Mechanical & Fluid Systems


Access the latest news and technical briefs covering micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMs) technologies and applications.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions including the optimization of spacesuit gloves that, when coupled to a pressurized suit, tend to limit the range of...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers produced a soft, mechanical metamaterial that can “think” about how forces are applied to it and respond via programmed reactions. The metamaterials feature flexible, conductive polymer...

Issue Archive: Manned Systems
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Liquid-cooled workstations, universal amplifiers, hydrogen sensors, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These “living machines” hold potential for applications from medical treatments to improving the environment.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.
Products: Connectivity
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An electrically driven soft valve paves the way for fully soft robots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
The retrofit uses unconventional technologies.
Briefs: Aerospace
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Briefs: AR/AI
“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tiny sensor chip records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See leading manufacturers in a variety of sensor topic areas, including radar and encoders.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
Briefs: Aerospace
The valve enables telerobotic resupplying of media such as propellant and pressurant.
Briefs: AR/AI
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.