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19 Apr 2021

3D Printed Material to Replace Ivory

For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials - such as bones, shells or plastic. However, there has not been a really satisfactory solution so far.
16 Apr 2021

Cell Models Mimicking Natural Tissue Topography

The combination of a 2-Photon 3D-printer with an innovative hydrogel-based bioink allows the direct printing of 3D structures containing living cells at both the meso- and microscale.
13 Jan 2021

Versatile, Innovative Printing System Successfully Established

An innovative 2PP 3D-printing system that is capable of manufacturing across twelve orders of magnitude with exceptional speed has hit the market with great success, enabling fabrication of polymeric microparts from the nano to centimeter range.
29 May 2020

Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

An important step forward has now been achieved: the microanatomy of the vagus nerve branches in the human ear, in relation to auricular blood vessels, has been studied with a precision on a micrometer scale.
19 Nov 2019

New Material Breaks World Record Turning Heat Into Electricity

The new material is so effective that it could be used to provide energy for sensors or even small computer processors. Instead of connecting small electrical devices to cables, they could generate their own electricity from temperature differences.
30 Oct 2019

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
23 Oct 2019

Bioprinting: Living cells in a 3D printer

With a new process living cells can be integrated into fine structures created in a 3D printer - extremely fast and with very high resolution.
11 Oct 2019

Lidar 2020-2030: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts

IDTechEx Report:
30 Nov 2018

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
7 Nov 2018

Artificial intelligence: Parking a car with only 12 neurons

A naturally grown brain works quite differently than an ordinary computer program. It does not use code consisting of clear logical instructions, it is a network of cells that communicate with each other. Simulating such networks on a computer can help to solve problems which are difficult to break down into logical operations.
16 Aug 2018

Amazingly 'green' synthesis method for high-tech dyes

Dyes that are also of great interest for organic electronics have recently been prepared and crystallised. All that is required is just water, albeit under highly unusual conditions.
27 Mar 2018

A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions

Combining two ultra-thin material layers yields new possibilities for quantum electronics. A research team presents strongly tunable quantum systems in Printed Electronics World.
26 Dec 2016

Graphene able to transport huge currents on the nano scale

New experiments have shown that it is possible for extremely high currents to pass through graphene, a form of carbon. This allows imbalances in electric charge to be rapidly rectified.
14 Nov 2016

3D printing nano structures made of pure gold

Researchers have discovered a novel way to fabricate pure gold nanostructures using an additive direct-write lithography technique. An electron beam is used to turn an auriferous organic compound into pure gold.
1 Nov 2016

For the first time, magnets can be made with a 3D printer

For the first time ever, permanent magnets can be produced using a 3D printer. This allows magnets to be produced in complex forms and precisely customised magnetic fields, required, for example, in magnetic sensors.
30 May 2016

Graphene: A quantum of current

An international team of researchers has now explained the peculiar behaviour of electrons moving through narrow constrictions in a graphene layer.
10 Mar 2016

Photo-electrochemical cell can store the energy of ultraviolet light

By combining highly specialised new materials scientists have managed to combine high temperature photovoltaics with an electrochemical cell.