New York-based Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MAST) offers an overview of its minitiarized Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) device based on its fluorescent nanoparticle detection technology and MEMS capabilities.
The upcoming MEMS Executive Congress Europe will explore the commercial implications for MEMS and sensors if the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/E) reaches a "staggering" 86 billion connected devices by 2024 as predicted by IHS Technology, a market research firm headquartered in Englewood, Colo.
With major investment in manufacturing and design on the way, a new report from Yole Développement (Yole), a market research company headquartered in Lyon, France, predicts the CMOS image sensor (CIS) market will grow from $10 billion in 2014 to more than $16 billion by 2020.
Today’s CNC Swiss-style machines are a marvel of modern engineering and can efficiently produce complex parts. Nonetheless, some parts and part features are challenging to produce on these machines when applying traditional metalcutting tools.
While many patients hope neuroscientists will find cures for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and other neurological disorders, researchers have found that high-resolution neural recording, neurostimulation and therapeutic neuromodulation can help restore function, guide treatment or relieve symptoms of neurological ailments.
It used to be that a well-trained eye was the only noncontact method for inspecting a part. Then came optical comparators, also known as shadowgraphs, which were the popular choice in quality-assurance labs until the advent of lasers and CCD cameras.
In the machining world, it’s generally understood that, all things being equal, 5-axis machine tools are less accurate than 3-axis machines due largely to cumulative error stacking across a 5-axis machine’s linear and rotary axes.
Many of the products we touch have the potential to include electronics. With integrated electronics, passive products can do much more than just contain or display something. They can sense, communicate and modulate, or, in other words, be smart.
I am a big fan of technology that is scientifically interesting, simple and elegant in concept—and actually solves problems that would be difficult or impossible to solve otherwise. Simultaneous Spatial and Temporal Focusing (SSTF) is an example of such a technology.