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2020
30 Mar 2020

Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
30 Mar 2020

3D Printed Nasal Swabs to Test for COVID-19 in Emergencies

The University of South Florida Health, Formlabs and Northwell Health announced they have successfully produced and tested a 3D printed nasal swab to address emergency shortages that hospitals and health care teams may face as testing for COVID-19 increases.
26 Mar 2020

Ford Helping to 3D Print Respirators, Ventilators

Ford Motor Company, joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare, is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to quickly expand production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients fighting coronavirus.
26 Mar 2020

Titomic Appoints Sales and Distribution Partner in Turkey

Australian industrial scale metal additive manufacturing company Titomic is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Turkish-based BTech Innovation to be Titomic's authorised distributor of Titomic Kinetic Fusion systems and metal powders into Turkey.
24 Mar 2020

Tesla Motors (battery development)

This profile discusses Tesla involvement in Li-ion battery development specifically.
19 Mar 2020

Aston Martin

Aston Martin, the iconic British manufacturer of sports cars, have set their sights on electrification but have hit a few speed bumps along the way.
5 Mar 2020

All Electric Ford Transit for the US

The best-selling cargo van in the world - Ford Transit - is going digital, with an all-electric version coming for the 2022 model year.
5 Mar 2020

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a large American electronic component supplier, that was formerly known as Tyco electronics. Here, we review their printed electronics research, led by Yiliang Wu.
26 Feb 2020

In-Mold Electronics: Starting Simple to Reach One Billion Dollars

In-Mold Electronics (IME) will one day become a well-established process with a well-developed ecosystem and a mature, easy-to-use design-to-product workflow. This process will become the basis of many novel structural electronic designs and products.
4 Feb 2020

Ford Develops 3-D Printed Locking Wheel Nuts to Prevent Theft

Engineers at Ford have now developed unique locking wheel nuts using 3D printing technology. Voice pattern defines the nut's shape.
22 Jan 2020

Printed Electronics: The Opportunities are Coming Thick and Fast

There is dramatic change in some industries, with leading printed electronics vendors moving quickly to capitalize on the new sought after capabilities. These opportunities will be addressed at the Printed Electronics Europe exhibition and conference in Berlin on 13 - 14 May (register by 23 January to save 40%).
17 Jan 2020

Ford is First Customer of Agility Robotics Biped Digit Robot

Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line.
6 Jan 2020

Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers

Car giants are in difficulty. The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level
2 Jan 2020

Volkswagen Raises Electric Car Production Forecast for 2025

Under the latest plans, the strategic target of one million electric cars is expected to be reached end of 2023, two years earlier than previously predicted. The Volkswagen brand expects 1.5 million electric cars to be produced in 2025.
2019
20 Dec 2019

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
11 Dec 2019

Printed Electronics Europe 2020: See It All at this Must-Attend Event

Printed Electronics Europe 2020, on 13 & 14 May in Berlin, is part of the largest global event series on the topic, with over 2,500 attendees and 200 exhibitors expected. Lock in your attendance now and benefit from the excellent value of our super-early bird discount of 50% ending on 19 December.
9 Dec 2019

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
4 Dec 2019

Voyage

Voyage is a start-up company developing autonomous driving technology and services.
4 Dec 2019

IONITY

IONITY builds high-power, fast-charging network for electric vehicles along major highways to facilitate long-distance travel across Europe.
11 Nov 2019

IBM Launches Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

The Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, a blockchain network committed to strengthening human rights and environmental protection in mineral supply chains, announced that its digital supply chain for cobalt has moved beyond pilot phase and is progressing toward use in live production computing environments starting in spring 2020.