Keyword: Aerospace



White Papers: Medical
Passivation, Pickling or Electropolishing: Which Metal Finishing Process Is Right for Your Parts?

In our latest whitepaper, we explore the differences and benefits of three common metal finishing techniques. From microcracks and microburrs...

Features: Transportation
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Briefs: Aerospace
Specialized computational algorithms provide for highly efficient DNA sequence analysis.
Features: Aerospace
Mobility tech also provides help to those with physical or cognitive challenges.
INSIDER: Aerospace

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student team designed a hybrid rocket engine that uses paraffin and a novel nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture called Nytrox. The project began in 2013 with the...

Blog: Design

Virgin Orbit, which builds and operates satellite launchers, has developed a new mass-producible bridge ventilator to help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

News: Medical

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a regenerative medicine company developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products, has announced a collaboration between...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

News: Transportation
Have a product design idea? The "Create the Future" Design Contest is now open for submissions until July 2, 2018.
Features: Aerospace

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that...

News: Medical

Frequently used as a design validation and prototyping tool in its early days, the 3D printer now supports a much wider range of applications, from shape-conforming electronics to the creation of...

News: Energy
NASA Technology

We often imagine that inventions are born whole: Thomas Edison creates the incandescent light bulb and lights up Christie Street in Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve,...

Briefs: Medical
Prediction of Visual Acuity from Wavefront Aberrations

Visual acuity (clearness of vision) usually is measured by an eye doctor using an eye chart. It measures the smallest letters that can be reliably identified by the patient at a specified distance. The traditional test requires the patient to look and report which letters they see.

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA Robot Inspires Exoskeletons and Rehabilitative Therapy

Robonaut, a human-like robot designed by NASA and General Motors, which was developed to serve astronauts in space, has been on the International Space Station since February 2011. Researchers have tested the robot’s ability to perform dull or dangerous tasks that free up human crew...

R&D: Medical

Astronauts in the Apollo program after just a few days in space, felt dizzy when standing. Tests revealed that each beat of their heart pumped less blood than it had before the...

News: Medical
Funding Opportunity for Biomedical Product Companies

Administering health care in space demands innovative biomedical solutions. Small companies developing products that can be modified for use in space may be eligible for a unique funding opportunity offered through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).

News: Medical
Device to Test for Disease Is Out of This World

The Canadian Space Agency will soon be testing a new device to rapidly diagnose the health of astronauts in space on the International Space Station (ISS). Microflow, a miniature flow cytometer that uses a unique fiber optics technology to test for diseases and bacterial infection within minutes,...

Videos: Medical
Space Suit Technologies Protect Deep-Sea Divers

Creating devices for the high-stress rigors of space travel pushes designers to their limits, and the results often far exceed the original concepts. The technologies developed for the extreme environment of space are often applicable here on Earth. Some of these NASA technologies, for example,...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.