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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: Green Design & Manufacturing
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Application Briefs: Internet of Things
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Software
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
In a collapsed building or on rough terrain, a robot could balance itself and move forward with just its feet.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Products: Data Acquisition
DATAQ® Instruments announced the Model DI-4730 high-voltage isolated data acquisition system.
Briefs: Materials
With this advance, so-called “flextronics” move closer to reality.
Q&A: Materials
A chemical process produces valuable biodegradable chemicals from discarded plastics.
Briefs: Automotive
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The process produces rapid, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly material.
Briefs: Materials
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
UpFront: Lighting
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Briefs: Lighting
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Products: Motion Control
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-voltage direct current cables can more efficiently transport electricity over long distances.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The ultrathin magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
Briefs: AR/AI
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
Briefs: Materials
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Briefs: Materials
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Briefs: Materials
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.

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