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Electronics & Computers

Product of the Month: October 2022 Medical Design Briefs

UV-Enhanced Photodetectors

A family of photodiodes for medical applications is available from Opto Diode Corp., Camarillo, CA. The photodiodes operate from 190 to 400 nm and are...

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Test & Measurement

NIST is Calibrating Gear Artifacts

Gears are sophisticated parts that play a vital role in cars, airplanes, construction and mining equipment, food processing, clock making, and more. And, companies are still trying to make them better...

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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.

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Medical

The Lee Company Inc. Acquires TTP Ventus Limited

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, has acquired TTP Ventus Limited from TTP Group. Based near Cambridge, UK, TTP Ventus is an inventor and manufacturer of silent, compact micropumps and pump...

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Automotive

How to Check and Quantify the Five Deadly Problems

This paper begins by reviewing the current research on aeration within the lubrication context. A solid understanding of the symptoms and effects of aeration are required to build an...

Briefs
Aerospace

Corrugated Rollable Tubular Boom

NASA’s new COROTUB boom is flattened, rolled, and stowed in a small package for easy transport to remote locations. When unfurled, it expands into a load-bearing structural boom.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Medical

New Products and Services: September 2022 Medical Design Briefs

Stretchable Film

A stretchable film from Toray, Tokyo, Japan, builds on the company’s technology to deliver circuit mounts that offer exceptional resistance value...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Product Focus: Pumps/Valves 2022

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...

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tiny Motors to Power a Network of Nanomachines

Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin recently created the first ever solid-state optical nanomotor.

Briefs
Aerospace

Active Flow Control System for Simple-Hinged Flaps

This simple, elegant invention can control flow separation resulting from the high flap deflections required by simple-hinged flap systems making such flaps a viable option for aircraft designers.

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Manned Systems

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...

Application Briefs
Energy

Cryogenic Thermal Subsystem

The Cryogenic Thermal Subsystem’s most critical function is to provide cooling to maintain the detectors in two of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument’s cameras at sufficiently low temperatures of approximately minus 161o F, which will allow them to function with the required sensitivity.

Articles
Motion Control

Encoder Selection: Finding the Right Fit

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

Products
Motion Control

New Products: August 2022 Motion Design

New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.

Briefs
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.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Self-Aligning Poppet

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

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
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Making Automotive Assembly Lines Safer

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

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Improved Fixed-Wing Gust Load Alleviation Device

Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Low Separation Force Quick Disconnect Device

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

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Multi-Link Spherical Joint

Single joint allows six attachments with independent movement.

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Materials

Nanostructured Fibers Can Impersonate Human Muscles

Mimicking the human body, specifically the actuators that control muscle movement, is of immense interest around the globe. In recent years, it has led to many innovations to improve...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Making Robotic Assistive Walking More Natural

A new method of generating gaits for robotic assistive devices aims to guarantee stability and achieve more natural locomotion for different users. The method is being developed by a team at...

News
Power

Rivian R1T Analyzed by Teardown Expert

Rivian’s R1T is in big demand by both the public and the industry. OEMs are still scrambling to acquire their own examples of the pioneering, innovative electric pickup for competitive analysis...

Quiz
Design

How Well Do You Know the ISS?

NASA plans to retire the International Space Station by 2030; its operations will be transitioned to commercial low-Earth orbit destinations. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the ISS.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

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.

Road Ready
Manned Systems

Hyundai Puts the N in Performance

Just a decade ago, the idea of Hyundai challenging the industry’s established performance brands would have elicited snickers from many executives and engineers. Hyundai’s best effort in the sports...