Keyword: Metallurgy

Briefs: Energy
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
Briefs: Aerospace

At 3 p.m. on March 5, a gigantic furnace slowly started spinning underneath the stands of Arizona Stadium at the University of Arizona. Fire-engine red, massive in...

Articles: Aerospace
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Materials
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Potential applications include lightweight building materials and growing cells for biomedical purposes.
Briefs: Materials
A potential boon to green manufacturing, the new glue saves on energy, time, and space.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
Application Briefs: Materials
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
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....

Articles: Test & Measurement
Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Articles: Materials
Surface treatments have limitations that demand attention early in the design process.
Briefs: Transportation
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The connection of plastics and metals poses a challenge due to the different physical properties of the two materials. All conventional joining options, such as bonds using adhesives or rivets,...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Unwanted porosity is typical to many manufacturing processes — from traditional casting to additive manufacturing (3D printing) — and is difficult to avoid entirely....

Facility Focus: Automotive

Battelle Memorial Institute was founded in the early part of the 20th century as a charitable trust focused on research in metallurgy and allied industries. Founder Gordon Battelle studied...

Briefs: Energy

Researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a new dielectric material based on barium titanate nanopowder processed via spark plasma sintering (SPS). The rapid and...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Molding is a popular method for the mass production of objects. Essentially, two (or more) mold pieces are fit together, leaving the shape of the desired object as a hole. During...

Briefs: Materials

For many highly stressed engineering applications like bearings and gears, contaminated steel parts can lead to devastating outcomes such as an emergency shutdown or the end of a mission. Ensuring that these critical...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shape Memory Alloy Rock Splitters (SMARS)

Glenn's revolutionary Shape Memory Alloy Rock Splitters (SMARS) device is fabricated from nickel-titanium-halfnium (NiTiHf), nickel-titanium-zirconium compositions, or a combination. These compositions contain a secondary, nanometer-sized precipitate phase that is produced through processes of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Heat treatment, also known as annealing, is a common step in the semiconductor fabrication process. A buildup of radiation-induced localized charge within the...

Briefs: Materials
Polymer Nanofiber-Based Reversible Nano-Switch/Sensor Schottky Diode (nanoSSSD) Device

Innovators at NASA's Glenn Research Center have developed a unique nano-structure device that operates as a nano-switch/sensor for detecting toxic gases and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Conventional microsensors are limited by their short life, high cost and...

Briefs: Materials
Hardface Coating Systems for Wear and Corrosion Resistance

Metal alloys, such as titanium alloys and steels, are known to have a good combination of mechanical properties for many structural applications, but these metal alloys do not meet the wear and corrosion resistance requirements for some structural applications. Titanium alloys, for...

Briefs: Materials

USAF-96 Steel is a low-alloy steel that, when thermally processed with the method described here, has the following typical values: an ultimate tensile strength of 245 ksi, yield strength at 0.2% offset...

Articles: Medical

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs: Medical

In 3D printing — also known as additive manufacturing — an object is built layer-by-layer, allowing for the creation of structures that would be impossible to manufacture by...