Materials & Manufacturing

Materials & Coatings


Access the technical resources for a range of materials and coatings. Design engineers can browse news, technical briefs, and applications for plastics, composites, rubbers, elastomers, and metals.

Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Facility Focus: North Carolina State University
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: January 2022
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Latest Briefs & News

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Analytical Testing Solutions for Medtech Manufacturing

For medtech manufacturers, material and device failures are an unavoidable issue that can plague even the most experienced engineering teams. This paper examines how a strong partnership...

White Papers: Materials
Epoxy Adhesive Films and Preforms for Electronics Manufacturing

Specially formulated epoxy systems are capable of maintaining performance at temperatures approaching absolute zero, while delivering the required physical, thermal, and...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
How Dual-Curing Adhesives (UV Light + Heat ) Improve Manufacturing

For a UV curable adhesive, the cure initiates after exposure to UV light at a wavelength that is specific to the photo-initiator used in the formula. A dual cure adhesive has...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
Briefs: Materials
SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate among 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces.
White Papers: Medical
3D Printing: Biotec Making Products Better, Faster and More Affordably

From its inception, Biotec has used traditional methods like CNC Machining and Injection Molding to manufacture its products. Approximately five years ago, the company...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Metal-to-Composite Conversion with Injection-Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

Tried and true metals deliver structural performance but have limitations that often push engineers to consider substitutes. Whether you need to reduce weight, gain greater design flexibility, or lower manufacturing costs, long fiber composites are...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Boron is a versatile non-metal element, but until the last five years, chemists have only theorized about the useful properties and applications of two-dimensional...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from NTU Singapore have created a new type of light sensor that is...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials

As materials continue to advance, a variety of coating solutions are being used to enhance reliability and add measurable value to applications around the world.

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Purdue University is helping to create better battery monitoring, stretchable biosensors, allergen detectors, and more.
Articles: Software
Learn what to look for when selecting computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programming software for the DED manufacturing process.
Briefs: Materials
The technique controls rather than combats ice formation.
Briefs: Materials
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
5 Ws: Energy
Fibers sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun into energy that could power textile electronics.
Briefs: Wearables
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This technology improves the detection of low-power far-infrared (FIR) signals.
Briefs: Propulsion
The “nanoswimmers” could be used to remediate contaminated soil, improve water filtration, or even deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body.
Articles: Energy
NASA-developed fire protection, implantable stimulators, and more.
UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Power
The approach could advance the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The windows reduce the need for air conditioning and simultaneously generate electricity.

A team of materials scientists and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Safe, cheap, and sustainable technology for energy storage has been developed at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University (LiU). It is based on two major...

INSIDER: Materials
Scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed battery-like electrochemical Nb2CTx MXene electrodes.