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.
Norway aims for all short-haul flights to be 100% electric by 2040
Boeing Co backed startup Zunum has begun building its first electric airplane motor and is working with U.S. agencies to prepare for commercial flights to take off from small U.S. airports in 2022.
Corvus Energy is a leading provider of ruggedized energy storage systems for industrial maritime markets, and is based out of Canada. It is active in segments such as offshore oil and gas, exploration and port equipment.
Continuous ceramic fibres let CMCs and MMCs take off and land
Ceramic Metal Composites (CMC) and Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) are not new concepts, but they have never reached their potential. To date, a wide range of particles and whiskers have been used in these matrices, but the advantages have been questionable, applications limited, and manufacturing challenges difficult.
Who Wants Printed Electronics: Drivers by Industry
This article raises the problems faced in five industries, driving the organizations involved to look at printed electronics solutions.