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Stay updated on advancements in mechanical components and mechatronics systems. New technologies in MEMs, fluid systems, and propulsion are driving breakthroughs in transportation, electrification, autonomous driving, and manufacturing.

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Color in Automotive Interiors

While the exterior of the car may be the first thing you see, the interior of the vehicle is where your driving experience starts. The interior design and color of a car is central to the consumer's...

Blog: Energy
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.
Blog: Automotive
Long-haul trucking may be the best candidate for hydrogen power. An industry expert tells us when we can expect more hydrogen fuel cells on the highway.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Grundfos Solutions for Industrial Water Reuse

Water is such a fundamental necessity for life that it is often taken for granted. In modern industrial societies, the water from every tap is expected to be so pure that we can drink it without...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Maximizing the ROI on Your Pressure-Boosting Investment

Purchase costs for different types of pumps used in water distribution and industrial pressure-boosting applications can vary significantly. Whether they are end-suction pumps,...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will We Ever Charge Our Cars (As We Drive)?

Cornell Engineering Professor Khurram Afridi wants you to be able to power-up your vehicle simply by changing lanes and driving over a charging strip.

Blog: Aerospace
A NASA expert answers your questions about the upcoming Artemis mission that will send astronauts back to the Moon.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Space Technology - October 2021

A new era of space exploration is set to begin with Artemis 1, the first in a series of increasingly complex NASA missions that will take humans back to the moon and then on to Mars. Read all about it in this...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Application Briefs: Materials
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.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Automotive
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Application Briefs: Software
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Products: Materials
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Modern PLCs now include IT-capable software and communications protocols, empowering users to easily access edge-sourced data and integrate it with the enterprise.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.

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The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

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