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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.

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Products: Test & Measurement
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Articles: Transportation
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
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...

News: Automotive

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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.

Blog: Materials
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...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new, sustainable take on the 3D printer reduces waste by eliminating the need for printed supports.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Engineer’s Guide to Masking Solutions

Download this guide to learn how to select an appropriate material suited to your operating temperature and application process. Masking is an essential part of the production and finishing process...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Researchers from RMIT have introduced an ultra-thin material for semiconductors that could lead to transparent electronics.
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,...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a huge potential for providing devices with much smaller size and extended functionalities with respect to what can be achieved with...

INSIDER: Power

In collaboration with groups from China and the United States, a research team from TU Wien set out to find the optimal heat conductor. They finally found what they were...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Injection Molding Principles

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should know,...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Researchers from Cornell University have redesigned the battery so that aluminum more easily integrates into a battery's electrodes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The intelligent camera features all three resolutions: spatial, temporal, and spectral.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.
Articles: Materials
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Facility Focus: Energy
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
The inserts use a material that NASA has considered for spacecraft filters.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These glass substrates can be used for displays on smartphones and tablets and for other durable, impact-resistant applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

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