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White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Superior Corrosion Resistance for Automotive Applications: How NITREX SMART ONC Leads with Advanced Protection Technology

Explore the latest groundbreaking advancements in corrosion resistance for the automotive industry and the economic and...

White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
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The Importance of testing EVB Minerals with Processing Equipment used during the Mid-Stream Phase

This white paper looks at the supply chain of Electric Vehicle Batteries (EVB’s) and the importance of testing EVB minerals with the...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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How Michelin is Upgrading Plant Operations and Energy Systems to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Michelin selected ENGIE to drive energy modernization at its Cuneo and Cataroux factories. In addition to utilities management, the collaboration...

Blog: Energy
Researchers have improved on approaches that dissolve the Li-ion batteries in a liquid solution to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals used in the recycling process.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Electric Vehicles - January 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in EV motors and batteries, e-powertrain design...

Articles: Connectivity
This feature explores five transformative currents shaping the future of manufacturing and heralding a new era of improved production, efficiency, and sustainability.
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Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Given that manufacturing is responsible for 37 percent of global energy consumption, industry is feeling the pressure to address the challenge. Here are a few key trends that are accelerating the push to become more sustainable.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Macquarie University engineers have developed a new technique to make the manufacturing of nanosensors far less carbon-intensive, much cheaper, more efficient, and more versatile — substantially improving a key process in this trillion-dollar global industry.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The system harnesses the sun's heat to directly split water and generate hydrogen — a clean fuel that can power long-distance trucks, ships, and planes, while in the process emitting no greenhouse gas emissions.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an affordable add-on technology that removes more than 99.9 percent of acidic gases and other emissions to produce an ultraclean natural gas furnace.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Recent discoveries by MIT engineers have revealed that introducing new materials into existing concrete manufacturing processes could significantly reduce their carbon footprint without altering concrete's bulk mechanical properties.
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Blog: Aerospace
Find out which five of our quizzes were the most popular in 2023.
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Technology & Society: Design
Navajo pottery-inspired water filtration system developed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin can effectively and cheaply disinfect water.
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Articles: Government
As companies invest in the development of eco-friendly products and strategies, they will reap the rewards from increased consumer confidence, financial incentives, greater resiliency, and the ability to drive profound social change.
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Articles: Power
Pump systems have advanced technically over many years. The recent innovations in demand-based variable speed hydraulic pump systems are the next step in lowering energy costs, reducing noise, and allowing for proactive maintenance opportunities.
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Videos of the Month: Automotive
See the videos of the month, including one on using kirigami to produce a stronger adhesive, one on taking electric vehicle technology to the next level, one on the SPARK Electric Racing Team, and one on the Electric Vehicle Club at Purdue University.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A pilot project between ABB Robotics and US non-profit organization Junglekeepers demonstrated the role cloud technology can play in making reforestation faster, more efficient, and scalable.
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have created a new and efficient way to recycle metals from spent electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The method allows recovery of 100 percent of the aluminum and 98 percent of the lithium in EV batteries.
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White Papers: Medical
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How to Select the Proper Pin for Your Application

Designers should determine the type of pin they are going to use early in the design stage of the project. The most important step in selecting the proper type of pin is to evaluate the...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Recent advances in integrated circuits, machine learning, and computing have opened up several possibilities to make informed assessments and decisions regarding the health and operational performance of modern power conversion systems.
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Special Reports: Propulsion
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Power Electronics - November 2023

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for applications ranging from...

Briefs: Power
Researchers continue to refine the process to improve electrochemical performance. The goal is to balance the benefits and drawbacks of the thicker electrode: It has the potential for higher energy loading and is easy to roll, but it may provide less power, since the ions have further to travel.
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White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Take the Struggle Out of Data Wrangling With JMP®

Data preparation: the unglamorous, time-consuming, laborious, and sometimes dreaded “dirty work” of statistical investigations. Thankfully, JMP users can perform wrangling operations...

White Papers: Materials
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The Benefits of 420 Chrome Stainless Steel Coiled Spring Pins

Coiled Spring Pins are available in light, standard, and heavy duty to create the optimum combination of strength, flexibility, and diameter to suit specific host materials and...

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
This past year’s Technology and Society articles in Tech Briefs magazine describe different ways engineers are making significant contributions to improving our lives.
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White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
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The Top 7 Myths That Lead to Really Bad Graphs

How is a "good" chart defined? What makes one chart better than another? How you answer may reveal what you believe about data visualization and impact your ability to design effective...

Technology & Society: Design
A new type of material developed at the University of California San Diego could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants from water.
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Quiz: Green Design & Manufacturing
With the increasing threat of climate change, efforts must be stepped up to ensure development today does not negatively affect future generations. How much do you know about sustainability? Find out with this quiz.
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