New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight
Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype. The electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
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.
Tongtai is an equipment manufacturer based in Taiwan. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao stopped by the Tongtai booth at the Taiwan International 3D Printing Show 2018.
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.