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.

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White Papers: Materials
Energizing & Enabling e-Mobility with Elastomers

As a new era of e-mobility emerges, it's accompanied by new manufacturing challenges that require new material solutions. Companies must innovate in order to meet these challenges.

Briefs: Materials
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Application Briefs: Materials
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Moisture & Pressure Protection - September 2021

Engineers face multiple challenges when battling moisture and condensation buildup in their projects. Knowing what types of products – such as desiccants, pressure relief valves, etc. – are...

White Papers: Materials
Metal Alloys for Stamping & Deep Drawn Part Manufacturing

Formability and deep draw capabilities are a huge concern for manufacturers and part-makers. Deep drawing requires annealed properties with a homogeneous fine grain microstructure and...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Epoxies, reverse-engineering software, temperature loggers, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Material for shoe bottoms could help prevent falls in icy or slippery conditions.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Materials
The new metal lattice material can be used to create models that regain shape after being crushed.
Briefs: Materials
The coating repels insects on aircraft wing surfaces and motor vehicles and reduces surface imperfections on other low-friction or non-stick surfaces.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Briefs: Propulsion
The thruster provides a low-cost, extremely efficient propulsion source for miniature satellites.
Products: Test & Measurement
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Special Reports: Software
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Optics and Coatings Technology

Precision optics are used in a wide variety of industrial, scientific, medical, and military applications, and their performance is often improved or enhanced by the application of thin film coatings. But how do you know what types of optics will work best for your application (e.g., spheric vs. aspheric,...

5 Ws: Wearables
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Articles: Aerospace
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Briefs: Medical
This nanoparticle-based adhesive is visible in common imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT).
Articles: Transportation
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Products: Test & Measurement
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Materials
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.

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