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Regulations/Standards

The Battle over EV Value-Add Has Begun

A critical industry transition is underway that some already are viewing as an impending battle. At stake is supplier value-add share versus that of OEMs as light-vehicle propulsion formats shift...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Solar Power for Carbon Capture

A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.

News
Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

Articles
Test & Measurement

EVs Drive NVH Material Innovations

The definition of a ‘quiet’ vehicle, as determined by the occupants’ ears, is changing radically, as electric motors replace the internal-combustion engine. And electric vehicles are changing the...

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Making Automotive Assembly Lines Safer

The moving assembly line remains an integral piece of most automobile manufacturing.

Articles
Imaging

Products of Tomorrow: August 2022

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.

Technology Report
Software

Data Boom Drives Bosch to 10,000 Software Engineers in 2022

Ten thousand. That’s how many software engineers Bosch plans to hire worldwide in 2022. The Tier 1 giant needs software specialists as electrified, automated and connected...

News
Design

Racetrack Simulation Hits the (Public) Road

Simulation techniques have become a vital tool in vehicle development, enabling shorter development time, fewer prototypes, and reduced costs. When used in motorsport, the advantages gained...

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Superior Organ Transport Moves Forward

A life-saving device developed by Vascular Perfusion Solutions uses compressed oxygen to extend the life of organs for transplants.

R&D
Design

Micro Device Improves IVF Treatment

A first-of-its-kind device will allow more IVF clinics to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a treatment, while several IVF procedures, such as embryo culture, embryo cryopreservation,...

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Materials

Keeping the Bugs at Bay

With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.

Briefs
Medical

Constructing 3D Models of Mineralized Tissue On-Demand

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

News
Propulsion

Making the Torque-Transfer Transition

A reckoning has arrived at suppliers whose product portfolios, engineering resources, and R&D activities are not aligned with the EV horizon. The challenge of pivoting their focus to...

Articles
Defense

Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector

The aerospace and defense industry has laid ambitious plans to reconcile mobility with sustainability. Sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, hydrogen-powered aircraft and eVTOLS (electric...

Features
Photonics/Optics

Additive Manufacturing: New Frontiers for Production and Validation

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Forecast 2022 for Sensors/MEMS

This article is a marked departure from my annual reporting on the past year’s performance of the health of the MEMS industry vis-à-vis my MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card. [1] ...

Articles
Communications

What is Pulse Shaping?

Pulse shaping, as it is done today, is an effort to fix fidelity issues caused by the transmitting amplifier and is accomplished by a combination of imperfect methods, most external to the amplifier. This article...

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Products of Tomorrow: June 2022

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Articles
Software

Embracing Agile Product Development

We've made some impressive strides from both a societal and industry perspective in the face of this unrelenting pandemic. And while the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry has been hit...

Features
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Accelerating Time to Market for Single-Use Technologies

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

Road Ready
Automotive

Bringing Back the Hot Hatch: 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

Fulfilling a commitment to offer more thrilling rolling stock, on March 31, Toyota revealed its new 2023 GR Corolla, a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive (AWD) 5-door C-class hot hatchback...

Articles
Software

Products of Tomorrow: May 2022

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Articles
Design

Create the Future Design Contest: Success Story — Shaping the Future with 3D Printing

Behrokh Khoshnevis has always known that 3D printing would make its biggest impact on big structures. While most advances in additive manufacturing...

Briefs
Defense

Evaluation of Future Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capabilities in an Automated Computer-Aided Wargame

In fiscal year 2016, the Senate Armed Services Committee ordered the Navy to increase its fleet to 355 ships. However, the lack of...

Supplier Eye
Design

Preparing for a Lumpy EV Transition

Recently, I was asked by an OEM to sum up the looming ICE-to-BEV industry transformation. My reply came in a single word: lumpy! And while that description may not be the most finely tailored way to...

Articles
Aerospace

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

How to Test a Cognitive EW System

Cognition in EW systems is an important element in achieving dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Articles
Power

Accelerating Product Development through Digital Transformation

Increasingly powerful integrated circuit and system-on-chip devices are growing in importance to vehicle design.

Articles
Design

Airing on the Side of Innovation

Is there a proven formula for creating a top-notch engineering organization and benchmark product from scratch? Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson shared his approach at the company’s Newark, Calif,...