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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.

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The importance of a proactive and systematic method for collecting machine and process data within a smart manufacturing environment cannot be overstated.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Articles: Transportation
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Application Briefs: Automotive
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Briefs: Automotive
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
INSIDER: Aerospace

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast in August following its first crewed mission, the two astronauts inside could not exit the capsule...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dr. Axel Krieger from Johns Hopkins University explains how he is getting a robotic system ready for the fight against COVID-19.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Darin Skelly spoke with Tech Briefs about how he felt during the landing of the Perseverance rover, and what he's most looking forward to finding out about Mars.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
What can you do with a credit card sized pump? "Power clothing!" Prof. Jonathan Rossiter tells Tech Briefs?
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Evaluating Performance Modes In Precision Ground Ball Screws

For a vast array of industrial applications including milling-machine tables, robotics, medical equipment, and semiconductor manufacture, ball screws deliver extremely accurate and...

Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
LIDAR Technology - February 2021

LIDAR sensors and systems are the "eyes" of ADAS and autonomous vehicles. Read about the latest advances in this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Motion Control
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE/CAM of turbomachinery.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.

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