Keyword: Manufacturing processes

Briefs: Materials
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Synthetic materials can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues, achieving complex 3D movements and functions.
Articles: Automotive
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Q&A: Energy
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Briefs: Materials
A potential boon to green manufacturing, the new glue saves on energy, time, and space.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
Briefs: Materials
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology makes it possible to save extensive data in objects such as shirt buttons, water bottles, or the lenses of glasses and then retrieve it years later.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technique could enable the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components, and robots.
Briefs: Energy
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
Briefs: IoMT
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A number of battery-related innovations have been assisted by a joining technology: ultrasonic metal welding.
Briefs: Materials
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Make sure the polished optic meets the requirement of a particular application.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).