Keyword: Composite materials

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature data is used to tune, and fix, defects in 3D-printed metallic parts.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: Aerospace
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
Briefs: Energy
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech Briefs posed questions to 3D printing/AM industry execs, to get their views on issues like metal printing, new materials, and environmental sustainability.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturers, medical device companies, and others can use this 3D printing software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The basis for the technology is a special resin that can be cured with UV light.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Briefs: Materials
Titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could create high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Materials
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
Briefs: Aerospace
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
Briefs: Materials
These barrier coatings protect high-performance components in extreme environments.
Briefs: Aerospace
This lightweight material brings strength and durability to complex shapes.
Briefs: Materials
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
Briefs: Aerospace
This technology has applications in sonar, range measuring, directional-force sensors, flow meters, and vibration/noise sensing and control.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The device could impact composites manufacturing and health monitoring.
Briefs: Materials

In the wake of recent developments that have reduced fan and jet noise contributions to overall jet-engine noise, aircraft designers are turning their attention toward reducing engine core...

Articles: Transportation
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new...

Briefs: Materials

Landing is stressful on a rocket’s legs because they must handle the force from the impact with the landing pad. One way to combat this is to build legs out of materials that absorb some of...

Briefs: Nanotechnology
High-Temperature Dielectric Nanocomposite

A nanocomposite was developed that could be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage, and electric devices. The nanocomposite combines one-dimensional polymer nanofibers and two-dimensional boron nitride nano-sheets. The nanofibers reinforce the...