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Robotics, Automation & Control

Making Low-Cost Automation Accessible

Roose’s Chocolate World, based in Belgium, is using an automated solution, “ChocoMatic,” that doesn’t break the bank.

Briefs
Design

Integral Tuned Mass Absorber for Turbine Blades

A novel turbine blade design and manufacturing approach developed by NASA provides a significant reduction in turbine blade resonant vibration.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Encoder Selection: Finding the Right Fit

Key considerations to keep in mind while selecting the best encoder for your application.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products: August 2022 Motion Design

New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Ginning Up a Modern Automation Platform

Although the basic function of cotton gins is quite old, today’s versions can benefit further from modernized control systems.

Application Briefs
Design

Making Automotive Assembly Lines Safer

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

Articles
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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Machining Beryllium

Because beryllium is extremely expensive, the learning curve for potential competitors is costly.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New on the Market: April 2022

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

Features
Regulations/Standards

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.

Briefs
Materials

Quiet Gears Improve Patient Comfort and Imaging Quality in Medical Equipment

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

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

Articles
Test & Measurement

The Many Benefits of Smart IIoT Connected Factories

Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.

Briefs
Packaging & Sterilization

Handheld 3D Skin Printer Accelerates Healing of Burns

The handheld printer deposits sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds and its bio-ink accelerates healing.

Products
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Readers Select 2021 Products of the Year

A Smart Gadget, a simulator module, and a holographic display.

Technology Leaders
Electronics & Computers

An Alternative Approach to 3D Reconstruction

The method combines concepts of global and local stereo methods for accurate, pixel- wise matching at low runtime.

Blog
Test & Measurement

Machinery Health Monitoring: Which Equipment is Critical?

Which machinery requires constant monitoring? According to one industry expert, the answer boils down to “Criticality.”

R&D
AR/AI

Machine Learning Advances Personalized Medicine

The research tackles long-unsolvable problems in biological systems at the cellular level.

Podcasts
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Here's an Idea: How to Build an 'Ocean Battery'

Dr. Frits Bliek and his team at Ocean Grazer are building an "Ocean Battery" that brings hydrodam technology to the sea.

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Electronics & Computers

Will a Breath-Like Approach Cool Down Machinery?

University of Central Florida researchers are developing a human-like way for large machines to cool off: Letting the machines "breathe." (See our January issue of Tech Briefs to learn more.)

Products
Photonics/Optics

New Products: January 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.

Technology Leaders
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The TWIICE Exoskeleton: Connector Trends in Medical Device Design

A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.

Products
Materials

New on the Market: January 2022

Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.

Briefs
Imaging

Process Enables Machines to Thermally “Breathe”

Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.

Briefs
Energy

Engine Made as a Single Calcium Ion

The engine is approximately 10 billion times smaller than a car engine.