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.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory were able to successfully manipulate the electronic structure of graphene, which may enable the fabrication of graphene transistors.
Chip makers appreciate what most consumers never knew: silicon’s virtues include the fact that it “rusts” in a way that insulates its tiny circuitry. Two new ultrathin materials share that trait and outdo silicon in other ways that make them promising materials for electronics of the future.
Formed deep within the earth, stronger than steel, and thinner than a human hair.
Berkeley Lab-led team also provides most precise band gap measurement yet for hotly studied monolayer moly sulfide.
Researchers report transforming lignin into carbon fiber to produce a lower-cost material strong enough to build car or aircraft parts.
Norwegian entrepreneurs want to replace expensive and polluting mercury lamps. Now they have the financing to do it.
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.
Meet the first in a new wave of robots that will revolutionise manufacturing among Australia’s small to medium size enterprises – creating more jobs locally.
Today’s 3-D printers have a resolution of 600 dots per inch, which means that they could pack a billion tiny cubes of different materials into a volume that measures just 1.67 cubic inches. Such precise control of printed objects’ microstructure gives designers...
Rapid 3D printing in water using novel hybrid nanoparticles holds promise for old and new industries
A new type of nano-photoinitiator could lead to advanced biomedical and industrial materials, along with more environmentally friendly printing processes.
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