Keyword: Laser Cutting, Marking, Etching

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inventors at the NASA Langley Research Center have developed a novel method to model and ingest point-wise process data to evaluate an additive manufacturing build and its file for issues by highlighting potential anomalies or other areas where the build may have issues with fusion of the material.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new method for metal 3D printing aims to make more efficient use of resources by allowing structural modifications to be “programmed” into metal alloys during 3D printing, fine-tuning their properties without the “heating and beating” process that’s been in use for thousands of years.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See what's new on the market this month, including laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon, Coilcraft's isolation transformers, AXTAL's crystal oscillators, Endress+Hauser's 80 GHz radar sensors, Fairview Microwave's PIN-diode switches, and more.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the product of the month, Keysight Technologies' new compact, four-channel vector signal generator (VSG) capable of signal generation up to 8.5 GHz with 960 MHz of modulation bandwidth per channel.
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Blog: Materials
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in printing a robotic hand with bones, ligaments, and tendons made of different polymers using a new laser scanning technique.
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INSIDER: Wearables

Continuous monitoring of sweat can reveal valuable information about human health, such as the body’s glucose levels. However, wearable sensors previously developed for...

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INSIDER: Design

The team’s findings were published today in the journal Nature Communications. A corresponding video shows what happens when torque and an attractive force is applied to each grain — the...

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Videos of the Month: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the videos of the month, including one on the VersaBlade wire-to-wire connectors from Molex, one on 3D-printed food technology, and more.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Skoltech engineers have used a 3D printer to fabricate — and investigate the mechanical characteristics of — samples of bronze-steel alloys previously unknown to materials science.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
Cooling plates provide leak-free coolant flow that improves battery performance and extends battery life.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The product of the month for March 2023.
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Articles: Imaging
Despite additive manufacturing's popularity, there are still several technological barriers that must be addressed to understand the process.
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Products: Imaging
New products on the market in November 2022, including automotive relay, power inductors, RFID Read/Write modules, and more.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Compact, Temperature-Tuned OFDR Laser
NASA has focused on OFDR, an alternative FBG interrogation technique based on laser interferometry.
Briefs: Design
"The potential of harnessing the combined benefits of additive manufacturing and HEAs for achieving novel properties remains largely unexplored."
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Products: Connectivity
The new products for October 2022, including silicon diode thermometry, a current sensor simulator, and more.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Because laser crystals are sensitive optical components and are often used with high-power lasers, depositing the correct coatings onto them without introducing any defects is essential.
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Briefs: Lighting Technology
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
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Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A combination of materials can morph into various shapes before hardening.
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Question of the Week: Imaging
Would You Use A.I-Driven Laser Cutters like SensiCut?

Laser cutters are a popular tool for today’s design engineers. Users, however, still face difficulties distinguishing among stockpiles of metals, woods, papers, and plastics.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate among 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces.
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Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - November 2021

In this new report from the editors of Medical Design Briefs and Tech Briefs magazines, discover how the latest advances in 3D printing, machining, molding and more are changing the way...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
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Articles: Materials
What Does It Takes to Change the Game?

Industrial lasers are integrated into manufacturing and fabrication facilities around the world. Every moment, there is an industrial laser somewhere that is cutting, etching,...

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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive manufacturing is poised to liven the pace and scale of manufacturing. Deploying a range of techniques that use 3-D models to print objects layer by layer, it can generate a...

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