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Category: Mechanical Engineering

Making Machine-Learning Design Practical for the Edge

Many neural-network designers find they’re both pediatricians and geriatricians. Pediatricians because the health of neural networks taking their first steps in the world is in their hands. Geriatricians because even at the start of their network’s life, they’re concerned with how the network will evolve or age as it integrates with all of the elements encompassed by AI at the edge. This article discusses how silo-ing and other problems, caused in part by the lack of appropriate tools, affect the…

Agile Manufacturing a Tool in Disruptive Times

At its July 8 virtual event, 3D Systems presented a series of talks on digital manufacturing solutions. In the keynote, entitled “The Essence of Agile Manufacturing,”  Phil Schultz, the company’s executive vice president for operations, and Radhika Krishnan, its executive vice president and general manager of software, discussed how manufacturers can transform their workflow—an issue that has gained greater importance in the age of COVID-19. In an interview with Machine Design, Schultz and Krishnan elaborated on those issues and how…

Wi-Fi 6 is Set to Change the Future of IoT—Here’s Why

Many neural-network designers find they’re both pediatricians and geriatricians. Pediatricians because the health of neural networks taking their first steps in the world is in their hands. Geriatricians because even at the start of their network’s life, they’re concerned with how the network will evolve or age as it integrates with all of the elements encompassed by AI at the edge. This article discusses how silo-ing and other problems, caused in part by the lack of appropriate tools, affect the…

Helping to protect against the F5 TMUI RCE vulnerability

Cloudflare has deployed a new managed rule protecting customers against a remote code execution vulnerability that has been found in F5 BIG-IP’s web-based Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI). Any customer who has access to the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall (WAF) is automatically protected by the new rule (100315) that has a default action of BLOCK. Initial testing on our network has shown that attackers started probing and trying to exploit this vulnerability starting on July 3. F5 has published detailed…

Localizing Operations Strengthens Global Manufacturing

Recent global events, including Brexit, the expanded use of tariffs and the COVID-19 pandemic, have led to unprecedented risks and challenges for manufacturers that depend on global manufacturing operations and supply chains. Many companies have enjoyed the significant benefits and advantages of expanding production by building factories around the globe while working with equipment, material and component suppliers in one region while assembling products in another. The aforementioned events, however, have demonstrated that there are risks as well as rewards…

New room-temperature liquid-metal battery could be the path to powering the future

Credit: University of Texas at Austin Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built a new type of battery that combines the many benefits of existing options while eliminating their key shortcomings and saving energy. Most batteries are composed of either solid-state electrodes, such as lithium-ion batteries for portable electronics, or liquid-state electrodes, including flow batteries for smart grids. The UT researchers have created what they call a “room-temperature all-liquid-metal battery,” which…

Mizzou Engineering Alum Leads Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Intersection at the Transportation Research Center working on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Imagine your hour-long commute to work, typically taken up by podcasts, the radio or listening to music. But what if you could do more with this time? Mizzou Engineering alum Tanner Thiessen is at the forefront of testing and developing the latest autonomous and connected vehicles to see how your vehicle can make you more productive. Innovative Facility Thiessen, a 2016 graduate of the mechanical and aerospace engineering department,…

Researchers develop soft electromagnetic actuators with medical potential

Working principle and fabrication process of SEMAs. (A) Schematic working principle of a SEMA subjected to a current load in a magnetic field. (B) A swimming soft shark driven by SEMAs (tail and fins; movie S1). (C) Main steps of the SEMA fabrication: molding of the silicone elastomer, bonding to a sheet of elastomer to fabricate channels, and, last, injection of the liquid metal. Front and side layout of the finished square SEMA with both ends of the liquid metal…

Is The Computer World Getting Beyond Repair?

Louis Rossman runs the Rossman Group, a team of about a dozen computer repair people in Manhattan.  Recently he was interviewed on the topic of the “right to repair,” a concept that is of intense interest both to technicians employed in the repair industry and to anyone whose computer or phone goes on the blink, and is not prepared to chuck it and buy a new one.  In the interview, Rossman describes the many ways that companies like Apple make…

A small, wide-field-of-view camera built based on fish eyes

a, Photograph of an example Cichlid. Inset: an anatomical illustration of the aquatic eye. b, Schematic of the aquatic eye with its key features. Left inset: parabolic RI profile of the protruding monocentric lens. Right inset: highly sensitive elongated rod cells in the hemispherical retina. c, Optical simulation of light spots focused by the protruding monocentric lens (top) for light sources at three different angles (0°, 40° and 80°). The line graphs (bottom) show corresponding cross-sectional intensity profiles. d, The…