Keyword: Fabrication

Briefs: Design

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: 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: 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: Test & Measurement
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
Briefs: Communications
Metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy can be fabricated using low-cost inkjet printing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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.
Briefs: Materials
A new fabrication methodology addresses the need for a thin, double-sided circuitry board.
Briefs: Energy
The sulfolane-additive process yields easy fabrication, low cost, and long operating life.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Aerospace
The supports enable the production of higher-quality, less-expensive parts via additive manufacturing.
Briefs: Materials
The paper-like material could be useful in soft robots, sensors, artificial muscles, and electric generators.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technique could enable the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components, and robots.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.