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10 Mar 2023

Embedding Electronic Functionality: Is It Worthwhile?

Integrating multiple functionalities within a single entity promises simpler, more efficient devices without compromising capability. Smartphones are a great example, with maps, diaries, phones, cameras, games consoles, and more integrated into a single, compact device.
2 Mar 2023

Major News in the Progression of Graphene Batteries

Using graphene to improve the performance of energy storage devices has been a key focus ever since the 2D material was isolated. As soon as the first commercial graphene manufacturers were established, there has been a steady stream of announcements related to batteries, but perhaps none are as significant as the 2023 news of Evonik entering the field with their investment in SuperC.
22 Feb 2023

In-Mold Electronics: The Future of Smart Surfaces?

Surfaces, be they in kitchen appliances, automotive interiors, medical devices, or even furniture, are becoming increasingly smart. Embedded lighting, touch sensitivity, heating, and even haptic feedback enables inanimate and often neglected surfaces into a design feature with seamlessly integrated user controls. But what is the best way to manufacture these smart surfaces?
8 Feb 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 23 February 2023 - Opportunities for Integrated Functionality. In this webinar Dr Matthew Dyson, a Principal Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will discuss the following topics: - The status of IME and competing approaches for creating functional and decorative interfaces across multiple application sectors. - The challenges and benefits associated with functionality integration, and how the value proposition of IME is likely to grow over time. - IME specific material requirements, especially for conductive inks. - A roadmap for IME adoption, segmented by industry.
7 Feb 2023

Mergers & Acquisitions in Additive Manufacturing 2022

This premium article analyzes mergers, acquisitions, and investment activity in the additive manufacturing industry in 2022.
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1 Feb 2023

Event Summary: TIPE 3D Printing 2023

TIPE 3D Printing 2023 is a virtual conference ran by Women in 3D Printing and SME on January 24-26, 2023. At TIPE 2023, IDTechEx attended as a speaker on a panel and as an individual presenter. IDTechEx also attended several sessions and panels by other speakers on a variety of additive manufacturing (AM) topics. These sessions and panels are summarized in this premium article.
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31 Jan 2023

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities for Photonic Chips

Wednesday 8 February 2023 - Technological Developments and Applications. Contents that will be covered in this webinar include: An overview of PIC technology; Drivers of increased data demands from data centres; PIC trends in the communications industry; and PIC adoption in other markets
26 Jan 2023


DyeMansion are a German company producing high volume post-processing machines for polymer powder bed fusion. IDTechEx caught up with Applications Engineer Nils Raschke.
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24 Jan 2023

The In-Mold Electronics (IME) Value Chain

This article covers the value chain, key suppliers and activity by region for In Mold Electronics.
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19 Jan 2023

Nano Dimension

In July 2022, Nano Dimension acquired metal and ceramic 3D printer manufacturer Admatec. They also acquired 12% of shares in Stratasys, the market leader in polymer 3D printing.
17 Jan 2023

Developments in Semiconductor Photonics: More Data, More Quickly

As high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, and even consumers become increasingly data-hungry, hardware struggles to keep pace. In addition, the need for real-time assessments of moving data points - such as for the accurate velocity-mapping of other objects in autonomous systems and facial recognition for security systems - is crucial to an increasingly hands-free society.
16 Jan 2023


In July 2022, Markforged acquired Digital Metal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swedish multinational Höganäs AB developing metal binder jetting printers.
12 Jan 2023

What to Expect From the Graphene Industry in 2023

Is this the year of rapid graphene sales? Are we slipping deeper into a disillusionment phase? Who will emerge as the market leaders? Is consolidation inevitable? 2023 will be a telling year for the industry.
12 Jan 2023

3D Systems

In August 2022, 3D Systems acquired dp polar, a German 3D printer start-up making high speed photopolymer jetting printers.
12 Jan 2023

In-Mold Electronics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
9 Jan 2023

Prima Additive

Prima Additive are a group company of Italian machinery company Prima Industrie which produce metal powder bed fusion and direct energy deposition printers. IDTechEx spoke with Applications Engineer Lorenzo Abrusci.
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5 Jan 2023

Luxexcel acquired by Meta

3D printed optics company Luxexcel has been acquired by Meta, almost certainly for its work in 3D printed ancillary lenses and encapsulation for AR optical waveguides.
5 Jan 2023


ValCUN are a Belgian start-up developing Molten Metal Deposition (MMD) for aluminum 3D printing. IDTechEx spoke with CTO Jan De Pauw.
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2 Jan 2023


SphereCube are an Italian startup developing continuous fiber thermoset extrusion printing technology. IDTechEx spoke with co-founder Valerie Di Pompeo.
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29 Dec 2022


Photosynthetic are a Dutch start-up developing a novel polymer microscale 3D printing technique called Volumetric Micro-Lithography. IDTechEx spoke with CEO/Founder Dr Alexander Kostenko.
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