EPDT November 2021 issue (inc. Manufacturing & Automotive features + T&M supplement) now available online
Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT
02 November 2021
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This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Manufacturing technologies & Automotive applications, plus the latest edition of EPDT's Test & Measurement supplement.
As a suggested alternative ignites debate surrounding the term, 'engineer', my Editor's Comment this month asks if etymology matters in engineering and considers the impact of terminology... (p4 digital issue or web version)
Our cover story (p19 digital issue or web version) explains how layered nanomaterials like graphene will usher in a powerful new generation of electronics.
Sticking with Manufacturing, we discuss the importance of reliable power sources in reduced workforce industrial facilities (p21 digital issue or web version); and we review a new live remote process to allow customers to witness factory acceptance testing (FAT) without having to travel to a plant (p22 digital issue or web version).
For Automotive, we look at the scope for animated lighting in vehicle designs – and the technology needed to enable it (p6 digital issue or web version); we explain how new graphene-based Hall effect sensors could facilitate the design of more optimised EV battery cells (p10 digital issue or web version); we outline the key role fasteners play throughout EV applications (p14 digital issue or web version); and we explore how second-life deployment in smart energy storage systems could provide an answer to the growing problem of EV battery waste (p16 digital issue or web version).
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EPDT’s regular Test & Measurement supplement (p23 digital issue) opens with a reminder that although testing is a big investment for the industry, for end users, it helps ensure products have a long lifetime (p24 digital issue or web version). We also explain how the NDT technique, scanning acoustic microscopy can detect flaws in semiconductor electronic devices (p26 digital issue or web version); we explain how new AI-powered intelligent inspection systems are helping automate final assembly quality checks (p28 digital issue or web version); and we explain why oscilloscopes are ideal for the task of characterizing automotive radar sensors (p31 digital issue or web version).
As always, I hope you enjoy the issue – and I’d love to hear what you think or any ideas for topics you’d like EPDT to cover in the future. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org...
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