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.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Liquid Metal Lattice
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New on the Market: July 2021
Articles: Motion Control
Linear Bearings: What You Need to Know
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Batteries Include Force and Pressure Sensing
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Latest Briefs & News

Briefs: Wearables
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Products: Test & Measurement
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: Power
The thruster provides a low-cost, extremely efficient propulsion source for miniature satellites.
Products: Materials
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Special Reports: Materials
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: Materials
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: Materials
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Data Acquisition
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Materials
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
Briefs: Materials
A potential boon to green manufacturing, the new glue saves on energy, time, and space.
Briefs: Materials
A chemical process converts polyethylene plastic into a strong, valuable adhesive.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Blog: Materials
The hard “coin,” could be used to make super-strength metal coatings or larger industrial components.
Blog: Materials
The non-contact method of curing leads to adhesives that can be activated on demand.
Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.
Articles: Materials
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
Products: Imaging
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Articles: Materials
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Blog: Materials
The RepelWrap inventors explain why their product is especially valuable as the world confronts a pandemic like COVID-19.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.

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