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Nanotechnology

Copper Nanowires Combat Spread of Diseases

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

5 Ws
Sensors/Data Acquisition

5Ws of the Green Submarine

Who

A fully automated net positive submarine fleet, powered entirely on hydrogen, could help cleanse the oceans of toxic pollution. Developed by London-based startup Oceanways, the submarine was named among the...

NASA Spinoff
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Combating COVID-19 with Clean Air Tech

NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Features
Medical

How Top Trends in Cleaning are Impacting Medical Device Design

Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.

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Packaging & Sterilization

New Requirements for Medical Device Cleaning Validations: An Overview of ST98

As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Ruggedization of Electronics for Deployed Military Environments

Commercial-grade electronics will simply not survive in the extremes of military environments.

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

A Versatile Tool for CNC Machining of Medical Devices

Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.

Technology Leaders
Materials

Careful Selection of Seal Material Essential to Ensure Reliable Operations

Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.

Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser Cleaner Robot

A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.

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Electronics & Computers

Circuit Generates Clean, Limitless Power from Graphene

The chip could provide low-voltage power for small devices or sensors.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Inexpensive Method Decontaminates Personal Protective Equipment

The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Essentials of PCBA Cleaning for Wearables

It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency

Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.

Articles
Software

Ultrasonics to Keep Lidar Clean

Mobility engineers often note that autonomous vehicles are only as good as their sensors and the algorithms within. But the reliability and driving precision of an AV involves an equally important factor:...

R&D
Medical

Wearable Sensors Printed Directly on Skin with No Heat

Researchers have printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.

Technical Innovation
Packaging & Sterilization

SAE, AEM Collaborate on Underground-Equipment Standard

SAE International recently published the first standard of its kind for the vacuum excavation equipment industry – J3107, Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment - Safety...

Briefs
Medical

Harnessing the Power of Ultrasonic Precision Cleaning for cGMP Compliance

Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Smart Sponge for Environmental Remediation

This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.

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Materials

Bacteria-Based Hydrogel Beads Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater

Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance-free.

Briefs
Materials

Method for Electrospinning Customizable Nanofibers

The electrospun nanofibers are used for wound healing and 3D matrices for biological tissues.

Editorial
Packaging & Sterilization

ConExpo Excels amid COVID-19

Las Vegas seemed to be in a bubble from March 10-13, the week of ConExpo-Con/Agg & IFPE 2020. Tens of thousands of attendees crowded the halls inside the Las Vegas Convention Center and outside on the...

Briefs
Materials

Self-Cleaning, Non-Stick Coating

The coating can prevent the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.

Briefs
Materials

Using Plasma Treatments to Improve, Enhance Medical Devices

Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials, depositing coatings, cleaning surfaces, applying a protective coating that repels water for example or biological...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification

For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Evaluation of the Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Common Aircraft Electrical Materials

A study aims to find a suitable decontaminant that can be used successfully in complex transportation vehicles with no negative impact on sensitive electronic equipment.

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Materials

Supergel System Cleans Radioactively Contaminated Structures

A system was developed that can remove radioactive cesium contamination from porous structures such as brick and concrete that are hard to clean, as well as contamination from...

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Cleaning or Etching Items with Unique Geometries

Cleaning, an integral part of many manufacturing and maintenance processes, is often critical to the performance of a broad range of technologies in the semiconductor, defense, MEMS, photonics...

Features
Medical

MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices

As the miniaturization trend continues to take the medical device world by storm, manufacturing with metal injection molding (MIM) and additive processes such...

Features
Design

Four-Step Plastic Testing Protocol: Making Informed Design and Material Decisions

Medical devices across the United States must not only keep pace with advances in technology but also with the increased use of harsh solvents and...