On this episode of Engineering Update, the Navy has launched a drone the size of a fighter jet from a warship, the emergence of polymer-based flexible circuits, and a lightweight sound camera.
Research teams from UW-Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra-thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality. An on-going collaboration between physicists from York and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, is focusing on understanding, tailoring, and tuning the electronic properties of topological insulators at the nanoscale.
Tesla Motors, which makes a highly acclaimed $70,000 electric car, has paid off a startup loan from the U.S. government nine years early. The Palo Alto, Calif., company said it wired in a $451.8 million payment to the government on Wednesday. The money, coupled with two prior payments, paid off a $465 million loan Tesla got from the Department of Energy loan in 2010 to foster development of advanced-technology vehicles.
The Navy's newest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platform, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), completed its first flight from Palmdale, Calif. May 22, marking the start of tests which will validate the Northrop Grumman-built system for future fleet operations.
Rolls-Royce has congratulated the U.S. Navy for achieving its first flight with the Northrop Grumman Corporation-built MQ-4C Triton aircraft. Triton, a high-altitude, unmanned aircraft, is powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007 engine.
Allied Motion (Netherlands) has announced the KinetiMax 32EB-DS, an extremely compact brushless DC motor with a dual output shaft. This KinetiMax is an outer rotor motor and has two identical shafts and two identical bearings capable of handling high side loads on both sides of the motor.
Physik Instrumente (PI) (Germany) has introduced a new series of miniaturized, piezo-motor-driven linear positioners. The small dimensions make these new positioners the ideal choice for high precision motion in confined spaces.
In order to increase controller scalability while enhancing user functionality and flexibility, Beckhoff Automation (Savage, MN) has introduced the new CX9020 Embedded PC. The CX9020 is suitable for a wide range of PLC and motion control applications in small and medium sized machines, systems or buildings.
Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced two new volatile, SPI digital potentiometers (digipots)—the MCP41HV31 and MCP41HV51 (MCP41HVXX)—its first to operate at 10, 12, 18, 24, and particularly 36 volts, for systems requiring wide signal swing or high power-supply voltages.
Weidlinger Launches PZFlexCloud Using CliQr Technologies to Set New Standard for Finite Element Software-as-a-ServiceMay 23, 2013 10:48 am | by Weidlinger Associates, Inc. | News | Comments
Weidlinger Associates, Inc., the developer of PZFlex, the popular 3D virtual-prototyping and wave-propagation analysis software, and CliQr Technologies, a leader in cloud application management software, announced the launch of PZFlexCloud on CliQr’s CloudCenter platform.
With the recent addition of a high-performance EOS direct metal laser-sintering DMLS system at its technology facility, EWI now offers manufacturers a unique package of 3D metal printing services supported by the company’s technical expertise in materials joining.
Sharing information, driving innovation in manufacturing and preparing an advanced manufacturing workforce will be the focus of the 2013 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference to be held June 2-4, 2013, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md.
Maplesoft has announced a major new release of the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox for solving a wide variety of optimization problems in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. For this new release, Maplesoft has partnered with Noesis Solutions to develop a new version of the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox that is powered by Optimus technology.
A group of Rice University mechanical engineering students are getting a charge out of having the coolest new shoes on campus. As their capstone project that is required for graduation, four seniors created a way to extract and store energy with every step. Their PediPower shoes turn motion into juice for portable electronics and, perhaps someday, for life-preserving medical devices.
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.