Product Showcase Blog

Planes & Electronics Get 8 New Adhesives, Coatings & Sealants

Publish Date: July 14, 2016
Several new products in this group of new adhesives, coatings, and sealants are formulated to protect sensitive electronic components, or to seal components of commercial and military aircraft. Others are designed to operate in tough, messy, dirty oil & gas operations, or for rotary applications and motors.

Tiniest 3D-Printed Lenses Made with Femtosecond Lasers

Publish Date: July 12, 2016
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have produced the smallest optical lenses ever made -- a diameter and height of only 125 microns (0.125 mm) -- using additive manufacturing.

Remotely Control Your 3D Printer With Free, Open-Source Software

Publish Date: July 6, 2016
A team of engineers at Michigan Technological University has released free, open-source, software that lets you control your 3D printer via the web.

Will Tour de France Cyclists Seek an Electric Boost?

Publish Date: June 29, 2016
Forget doping. Officials at this year's Tour de France are looking for a very different form of cheating -- electric motors hidden inside the seat tubes of bicycles.

Head-Up Displays, Haptics Top List of Future Interfaces

Publish Date: June 23, 2016
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.

Attack of the Tomato Engineers

Publish Date: June 20, 2016
Teaming with chefs and farmers, engineers from Analog Devices are using an "Internet of Tomatoes" approach to improve the quality of tomato crops in New England.

8 Promising New Ways to Make Bio-based & Renewable Plastics

Publish Date: June 17, 2016
In this slideshow's latest crop of new bio-based and renewable plastics and methods for making them, some materials can even be completely recycled several times without loss of original properties.

Electric Motorcycle Is 3D Printed ... with Metal

Publish Date: June 14, 2016
It's probably too late to buy one, but some lucky people will soon be the owners of only 50 electric motorcycles made entirely with 3D printing from a super-lightweight aluminum alloy.

ORNL Makes Carbon Fiber Stick to Aluminum

Publish Date: June 13, 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a surface preparation method to improve joining carbon composites with aluminum, with potentially far-reaching ramifications for high-volume industrial applications.

10 New 3D Printing Plastics For Tougher, More Flexible Products

Publish Date: June 10, 2016
Our latest crop includes ABS alternatives, tougher PLAs, flexible plastics including a flexible nylon, polymers with better heat resistance, and the first biocompatible resin for desktop 3D printing.