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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/30/19 9:00 AM

Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics have found that injecting beryllium – commonly used in x-ray machines and spacecraft – into …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/29/19 1:15 PM

It can be difficult to identify issues within your process instrumentation application if you focus solely on the transmitter. Learn how to solve problems within your process instrumentation line with …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/29/19 9:00 AM

Our bite size videos highlight two kinds of hose in only three minutes "The right hose and end connections maximize safety and performance. The wrong ones can mean costly maintenance …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/27/19 9:00 AM

Using the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (University of Rochester), a team of physicists has created the kind of plasma jet that will allow them to study …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/26/19 9:00 AM

3D printing has revolutionized engineering, but it has been limited by its ability to print using one material at a time. The option to print multi-material parts will allow the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/23/19 9:00 AM

A team from Iowa State University has developed a technique to accelerate supercurrents that may allow the development of incredibly fast quantum computers. Supercurrents are movement of electricity through certain …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/22/19 1:00 PM

Learn the types of tubing or flexible hose end connections most used across industries, from pharmaceutical to semiconductor, and how to assess and select products best suited for your specific …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/22/19 9:00 AM

How pure do you really need your components? We have a process for every level "In vacuum work, cleanliness is absolutely essential. All tubing used should be degreased and then …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/20/19 9:00 AM

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) have discovered a solution to a common and major defect in 3D-printed metal parts. By combining X-ray …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/19/19 9:00 AM

A team of researchers has developed easy-to-make wirelessly powered, bug-shaped microscopic robots. Each four-legged microbot is powered by laser light aimed at its solar cells. The robots are already tiny …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/16/19 9:00 AM

A new kind of adhesive modeled on snail slime could be as durable as superglue but have the ability to be repositioned and reused multiple times. There are multiple applications …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/15/19 9:00 AM

Corrosion—the deterioration of engineering materials by chemical interaction with their environment—is an extraordinarily costly problem. Damage to unchecked corrosion on tubing systems is a leading cause of profit loss for …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/14/19 9:00 AM

Integrated Lab Solutions relies on Swagelok to help keep pace with customer demands "The use of Swagelok components is credential, in terms of safety, quality, and reliability. If we named …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/13/19 9:00 AM

Curious how Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) laser works? They have released a new 3-minute video explaining how this powerful short-pulse laser enables researchers to both explore …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/12/19 9:00 AM

Titanium-aluminium nitride is an industrial ceramic commonly used to coat metal cutting tools for manufacturing. It hardens the cutting edge and lengthens the life of the tool. But at high …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/9/19 9:00 AM

Add a nose cone to SpaceX’s list of reusable parts. On June 24, SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the third time. Since its first launch, SpaceX has been …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/8/19 9:00 AM

The right industrial hose keeps your fluid systems performing safely and effectively—it is more valuable than its purchase price. Proper selection requires close attention to the variables with your application …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/7/19 9:00 AM

Swagelok helped vehicle-conversion company save time and money "Safer for the environment and priced lower than gasoline, liquid propane offers a fuel alternative designed for long-range driving." - From ItStillRuns …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/6/19 9:00 AM

Scientists have long been using simulation and experimentation to build predictive codes that drive scientific discovery. Machine learning and data analytics are poised to completely revolutionize scientific discovery by presenting …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/4/19 11:45 AM

Devices embedded within the body such as insulin pumps and pacemakers are vulnerable to attack from hackers, which would have life-threatening implications. Although no such attacks have been recorded, scientists …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/2/19 9:00 AM

An international team has made a super-slim battery with double the life of similarly sized lithium-ion batteries currently on the market. The new battery is made of a composite of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/1/19 9:00 AM

Emissions reduction and efficiency are driving forces for automotive OEMs, and new clean transportation trends and technology were on full display at this year’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in …

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