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AI software enables real-time 3-D printing quality assessment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Chase Joslin uses Peregrine software to monitor and analyze a component being 3D printed at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. Credit: Luke Scime, ORNL, U.S. Dept of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3-D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. The software, named Peregrine, supports the advanced manufacturing “digital thread” being developed at ORNL that…

Researchers one step closer to bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts

A locust with an improved brain sensor implant. Credit: Raman Lab If you want to enhance a locust to be used as a bomb-sniffing bug, there are a few technical challenges that need solving before sending it into the field. Is there some way to direct the locust—to tell it where to go to do its sniffing? And because the locusts can’t speak (yet), is there a way to read the brain of these cyborg bugs to know what they’re…

A Conveyor Designed for Blow Molding

Packaging companies all over the world rely on closed-loop blow molding to manufacture millions of plastic bottles and containers. The process is hot and requires forming and moving thousands of containers through machines with cramped interior space while separating out and recycling scrap. And those machines often require adjustments and maintenance. With all that it mind, managers at Dynamic Conveyor Corp. worked with their engineers to devise a conveyor that could handle all those challenges. Known as the Hybrid conveyor,…

Mathematical tool helps calculate properties of quantum materials more quickly — ScienceDaily

Many quantum materials have been nearly impossible to simulate mathematically because the computing time required is too long. Now engineers have demonstrated a way to considerably reduce the computing time. This could accelerate the development of materials for energy-efficient IT technologies of the future. Supercomputers around the world work around the clock on research problems. In principle, even novel materials can be simulated in computers in order to calculate their magnetic and thermal properties as well as their phase transitions.…

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Deepens Automotive MLCC Lineup

Multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are a passive component that supply needed amounts of power for chips, prevent electromagnetic wave interference, and control current so that it flows uniformly and stably in the circuits of electronic products. Used in automotive power, safety, comfort and entertainment systems, the traditional gasoline-powered car contains at least 3,000 MLCCs, while high-end electric vehicles may use 10,000 MLCCs. What’s more, as an increasing number of car models become equipped with sophisticated arrangements, such as advanced driver-assistance…

Interactive Digital Environments Lab Benefits Faculty, Students

IT students will be on hand in the Interactive Digital Environments Lab to assist users and monitor quality. An innovative new lab now open in Lafferre Hall will benefit both faculty and students at Mizzou Engineering. The Interactive Digital Environments Lab will allow instructors to record high-quality lectures and demonstrations. For Information Technology students, the lab provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. A partnership between the college and the IT Program, the lab will address immediate needs as some…

Fixing Virtual Trade Shows | Electronic Design

What you’ll learn The state of online trade shows. Find out what’s wrong and right with the latest crop of online trade shows. Have you attended a trade show lately? It’s something I used to do on a regular basis, but these days everything is virtual due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Online is now the way to go when it comes to almost everything from medicine to schools to trade shows. I’ve done more than half-a-dozen trade shows recently, including…

Why I joined Cloudflare

Customer Service. Business. Growth. While these three make up a large portion of what keeps most enterprise companies operating, they are just the beginning at Cloudflare. I am excited to share that I have joined Cloudflare as its Chief Customer Officer. Cloudflare has seen explosive growth: we launched only a decade ago and have already amassed nearly 3 million customers and grown from a few 100 enterprise customers to 1000s. Currently, we are at a growth inflection point where more…

Telltale: Netflix Application Monitoring Simplified | by Netflix Technology Blog | Aug, 2020

By Andrei U., Seth Katz, Janak Ramachandran, Jeff Butsch, Peter Lau, Ram Vaithilingam, and Greg Burrell An alert fires and you get paged in the middle of the night. A metric crossed a threshold. You’re half awake and wondering, “Is there really a problem or is this just an alert that needs tuning? When was the last time somebody adjusted our alert thresholds? Maybe it’s due to an upstream or downstream service?” This is a critical application so you drag…