Keyword: Composite materials

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A team of researchers at Cornell Engineering has developed a soft robot that can detect when and where it was damaged — and then heal itself on the spot.
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Briefs: Design
NASA has developed a new metal matrix composite (MMC) that can repair itself from large fatigue cracks that occur during the service life of a structure.
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Briefs: Design
NASA’s new COROTUB boom is flattened, rolled, and stowed in a small package for easy transport to remote locations. When unfurled, it expands into a load-bearing structural boom.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers combined additive manufacturing with conventional compression molding to produce high-performance thermoplastic composites reinforced with short carbon fibers. The approach...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

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Briefs: Materials
By electrically stimulating nerves, this therapy can reduce epileptic seizures and soothe chronic pain without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
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Briefs: Energy
Carbon nanotubes are used to create solar cells with unprecedented flexibility and resistance.
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Briefs: Materials
The carbon fiber reinforced material can be repeatedly healed with heat.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
An optimized flash process could reduce carbon emissions.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system creates accurate defect standards for in-situ inspection systems.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
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Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
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Briefs: Wearables
The organic composite material is soft, stretchable, and has good thermoelectric properties for many wearable applications.
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Briefs: Materials
The coating repels insects on aircraft wing surfaces and motor vehicles and reduces surface imperfections on other low-friction or non-stick surfaces.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method increases burn rate of solid propellants.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technique could have applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
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Application Briefs: Materials
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
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Briefs: Software
This tool provides faster and more detailed composite damage simulation results.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
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