Materials & Manufacturing

Browse innovative developments in materials and manufacturing that significantly impact military, medical devices, automotive, and industrial manufacturing. Advances in plastics, metals, and composites are transforming 3D printing and rapid prototyping.

White Papers: Automotive
Automotive Industry: Appearance Control and Management

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top 10...

White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
Top 10 Reasons to Switch to a Better Parts Cleaning Solvent

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top...

By adjusting a surface's wettability and texture, IIT Bombay researchers demonstrate how to best limit the spread of coronavirus.
An international team used 3D printers and a novel bioprinting technique to print algae into living, photosynthetic materials that are tough and resilient.
White Papers: Materials
Customized Silicone Solutions for EV Battery Packs and Electronic Components

Achieve your design requirements with CHT’s silicone series of 1-part adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulants, and gels to seal and protect sensitive...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Harnessing SWIR Line Scan Imaging Technology
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: May 2021 Photonics & Imaging Technology
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designing Large Diameter Aspheres
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Making Laser Processes More Sustainable
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.
Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
These 6 advancements are leading us to cleaner, faster aircraft.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
I/O Module Enables Remote Data Capture
See how makers of an automated truck wash system added a monitoring option for customers.
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: May 2021
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Smart Aerogel Turns Air into Drinking Water
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
This technology provides highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at a fifth of the cost of current storage technologies.
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: May 2021 Battery Technology
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Nanostructured Alloy for Battery Anodes
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Implementing Smart Factory Solutions

The smart factory is much more than just an automated facility. It is a fully connected digital production system that has a constant stream of data coming from sources including production machinery, pick-and-place equipment, machine vision systems for inspection, robots of different types, and...

New research conducted by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has identified a specific building block that improves the anode in...

White Papers: Medical
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

White Papers: Transportation
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Can Moving Pins Cut 3D-Printing Costs?

An INSIDER story last week highlighted a 3D printer that uses a platform of movable pins to provide support for the created part. The invention eliminates the need for printed supports.

Tech Briefs readers ask a series of questions about the future of plastics in battery electric vehicles.
White Papers: Aerospace
4 Types of Parts Contaminant and How to Remove Them

When it comes to metal fabricating, parts are commonly contaminated during production or transport. Parts contamination, or soils, fall into four basic categories. This paper explores each...

A new, sustainable take on the 3D printer reduces waste by eliminating the need for printed supports.

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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Articles: Motion Control

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Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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