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R&D
Medical

Lead-Free Piezoelectric Materials

Gadolinium-doped cerium oxide could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials. It is lead-free, which means that it could be employed in biocompatible medical applications. Further...

Products
Robotics, Automation & Control

New Products

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

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more

Products
Test & Measurement

New on the Market: February 2022

Liquid-cooled workstations, universal amplifiers, hydrogen sensors, and more.

Briefs
Motion Control

Soft, Mechanical Metamaterials

These “living machines” hold potential for applications from medical treatments to improving the environment.

Briefs
Imaging

Tiny Chip-Based Device Performs Ultrafast Modulation of X-Rays

New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.

Briefs
Motion Control

Giving Bug-Like Bots a Boost

A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

New on the Market: January 2022

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

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

On/Off Functionality for Fast, Sensitive, Ultra-Small Technologies

An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soft Components for Soft Robotics

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

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Small and Dexterous Cockroach-Inspired Robot

This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Product Focus: Motors & Motion Control

Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages

Designed for closed loop servo operation, a series of open aperture voice coil stages from Moticont, Van Nuys, CA, include a standard integral quadrature optical...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Hydraulic Actuator Enables Sprayer to Steer Clear of the Ordinary

The retrofit uses unconventional technologies.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor

Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Adapter Makes All Headphones Intelligent

“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Miniature Lung-Heart Sensor on a Chip

A tiny sensor chip records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements.

R&D
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

3D Printable Polymer Nanocomposite Ink

The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.

Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Laser Jolts Microscopic Electronic Robots into Motion

Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

2021 Supplier Guide: Sensors

See leading manufacturers in a variety of sensor topic areas, including radar and encoders.

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives

Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Machine Condition Monitoring Keeps a Factory Running

Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Drive-Based Platforms Provide Flexible Concepts for Machine Safety

Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.

Application Briefs
Propulsion

Improving Overhead Equipment Devices for a New Era of Railway Transportation

See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves

Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

Data recorders, conduction-cooled chassis, robot chargers, and more.

Global Innovations
Energy

Tiny Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...