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3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing
Products of Tomorrow: January 2019
Facility Focus: NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Products of the Month

Product of the Month: January 2019 Tech Briefs
New on the Market: January 2019

Application Briefs

High-Res Science Made Possible with 8K Footage from Space
Vehicle Design with System-Level Modeling
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Seal with Integrated Shroud to Protect from Exposure to Extreme Environments
Large-Volume Extruder for 3D Printers
Magnetic, 3D-Printed, Moving Structures
Pilot-Assisted Check Valve for Low-Pressure Applications
Membrane-Enhanced Lamina Emergent Torsion (M-LET) Joints


Materials Move in Response to Light
Optically Transparent Polyimide Aerogels
Composite Material Cools Itself Down Under Extreme Temperatures
New Material Composition Withstands Extreme Impact and Temperature
Shape-Shifting Material Morphs Using Heat and Light
Ancient Pigment Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printer Creates Complex Biological Tissues
Control of the Diameter and Chiral Angle Distributions During Production of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Contaminant-Free Steel
Large-Scale Robotic Inkjet Printing System
3D Inks Can Be Erased Selectively


Portable, Wearable, Ultrasound Transducer
Microchip Tracks Smart Pills
Rapid Nucleic Acid Isolation Method and Fluid Handling Devices
Compact Device for Detecting Rheumatoid Arthritis
Soft Robotic “Sleeve” Fits Around the Heart to Help it Beat
Platform Enables Modeling of a Human Heart on an Engineered Chip
Dynamic Spine Brace Characterizes Spine Deformities

Test & Measurement

Microscopy Technique Works at Extreme Heat
Device Measures Laser Power in Real Time
Internal Short Circuit Testing Device to Improve Battery Designs
Hybrid, Wide-Range Detector Amplifier
Ricocheting Radio Waves Monitor the Tiniest Movements
Li-ion Cell Calorimeter
Wearable “Microbrewery” Monitors Radiation Exposure


Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft with Vectored Thrust for Control and Continuously Variable Pitch Attitude in Hover
Modular Cross-Platform System Gives High-Speed Pilots Better Visual Aids
Exhaust Plume Analyzer
Device for Providing Real-Time Rotorcraft Noise Abatement Information
Gateway Integrates Wireless Sensors with Existing Aircraft Systems
Spanwise Adaptive Wing
Modular, Multi-Mode-Propulsion, Unmanned Aerial Concept
Automated Conflict Resolution for Air Traffic Control (AAC) Versions 1 and 2


Imaging Technique Detects Skin Cancer Without Invasive Biopsy
Enhanced X-Ray Imaging Determines Molecular Structure
Computed Tomography Inspection Applications in Additive Manufacturing
Computer Detects and Understands Body Language
Method and Means to Analyze Thermographic Data Acquired During Automated Fiber Placement
Photonics & Imaging Technology


Clear Vision for UAVs
Cleaning or Etching Items with Unique Geometries


Optimizing Industrial Embedded Imaging Development
SPIE Photonics West 2019 Preview
Ultrafast Laser Micromachining


Imaging System Makes Back Surgery Safer, Faster, Less Expensive
Decoding Multiple Frames From a Single Scattered Exposure
New X-Ray Scanning Method Reveals How Particles Move in Solution
Ultra-Thin “Meta-Lens” Enables Full-Color Imaging
Microresonators Offer Simpler Approach to Sensing With Light Pulses