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.

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Trunk Support Assists Those with Spinal Cord Injury
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Bio-Inspired Mechanics to Make Robots More Effective
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
The additive creates fuel from biomass while improving engine performance.
University of Washington engineer James Koch observed patterns in a promising, but often-unpredictable rocket part: The rotating detonation engine.
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.
Dynamic White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Precision Bellows Couplings: 3 Secrets to their Success

This 10-minute presentation discusses how precision bellows couplings can help machines run faster and more accurately if three key issues are addressed. They are sizing, misalignment tolerances, and proper handling. Bellows couplings are used for transmitting dynamic precision...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Here’s Why You Need to Think Beyond Conventional FKMs

The oil and gas industry uses drilling equipment to bear high pressure and high-temperature muds coming out of the well. Drilling mud and other fluids contain many chemicals that can...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
SPIE Photonics West 2020 – Sights from Day 1
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.
Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
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.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

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