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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.

Articles: Motion Control
Linear Bearings: What You Need to Know
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Motion Tracking System for Autonomous Technology
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Swimming Living Robots Can Self-Train
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Nanosized Foldable Robots
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2021 Sensor Technology
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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Renishaw Reduces Machining Time for Aerospace Impeller Manufacturer

Honeywell Aerospace produces a large number of the impellers and blisks used in commercial airplanes. The impellers, which are essentially radial and axial compressors, rely...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Scanning Boosts Accuracy and Efficiency of Bladed Disk Milling Process

Based in Ufa, Russia, Technopark Aviation Technologies – a provider of educational and scientific research and engineering services – worked closely with one of...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
Briefs: Wearables
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: Motion Control
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Briefs: Medical
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Briefs: Automotive
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
White Papers: Automotive
A New Era of Manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: $7 Billion of Possibilities Uncovered in Michigan

Michigan’s manufacturing industry is consistently a driver of economic growth. And it has been able to adapt and change with...

Blog: Materials
A better aerogel features a kind of biological scaffold made from a surprising ingredient found in nature: seaweed.
White Papers: Automotive
Your Guide to Custom Cap and Plug Solution

Download this engineering guide to learn more about the different caps and plugs offered, and to ensure your products are safe and functional from damage and contamination.

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A team from Texas A&M developed a battery that's metal-free and replaces cobalt with organic, recyclable materials.
White Papers: Automotive
Automotive Industry: Appearance Control and Management

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top 10...

White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
Top 10 Reasons to Switch to a Better Parts Cleaning Solvent

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top...

Blog: Materials
By adjusting a surface's wettability and texture, IIT Bombay researchers demonstrate how to best limit the spread of coronavirus.
Blog: Materials
An international team used 3D printers and a novel bioprinting technique to print algae into living, photosynthetic materials that are tough and resilient.
Articles: Imaging
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
Briefs: Imaging
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about tooling challenges and other considerations when designing micro-optics, including metrology equipment capabilities, and post-molding assembly.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.

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