ManufacturingBuilding the Second Machine Age
Manufacturing The Age of Robots
Manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing are revolutionising the way we produce things. Automation continues from the first to the second machine age to transform the way we work. This department tracks the development of manufacturing technology and the impact it is having on our economy and society.
The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University.
UCSB researchers use emerging memory devices to develop electronic circuits for cybersecurity applications.
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time.
New additive manufacturing technique could be used to combine optics, microfluidics and electronics on a single chip.
In an advance that could shrink many measurement technologies, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners have demonstrated the first miniaturized devices that can generate desired frequencies, or colors, of light precisely enough to be traced to an international measurement standard.
Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.
New manufacturing process will enable photonic communication in consumer devices.
To overcome the material rigidity and actuation limitations in current robotic systems, a joint U.S. Army Research Laboratory and University of Minnesota research project sought inspiration from invertebrates.
Flexible televisions, tablets and phones as well as ‘truly wearable’ smart tech are a step closer thanks to a nanoscale transistor created by researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China.
UC Berkeley engineers have built a bright-light emitting device that is millimeters wide and fully transparent when turned off.
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