Manufacturing Bits: May 27


Chip printing process Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials has developed a novel way to make systems using electronic components, such as resistors, transistors and capacitors. Researchers use simple printers and a robot-assisted production line. The components and other devices made from the technology could be used in various applications, such as digit... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: March 11


Plasmonic lab-on-a-chip For some time, lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems have generated interest in the medical field. LOC systems provide analysis of biomolecules for use in basic biology research, disease marker identification and pharmaceutical drug screening. In one effort, Boston University, the California Institute of Technology, EPFL, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and UCLA have ... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: Dec. 3


Animal robots invade London The London Science Museum will premiere U-CAT, an underwater robot turtle designed to penetrate shipwrecks. In the exhibit, the museum will also showcase several robots that resemble an eel, bat, cheetah cub, tumbleweed, tuna, salamander and other creatures. Meanwhile, built by the Centre for Biorobotics at Tallinn University of Technology, U-CAT’s locomotio... » read more