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.

Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Small, Precise Gyroscope Navigates Without GPS

A small, inexpensive, and highly accurate gyroscope, developed at the University of Michigan, navigates without GPS. The key to making the gyroscope is a nearly symmetrical mechanical...

3D printing is being used to quickly create life-saving parts and prototypes like masks, shields, and ventilator valves.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fiber Lasers for Powertrain Welding Applications
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Layered Composite Insulation
This cost-saving piping insulation has uses in refrigerated containers that protect food, medicine, and other perishables.
In the past 15 years, Renee Bernstein doubled the growth of her company by focusing her attention to research and product development.
This trailing edge flap device reduces noise without compromising cruise efficiency or landing lift and stall characteristics.

Dr. Beth Holloway has been the Director of the Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University since 2001 and serves...

These actuators provide active flow control for airfoil surfaces and supersonic inlets of wing-borne vehicles.
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Mary Hardgrove spearheads an entire assembly department that provides next-generation mechanical cable innovations
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
We spoke with five women who lead their fields in engineering and science
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Multi-Objective Flight Control Optimization Framework
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
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.
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
Briefs: Materials
3D Printing Technique Produces “Living” 4D Materials
3D/4D printing is merged with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has potential for recycling and biomedicine.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.

Webcasts

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers

Helping HEV/EV Batteries Go the Distance and Stay Cool Under Pressure

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Standardization for Automated-Vehicle Testing and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Rotary Position Sensing for EV Powertrain Applications

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Best Practices for Avoiding Systematic Faults and Handling Random...

Upcoming Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

How to Identify Good Collaborative Robot Projects

Upcoming Webinars: Transportation

Commercial Vehicle Electrification: Still on Track?

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