787 Dreamliner Fastener Shortage Traced to 9/11 Photos Included: Huge production cutbacks dating back six years are behind supply problems of highly-engineered, tight-tolerance fasteners used on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A380.
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Integrated Sensor System Improves Tire Pressure Monitoring
To build a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), automotive suppliers need to seamlessly squeeze a microcontroller, transmitter and three kinds of sensors onto the valve of a tire. Thanks to a new product that packs all of those components into a single electronic package, they may now be able to do that more easily. Read More
Engineer's Portal for High-Performance PlasticsIn partnership with Solvay
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Case Study: Flexible Product Demands Flexible HandlingIn partnership with Bishop Wisecarver
A good deal of ingenuity was needed to design a handling and assembly system for 9.84 foot long washing machine hosing. Heller Automation had to provide the necessary operational flexibility needed by this application right up to the packaging station. It required a complete integrated package that was cost effective in design and build time.
Mechatronics Expo – October 9th – Burlington, MAPresented by Design News, Control Engineering and EDN
Attention New Englanders! Join us for a FREE in-person seminar series on the hottest trend in engineering today. Hear from other skilled design engineers from diverse backgrounds and walk away with an understanding of how Mechatronics, properly implemented, can improve every aspect of design engineering.
Resistor Noise Can be Deafening, and Hard to ReduceIn Partnership with Analog Devices
It may not be the amplifier causing the trouble, analyze where the noise is actually coming from. Remarkably often the problem is not the amplifier, though, but the thermal noise generated by one of more of the three resistors that set the amplifier gain and provide bias current compensation.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.