Sensors

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Handheld, affordable 3D scanners make the leap

As the 3D printing revolution has gathered pace, so too has the requirement for 3D scanners. The ability to scan an object quickly and easily and then reproduce it on a 3D printer is not merely the ...




Accurate gas sensing at a fraction of the cost

TTP, a leading UK-based technology and product development company, has come up with an innovative approach to gas sensing that radically cuts cost, size and power consumption. The new ultrasonic ...


















The benefits of using inductive sensors

The recent surge in the number of capacitive sensors has been largely driven by the use of touch sensors for touch screens. Capacitive displacement sensors work by measuring the change in capacitance ...


Sensing technology ensures safety

The sight of Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs) travelling unaided around a factory is one that takes some getting used to. However much you remind yourself that these devices are safe, it nonetheless ...



Satellite to study the sun like never before

The Sun has always fascinated mankind, so it is perhaps hardly surprising that the European Space Agency (ESA) in conjunction with NASA is to launch a scientific satellite to study it like never ...


Satellites benefit from gaming sensors

Engineers from the University of Surrey and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) have employed components from a Microsoft XBOX 360 in the development of a new satellite that could change the ...