Mechanical Components

New Products: April 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Aircraft simulation systems, server boards, rugged computers, and more.
Posted in: Products, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Communications, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, PCs/Portable Computers, Power Management, Power Supplies, Mechanical Components, Simulation Software, Software

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.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Connectivity, Industry 4.0, Wireless Technologies, Data Acquisition, Internet of Things, Joining & Assembly, Machinery, Mechanical Components, Avionics, RF & Microwave Electronics, Satellite/Spacecraft Communications, Data Acquisition, Sensors

Calculating Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators

When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Batteries, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Mechanical Components, MEMs, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors

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.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Machinery, MEMs, Avionics, RF & Microwave Electronics, Transmitters/Receivers, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors

Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification

For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Thermal Management, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials, Joining & Assembly, Cleaning and Disinfection

Precision 3D Bioprinter

nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Cameras, Imaging, 3 D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Machinery

New Products: February 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
Posted in: Products, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Communications, Wireless, Defense, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials, Machinery, RF & Microwave Electronics, Automation, Robotics, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Software, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Monitoring, Test & Measurement

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 a resilient, aerodynamic shell.

Posted in: INSIDER, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Composites, Materials, Metals, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Nanotechnology

Molecular Engineering for Mechanically Resilient and Stretchable Electronic Polymers and Composites

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and thermomechanical reliability of organic electronic devices. This research describes the use of coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations to predict the density, tensile modulus, Poisson ratio, and glass transition temperature for poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and its blend with C60. In particular, it is shown that the resolution of the coarse-grained model has a strong effect on the predicted properties.

Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Composites, Materials, Mechanical Components, Semiconductors & ICs

Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium

With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials, Metals, Machinery, Mechanical Components