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The Ultimate Shaft-To-Hub Connection

Kinematically ground polygonal shapes have been used as drive connections for more than 45 years. What is now referred to as Polygon Systems was developed by Fortunawerke, Stuttgart, West Germany, who...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Underwater Connectors
Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon™) specifically designed for harsh environments.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rebar Tying Robot
SkyMul founders believe that their SkyTy solution can help speed up the construction of the more than 22,000 bridges that will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
Aircraft simulation systems, server boards, rugged computers, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification
For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Application Briefs: Defense
Precision 3D Bioprinter
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Making Airplane Parts Without the Massive Infrastructure

A modern airplane’s fuselage is made from multiple sheets of different composite materials that must be wheeled into warehouse-sized ovens where the layers fuse together to form...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium
With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: December 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Manufacturing Process for Monocoque Components
A new process enables large monocoque components to more accurately retain their shape after cooling.
Learn about Repeatability, Resolution, and Response.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Changing How the Aerospace Industry Makes Parts
Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Air Force Invents Aircraft Tire Change Tool

How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many. The U. S. Air Force’s largest aircraft, the C-5M Super Galaxy, has 28 tires. The current tire changing method is...

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