Robotic CNC Designed for Radioactive Vessel Repair
Features 10/21/2010 Post a comment Executing sophisticated geometries of motion, while performing between up to 50 machining processes 30 feet under water to a tolerance of plus or minus three thousandths of an inch were key requirements for this robotic CNC machine tool.
Integrated Linear Motion in Medical Device Design
Features 10/13/2010 Post a comment By combining a stepper motor linear actuator with mechanical devices and electronics to form a single, compact system, the integrated stepper motor linear actuator enables reduced machine size, lower cost and shorter time-to-market.
Simulating the Deadliest Warrior
Features 10/11/2010 Post a comment Hit Spike TV show leverages state-of-the-art simulation software and test and measurement technology to pit storied warriors against each other and determining the ultimate winner.
How to Take Device Data Wireless
Features 10/11/2010 Post a comment A behind-the-scenes look at an R&D project designed to create a fast, robust, industrial wireless interface for a 100kHz bandwidth optical encoder and transfer it, in real time, up to 100 meters away and reconstruct the data remotely at 1000 times/sec.
How Engineers Can Use the Cloud
Features 10/5/2010 Post a comment The buzz around cloud computing has been steadily growing for a couple of years now. For design engineers, the key to its potential lies in leveraging its on-demand access, shared computing resources and dynamic provisioning.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.