Article - 21 Feb 2001
Ceramic springs have been around as scientific novelty items since the 1970s, produced by a special processing technology. An early example, made at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in the UK in the...
Article - 23 May 2001
Using a hot compaction process, polymeric fibres can be partially melted together. Through control of the molecular structure the mechanical properties compared to the bulk material are improved....
Article - 4 May 2001
Implementing foamed ABS gives increased rigidity compared to a part made from the same weight of solid material. Relative avantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of...
Article - 7 May 2001
Elastic electret films of electromechanical film (EMFi) have the ability to sense the slightest touch, change their thickness accordingly to an external voltage and produce sound in the process....
Article - 30 Aug 2019
This article introduces the automotive applications of a wind tunnel microphone array systems.
Article - 7 Aug 2001
Rare earth magnets produce fluxes much higher than traditional magnets of comparable size. Such magnets are based on samarium and neodymium compounds. Applications include automotive,...
Article - 23 Jan 2017
Active systems can actually take several different forms, although "position" and "acceleration" servos have been alluded too.
Article - 2 Mar 2017
The control of acoustic applications such as loudspeaker design, ultrasound imaging and acoustic particle manipulation currently relies on using fixed lenses and expensive phased arrays.
Article - 5 Sep 2012
Ferrofluid sounds like a concept straight from a bad science-fiction film – a black, shape-shifting metallic liquid, that moves and forms spikes using magnetic fields.
Article - 26 Jan 2017
Electroactive polymers are flexible, elastic materials that change size or shape due to an applied electric field.