Explore innovations supporting advances in manufacturing and rapid prototyping. Access the developments and solutions that have an impact on applications in 3D printing and automation.

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Making Cheaper Biocompatible E-Skin Electrodes
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink
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Question of the Week: Photonics/Optics
Would You Use the 'LaserFactory?'

A technology from MIT known as the "LaserFactory" integrates 3D printers and laser cutters to fabricate wearables, robots, and electronics components like sensors and actuators.

Dr. Axel Krieger from Johns Hopkins University explains how he is getting a robotic system ready for the fight against COVID-19.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Ways To Increase Productivity With ‘Smart’ Systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) like the Festo Motion Terminal promise to increase production, simplify value chain processes and future-proof plants. In a new white paper, we explore...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NH/NS Linear Guides Technology

For designers and engineers of industrial machines that employ linear motion functions, achieving high load capacities, high speed positioning accuracy, and a compact form factor is the holy grail. If such a...

The range of properties available across the family of zinc die casting alloys, combined with the multiple options for casting zinc, provides unparalleled...

Design engineers should be cautious in how they design and deploy mixed-reality technologies, says an industry expert.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dundon Motorsports fast-tracks production of auto racing parts with HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions

In the fast-paced world of auto racing, Dundon Motorsports stays ahead of the competition by 3D printing parts for Porsche GT racecars...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
A newly developed architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
The technology welds adjacent 3D-printed layers more effectively, thereby increasing the reliability of the final part.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturing Ultra-Thin Camera Lenses
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Composites for High-Temperature Uses
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
4D Printing of Morphing Structures
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of the Screen-Printed Battery
The battery can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Linking Materials May Transform Robots Made of Robots
A new method of linking materials with unique mechanical properties could enable robots made of robots.
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Articles: Packaging & Sterilization
Products of Tomorrow: February 2021
Next-generation solar panels, 3D-printed composites from NASA, and a new way to sterilize medical devices.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
With a technique first used at NASA, researchers are making glasses that can improve your concentration.

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