Recent Articles

June 27, 2014 9:42 am
Chris Fox, Managing Editor
As space exploration advances, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), with support from Northrop Grumman, has started running a gamut of tests on new exoplanet imaging technology known as the Starshade. Researchers believe it is only a ...
June 24, 2014 4:13 pm
Kevin N. Oursler, ERNI Electronics
The requirement for smaller electronics to deliver improved performance is nothing new. The demand for connectors that provide higher densities in smaller packages is also not unique. The differences exist in how these requirements are ...
June 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries
Selecting the ideal power management solution is a critical design consideration, especially for remote wireless devices intended for use in harsh environments. In many instances, these devices are off-the-grid, thus requiring self-contained ...
June 23, 2014 10:03 am
SWITCHCRAFT & Conxall
Making, securing, maintaining and protecting your connection – you’d be hard pressed to come up with any functions more important to the ongoing operation of your equipment or vehicles than these four. No connection, no power, no go ...  
June 19, 2014 3:08 pm
Titanium board hybrids can do more than traditional printed circuit boards. It is potentially the best technology to manufacture fluid measurement of pressure, temperature and flow sensors. This innovation is based around ...   
June 18, 2014 9:32 am
Epec Engineered Technologies
In quarter 3 of 2013 alone Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones. It's safe to say that there are millions upon millions of end products that use touch panels for user navigation. We've come a long way in technology but how do these touch panels actually work ...
June 17, 2014 12:57 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass
Unlike competing 3D pens that use ABS and PLA plastic, the CreoPop pen uses photopolymers, with controllable viscosities. Including the weight of a full ink cartridge, the pen weighs 113 grams, and is operating by ...       
June 16, 2014 3:53 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass
With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist ... yet ...        
June 16, 2014 1:36 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass
With backgrounds in engineering, electronics, and design, the team at Darkly Labs has a passion for building things, but they have often found themselves at a loss when it comes to the right tools. So the team decided to develop their own system ...
June 16, 2014 9:25 am
Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net
The New Markets Tax Credit Program, established back in 2000 to spur economic development in blighted communities around the U.S., actually doesn’t exist anymore. The credit expired at the end of 2013, despite a bill in Congress that ... 
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