Keyword: Alloys

Briefs: Energy

Many technical processes only use part of the energy consumed. The remaining fraction leaves the system in the form of waste heat. Frequently, this heat is released into the...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The material improves connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
Briefs: Materials
Mechanical properties, such as strength and ductility, can be improved for car, plane, and building components.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Parts remain crack-free and defect-resistant, making them conducive for use in metal-based 3D-printing applications.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These shape memory robotic arms eliminate the need for joints, rigid skeletons, or framework.
Briefs: Materials
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Energy
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Briefs: Aerospace
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Materials
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.
Application Briefs: Transportation
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Briefs: Power
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Briefs: Energy
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
Briefs: Energy
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
5 Ws: Materials
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
Briefs: Materials
Heat predictably and precisely changes the surface structure of a particle of liquid metal.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This lightweight and efficient mechanism enables retention, release, and deployment of solar arrays and antennas.
Briefs: Materials
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could create high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This hands-on, educational tool highlights the properties of SMA wire.
Briefs: Aerospace
This invention is a highly stable, heat-treatable, and tunable material.
Briefs: Materials

Undercooled metal technology was developed that features liquid metal (in this case, Field's metal, an alloy of bismuth, indium, and tin) trapped below its melting point in polished,...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

An advanced manufacturing process was developed to produce nano-structured rods and tubes directly from high-performance aluminum alloy powder in a single step. Using a Solid Phase Processing...