19 Jul 2021
3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo
This research demonstrates a promising innovation in the field of soft robotics, which centers on creating new types of flexible, inflatable robots that are powered using water or air rather than electricity. The inherent safety and adaptability of soft robots has sparked interest in their use for applications like prosthetics and biomedical devices. Unfortunately, controlling the fluids that make these soft robots bend and move has been especially difficult - until now.
3 May 2021
Energy Saving Gas Turbines From the 3D Printer
3D printing has opened up a completely new range of possibilities. One example is the production of novel turbine buckets. However, the 3D printing process often induces internal stress in the components which can in the worst case lead to cracks. Now a research team has succeeded in using neutrons for non-destructive detection of this internal stress - a key achievement for the improvement of the production processes.
20 Nov 2020
Tivoli GreenCity is the Most Sustainable District in the World
Developed by citydev.brussels, the Brussels Tivoli GreenCity district has obtained the BREEAM Oustanding environmental certification, officially making it the most sustainable district in the world.
23 Dec 2019
Hyperloop Test Centre to be Opened in Groningen, Netherlands
Europe's first facility to test hyperloop at high speeds will be built in the Dutch province of Groningen. The new European Hyperloop Center will be open to hyperloop developers from all over the world. This will promote cooperation, in order to accelerate the development of a technology that could offer a clean alternative to air travel.
17 Jan 2019
Ground Control offer new lease hire option with partner ChargePoint
Ground Control has now unveiled a lease hire option for the supply and installation of ChargePoint charging units, continuing their support of the electric vehicle network.
21 Aug 2018
Ground Control appoint Andy Gray, launch new EV charging service
Ground Control appoint Andy Gray to lead the launch of new market-leading electric vehicle charging service
19 Dec 2017
Alvant (formerly Composite Metal Technology) are manufacturers of continuous fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites (CFR-AMC). Jack Taylor (Commercial Manager) was interviewed by IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
18 Oct 2017
World's first 3D printed reinforced concrete bridge opened
Yesterday world's first 3D printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete bridge was opened. The cycle bridge is part of a new road around the village of Gemert, in the Netherlands.
5 Oct 2015
Green storage for green energy grows cleaner
SEAS research team removes toxins from flow battery, making it safer and cost-effective.
23 Oct 2013
Structural energy storage improves energy use
A revolutionary concept for lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles.
22 Oct 2013
Volvo Car Group makes conventional batteries a thing of the past
Volvo Car Group has developed a revolutionary concept for lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles.