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: Packaging & Sterilization
What to Look for When Selecting Your Compact Air Cylinders

Not all compact air cylinders are created equal. Many components have similar features, and some look alike. How do you decide which one to use? This paper explores air cylinder...

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

White Papers: Defense
AGM's Environmental Control Hardware Protects Military and Industrial Equipment!

Since 1970, AGM Container Controls, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has led in the design and fabrication of environmental control hardware for the military, defense,...

There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
The new filament allows low-cost printers to produce parts with mechanical properties competitive with injection molded plastics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Robot Automates Blood Drawing and Testing
The device provides quick results and gives healthcare workers more time to treat patients in hospitals and other settings.
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: July 2020
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Biohybrid Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into New Products
Applications exist both on Mars and on Earth.

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Special Reports: Propulsion
Vehicle Electrification - July 2020

The global transition to electric vehicles presents new design, manufacturing, and infrastructure challenges. To help you keep pace with the rapid changes in vehicle electrification technology, we present...

An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
Technology Leaders: Materials
High Quality Optical Surfaces
Make sure the polished optic meets the requirement of a particular application.
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
A new CT scan method using intense synchrotron radiation produces higher quality images within milliseconds.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
An adhesive can be deactivated by applying a small voltage.
Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Advanced Joining and Materials Technologies for Lightweight Vehicles

The rush to increase vehicle content of lightweight materials is demanding increasingly sophisticated techniques for joining non-traditional materials in non-traditional applications. The use of adhesives in body-in-white assembly is increasing at a feverish pace, and...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Moves into High-Precision Applications

This 60-minute Webinar compares Projection Micro Stereolithography (PµSL) with traditional micro-fabrication methods and other additive manufacturing technologies. PµSL has been developed to address segments of the market that historically have not been well served by...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Do You See Yourself Someday Printing in 4D?

You’ve heard about 3D printing, but what about 4D?

A Tech Briefs TV video this week showcased how Rice University researchers’ new way of making shape-shifting materials. The “4D-printed” objects can be manipulated to take on alternate forms when exposed to changes in temperature,...

Webcasts

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Metal Injection Molding’s Role in Automotive

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Technical Ceramics: The Powerhouse of Advanced Materials

Upcoming Webinars: Software

PPAP Reviews Using AI and Machine Learning

Upcoming Webinars: Motion Control

Customizing Actuators Using COTS Drive Components for Martian...

Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

Upcoming Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics

Advancement of Spectrum Analysis Techniques for Tracking,...

Trending Stories

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves

Briefs: Materials

Film Blocks Electromagnetic Interference

Articles: Energy

Smart Sensor Technology for the IoT

NASA Spinoff: Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

High-Power-Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Development of Vapor-Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal System

Videos