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The Inside Story on Proper Pump Selection for Medical Device Applications

For surgical procedures requiring irrigation, pumps are one of the more significant medical device components, and pump selection is paramount to operational success....

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Read about the new products for October 2022.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Smartphone-Powered Microchip Enables At-Home Medical Diagnostic Testing

The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Product Focus: Pumps/Valves

Mass Flow Controller

High-performance mass flow controllers and meters are available from Sensirion, Stafa, Switzerland. The SFC5500 mass flow controllers are calibrated for multiple gases and come with...

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Propulsion

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rexroth Takes Aim at Electrification for Off-Highway Vehicles

Bosch Rexroth recently invited SAE Media to attend EMPAC, their Electrified Mobile Product & Application Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The show featured many of...

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Materials

Material Inspired by Chain Mail Transforms from Flexible to Rigid on Command

Applications include a smart fabric for exoskeletons, an adaptive cast that adjusts its stiffness as an injury heals, or a deployable bridge that could be unrolled and stiffened.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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

Products of Tomorrow

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 innovation.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Assessing Five Key Areas of Modern Hydraulic Power Units

Any manufacturing facility that uses hydraulics powered by conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) has engineers and personnel who know all too well how large,...

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Materials

New 3D Printing Technique: A Game Changer for Medical Testing Devices

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smartphone-Powered Microchip Enables At-Home Medical Diagnostic Testing

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

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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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Power

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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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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New on the Market: April 2022

High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.

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Test & Measurement

Improving Extrusion Press Performance with Hydraulics Upgrade

Many presses continue using inefficient and unreliable hydraulic pumps.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Products of Tomorrow

Self-healing materials, quick disconnects, and eco-friendly micro-supercapacitors.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Thermofluidic Improves Lab-On-a-Chip Applications

Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.

R&D
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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Robotics, Automation & Control

Self-Sensing Soft Robots Use Electrochemically Driven Pumps

A fluid pump driven by electrochemical reactions is simple, lightweight, and silent, and it enables self-sensing actuation, with potential applications in wearable technology....

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Energy

Power Processing Unit for Small Spacecraft Electric Propulsion

This scalable power processing unit (PPU) is for use with low-power Hall effect thrusters.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Process Converts Ethanol to Jet Fuel

A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.

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Data Acquisition

Simulations Provide Understanding of Spacecraft Landing Dynamics

The simulations provide insight on the models needed to simulate a full-scale landing event.

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Test & Measurement

New Products

Battery monitoring, flow meters, torque sensors, and more.

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Motion Control

How To Substantially Reduce Encoder Cost While Gaining Functionality With Multi-Turn Rotary Position Sensors

New Technology Will Reduce Encoder Costs and Improve Performance. Rotation counters are required for many applications to count...