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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here's an Idea: Microneedles
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Agile RFID Antenna System
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compact 3D LiDAR Imaging System
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Sensors Woven into a Shirt can Monitor Vital Signs
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Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will Microneedles Catch On?

A brand-new episode of our podcast series Here’s an Idea looks at microneedles, specifically their use in delivering drugs and vaccines. The array of tiny injectors, less than a millimeter in height, avoid nerve endings and feel a bit like Velcro. The patch creates little, micron size pathways that lead a...

UpFront: Materials
NASA's satellite data reveals the pandemic's effect on our atmosphere, and a team of shoebox-sized rover scouts is prepped for the lunar surface.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.
5 Ws: Wearables
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
UpFront: Nanotechnology
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Facility Focus: Materials
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include vehicle and aircraft tires, sports helmets, military equipment, and seals and couplings.
Products: Materials
An extrudable thermoplastic 3D printing filament allows users to create lightweight, sponge-like foams.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how a low-cost machine known as the 'Coventor' stacks up to a traditional ventilator.
Articles: Materials
Learn how to reuse more material without recycling.
Briefs: Materials
The material could be used in security, health, industrial, and safety applications.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Stratasys introduced three 3D printers for additive manufacturing of end-use parts.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Application Briefs: Software
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
Articles: Materials
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Articles: Materials
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Blog: Software
An interactive software being developed at the University of Tokyo allows architects and furniture makers with little experience in woodworking to to design and build structurally sound wood joints.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.

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