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.

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Safeguard Your Supply Chain and Get to Market Fast!

The arrival of COVID-19 left many companies unable to fulfill market demand for weeks or months as they were impacted by supply shock, demand shock, or both. In some cases, new...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Improve Performance and Reduce the Costs of Your Pneumatic Grippers

Pneumatic grippers are an integral part of pick-and-place, material transfer and part ejection applications, but traditional designs come with limitations. Fabco-Air SPG...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biocontainment Unit for Virus-Sized Particles
The unit could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

Brian Salazar and his UC Berkeley team have developed a new way to reinforce concrete with a polymer lattice, an advance that could rival other polymer-based enhancements and improve...

Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.

Researchers have created the prototype for a handheld device to measure a biomarker for cancer. The device works much like the monitors that people with diabetes use to test their blood-sugar levels...

The technology could allow deep-space exploration without running out of propellant.
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
The system is filled with a patient’s skin cells.
The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Processor Power and Energy Efficiency
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: January 2021 Tech Briefs
Modules from Pickering Interfaces simulate industrial control transceivers.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
The Ultimate Guide to Cable Management

From manufacturing to IT, the more you rely on technology, the more cables you need. Manage, organize and protect your wire and cable bundles with our vast range of solutions suited for demanding...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences
Fast Calculation Dials in Better Batteries

A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers. That their method is 100,000 times faster than existing modeling...

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2D/3D Laser Profile Scanners for Industry and Automation

Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are among the most powerful profile sensors with regard to accuracy and measurement rate. Equipped with powerful processors and highly sensitive...

Optical interference filters are critical to the overall performance of machine vision applications. So how do you select the right one?
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Executive Roundtable: Robotics Design
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Briefs: Motion Control
3D-Printed Miniature Magnetic Pump
The magnetic, multi-material pump was 3D-printed all in one piece.
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
NASA’s neutral body position research was used in the design of a medical massage chair.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: December 2020
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tactile Robot Finger with No Blind Spots
This robotic finger has a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multi-curved surface.
See how Dr. Andrei Kolmakov and his team are using low-energy electron beams to 3D-print tiny gel structures in liquids.

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