Materials & Coatings

Coatings & Adhesives

Browse the latest news and technical briefs that explore coatings and adhesives. Access the coatings and adhesive applications used in military, aerospace, medical devices, and automotive.

On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Highly toughened, expandable structural adhesives reliably join gaps while adding strength and rigidity to body-in-white structures,...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

With today’s new high-performance coatings, obtaining a high-quality finish is even more important. Modern high-performance, inline, car body surface inspection technology can bring users...

Issue Archive: Design
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On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Precision optics are used in a variety of industrial, scientific, medical, astronomical, and military/defense applications. In addition to material selection and rigorous design...

White Papers: Materials
PVC vs. Polyurethane Tubing

Polyurethane and PVC tubing is used in applications involving beverage and dairy transfer, food processing, medical devices, chemicals, fuel and oil transfer, protective jacketing, instrumentation and pneumatics,...

Tech Talks: Automotive

Various design trends and engineering challenges are driving interest in new and effective bonding solutions for EV battery pack materials. These solutions...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Today’s medical devices perform increasingly critical roles in healthcare, with many offering improved performance and function due to the use of conformal coatings. Functional...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. They tested various superhydrophobic materials — which are, like...

Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2022

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Application Briefs: Materials

Aspheric lenses let optical system designers improve resolution, reduce the number of lens elements required, and increase system light throughput. Their complex, non-spherical surfaces correct for more...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
Articles: Materials
A metal-coated fiber capable of withstands high temperatures.
Articles: Wearables
A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.
Briefs: Materials
This process could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Materials
The synthetic material is soft but can withstand heavy loading with minimum wear and tear for engineering applications.
Briefs: Energy
The sulfolane-additive process yields easy fabrication, low cost, and long operating life.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Briefs: Materials
Inspired by barnacles, the paste provides an effective way to treat traumatic injuries and help control bleeding during surgery.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These elastomers have a wide range of uses for the building, automotive, and electronics industries.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
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.

Briefs: Materials
The technique controls rather than combats ice formation.