Keyword: Composite materials

Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
Briefs: Materials
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The organic composite material is soft, stretchable, and has good thermoelectric properties for many wearable applications.
Briefs: Aerospace
The coating repels insects on aircraft wing surfaces and motor vehicles and reduces surface imperfections on other low-friction or non-stick surfaces.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Articles: Materials
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Aerospace
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technique could have applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
Briefs: Software
This tool provides faster and more detailed composite damage simulation results.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
Briefs: Materials
The technology welds adjacent 3D-printed layers more effectively, thereby increasing the reliability of the final part.
Briefs: Automotive
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Brian Salazar and his UC Berkeley team have developed a new way to reinforce concrete with a polymer lattice, an advance that could rival other polymer-based enhancements and improve...

Briefs: Materials
The magnetic, multi-material pump was 3D-printed all in one piece.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
See how Dr. Andrei Kolmakov and his team are using low-energy electron beams to 3D-print tiny gel structures in liquids.
Briefs: Materials
The material could be used in smart textiles, medical devices, and tissue engineering.
Briefs: Materials
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Materials
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Aerospace
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Defense
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology makes it possible to save extensive data in objects such as shirt buttons, water bottles, or the lenses of glasses and then retrieve it years later.

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