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Coming Soon - A Better Way to Measure Displacements and Strains: Optical Metrology for the Next Generation in Aerospace, Automotive and Micro-Electronics
ARAMIS is a true finite element measurement system that allows you to intuitively understand the material response of complex structures under test and directly validate detailed computer models. The PONTOS optical mobile measurement system provides 6-DOF (degrees of freedom) measurement of all types of structures, from wing flexure (NASA Dryden) to rocket motor vibration studies and modal analysis, all with the same hardware. Our equipment can study everything from thermal expansion (using ARAMIS Thermography) to vibration and shock, with cameras running at up to 10M fps (frames per second). Read more »
It's a sci-fi concept that's at the center of a 25-year exploratory project: building a hypersonic aircraft that takes off from the runway and doesn't need a rest, inspection or repair after it lands – unlike the space shuttle – but can zip back around the world within an hour of landing. University of Cincinnati researchers are developing the validation metrics that could help predict the success or failure of such a model before it is even built, as test data becomes available from component, to sub-system, to the completely assembled air vehicle.
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed K-Glass, a wearable, hands-free head-mounted display (HMD).Unlike virtual reality which replaces the real world with a computer-simulated environment, augmented reality (AR) incorporates digital data generated by the computer into the reality of a user. With the computer-made sensory inputs such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data, the user’s real and physical world becomes live and interactive. Read more »
By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to design "micro air vehicles.”In Virginia Tech's study of fruit bat wings, the researchers used experimental measurements of the movements of the bats' wings in real flight, and then used analysis software to see the direct relationship between wing motion and airflow around the bat wing.Among the biggest surprises in store for the researchers was how bat wings manipulated the wing motion with correct timing to maximize the forces generated by the wing. Read more »
Low-trauma soft silicones from 3M provide good adhesion to a variety of skin types, including the fragile skin conditions of the very old and very young.
Fabrico Medical now offers low-trauma silicone adhesives from 3M for gentle skin interface.
Engineers who work with pressure and vacuum chambers usually reach for off-the-shelf sealed bulkhead connectors when they need to pass power and signal wires through the chamber wall. And while these connectors may seem like the best or only way to breach the chamber walls, they can actually drive cost, impose unnecessary mechanical design constraints and trigger electrical problems. So what’s the alternative? Wire feedthroughs hermetically sealed with epoxy.
Connex 3D Printing was the first technology to offer multi-material 3D printing. With the Objet500 Connex3, Stratasys launched another first: a color, multi-material 3D printer. Combining three base materials dramatically extends the possibilities — rich, vibrant colors and unprecedented material versatility.
After one year, the Medical Device Tax has led to cuts in jobs, R&D, and U.S. investments. AdvaMed surveyed different companies, with most being negatively impacted by the 2.3% tax.