Techniques http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7727/more en Sticky tape helps make flexible batteries http://machinedesign.com/news/sticky-tape-helps-make-flexible-batteries <div class="field-byline"> Lindsey Frick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To make a 10-µm thick flexible battery, researchers deposit battery materials onto a brittle mica substrate and then use sticky tape to peel the mica substrate away layer by layer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/sticky-tape-helps-make-flexible-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/sticky-tape-helps-make-flexible-batteries#comments Batteries Power Supplies Fuel Cells BDE-Fastening & Joining Elastomers Fastening & Joining Fastening/Joining LEDs Lights/Lamps/LEDs Monitors & Displays News Techniques Basics of Design Technologies Fasteners Materials News Archive Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:58:53 +0000 11790 at http://machinedesign.com Electrospinning creates a patch to help regrow tendons http://machinedesign.com/news/electrospinning-creates-patch-help-regrow-tendons <div class="field-byline"> Lindsey Frick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Pennsylvania researchers used electrospinning to make a 3D tissue that is said to have tensile properties closely matching human meniscus tissue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/electrospinning-creates-patch-help-regrow-tendons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/electrospinning-creates-patch-help-regrow-tendons#comments Adhesives Fastening & Joining Fastening/Joining News Plastics & Polymers Techniques Adhesives Fasteners Plastics and Composites News Archive Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:50:37 +0000 11789 at http://machinedesign.com Medical product companies turn to specialized RF welding to replace PVC http://machinedesign.com/news/medical-product-companies-turn-specialized-rf-welding-replace-pvc <div class="node-body article-body">A bolt-on technology to RF welding can seal polar and non-polar plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene. The technology may be particularly useful for medical device makers that want to replace PVC with environmentally friendly TPEs for use in disposable, single-use medical products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/medical-product-companies-turn-specialized-rf-welding-replace-pvc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/medical-product-companies-turn-specialized-rf-welding-replace-pvc#comments Adhesives Fastening & Joining Fastening/Joining News Techniques Welding Adhesives Fasteners News Archive Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:36:03 +0000 11736 at http://machinedesign.com Spin it to win it http://machinedesign.com/news/spin-it-win-it <div class="node-body article-body">Spin welding is a friction process that joins circular thermoplastic parts by bringing the part interfaces together, under pressure, with a circular, spinning motion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/spin-it-win-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/spin-it-win-it#comments BDE-Fastening & Joining Fastening & Joining Fastening/Joining Joining Jointing Design & Assembly News Techniques Welding Basics of Design Fasteners News Archive Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:01:24 +0000 11735 at http://machinedesign.com Pipe welder - Mittel http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/pipe-welder-mittel <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The unit welds district heating and cooling pipes without shutdown.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/pipe-welder-mittel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/pipe-welder-mittel#comments Fastening & Joining Techniques Welding Fasteners Archive Wed, 02 Nov 2011 02:51:14 +0000 18183 at http://machinedesign.com Dual-mode plasma etching system - Plasma Etch http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/dual-mode-plasma-etching-system-plasma-etch <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The system can perform both anisotropic reactive ion etching and isotropic etching/cleaning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/dual-mode-plasma-etching-system-plasma-etch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/dual-mode-plasma-etching-system-plasma-etch#comments Fastening & Joining Techniques Fasteners Archive Sat, 15 Oct 2011 04:23:57 +0000 18147 at http://machinedesign.com Integrated laser workstation - GSI Group http://machinedesign.com/technologies/integrated-laser-workstation-gsi-group <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The workstation is for industrial cutting, welding, and drilling operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/integrated-laser-workstation-gsi-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/integrated-laser-workstation-gsi-group#comments Fastening & Joining Lasers Techniques Welding Technologies Fasteners Archive Fri, 16 Sep 2011 03:55:44 +0000 18089 at http://machinedesign.com Welding accessories - Matheson http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/welding-accessories-matheson <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The product line includes accessories for TIG, MIG, and other types of welding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/welding-accessories-matheson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/welding-accessories-matheson#comments Fastening & Joining Techniques Welding Fasteners Archive Fri, 12 Aug 2011 05:01:42 +0000 18036 at http://machinedesign.com Researchers laser-weld transparent polymers http://machinedesign.com/news/researchers-laser-weld-transparent-polymers <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have developed a method to laser-weld transparent plastic components together, a task previously thought impossible</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/researchers-laser-weld-transparent-polymers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/researchers-laser-weld-transparent-polymers#comments 2011-04-21 Fastening & Joining News Techniques Fasteners News Archive Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:08:38 +0000 11189 at http://machinedesign.com Mylar pressure-indicating film - Sensor Products Inc. http://machinedesign.com/archive/mylar-pressure-indicating-film-sensor-products-inc <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The film permanently changes color in response to interface pressures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/mylar-pressure-indicating-film-sensor-products-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/mylar-pressure-indicating-film-sensor-products-inc#comments Fastening & Joining New Products Pressure Sensors Techniques Fasteners Hydraulics Sensors Archive Sat, 16 Apr 2011 05:12:52 +0000 11177 at http://machinedesign.com