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Wearables

Medical Design Briefs: 2022 Technology Leaders

Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2022.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using 3D-Printing to Test Stability of Thin-Walled Cylinders

Duke Engineering student, Sage Cooley, uses 3D-printing to conduct experiments on characterizing behavior of thin-walled cylinders — testing stability by crushing...

Blog
Propulsion

A Flapping-Wing Robot Able to Perch

A flapping-wing robot that can land autonomously on a horizontal perch using a claw-like mechanism.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

How to Accomplish High Precision Absolute Measurements With White Light Interferometers

The requirements for distance and thickness measurements are extremely high in many applications. Film, flat glass, electronics, displays or...

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Research Lab

Predicting the Failure of Crystalline Metallic Materials

Researchers have developed a theory that predicts the limits to which metals can be subjected to cyclic stress before failing.

Blog
Materials

Adding Vibrations to Electronics to Reduce Vibrations

A counterintuitive way to protect atomically thin electronics: adding vibrations to reduce vibration issues.

News
Regulations/Standards

Ensuring Aircraft Safety by Optimizing Ice Protection Systems

By Boris Marovic and Thierry Olbrechts, Siemens Digital Industries Software

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensor System for Inline Thickness Measurements

The high-precision thicknessGAUGE thickness measurement systems can be integrated into the production line. It measures strips and plates on a non-contact basis and with the highest...

News
AR/AI

BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

How Sensors Improve Automated Welding Processes

Many of the skills that manual welders use must be implemented in automated welding machines. Because humans have decision-making capabilities, also automated facilities for welding operations...

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

How a UV-Visible-NIR Range Microscope-Spectrometer Works

Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact MEMS-Based NIR Spectroscopy for Mobile Applications

This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor

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

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Light-Analyzing ‘Lab on A Chip’ Opens Door to Widespread Use of Portable Spectrometers

The device is 100 percent electrically controllable regarding the colors of light it absorbs, which gives it massive potential for widespread usability.

Briefs
Wearables

Wearable Device Monitors Jaundice-Causing Bilirubin and Vitals in Newborns

Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.

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Photonics/Optics

Advanced Solutions to Increase Range Capabilities and Reduce Cost in ToF and FMCW LiDAR

Cost, range, size, and reliability are all key challenges facing LiDAR design engineers. New technologies have emerged that address all these...

Videos
Robotics, Automation & Control

How IVT Current Sensors Helped Steve Huff Become “Fastest Man on Batteries”

EV pioneer Steve Huff has raised the bar again this year—clocking over 202 MPH at the “Holley High Voltage Experience” and advancing his position...

News
Motion Control

A Darker Side of the Chip-Shortage Story

The effects of the global semiconductor shortage on new-vehicle availability, and industry profits, are well known. But an even more significant effect of the “chip” shortage has been going...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Easy and Profitable Measurement Solutions Using Smart Laser Triangulation Sensors

Displacement, distance and position can be measured using laser triangulation sensors. The reasons are clear: easy installation, large measuring ranges and...

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Medical

Muscle Measurement with Magnetic Implants

MIT researchers have validated a strategy for measuring muscle motion through the use of implanted magnetic beads. These magnetic beads are also biocompatible, necessary for applying this...

Videos
Test & Measurement

Testing for Ancient Life on Mars

NASA and the European Space Agency are developing plans for one of the most ambitious space campaigns: bringing the first samples of Mars material safely back to Earth. The samples being collected...

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Medical

A Guide to Polychromatic and Monochromatic Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy for Analysis of Sunscreen Protection For Human Skin

Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is a technique used in the field of dermatology for assessing optical properties...

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Test & Measurement

Test Stand 1-C’s Upgrades

The historic Test Stand 1-C, run by Edwards Air Force Base’s Rocket Propulsion Division, is undergoing major renovations to better support its mission to safely and effectively test rockets.

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Weapons Systems

AFTC Gains New Test Capability

As weapon system designers continue to innovate for the defense of the nation, the Air Force Test Center must advance the test capabilities available to develop and prove the superiority of those systems...

Special Reports
Test & Measurement

ADAS/Connected Car - December 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazines, see how advances in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, lidar and radar, and...

Supplements
Software

Winter 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.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Proposed Standards and Methods for Leak Testing Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Battery packs, whether made of prismatic, cylindrical, or pouch cells, are cooled by common automotive thermal management systems.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Enhancing Design Efficiency in Linear Motion Automation

The integrated measuring system (IMS) has demonstrated notable cost savings and improved design efficiencies in linear motion automation applications.

Articles
Defense

The Role of DevSecOps in Modern Edge Systems

DevSecOps in the IT domain implies that any infrastructure can be created with a set of scripts and all the testing and integration can be automated.