Manufacturing & Prototyping

3 D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Explore the fast-paced developments in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Access the essential technical briefs and resources for design engineers working in manufacturing and medical industries.

Articles: Materials
Tech Briefs posed questions to 3D printing/AM industry execs, to get their views on issues like metal printing, new materials, and environmental sustainability.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
Special Reports: IoMT
Medical Manufacturing and Outsourcing - May 2020

How are advances in automation/robotics, welding, 3D printing, and other fabrication technologies shaping the future of medical device manufacturing? Find out in this Special Report – a...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturers, medical device companies, and others can use this 3D printing software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Method for Sub-Microscale Three-Dimensional Structures
Applications include MEMS, microlattice fabrication, and other sub-microscale 3D structures with a broad range of materials.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This new 3D printer can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The electrospun nanofibers are used for wound healing and 3D matrices for biological tissues.
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The handheld 3D skin printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The basis for the technology is a special resin that can be cured with UV light.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Bridget Pelaez spoke to Tech Briefs about the 1,000 face shields being printed for Florida hospitals.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how Prof. Olaf Diegel built a hands-free door opener.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D printing is being used to quickly create life-saving parts and prototypes like masks, shields, and ventilator valves.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could create high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
Products: Photonics/Optics

Midwest Engineered Systems, Waukesha, WI, offers the ADDere metal 3D printing system that consists of a 6-axis industrial robot combined with a 2-axis coordinated motion workpiece...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How does testing a metal 3D-printed part compare to testing a casted one? That's the elephant in the room, says industry pro Kevin Brigden.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing Technique Produces “Living” 4D Materials
3D/4D printing is merged with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has potential for recycling and biomedicine.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Articles: Motion Control
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Cornell researcher T.J. Wallin explains what's so cool about a robot that sweats.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.
Blog: Materials
As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.

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