Markets en Navy Develops Tougher, See-Through Ceramic Armor <div class="field-deck"> Besides being transparent, the new armored windows would have a lower radar signature than currently used materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have used nanotechnology to increase the toughness of the transparent spinel armor it currently uses on optics, sensors, and windows on ships and other vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Materials Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:37:00 +0000 40631 at Smokestack Simulator Will Help Uncover How to Accurately Measure Emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Operators of U.S. coal-fired power plants can only get figures for the amount of carbon dioxide coming out of their smokestacks that are accurate to within 10 to 20%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy FEA and Simulation Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:41:00 +0000 40611 at Company To Build Reactor and Supply Medical Industry with Moly 99 <div class="node-body article-body">Eden Radioisotopes LLC plans on building a new type of reactor that will be able to supply enough molybdenum-99 (molly 99) to meet the medical needs of the entire world. Molly 99, with a 66-hr half-life, decays into technetium-99m, which has a 6-hr half-life. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Materials Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 40601 at 4D Printing on the Rise <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frost & Sullivan’s new report sheds light on the trends facing 4D technology and the markets it’s looking to serve in the next few years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Automotive Products Defense Medical Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:03:00 +0000 40531 at Courtesy of Frost & Sullivan Analysis Edge-Processing Machine Gets Good Controls <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Axis Robotics Inc. does consulting and short-run manufacturing for semiconductor equipment. Recently, it built an edge-processing machine that operates like a three-axis CNC machine — but only for one specific operation. Controllers from AllMotion move three of the machine’s axes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Robotics Motion Control News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 40371 at Supersized Calender Uses Multiple, Stacked Drives <div class="field-byline"> Iliza Sokol, Associate Content Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading the production size of a calender used to rubberize conveyor belts necessitated a multi-drive, stacked configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Equipment Mechanical Drives News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:32:00 +0000 39971 at <p>Stacking the drives three high with the fourth to the side presented various mounting issues. (All images courtesy of Legg)</p> Essentials of Test-Bed Design: Compensating for Impact in Fighter-Jet Refueling <div class="node-body article-body">The Navy wanted a better way to test fighter jets’ aerial refueling components, because old setups didn’t accurately simulate the impact between a jet’s probe and the refueling drogue. So Moog CSA engineered a new test bed to more accurately simulate the forces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Engineering Essentials Motors/Drives Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000 39911 at Reshoring OEM Makes Oilfield Pumps with U.S. Equipment <div class="field-byline"> John Piehl. Sales Manager, Tyler Mitchell, Project Engineer, Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Richmond, Ind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All fixture and machine-assembly jobs are unique, but one Texas facility was set to manufacture gear casings with enormous dimensions — so it needed machines with fixtures, loaders, and presses that could handle big parts. Here’s how they quickly setup the machinery with a U.S. supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Engineering Essentials Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0000 39901 at Aerial Refueling Just Got Better with Navy's New Testbed <div class="node-body link-body">When Navy jets get refueled in the sky, their tank equipment is hit with high impact forces in extreme environments. So Moog Inc. engineered this testbed to more accurately simulate the forces. It has a probe mounted to a cart that rides on a track and an actively controlled suspension system that supports the drogue. Beneath the refueling probe assembly on the cart is a dynamometer that measures forces and moments on the probe's mast during impact. Past beds were based on a simple drop test.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:51:00 +0000 39751 at Technology Adds the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Hands <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz, Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Biomedical researchers at the Veterans Administration are exploring options and developing techniques for directly stimulating nerves to let prosthetic users feel sensations in their artificial hands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Medical Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 39711 at