Keyword: Alloys

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Briefs: Materials
A new method for metal 3D printing aims to make more efficient use of resources by allowing structural modifications to be “programmed” into metal alloys during 3D printing, fine-tuning their properties without the “heating and beating” process that’s been in use for thousands of years.
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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...

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

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,...

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