical components and technologies. Find the latest applications that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges.

5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
Briefs: Materials

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center developed designs for two micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) motion and position sensors: a single-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope....

Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
NASA Spinoff: Imaging
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The paper-like material could be useful in soft robots, sensors, artificial muscles, and electric generators.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new hinge is the key to get loadbearing, large quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.
Articles: Aerospace
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Products: Software
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Products: Test & Measurement
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
Taking inspiration from the insect, Tufts researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, like a "photonic sunflower. "
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In North America alone, the gripper market is worth roughly $100 million — and that number is expected to climb up to 5 percent each year.
Briefs: Aerospace
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Shape and environment can cause materials to move without motors or hands.
Briefs: Materials
These actuators can compete with electrical and pneumatic systems.
Briefs: Transportation
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Articles: Motion Control
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Products: Materials
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Custom Built Machines Increase Employee Safety, Speed Up Production, and Save You Money

A lot of companies shy away from custom machine builds because they believe them to be more expensive than simply selecting a pre-built off-the-shelf...

White Papers: Aerospace
Thermal Management Techniques in Avionics Cooling

As modern-day UAV’s are becoming more and more complex and compact in their design, requiring cooling, and possibly heating, design engineers typically favor liquid cooling solutions to...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.