What’s the Difference between Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators?

An overview on the differences between powered actuators and their benefits.

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Posted in Hydraulics, Linear Motion, Pneumatics

A Basic Guide: How Feedback Encoder Devices Operate

Sponsored by Micromo

Feedback is used in closed loop systems in applications all over the world to control speed and/or position, and it has an important role in…

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Posted in Motion Control

Shape-Shifting Sensors Could Explore Inside Patients

Novel geometrically encoded magnetic sensors (GEMs), developed by researchers from NIST and NIH, respond to local biochemical conditions—such as a change in acidity near inflammation sites—by Read more ›
Posted in Medical, News, Sensors

Scanning Device Takes 3D Measurements

The portable HandySCAN 3D 300 and 700 models can generate 3D measurements of scanned objects at resolutions of 0.1 and 0.05 mm, respectively.  Working at speeds 25 times faster than the previous generation, Read more ›

Posted in CAD

Additive Manufacturing Processes

Sponsored by Proto Labs

What are some of the ways to reduce costs and accelerate time-to-market using additive manufacturing? How many types of additive manufacturing Read more ›
Posted in 3D Printing, Design FAQs

5 Myths Surrounding USB Flash Drives

USB flash drives have replaced floppy and 3.5-in. discs as an easy way to move and back up data (just ask Edward Snowden). But since they’ve been introduced, like any new technology, they have been Read more ›

Posted in Technologies

What’s the Difference Between Resistance-Welded Fasteners and Arc-Welded Studs?

Welding is often used to permanently fasten two pieces of metal together, often by robotic welders. Screws and nuts are the most common welded fasteners, but pins and unthreaded studs are often used as Read more ›
Posted in Fasteners

Turning Bacterial Spores into Electromechanical Humidity Sensors

Scientists at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are taking the unique approach of using the natural stimuli responses in bacterial spores to create high-accuracy humidity sensors. Spores have a hygroscopic Read more ›

Posted in Medical, Sensors

InBody 770 Analyzes Internal Health Via Bioelectrical Impedance

With more than 15 outputs, including skeletal muscle mass and basal metabolic rate, the InBody 770 could revolutionize physical evaluations in the doctor’s office.

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Posted in Medical, Technologies

Safety Integrity Level

Sponsored by MTS Sensors

What is SIL, and why is it important? How are SILs determined? What if I’m using an analog…

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Posted in Design FAQs, Sensors

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LSF Design Engineering lives up to its reputation for being a top-notch firm to develop optimized structural designs. We gave LSF an aggressive challenge to reduce weight in our system and they delivered.LSF was the most economical choice among our select list of vendors and each member of the LSF team was highly responsive throughout the entire process. Whenever an obstacle was encountered in the process, LSF was right on it to solve the issue and get to the end goal. In all my 25 years of product development experience, I have never found a more nimble company in the field of structural design and analysis.

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