22 Apr 2022
Eve and Thales Enter Partnership to Develop eVTOL Aircraft
Eve UAM LLC and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period on the technical, economical, and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft.
16 Mar 2022
Titomic are an Australian metal additive manufacturing company making cold spray printers using 'Titomic Kinetic Fusion' technology. IDTechEx spoke with non-executive director Dr. Andreas Schwer at Formnext 2021.
6 Jan 2022
Lumus is an Israeli company which designs optical engines for AR/MR and head mounted display (HMD) devices. These optical engines are composed of a display and reflective (geometric) waveguide - Lumus' key expertise are in the design of these waveguides, which can expand the exit pupil in two dimensions. These waveguides, originally invented by Lumus, are mass-produced via license by original design manufacturers (ODM) partner firms, although Lumus has its own smaller production line for military products and R&D work.
8 Nov 2021
XJet Ramps up Presence in Asia Pacific
The distribution agreement with Pentatech has seen installation of XJet's first two additive manufacturing systems in China, and also on the Asian continent, which are now running live at Pentatech's demonstration site in Hangzhou. Further systems will be installed at other sites by the end of the year.
2 Mar 2021
Terahertz Imaging of Graphene Paves the Way to Industrialisation
X-ray scans revolutionised medical treatments by allowing us to see inside humans without surgery. Similarly, terahertz spectroscopy penetrates graphene films allowing scientists to make detailed maps of their electrical quality, without damaging or contaminating the material.
2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
26 Oct 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery
There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
24 Jun 2020
WAAM3D are a spin-out from Cranfield University, UK. They specialize in wire-based directed energy deposition additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Filomeno Martina (CEO).