20 Sep 2022
DigiLens is a major innovator in holographic diffractive waveguides that has attracted interest from major investors including Samsung.
25 Apr 2022
Schott AG: Augmented/Mixed Reality Operations
Uses SCHOTT substrates in waveguides.
24 Mar 2022
Energy Materials Corporation
Energy Materials Corporation is an American start-up company based in Rochester, New York. The company was founded in 2010 and is working on developing scalable roll-to-roll manufacturing methods of perovskites solar cells.
22 Mar 2022
First Prototype of 100% Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade
The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is marking a new step forward on the industry's transition to a circular economy with the production of the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62m blade was made using Arkema's Elium resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable properties together with the new high performance Glass Fabrics from Owens Corning.
14 Jan 2022
Kura is developing optical engines (waveguide + displays) for AR/VR headsets. These utilize, a new type of geometric waveguides, about which the company makes impressive claims.
7 Dec 2021
3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials
Within this year of recovery, IDTechEx has noted the development and/or continuation of micro-trends within each major 3D printing subspecialty: polymer, ceramic, composite, and metal additive manufacturing. In this article, IDTechEx identifies and explains the micro-trends for each material specialty that are worth keeping an eye on going into 2022.
22 Jul 2021
3D Printing Composites Will be a $2bn Industry Within the Next Decade
3D printing of fiber-reinforced polymers is rapidly approaching a commercial tipping point. This is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and impactful areas of 3D printing; over the next decade the market will grow to $2 billion, the installed base and applications will expand, and technology will continue to mature.
6 Jul 2021
Moi Composites is a start-up company that work on continuous fiber 3D printing with a thermoset resin.
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28 Jun 2021
SigmaSense is a relatively early-stage company that has developed an innovative method of extracting data from capacitive touch sensors. Its readout ICs offer far greater sensitivity, enabling capacitive touch sensors to be applied to large area displays, detect gloved fingers, discriminate between fingers and water droplets and more. IDTechEx caught up with marketing director Gary Baum to find out about the latest developments.