Materials & Manufacturing

Materials & Coatings

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.

White Papers: Aerospace
Ulbrich RF & Microwave Cable Wire Capability Whitepaper

While commercial and defense aviation advances, so does Ulbrich's ability to provide light weight and high strength materials that allow planes to fly more efficiently than ever. As the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wool-Like Material Remembers and Changes Shape
The material could be used in smart textiles, medical devices, and tissue engineering.
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Method Turns Fruit Peels into New Batteries
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Faster-Degrading Plastic for Marine Uses
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electricity-Free Radiative Cooling System
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
3D-Printed Sweating Robot Muscle
This form of thermal management can help enable untethered, high-powered robots to operate for long periods of time without overheating.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Thermal Interface Materials for Next-Generation Electronics

Boyd Corporation is the largest global thermal solutions manufacturer and is well known for innovative, fully optimized thermal management solutions and systems. Boyd is also a...

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...

Tech Talks: Materials
Advances in Thermally Conductive, Electrically Insulated Materials for E-Motor Applications

When plastics are used in electric components, the selection process examines mechanical properties, temperature capability, flammability, thermal conductivity, and moldability, as well as the need for electrical resistance to isolate the system...

White Papers: Medical
Extruding High-Performance Thermoplastic Filaments for 3D Printing

Over the last few years, high performance thermoplastics have become a widely discussed topic in the 3D printing community. However, due to the characteristics of high...

A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Hybrid Material is an Efficient Photodetector
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.

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