Keyword: Manufacturing processes

5 Ws: Materials
Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, could instantly kill them off?
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology supports CO2 emissions reduction in cement manufacturing.
Briefs: Internet of Things
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Articles: Wearables
Tech Briefs posed questions to 3D printing/AM industry execs, to get their views on issues like metal printing, new materials, and environmental sustainability.
Briefs: Defense
These “developable mechanisms” are built into the surfaces of structures.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Next-generation devices made with a “peel and stack” method could include electronic chips worn on the skin.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new process will reduce the cost of manufacturing graphene by a factor of more than 100.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Aspheric lenses greatly improve the performance and efficiency of a wide range of optical applications.
Technology Leaders: Materials

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,...

Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Laser technology will remain at the forefront of tomorrow’s digital manufacturing processes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.
Articles: Lighting
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Briefs: Materials
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.
Articles: Materials
Surface treatments have limitations that demand attention early in the design process.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This new 3D printer can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mary Hardgrove spearheads an entire assembly department that provides next-generation mechanical cable innovations
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
Briefs: Materials
This process turns carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Briefs: Materials
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology could be used to create smartphones that don't scratch or shatter, metal-free pacemakers, and electronics for space and other harsh environments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Articles: Connectivity
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...