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.

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Better Predicting Terminal Enclosure Temperature to Improve Heater Reliability

One of the most common failures in electric process heaters used in various industrial applications involves electrical terminations and not the heating elements....

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing micrometer-long machines by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way. The micromachines are made out of metal and plastic, in...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Articles: Motion Control
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include retractable covers and awnings, camera booms, and spacecraft and astronaut positioning.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Automatic recirculation valves offer efficiency for critical pump protection in power or oil and gas applications.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Linear slides, electric motors, gears, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny motor can be powered by both thermal and electrical energy.
Briefs: Aerospace
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The NiobiCon™ underwater connector will not short out, corrode, or cause an electrical shock if touched while powered in harsh environments like saltwater.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Kirigami balloons could be used in shape-changing actuators for soft robots, minimally invasive surgical devices, and macro structures for space exploration.
Briefs: Energy
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
Products: Electronics & Computers
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

University of Central Florida researchers are developing a human-like way for large machines to cool off and keep from overheating: Letting the machines "breathe."

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Vanderbilt University engineers are proving that their elastic exosuit can provide relief for people doing the heavy lifting.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.

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