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Automotive

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...

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Aerospace

Miniature Separable Fill and Drain Valve

Besides miniature spacecraft propulsion systems, the valve could also have applications in the industrial processing industry where low flow devices are commonly used.

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Aerospace

Self-Aligning Poppet

Testing has shown that NASA's poppet reduces leakage rates of traditional aerospace cryogenic valves by three orders of magnitude.

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Aerospace

Low Separation Force Quick Disconnect Device

A self-aligning, self-healing system for pneumatics and cryogenics with applications in aerospace.

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Aerospace

Upgrade Transonic Compressor Test Rig Data Acquisition System

New software programming using commercial off-the-shelf software for acquiring data, processing data, displaying results, and generating reports is implemented to improve the performance of a legacy system.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

ACT Expo 2022 Roundup: Bollinger, Hyundai and Volvo Clean-Vehicle Updates

If there was any doubt that zero-emission work trucks are coming – and, really, there isn’t – the 2022 ACT Expo made it abundantly clear they’re on their...

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Medical

How to Select Motors to Address Biologic Drug-Delivery Challenges

Biologic drugs change the way the human immune system responds to numerous diseases and conditions. These drugs have revolutionized disease treatments and offer hope to many...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing Metal Parts on a Ship

Senior level military members are constantly evaluating risk and finding ways to articulate and mitigate risks on the battlefield. When it comes to new technology adoption and consideration, these same...

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Materials

Painting 3D-Printed Objects

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new...

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Medical

Self-Contained Device Isolates Biological Samples

A patented self-contained device for isolating deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA), proteins, and cells without using pipettes or centrifuges has been developed at NASA’s...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

An Artificial Intelligence System to Identify Objects in Cluttered Scenes

Robotic vision has come a long way, reaching a level of sophistication with applications in complex and demanding tasks, such as autonomous driving and object...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

EV, Give Me Heat!

Cabin heating and cooling, and their negative impact on vehicle efficiency and range, are among the challenges still to be solved in battery-electric vehicles. For drivers and passengers, interior comfort — being...

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Electronics & Computers

Using CoaXPress-over-Fiber for High-Speed Machine Vision

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

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Transportation

New Printing Process Advances 3D Capabilities

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

GM: Ultium Heat-Pump System Boosts EV Range, Reduces Charge Times

On the same day that General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed there will be a fully electric version of the company’s Corvette along with a hybrid model, the...

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Connectivity

Secure to the Core

One major concern for manufacturers is how safe and secure it is to open the OT network’s doors to the internet.

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Medical

Exploring Valve Technology Requirements Under the New MDR

Although the pandemic has delayed the MDR’s validation date, it has not diminished the importance of this new regulation.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microparticles Pave Way for Microfluidic Devices

The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Improving Extrusion Press Performance with Hydraulics Upgrade

Many presses continue using inefficient and unreliable hydraulic pumps.

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Materials

Quiet Gears Improve Patient Comfort and Imaging Quality in Medical Equipment

The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.

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Motion Control

Discrete Proportional Valve Technology

The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Software Gives Robots Human Touch

A software makes industrial robots nimbler and almost as sensitive as human hands.

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Materials

Load-Bearing Material Mimics Human Cartilage

The synthetic material is soft but can withstand heavy loading with minimum wear and tear for engineering applications.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

DIY Kits Enable Users to Build Their Own Peristaltic Pumps for Microfluidics

Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.

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Test & Measurement

High-Speed Inspection and Reverse Engineering in 2D and 3D

The Opti-Scan inspection system can measure surfaces and edges in 3D.

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Photonics/Optics

Manufacturing Large Mirrors

With advanced tech, mirrors can be made with high accuracy.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soft Components for Soft Robotics

An electrically driven soft valve paves the way for fully soft robots.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hypoid Gears – A Long Way from Truck Axles to Motion Control

Hypoid gears have a growing presence in the industrial power transmission and motion control industries.

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Design

How Top Trends in Cleaning are Impacting Medical Device Design

Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.