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.

Briefs: Materials
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Software
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
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.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Propulsion
The thruster provides a low-cost, extremely efficient propulsion source for miniature satellites.
Briefs: Materials
Flea-sized, hollow blocks can be filled with materials that improve healing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method could jump-start the creation of tiny medical devices for the body.
Briefs: Aerospace
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
Briefs: Materials
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Synthetic materials can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues, achieving complex 3D movements and functions.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Can Moving Pins Cut 3D-Printing Costs?

An INSIDER story last week highlighted a 3D printer that uses a platform of movable pins to provide support for the created part. The invention eliminates the need for printed supports.

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new, sustainable take on the 3D printer reduces waste by eliminating the need for printed supports.
Products: Energy
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In this episode of our Here's an Idea podcast, we speak to engineers who are building a variety of wearables. And some sensors blend in more than others.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The functioning human heart pump provides a model to track and trace what happens at the cell and molecular levels in the pump structure.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
Q&A: Energy
Professor Shirley Meng explains why there's a demand for stretchable batteries.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technique could have applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
By emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, green products such as clothes, packaging, and furniture can be manufactured with unique properties.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
Briefs: Materials
The technology welds adjacent 3D-printed layers more effectively, thereby increasing the reliability of the final part.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

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Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

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Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

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Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect...

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Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration

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