Discrete Manufacturing

Courtesy: North Carolina State University
Discrete Manufacturing November 21, 2021

Synthesis process paves way for more efficient lasers, LEDs

North Carolina State University have developed a process that makes use of existing industry standard techniques for making III-nitride semiconductor materials, but results in layered materials that will make LEDs and lasers more efficient.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: University of Toledo
Discrete Manufacturing October 30, 2021

Advances in additive manufacturing research and development

The University of Toledo Institute of Applied Engineering Research (IAER) is working on advanced manufacturing with a focus on additive manufacturing.

By Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN)
Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space. Courtesy: Omron Automation Americas
Mechatronics February 12, 2020

Donation made for mechatronics lab at university

Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space.

By Omron Automation
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Applied Manufacturing Technology
Machine Safety October 15, 2021

How safety validation is changing in an IIoT, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing world

Modern advances in controls and connectivity are increasing considerations for safety validations, according to an Oct. 20 CFE Media and Technology Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives November 19, 2021

Trends in the LV drives market

Market research shows three trends influencing the drives market: functional safety, predictive maintenance and efficiency regulations.

By Blake Griffin
Zongfu Yu, Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow at UW-Madison. Courtesy: UW-Madison
Sensors, Vision November 10, 2021

Angle sensor allows microscopic measurements at video speeds

An ultra-compact angle sensor built from flat optics captures these measurements at 30 frames per second, which will allow for more accurate and precise measurements of tiny atomic materials.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: MIT CSAIL
Robotics November 26, 2021

Dexterous robotic hands manipulate objects with ease

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation. See video.

By Rachel Gordon