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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Special Reports
Photonics/Optics

Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

Products
Sensors/Data Acquisition

New on the Market: May 2022

Dual Locking C14 IEC Connector

The SG03DC from MEGA Electronics, New Brunswick, NJ, contains side locking tabs similar to the Raritan Securelock. It will mate with any standard nonlocking C13 Outlet along...

Products
Aerospace

Product of the Month

Rohde & Schwarz, Columbia, MD, launches its new LCR meter family of high-performance general-purpose impedance testers covering a wide range of applications. With its supported frequency range from 4 Hz to 10...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed

Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New on the Market: November 2021

Power supply ICs, temperature sensors, DC-DC converters, and more.

Blog
Test & Measurement

When to Go With Battery X-Ray Inspection

Tech Briefs readers ask two industry experts about the effectiveness of CT scans when you want a deeper look at a battery.

Briefs
Aerospace

High-Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Monitoring Meteorological Parameters

The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Designing Large Diameter Aspheres

What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Plenoptic Camera

This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.

Articles
Materials

Creating High-Precision Glass for NIR Lasers

See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.

Products
Imaging

Product of the Month

By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.

Special Reports
RF & Microwave Electronics

Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Special Reports
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Creating a Quality Management Protocol for Molded Plastics Used in Medical Device Manufacturing

Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.

Application Briefs
Software

Reverse Engineering Technology

A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Overcoming Pitfalls When Measuring Thin, Parallel Optics

A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Photonic Microwave Generation Using On-Chip Optical Frequency Combs

A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.

Products
Test & Measurement

New on the Market: May 2020

Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Moving Precision Communication, Metrology, Quantum Applications from Lab to Chip

A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.

NASA Spinoff
Test & Measurement

Detailed Spectrometry Makes Dangerous-Materials Testing Safer

Technology used to search for extraterrestrial life can characterize radioactive material.

Briefs
Aerospace

Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Correlated Oxide Field Effect Switching Devices for High Speed Electronics

The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.

Products
Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Products

This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.

Products
Motion Control

New on the Market: March 2020

Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.

Facility Focus
Materials

Facility Focus: Army Test and Evaluation Command

The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.

Technology Leaders
Test & Measurement

3D Scanning Inspection

CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.

Special Reports
Test & Measurement

Test & Measurement - March 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, automotive, communications, and other key fields. This compendium of recent articles is presented by the editors of...

Technology Leaders
Test & Measurement

Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders

Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.

Products
Lighting

New Products

Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.