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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.

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Materials
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Briefs: Motion Control
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Products: Materials
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
INSIDER: Materials

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...

INSIDER: Materials

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are an unsung hero of the lighting industry. They run efficiently, give off little heat, and last for a long time. Now scientists are looking at new materials to...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Professor Francois Barthelat wants to incorporate the fish fin's strong, flexible characteristics into robotic and aerospace designs.
Tech Talks: Manufacturing & Prototyping

This 20-minute Tech Talk examines the best course of action for your programs as they move from R&D to prototyping, pre-production, and finally full...

Technology Leaders: Aerospace
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have developed graphene-based sensing technology using G-Putty material — a highly malleable graphene blended putty. The printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the...

Application Briefs: Software
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Briefs: Aerospace
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Energy
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Aerospace
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Materials
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printers can be identified by their unique hot end, aiding intellectual property and security.
Briefs: Aerospace
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
UpFront: Nanotechnology
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.

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