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3D-Printed Soft Robot ‘Walks’ on Any Terrain

Traditional robots often feature isolated mechanical joints. These discrete components limit a rover’s ability to traverse sand, stone, and other challenging environments.

A team at the...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
What's New on Tech Briefs: Brickmaking on Mars a 'Smashing' Success

With support from Congress and the President, NASA aims to send a manned mission to Mars by 2040. Establishing a human presence on the Red Planet, however, will require permanent...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Top 3 Myths of Injection Molding

Rapid injection molding has changed the way product developers and design engineers use manufacturing. No longer is injection molding limited to traditional methods that are time consuming, expensive, and only...

Question of the Week: Materials
Will Mars habitats be built from Martian soil?

This week’s Question: Today’s lead INSIDER story described a potentially new way of building Mars habitats. What do you think? Will Mars habitats be built from Martian soil?

News: Materials
A New Material for Mars Habitats? Mars Itself

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a compaction technique that may someday be used to turn Mars soil into building blocks for the Red Planet. The scientists' new...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New SAE Standards on Additive Manufacturing: World’s First for Aerospace Industry

This SAE Standards Webinar will outline the specification structure and strategy for specifications encompassing additive manufacturing processes and materials....

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: May 2017

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Novel Threading Enables New Approach to Golf Clubs

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Using Sensor Fusion to Analyze Laser Processing in Additive Manufacturing

Sensor: “A device that detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.” A sensor is a device that detects a physical...

Tech Talks: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A Genuinely Healthy Debate: Where to Source and Buy Engine Parts

This Tech Talk examines the risks of using non-genuine engine parts. An expert in engine development, validation processes, and aftermarket solutions discusses the specific...

Question of the Week
Would you use "Printed Wi-Fi?"

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