Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books
Rolls-Royce's ambitions to build the world's fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH.
AVE are a French company that make what they call chimera materials. IDTechEx interviewed Edward Ryall.
2019: A year of XR Technology
This premium article rounds up some of the news stories from XR (AR, VR and MR) topics in 2019.
IDTechEx met with Sensuron In November 2019.
Sensuron are a company that specialise in distributed fiber optic sensing. This is for a few applications, most notably being structural health monitoring.
Dr Bryony Core caught up with 3ntr at Formnext 2019. 3ntr are an Italian 3D printer manufacturer who develop professional FFF printers.
Airbus' VSR700 Drone Copter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight
The prototype of Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.
Electric Race Plane Unveiled
The world's first electric race plane has been unveiled, showcasing custom modified technology built by one of the racing teams set to take part in the inaugural Air Race E event next year.
Airbus partners with Amprius on energy density battery tech
Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with U.S. based Amprius Inc's current equity funding. This financing will further boost the development of new generation batteries based on Silicon Nanowire Anode technology.
Electric Air Taxi Cabable of Carrying 250kg
Vertical Aerospace has revealed flight footage of an electric vertical take off and landing aircraft capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg - the first company in the world to do so.
Creating the Market: Technology Development is Only Half the Work
Printed electronics has many successful market creation stories and certain materials or components have moved rapidly but sometimes, inventing the enabling technology is only half the work.
Lilium Completes Flight Testing & Builds First Manufacturing Facility
Lilium has released new footage of its all-electric Lilium Jet as it celebrates completing its first phase of flight testing, a milestone it has reached less than six months since starting its flight test campaign.
Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles
Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces
Today's commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and then flown to a central plant in huge cargo planes for final assembly. But what if the final assembly was the only assembly, with the whole plane built out of a large array of tiny identical pieces, all put together by an army of tiny robots?
Airbus and LM Industries sign deal to 3D print drones, cars
Airbus and LM Industries, the world's first and only digital manufacturer, have announced the formation of Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy.
At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals
The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
Agenda Announced for Printed Electronics USA 2019
The agenda has just been announced for the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event taking place in Santa Clara, California, on November 20 & 21. This is the world's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics. Printed Electronics USA is part of the IDTechEx show, which brings together seven key disruptive technologies and their customers in one venue.
Applied Graphene Materials, Wilton Centre is supporting growth
AGM was established in 2010 by Professor Karl Coleman as a spin-out from the chemistry department of Durham University. As you would probably expect from its name, it manufactures graphene and supports its application in innovative new materials in many industries.
End User Presentations at World's Largest Event on Printed Electronics
On November 20th and 21st, the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event will take place in Santa Clara, California - the heart of silicon valley. Record bookings to date include 178 exhibiting companies, hailing from 25 countries, and a total of 250 speakers. The event is expected to exceed 3,500 attendees. Attendees registering by August 16, 2019 can save 30%.
Printed Electronics USA: The must-attend event
IDTechEx has studied the printed electronics market since 2002. Of course, we're not just looking at materials that are printed, but also devices that are flexible, organic, large area—in reality, there isn't a good phrase to encompass the huge set of enabling materials, processes and components that are radically changing electronics as we know it. The phrase "not conventional electronics" doesn't really cover it, as some aspects of printed electronics are mature today, having been used for many years.