Materials & Manufacturing

Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
Briefs: Imaging
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
UpFront: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Materials
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about a contactless holographic systems for machine, factory, and other rugged industrial applications.
White Papers: Medical
How to Integrate Thin, Flexible Force Sensors into a Portable, Wearable Device

As consumers demand devices that are smaller and sleeker, more design engineers are turning to thin, flexible sensors like FlexiForce™ sensors because of their...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Volume Ramps Versus Capital Spends

As the automotive industry continues to invest in clean energy, the volume requirements for these vehicles continues to rise. This has caused automakers and tier suppliers to be creative when purchasing...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Application of Industrial Metrology in Industry 4.0

This 20-minute Lunch & Learn explores how industrial metrology tools have been successfully applied to overcome the challenges faced by manufacturers engaged in precision machining. The discussion draws from experience in aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer, and military...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Principles of Injection Molding

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should...

On-Demand Webinars: Imaging
Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect Additive Manufactured Parts

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques are quickly replacing conventional “subtractive” machining for producing low volumes of complex parts. While some of these parts may be used for safety-critical functions, their complex nature means they are...

White Papers: Software
Smarter Products Need Smarter Development

As demand for connected products grows, the pressure to quickly create and launch innovative digital products also increases. To get an idea of how modern manufacturing organizations are adapting to...

Special Reports: Design
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...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Can Borophane Beat Graphene?

A Tech Brief in our November issue highlights a new material that’s super-thin and super-strong. By combining hydrogen with an atom-thick sheet of boron known as borophane, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have created a potential alternative to the breakthrough 2D material graphene. The Argonne...

Facility Focus: Energy
The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
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.
Technology Leaders: Design
Deep learning-based AI allows users to identify 3D objects of arbitrary shape and size in various orientations with high accuracy in the 3D space.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Halo replaces all metal retractors with one simple, one-size-fits-all design.
Articles: Materials
Once triggered, the enzyme-embedded plastics self-destruct, completely degrading and eliminating microplastics in days.
UpFront: Materials
How to be a NASA intern; a new ideas for moon fabrics; and NASA's need for a better rover.
Briefs: Energy
The optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Going Up the Value Chain

It’s time to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies and upgrade from manually intensive CAD-based drawing packages to true computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. Experience the benefits of a simplified design...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Color in Automotive Interiors

While the exterior of the car may be the first thing you see, the interior of the vehicle is where your driving experience starts. The interior design and color of a car is central to the consumer's...

Blog: Transportation
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.
Blog: Energy
Long-haul trucking may be the best candidate for hydrogen power. An industry expert tells us when we can expect more hydrogen fuel cells on the highway.

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