mechanical

Improved Test Methods for Polymer AM Inter-Layer Weld Strength and Filament Mechanical Properties

The international community is exploring many potential end-uses for polymer additive manufacturing. However, significant issues must be addressed before broad application can occur, in particular understanding the relationships between materials, …

New Series: Python for Hardware Engineers

Once upon a time, at McGill University in Mechanical Engineering, I took a course called COMP 208 Computer Programming for Physical Sciences and Engineering. The goal was to give us future hardware engineers a foundation in programming, to allow us to automate, perform advanced calculations, and solve our engineering problems through code.

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto: Calibrating Robots with Python

Modern robotic applications often rely on offline programming to reduce process downtime. In a virtual environment, robot application specialists may program, visualize, and test their robotic application before uploading it to the real production …

Characterization of a Robotic Micro-surgical System for Small-animal Neurosurgery

Advancements in veterinary neurosurgery have led to brain imaging and more robust planning prior to surgical intervention. Using neuronavigation software, brain imaging allows the surgeon to explore critical structures ahead of the surgery and …