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Upcoming Webinars : Materials
Coming Soon - Developing Higher Density Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Developing better materials for lithium-ion batteries requires a variety of analytical methods and evaluation materials, as well as a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in charge/discharge cycles. This 30-minute Webinar discusses the different analytical...

Upcoming Webinars : Aerospace
Coming Soon - Game-Changing Interconnect Technology for Space Exploration

This 30-minute Webinar is serving as the launch of a new state-of-the-art interconnect system for OEMs and design engineers. It will examine the latest disruptive technology that combines the benefits of fiber with the ease and reliability of copper for space, military,...

Upcoming Webinars : Imaging
Coming Soon - Innovative Approach for Ultrahigh-Speed Machine Vision

This 30-minute Webinar looks at an innovative approach to ultrahigh-speed digital imaging.

Upcoming Webinars : Automotive
Coming Soon - Adaptive AUTOSAR and a Ready-to-Go Vehicle Run-Time Environment

Adaptive AUTOSAR is an excellent building block for augmenting the solid foundation of the AUTOSAR Classic Platform with support for a flexible, dynamic, high-performance computation environment. However, Adaptive AUTOSAR does not (yet) address all the issues that are...

On-Demand Webinars : Software
ISO 26262 Compliance, Innovation, and Time to Market: How to Deliver All Three

How to comply with functional safety standards without compromising either speed of development or innovation is addressed in this 60-minute Webinar. Delivering on all three is a challenge in an increasingly complex embedded software development environment,...

Webinars : Medical
Establishing Maximum Acceptable Dose

Manufacturers utilizing ionizing radiation (gamma, electron beam, or X-ray) for sterilization purposes need to establish the maximum acceptable dose for the specified product. Compliance to the ISO 11137 standard requires an experimental program that demonstrates that a product treated with the maximum...

Question of the Week : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Microbots Like HAMR-E Improve Search and Rescue?

Researchers from Harvard University's Wyss Institute created a 1.5-gram microbot called HAMR-E.

On-Demand Webinars : Software
Simulation for Testing and Analysis of Autonomous Vehicles

With the spate of public highway accidents of autonomous vehicles, the conversation has become more intense regarding the need for simulation testing to reduce risky on-road testing and – more important – to accumulate the billions of miles said to be needed to develop robust vehicle...

Tech Talks : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Hydraulic Cylinders and the Search for the Perfect Seal

Large-scale manufacturers, such as those in the agricultural and construction industries, are tasked with finding a balance between the cost and performance of their hydraulic cylinders. This Tech Talk explains how to achieve that goal by optimizing advanced sealing technology. In the...

News : Test & Measurement
Engineers Develop Concept for Hybrid Heavy-Duty Trucks

Heavy-duty trucks, such as the 18-wheelers that transport many of the world's goods from farm or factory to market, are virtually all powered by diesel engines. They account for a significant portion of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, but little has been done so far to curb their...

News : Electronics & Computers
Next-Generation, Low-Cost Stop Sign Improves Driver Safety

It's dark on the back road as a motorist speeds toward the intersection. Up ahead, the stop sign blends with the night and in seconds a deadly crash occurs. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than half of all roadway fatalities occur on rural roads. Now engineers at...

News : Transportation
Energy Monitor Can Find Electrical Failures Before They Happen

A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are showing signs of an imminent failure. When tested on a Coast Guard cutter, the...

News : Electronics & Computers
Renewable Oils for Use in Lubricants Synthesized

Engine gears, plane thrusters, refrigerator compressors, wind turbines – the list of important industrial machinery, agricultural equipment, transportation vessels, and home applications that depend on lubricants might be endless. These slick substances quite literally keep the world turning,...

Question of the Week : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Would You Use a Device That Bonds Metal and Plastic in Seconds?

The connection of plastics and metals poses a challenge due to the different physical properties of the two materials. A joining gun from Fraunhofer Institute bonds metal and plastic in seconds.

Tech Talks : Medical
Fiber Extrusion for Medical Devices 101

The demand for polymer-derived fibers and yarns for medical device components gives original equipment manufacturers and fiber extrusion experts opportunities to work together in exciting ways. Successfully creating components for a finished medical device depends on a mutual understanding of each...

Tech Talks : Automotive
Getting a Grip on Friction

Friction is the reason bearings exist – without it, relative movement between two objects would require little more than a gentle push. This Tech Talk is intended to delve a little deeper into the influences of friction with respect to rotation, heat generation, bearing function, and bearing failure. Along the way, a...

INSIDER : Energy
Flexible Generators Turn Movement into Energy

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.