13 May 2022
3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components
3D Systems has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to produce critical components for its industry-first satellite innovation, OneSat.
4 Apr 2022
First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky
Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus' A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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.
2 Mar 2022
Aconity3D is a German manufacturer of laser powder bed fusion and wire-based directed energy deposition printers.
8 Feb 2022
Aerosud is a South African aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company. IDTechEx spoke with Joanne Zambelli, Chief Engineer Structures (Composites), on their use of 3D printing for composite parts and on hollow composite manufacturing.
7 Dec 2021
Amprius are US company who have developed silicon nanowire anodes for use in Li-ion cells. IDTechEx spoke with Amprius COO Jon Bornstein.
30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
26 Nov 2021
Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris
Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe's first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
16 Nov 2021
University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
5 Oct 2021
New Smart City Materials and Formats
Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
23 Sep 2021
Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus
Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
26 Aug 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed
Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
14 Jul 2021
Calyos specialises in two-phase cooling solutions. IDTechEx interviewed Ben Sutton to discuss their proprietary loop heat pipe technology for various market applications.
8 Jul 2021
Research Project for the use of Hydrogen in Aviation Starts in Hamburg
The aerospace industry is preparing for flying with hydrogen. In Hamburg, the world's third-largest aviation center, a new development platform is being launched to test the new technology from as early as 2022.
6 Jul 2021
Arevo has a proprietary 3D printing process for composite material and are initially using this for the in-house production of bikes.
22 Jun 2021
9T Labs is a company that specialise in 3D Printing of composite material. IDTechEx caught up with Yannick Willemin (Business Development Manager).
18 Jun 2021
Distributed Propulsion Aircraft Come to Market
The term distributed propulsion (DP) primarily refers to a fundamentally new form of wing that combines aerodynamics with thrust and zero emissions, resulting in numerous benefits.
14 Jun 2021
Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2021 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
4 Jun 2021
Materialise & EOS 3D Printing Parts for Airbus
Materialise has announced their qualification by Airbus to manufacture flight-ready parts using laser sintering technology. The material used in the process, produced by EOS, is a flame-retardant polyamide.