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.

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers 3D-Print Sensors Onto Moving Organs
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Test & Measurement - September 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, electronics, robotics, healthcare, and other key industries. This compendium of recent articles is presented by...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Lasers for Machine Vision: Selection Criteria

Machine vision can utilize a variety of schemes for image detection and analysis. Lighting can influence that analysis, and lasers are often used to illuminate objects with structured...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Building Industrial IoT from Edge to Cloud

In the field of industrial automation, digital transformation, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), and edge computing have become common topics of discussion. Today's businesses and end users...

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Feet Help Robots Walk Faster
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Spreadable Way to Stabilize Solid-State Batteries
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
A number of battery-related innovations have been assisted by a joining technology: ultrasonic metal welding.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Doubling Battery Performance with Lithium Metal
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Articles: Transportation
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Organic Lithium-Powered Batteries
These batteries are more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability, and storage capacity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Room-Temperature Magnon Switch
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Graphene Smart Textiles for Heat-Adaptive Clothing
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
This material could have applications such as mixing and delivery in the pharmaceutical industry.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Wraparound Sensors
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
Briefs: Imaging
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smart Manufacturing - August 2020

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in connectivity, controls, sensors, and robotics. See the future of manufacturing in this compendium of recent articles from...

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

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Vehicle Electrification

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The Evolution of SOSA

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

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Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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