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Mixing 3D Printing Technologies Helps Optimize Products

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5 Ways to Master Complex Features in Rapidly Manufactured Injection-Molded Parts

Designing for plastic injection molding, especially in a speed-focused process, is like raising teenagers – some parts (and teens) are more challenging than others. But by evaluating a few creative options, even the most difficult of these challenges can be...

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Stamping Engineering Methods for Product Design

In traditional design processes, the product is conceptualized and components are designed according to performance requirements, while simultaneously manufacturing requirements are considered. Thus, the full system is developed. Once it’s decided that a component will be made of a specific...

Podcasts : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here's an Idea: Listen to the Story of 3D Printing

Every technology begins with an idea.

On-Demand Webinars : Materials
How to Choose the Right Adhesive for your Electronic Application

Join us for a live practical discussion on choosing an adhesive, coating or potting compound for challenging electronic applications. Learn how to navigate the selection process while keeping in mind service conditions, desired properties and processing constraints. Find out more...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advanced Wearable Has Heightened 'Sense' of Complex Human Motions
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have developed a stretchable sensor that can be weaved into a fabric to detect a range of complex human movements, including...
Who's Who : Communications
Q&A: Dr. Jingyan Dong, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Researchers from NC State have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates, and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Whispering Gallery Optical Resonators

In London's St. Paul's Cathedral, a whisper can be heard far across the circular whispering gallery as the sound curves around the walls. Now, an optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by...

Briefs : Medical
Portable Electrochemical Sensing System

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed an inexpensive electrochemical sensing system that significantly improves the ability to rapidly and accurately detect heavy...

Briefs : Materials
Chemical Identification by Magneto-Elastic Sensing (ChIMES)

A low-cost sensor technology, called Chemical Identification by Magneto-Elastic Sensing (ChIMES), uses target response materials (TRMs) as actuators in magneto-elastic (M-E) sensors...

Briefs : Medical
Food Allergy Lab Fits on Your Keychain

Food allergies are extremely common. In the US, Federal regulations require packaged foods to disclose the presence of some of the most common allergens such as gluten, nuts, and milk products, which is...

Briefs : Imaging
LLNL Finds Reason Behind Defects in 3D Printing

High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a phenomenon that...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Efficient Packaging Process for One-Piece Deployable Thin Membrane

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is building a small CubeSat that uses an 85-m2 solar sail deployed from a central location to capture the push of photons...

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