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Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.
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2022
24 Jun 2022

MITO Material Solutions

MITO Material Solutions is a start-up specializing in functionalizing graphene oxide. IDTechEx spoke with Haley Marie Keith (Founder and CEO).
17 Jun 2022

Single-Step, All-In-One 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

A team of engineers and their colleagues have developed a new design strategy and 3D printing technique to build robots in one single step. The breakthrough enabled the entire mechanical and electronic systems needed to operate a robot to be manufactured all at once by a new type of 3D printing process for engineered active materials with multiple functions (also known as metamaterials). Once 3D printed, a "meta-bot" will be capable of propulsion, movement, sensing and decision-making.
13 Jun 2022

Electric Rallycross, The Future of Motor Racing?

The Nitro Rallycross global series kicks off in the UK next weekend. The series features the revolutionary FC1-X, a groundbreaking electric vehicle which can produce the equivalent of 1,070 horsepower and accelerate 0-60 mph in just 1.4 seconds - faster than an F1 car.
25 May 2022

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
22 May 2022

ExOne

ExOne are a fully-owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal manufacturing binder jetting printers. At RAPID + TCT 2022, ExOne launched a new sand binder jetting printer called the S-Max Flex.
18 May 2022

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
29 Apr 2022

3D Prints so Real You'll Have to Look Twice

Stratasys today introduced three new color resin materials for the Stratasys J7 and J8 Series of PolyJet 3D printers. The three new materials - Agilus30 Cyan, Agilus30 Magenta and Agilus30 Yellow - allow users to achieve a level of design realism beyond what was previously possible.
18 Mar 2022

3D Electronics/Additive Electronics 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
11 Mar 2022

Metal Additive Manufacturing 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania and Dr Richard Collins
2 Mar 2022

Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Researchers have developed a unique design of ultrathin films for highly flexible yet mechanically robust bioelectronic membranes that could pave the way for diagnostic on-skin sensors that fit precisely over the body's contours and conform to its movements.
24 Feb 2022

Hydro REIN and KrakenFlex Partner on Energy Flexibility Rollout

Renewable energy solutions provider Hydro REIN and KrakenFlex, the energy flexibility arm of Octopus Energy Group, have agreed to partner in several projects across Europe and North America to help cut emissions and costs of energy-intensive manufacturers.
18 Feb 2022

A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors

Engineers have developed a new technique for making wearable sensors that enables medical researchers to prototype test new designs much faster and at a far lower cost than existing methods.
11 Feb 2022

Soft Robot Morphs From a Ground to Air Vehicle Using Liquid Metal

Imagine a small autonomous vehicle that could drive over land, stop, and flatten itself into a quadcopter. The rotors start spinning, and the vehicle flies away. Looking at it more closely, what do you think you would see? What mechanisms have caused it to morph from a land vehicle into a flying quadcopter?
26 Jan 2022

Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Zehao Li and Dr James Jeffs
7 Jan 2022

Ynvisible Announces Appointment of Ramin Heydarpour as Interim CEO

Ynvisible Interactive Inc announces that effective December 31, 2021, Michael Robinson has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in order to pursue an opportunity outside the Internet of Things industry. Ramin Heydarpour, Ynvisible's Executive Chairman, will assume the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer to focus on the commercialization of Ynvisible's products.
2021
20 Dec 2021

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
17 Dec 2021

3D Printing Leads to Light Weight Knee Brace for the Elderly

A lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems has been developed in a collaboration with 3D printing specialists.
14 Dec 2021

CEA-LETI

CEA-LETI is the main department of the French research center CEA. Based primarily in Grenoble, it covers many aspects of semiconductor manufacturing, and has recently extended its scope to cover hybrid electronics. IDTechEx visited CEA-LETI on 1 December 2021
14 Dec 2021

Additive Manufacturing Enables Mass Customisation of Cycling Saddles

German design company DQBD GmbH is leveraging the Stratasys H350 3D printer to produce fully personalized cycling saddles that offer a higher level of comfort and performance efficiency compared to regular versions. DQBD is additively manufacturing several of the saddle's load-bearing parts at scale, saving thousands of euros in costs and cutting lead times from months to just several days compared to traditional molding methods.
14 Dec 2021

3D Printing Hardware 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania and Dr Richard Collins