Magnetic field sensors are a contact- and wear-free means of measuring the position of machine parts and products. A new generation of Hall sensors is now making the process even more precise and free of interference.
When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you’re at Argonne National Laboratory. At the suburban Chicago laboratory, a group of researchers has seemingly defied the laws of physics and found a way to apply pressure to make a material expand instead of compress/contract.
The nation's new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a National Guard base at the foot of snow-capped mountains. The long, squat buildings span 1.5 million square feet, and are filled with super-powered computers designed to store massive amounts of information gathered secretly from phone calls and emails.
HEIDENHAIN’s LC 200 linear encoder continues to set a standard in linear measurement on long machine tool axes. Now available with a Fanuc interface, this encoder is increasing its available interface options and meeting further demand.
NK Technologies has introduced the ATH Series AC Current Transducer. The ATH is specifically designed to monitor power controlled by phase-angled fired, burst fired, or time proportioned silicon-controlled rectifiers in heating applications, without requiring an external current transformer or shorting blocks.
PHD has introduced the new Series BST2 Transfer Arm. Specifically designed to fit most Sidel Series2 machines, the BST2 Transfer Arm provides significantly longer service life and increased precision over OEM arms, while reducing maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications, according to the company.
The ability to be responsive – the ability to adjust to these client demands – is contingent not only on your own business, but the companies you partner with. Clearly, intangibles such as these should be considered when choosing a supplier.
This fast-growing shop has won a Boeing Certified Preferred Supplier Award, as well as received excellent ratings on the Boeing Commercial Airline Group’s ISBA, become AS9100 and ISO9001:2000 certified, and is certified to produce nuclear grade products.
Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support columns too weak to hold them, according to a survey of scores of factories by an engineering university.
Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support columns too weak to hold them, according to a survey of scores of factories by an engineering university that was shown to The Associated Press.
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together - and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building Hyperloop transportation, putting paralyzed people behind the wheel, and riding futuristic airplanes that carry passengers in pods.
On this episode of The Pulse, rewired nerves from amputated limbs allow for prosthetic control with existing muscles, a bioengineered blood vessel is transplanted, diabetes is diagnosed through breath analysis alone, and a new technology is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are putting the finishing touches on their version of a driverless car that, they say, lays the groundwork for computers to replace humans in the driver seat within a decade.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an interactive touch interface that can be projected onto any flat surface. Called 'World Kit', the system is geared towards allowing users to interact with their environment in the same way they do their smart phones and tablets.