Keyword: Production

Briefs: Transportation
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Software
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This process could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new filament allows low-cost printers to produce parts with mechanical properties competitive with injection molded plastics.
Briefs: Motion Control
The new method produces strips of rubbery material that can pick up and release objects.
Technology Leaders: Internet of Things
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Briefs: Energy
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Technology Leaders: Automotive

Ever since Henry Ford introduced the first moving production line to the industry in 1913, automotive manufacturers have been constantly striving to streamline their processes,...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Additive Manufacturing Method for Sub-Microscale Three-Dimensional Structures
Applications include MEMS, microlattice fabrication, and other sub-microscale 3D structures with a broad range of materials.
Briefs: Energy
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Production Method for High-Performance Polymer
A new composite nanoparticle catalyst produces a polymer to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Innovative process control systems for improved efficiency and lower emissions in current and future fossil-fuel-based power systems and related applications require durable, embedded sensor technology that can operate at higher temperatures and in harsh conditions.

Briefs: Transportation
Researchers have developed a self-contained wheel unit that combines a wheel and an electric motor.
Technology Leaders: Software
As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology provides simultaneous ohmic contacts and the process to make them.
Briefs: Energy
When combined with saltwater, rust can be a source of electricity.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Machine vision systems shed light on processes too small or too fast to see with the human eye.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Briefs: Energy

A new device, inspired by a rose, inexpensively collects and purifies water. The device is a new approach to solar steaming for water production — a technique that uses energy from sunlight...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces, can change shape to control the plane’s flight, and could provide a significant boost in...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Your new industrial electronic product has been designed and the board components specified. It has been prototyped, either on a development board to check...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The production of precision products depends on robot control systems knowing the location of the adhesive bonding head or welding head to the nearest millimeter at all times. This means the robot...

Articles: Test & Measurement

There are a number of ways to extract data from a production line. In factory automation, sensors are used in work cells to gather data for inspection or to trigger other devices. These sensors fall into...

Application Briefs: Communications

EMAG L.L.C. is the U.S. subsidiary of a major German machine tool builder that specializes in machine tools for the production of automotive, off-highway, agricultural, and oil field...