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Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

Diffraction Metrology and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is the development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible, and accurate measurement methods for … more

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

We develop combinatorial measurement methods and metrologies for the rapid generation of comprehensive and consistent datasets. Manufacturers of … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Antenna Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Antennas are the eyes, ears and voices of everything from cell phones to interplanetary spacecraft. The Antenna Metrology Program carries on PML's … more

Wireless Systems Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Imagine how much safer a fire fighter's job would be if it were possible for a robot to navigate in a burning building and locate those in need of … more

Smart Manufacturing Systems Design and Analysis
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2014

Smart Manufacturing has the potential to fundamentally change how products are designed, manufactured, supplied, used, remanufactured and … more

Real-Time Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2014

The assessment of diagnostics and prognostics for real-time improvement of dynamic production system efficiency requires data analytics solutions … more

Performance Assurance for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2014

Assurance of the performance of Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) starts with establishing a baseline for measuring the performance of a system. … more

Smart Manufacturing Architecture and Solution Stack Project
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2014

The next generation of smart manufacturing systems will be developed by composing advanced manufacturing components and information technology … more

Modeling Methodology for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2014

To cope with changing conditions and benefit from opportunities, manufacturers require knowledge of what changes to their manufacturing system are … more

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing
Last Updated Date: 08/26/2014

A novel method for measuring multiaxial stress-strain curves in sheet metal has been designed based on a modified Marciniak punch stretching … more

Emergency Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 04/28/2014

Emergency responders enhance the resiliency of communities by exploiting remotely operated robots to protect the public during extremely hazardous … more

Smart Manufacturing Operations Management,
Last Updated Date: 04/25/2014

Efficient sensing and control is challenged by several realities at the factory floor, including product and process changes, fluctuating customer … more

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