Insights Under Pressure

As the world continues to become more automated, the struggle for design engineers is to find new methods to obtain actionable data on how their product or device is performing in different environments, and what can be done to improve it. Insights Under Pressure provides inspiration for product developers to consider how capturing pressure data can create new opportunities for product differentiation and market advancement.

Tekscan offers over 200 standard pressure mapping sensors , which can be a bit intimidating if you're just familiarizing yourself with our technology and its capabilities. Over time, however, we've noticed that certain of our sensor designs tend to lend themselves better to a broader range of...
Composite materials have been and will continue to be essential to the future of aircraft design. In general, composites materials like carbon-fiber and ceramic compounds offer benefits of being sturdy, lightweight, and resistive to high-temperature or corrosive environments. However, they often...
Figure 1: Example of pelleted biomass materials. A recent report submitted by the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change detailed grave expectations for the future of our planet. As per the report, human activities are estimated to have caused an approximately 1.0°C of...
Some drivers (and passengers) simply have an insatiable need for speed. Many people get a thrill out of pushing a vehicle to its limits, no matter the dangers involved. Naturally, design engineers of these vehicles need to take all kind of drivers into account, as well as the risks that different...
There are always risks involved whenever humans and machines work alongside one another in a manufacturing environment. From a machine design perspective, employing methods to test the calculated movements that automated machines make can go a long way in improving the safety of these systems...
Just like many other industries today, the medical field is adapting more automated technology and systems to improve efficiency and eliminate guesswork. Some diagnostic systems, such as ones used for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) processes, have been around for many years and are available in a...
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As you may recall from an earlier post , running I-Scan Evolution software from a Windows ® tablet can provide a lot of flexibility in data collection. This includes giving users greater freedom to use their I-Scan pressure mapping systems for remote data collection in complex or potentially...
Cardboard and paper board products, like these, are excellent biodegradable options for containing food products. However, they may present challenges in your packaging processes. It seems like every week there’s another news headline announcing a different food & restaurant company...
It’s the middle of July, which means we’re deep into the three-week, 21-stage Le Tour de France – arguably the world’s most popular annual cycling event. Cyclists from all over the world endure 3,351 km (2,082 mi) worth of extreme inclines, challenging riding surfaces (...
Everyone follows their own strategy for selecting fresh produce. Most look at a fruit or vegetable’s color, shape, firmness, and weight, before adding to their cart. To some, the slightest bruise can be an indication that the product is no longer fresh. In many cases, produce may leave the...

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