Keyword: Manufacturing processes

Application Briefs: Automotive
The moving assembly line remains an integral piece of most automobile manufacturing.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Any manufacturing facility that uses hydraulics powered by conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) has engineers and personnel who know all too well how large,...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Scientists discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold. When heated, the metal reflows to form a porous structure...

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: Energy

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

Briefs: Design

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

Briefs: Software

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
How a German manufacturer of screening machines discovered a low-cost solution for a collaborative robot that assists in the welding process.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

Briefs: Materials

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

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A hybrid method enables 3D printing of self-powered wearable devices.
Briefs: Wearables
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Many presses continue using inefficient and unreliable hydraulic pumps.
Briefs: Communications
Metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy can be fabricated using low-cost inkjet printing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method fabricates 3D nanostructures for electronics, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
Briefs: Imaging
The engine could make rockets not only more fuel-efficient, but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Four industry experts explore the future outlook for smart sensors and IIoT.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A new fabrication methodology addresses the need for a thin, double-sided circuitry board.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Textiles and items of clothing can be converted into e-textiles without affecting their original properties.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The sulfolane-additive process yields easy fabrication, low cost, and long operating life.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The Opti-Scan inspection system can measure surfaces and edges in 3D.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With advanced tech, mirrors can be made with high accuracy.