Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
Fiber lasers: unique tools for automotive & aerospace manufacturing
Automotive and aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to fiber lasers to resolve their manufacturing challenges.
3D Printing Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Arconic at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.
Spotlight on advances in additive manufacturing in aerospace & defense
In IDTechEx Research's latest report Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028, the focus is on advanced lightweight materials and the rise of additive manufacturing.
How do Carmakers Deal With Less Cars?
From London to Sydney, one-bedroom apartments with a car space attached are becoming a rarity as planners impose tight controls on the provision of parking in new blocks, slashing costs and gridlock.
Off Grid Electricity Continually Reinvented
Off grid electricity production can be broadly scaled in size into four categories as shown in this article.
Morf3D chooses EOS 3D printing technology
EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology will be used by Morf3D to manufacture production flight hardware for Boeing and Honeywell.
Superlight aerogel material supersized for vehicle manufacture
A new breakthrough in the manufacturing of aerogels, the world's lightest solid materials, promises to make the plastics used to make airplanes, cars, and electronics ten times lighter.
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.
Advanced aluminium alloys are set to take off
Lightweight metals are forecast to enter a growth phase as both material maturity and market drivers become aligned. IDTechEx has released a new technical report on this topic, Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players, which provides extensive coverage of this field based on analyst-led primary research.
Drones: large size means large market
The hobbyist market for drones has turned out to be something of a passing fad. Professional use is enduring and growing with modest numbers and a strong software and services aspect.