Materials & Manufacturing

Browse innovative developments in materials and manufacturing that significantly impact military, medical devices, automotive, and industrial manufacturing. Advances in plastics, metals, and composites are transforming 3D printing and rapid prototyping.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Biohybrid Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into New Products
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Organic Material for Printed Electronics
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Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

White Papers: Medical
The Right X-Ray Solutions for Medical Components, Assemblies and Devices

Manufacturers in the medical device sector face quality and process control challenges. Medical device components frequently need to be inspected without being...

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Morphing Wings Take Off?

Our lead INSIDER story today showcased a morphing MADCAT aircraft wing.

“From a first glance, it literally doesn’t look like anything that anyone’s ever seen before,” said MIT researcher Ben Jennet in our Here's an Idea episode.

How about you? Will Morphing Wings Take Off?

Ben Jennet is a PhD student at MIT and a former space research fellow at NASA. He is working with NASA to develop a new kind of aircraft wing that's flexible and changes mid-flight.
White Papers: Packaging & Sterilization
What to Look for When Selecting Your Compact Air Cylinders

Not all compact air cylinders are created equal. Many components have similar features, and some look alike. How do you decide which one to use? This paper explores air cylinder...

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

White Papers: Materials
AGM's Environmental Control Hardware Protects Military and Industrial Equipment!

Since 1970, AGM Container Controls, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has led in the design and fabrication of environmental control hardware for the military, defense,...

There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
The new filament allows low-cost printers to produce parts with mechanical properties competitive with injection molded plastics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Robot Automates Blood Drawing and Testing
The device provides quick results and gives healthcare workers more time to treat patients in hospitals and other settings.
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: July 2020
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
High Quality Optical Surfaces
Make sure the polished optic meets the requirement of a particular application.
Technology Leaders: Nanotechnology
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
A new CT scan method using intense synchrotron radiation produces higher quality images within milliseconds.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
An adhesive can be deactivated by applying a small voltage.

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