Manufacturing & Prototyping

Custom & Contract Manufacturing

Find the latest news and technical briefs in custom and contract manufacturing. Review the applications that design engineers are using to meet their manufacturing design challenges.

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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Silicon semiconductors have become the ‘oil’ of the computer age, as was demonstrated recently by the chip shortage crisis. However, one of the disadvantages...

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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 4: Matching Technical Expertise in Equipment and Software Applications

The seamless transition of production from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to a contract manufacturing...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 3: Making a Move

For medical device companies seeking to optimize their operations, manufacturing transfers bring a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Continuous investment in...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest's Automotive & Transportation Finalist: the Ganaio High-Output Regenerative Damper.
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Articles: Manned Systems
Learn about the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest's Manufacturing & Materials Finalist: TenseFlatables, 3D-printed tensegrity-assisted inflatable structures.
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Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Learn about the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest's Sustainable Technology Finalist: Maui Innovation Group Inc.'s leakproof valve.
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White Papers: Design
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 2: Coordinating Transfer Planning with a Medtech Contract Manufacturing Organization

When creating plans for a manufacturing transfer, medtech original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and...

Articles: Data Acquisition
Unprecedented and unrelenting market turbulence has shown that the old ways of supply chain planning and manufacturing production are outdated and vulnerable to disruption.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In the high-tech sector, there's been a shift from “just-in-time” to “just-in-case” inventory strategies.
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Articles: AR/AI
Supply chains run best when all the stakeholders involved stay keenly focused on their core competencies, says Tom Vanderheyden from TTI Americas.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.
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Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - November 2021

In this new report from the editors of Medical Design Briefs and Tech Briefs magazines, discover how the latest advances in 3D printing, machining, molding and more are changing the way...

Blog: Software
A reader asks an industry expert from IBM: How is feature-based modeling better than a bill of materials?
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
After rigorous ground testing, NASA’s Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber will be installed on the ISS.
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Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how a low-cost machine known as the 'Coventor' stacks up to a traditional ventilator.
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Briefs: Medical
Terrestrial uses include physical therapy, clinical diagnosis, athletic training and performance, and robust exercise equipment.
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Briefs: Materials
The material could be used in security, health, industrial, and safety applications.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
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Articles: AR/AI
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA’s neutral body position research was used in the design of a medical massage chair.
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Articles: Energy
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
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Question of the Week: Software
Would You Use 'Tsugite' Software for Woodworking?

A recent INSIDER story highlighted a new tool for architects, furniture-makers, and woodworking beginners. The interactive software from the University of Tokyo, known as "Tsugite," provides milling machine instructions and on-screen design guidance so that users can piece an object together...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
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