Keyword: Additive manufacturing

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include a smart fabric for exoskeletons, an adaptive cast that adjusts its stiffness as an injury heals, or a deployable bridge that could be unrolled and stiffened.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Georgia Tech researchers have shown that robots about the size of a particle of dust are capable of precise bidirectional control. By harnessing the power of a magnetic field generated...

Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Professor Robert MacCurdy and his team at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed and characterized a method to print 3D structures with the simultaneous use of...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The automation of additive manufacturing (AM) is limited and usually still requires human labor workflows, including the fundamental step of removing the finished object from the printer...

Briefs: Imaging

Traditional glassmaking techniques can be costly and slow, and 3D printing glass often results in rough textures, making them unsuitable for smooth lenses. Using a new...

Briefs: Materials

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially...

Briefs: Software

Robotic assistants are expected to become increasingly marketable as caregivers; however, the external hard structure of current caregiving robots prevents them from establishing a safe human-robot interaction....

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D printers working in the millimeter range and larger are increasingly used in industrial production processes. Many applications, however, require precise printing on the micrometer...

Briefs: Aerospace

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Behrokh Khoshnevis has always known that 3D printing would make its biggest impact on big structures. While most advances in additive manufacturing...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Most conventional 3D printing processes rely on replicating a digital design model that is sliced into layers with the layers printed and assembled upward like a cake. A new...

Briefs: Medical

Living materials made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix have gained popularity as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Scientists have developed a ceramic-based ink made of calcium phosphate to 3D print bone parts complete with living cells that could be used to repair damaged bone tissue. The 3D printer method is...

Briefs: Materials

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

Briefs: Energy
A hybrid method enables 3D printing of self-powered wearable devices.
Briefs: Materials
These materials can detect when they are damaged, take the necessary steps to temporarily heal themselves, and then resume work.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Surgeons can use the heart model as a tool for planning and practice.
Briefs: Communications
Metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy can be fabricated using low-cost inkjet printing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Self-healing materials, quick disconnects, and eco-friendly micro-supercapacitors.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.
Briefs: Motion Control
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
Briefs: Materials
The handheld printer deposits sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds and its bio-ink accelerates healing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The aerogels safely remove contaminants from water without releasing any problematic chemical residue.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Four industry experts explore the future outlook for smart sensors and IIoT.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A 3D-printable elastomer yields soft, elastic objects that feel like human tissue.