Manufacturing & Prototyping


On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cost-Effective Additive Manufactured Tooling for Composites

In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn how Dan Campbell and Aurora Flight Science are using additive manufacturing for composite tooling. Dan will also share how an Air Force research...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Sound-Off: How Does ‘Cold Forming’ Impact a Part?

The manufacturing process of "cold forming" applies force to a metal as it is staged in a die. The technology, used originally in the early 1900s to create artillery shells, supports the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Conductive Particle Assembly Enables Creation of Two-Dimensional Electronic Circuits

One-dimensional conductive particle assembly holds promise for a variety of practical applications; in particular, for a new generation of electronic devices....

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using Microwaves to Produce High-Quality Graphene

Engineers have developed a simple method for producing high-quality graphene that can be used in next-generation electronic and energy devices. The method essentially bakes the compound in a...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Heart-on-a-Chip with Integrated Sensors

The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing has been built by a fully automated digital manufacturing procedure. The 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Robotic System for 3D-Printing the Basic Structure of an Entire Building

Materials that can be produced by 3D printing include not just plastics, but metal, glass, and even food. A new system called a Digital Construction Platform (DCP) was...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Method of Manufacturing Convective Accelerometers

Miniaturization and integration of accelerometers in standard integrated circuit (IC) processes has been the topic of extensive research. In most cases, accelerometer structures involve a solid...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
4D Printing of Load-Bearing and Predictable Structures

Research is being performed in adding a fourth dimension to 3D printers — the dimension of time. This technique, called 4D printing, creates moveable and shape-variable objects, such as flat...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Improved Two-Step Replication Process for Producing Precision Optical Mirrors

Production of precision optical mirrors by replication requires molds or mandrels of the complementary shape. For example, replicating a concave mirror requires a convex...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Coating of High-Precision Components Produced by Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is being used as a means of coating various substrate materials with a variety of metallic and ceramic...

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