MEMS Sensors Rev Their Engines
Features 5/5/2003 Post a comment Sensors based on the technology of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are speeding their way into race cars and automobiles, and driving hard into consumer applications
Easy Does It
Features 5/5/2003 Post a comment High thrust-force servo actuators with a gentle touch are showing up in automotive robot spot-welding applications
Features 5/5/2003 Post a comment Dragging old parts from junk yards and recycling plants into their lab, engineers test if elastomers hold up in the real world.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.