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Manufacturing & Prototyping

SPIE Photonics West 2023 Preview

The conference will showcase the latest innovations in lasers, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, biomedical optics, 3D printing, and more.

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products

See the new products for January 2023.

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Data Acquisition

How Virtual Twins Help Optimize Supply Chains

Unprecedented and unrelenting market turbulence has shown that the old ways of supply chain planning and manufacturing production are outdated and vulnerable to disruption.

Products
Data Acquisition

Product of the Month

The new Indicators feature true absolute sensor technology that minimizes the chance of data loss.

News
Automotive

Volvo’s Electric High-Wire Act

Under a circus-size tent in downtown Stockholm, Volvo recently introduced its new high-wire act — one with its share of nail-biting risk.

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

A Divergent Approach to Vehicle Development and Production

Among the most intriguing vehicles on display at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance was a pair developed by an obscure brand, Czinger Vehicles, and its parent company,...

Products
Robotics, Automation & Control

Product of the Month

The new IRB 1010 robot from ABB (Cary, NC) offers electronics manufacturers the opportunity to increase their production of small wearable devices.

INSIDER
Design

Gripper Robot Can Grasp Objects from Very Fine to Large

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced that it has developed a gripper capable of all gripping movements, inspired by elephant trunks. It mimics how...

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Test & Measurement

Vote for Tech Briefs’ 28th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

These 12 products are the nominees for the 2022 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.

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Electronics & Computers

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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Automotive

3M, Matrix Engineering Consultants Collaborate to Enhance Performance of Chassis Bolted Joints

The vehicle electrification trend means chassis designs are evolving.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Deere Advances In-Field Autonomy

John Deere got “really serious” about autonomy in 2019, according to Joe Liefer, senior product manager of autonomy at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. Three years later – after forming an...

Editorial
Power

Unreliable Electronics Are the New Prince of Darkness

Younger engineers may be unfamiliar with Joseph Lucas Ltd., the infamous Tier-1 supplier of British automotive electrical and electronic woes. Lucas helped institutionalize, fairly...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sensors Step Out While Startups Stutter

The Michigan Science Center in downtown Detroit was an appropriate venue for the recent 2022 AutoSens conference and exhibition.

Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inflation Ignites Another Supplier Squeeze

For more than 100 years, OEMs and suppliers have partnered to build components, engineer and integrate systems, offer servicest, and even manufacture complete vehicles.

Supplements
Connectivity

Summer 2022 Resource Guide

In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.

Question of the Week
Electronics & Computers

Will We Use Our Clothes to Monitor Heartbeat?

A recent Tech Briefs story highlighted efforts by MIT Professor Yoel Fink and his team to create a fabric microphone. The computing material offers wearers the ability to someday monitor their heartbeat, as well the heartbeats of soon-to-be newborns.

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Micro-Supercapacitors Enable Fast Charging

Micro-supercapacitors could revolutionize the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have...

Briefs
Materials

Electronic Textiles Made with Conductive Cellulose Thread

A research team developed a thread made of conductive cellulose that offers practical possibilities for electronic textiles. Sewing the electrically conductive cellulose threads into...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Composite Glass Produces Unbreakable Screens

Researchers have developed technology to produce next-generation composite glass for lighting LEDs and smartphone, television, and computer screens. The technology was a step forward in perovskite...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

New Family of Glass for Lens Applications

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

Briefs
Materials

Washable, Wearable Battery-Like Devices

Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed that could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

AV Powers Bring May Flowers

May Mobility is the professional boxer of the autonomous-vehicle tech space. It hit the ring in 2017 as an ambitious welterweight, full of capability, veteran AV leadership and a hint of swagger.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Create the Future Design Contest: Success Story — Reinventing Mobility

Rowheel, which was a winning technology at SAE’s Create the Future Design Contest in 2010, continues to roll forward.

Blog
Test & Measurement

With Functional Fibers, A Shirt Becomes a Valuable Microphone

The future of computing is in fabrics, says Prof, Yoel Fink from MIT.

Question of the Week
Energy

Can 'Charging Rooms' Catch On?

One of the Tech Briefs highlighted in the second section of today’s INSIDER is a “charging room” from the University of Michigan and University of Tokyo that provides electricity over the air. The aluminum test area uses magnetic fields to deliver 50 watts and power-up devices, no matter their location within...

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Aerospace

Budget Airline Car Concept Is the Short-flight Alternative

Short-haul airline flights can be a great convenience for travelers, but they produce more CO2 emissions – about 250 g/km per person – than any other form of passenger...