Keyword: Metals

NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Briefs: Energy
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Materials
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technology recovers pure and precious metals from alloys in cellphones and other electrical waste.
Briefs: Materials
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.
Briefs: Materials
The new metal lattice material can be used to create models that regain shape after being crushed.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Potential applications include lightweight building materials and growing cells for biomedical purposes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The supports enable the production of higher-quality, less-expensive parts via additive manufacturing.
Application Briefs: Transportation
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Briefs: Materials
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Briefs: Aerospace
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
Briefs: Communications
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: Materials
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
Briefs: Energy
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
Briefs: Automotive
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Briefs: Energy
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: Energy
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Energy
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.