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.

Latest Briefs & News

Podcasts: Materials
Here's an Idea: RepelWrap
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.
Briefs: Materials
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
The RepelWrap inventors explain why their product is especially valuable as the world confronts a pandemic like COVID-19.
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials
New Anti-Friction Coating for Metal Gaskets

As the need for environmental protection increases, auto manufacturers are forced to develop engines that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. Besides electrification, engine downsizing is a common method used to help achieve this goal, but smaller engines require materials that can...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using Silicon for Battery Anodes
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.

The reliability of critical components, systems, and devices takes top priority in today’s healthcare environment. With the continued development of highly sophisticated...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.
Tech Talks: Aerospace
Ultra-Thin, Lightweight, Waterproof Coatings for Unmanned Vehicles

Used extensively in the aerospace industry, ultra-thin and lightweight Parylene conformal coatings provide dependable protection in extreme environmental conditions for components used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while adding little dimension and mass. Parylenes...

This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
The technology could help call attention to important traffic information when it’s dark, with potential benefits for both drivers and pedestrians.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of Slip-Resistant Shoe Coatings
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
An adhesive can be deactivated by applying a small voltage.
Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
The new method produces strips of rubbery material that can pick up and release objects.
This method can be used to protect stored building materials and to remediate in-service wood and wood products.
Products: Imaging
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, could instantly kill them off?
Question of the Week: Materials
How Would You Use Gecko-Inspired Adhesion?

A team at Georgia Tech has discovered a Velcro-like way of mass-producing gecko-inspired adhesives. Principal investigator Prof. Michael Varenberg believes his team’s technology can someday be used on pick-and-place industrial machines, wall-scaling cleaners, and even small repair robots that travel...

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development Priorities

Upcoming Webinars: Medical

The Critical Role of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors in Medical...

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Zinc Die Casting Concepts to Achieve Precision, Performance, and...

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Designing with Silicone for Space

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Developing Standards for Odor Sensors and Data

Videos