Siemens and EDAG on industrial application of additive manufacturing
Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group in order to further promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing and to make engineering and production processes more efficient.
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2019 Award Winners
At the 15th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition in Berlin on April 10-11, four companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising printed electronics technologies.
Smart Packaging Counteracting the Lost Moment of Truth
In the new report "Smart Packaging 2019-2029", IDTechEx Research finds that electronic smart packaging will become a $1.8 Billion market in 2029.
Civan are primarily a manufacturer of fiber lasers. Civan also offer custom direct diode lasers and laser diode modules.
Laserline are a direct diode laser manufacturer and are a key player in the direct diode laser market.
Frankfurt Laser Company
Frankfurt Laser Company are an international distributor of laser diode products and a custom laser solution provider.
Smart and flexible energy supply platform for wearable electronics
The aim of the project is the creation of an autonomous energy-supply platform. Based on the results of the project it will be possible to use a wearable without caring about recharging over its entire lifetime.
Hybrid OLED creates innovative and functional luminous surfaces
Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology for use in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionize the functionality and design of countless existing products.
Next-gen rooftop solar panels achieve record efficiency
Insolight's pre-production modules set a new efficiency standard of 29% for commercial solar panels. Results were validated by the Solar Energy Institute of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid setting the stage for large-scale industrialization.
Facial recognition for coins
Countless historical coins that differ from each other only in details are in storage at German state museums. Unlike paintings, these archaeological artifacts may not be labeled, marked or barcoded. Researchers have developed a scanner and analysis software in collaboration which digitally capture the visual features of coins and describe them exactly in a matter of seconds.
Flexible bipolar plates for compact batteries
Whether used for power supply or in electric cars, current battery systems are based on a series of interconnected individual cells, which has certain disadvantages in terms of efficiency and manufacturing. Bipolar battery setups, in contrast, comprise compact stacks of individual cells. A new type of flexible and extremely thin bipolar plate allows batteries to be manufactured cost effectively.
New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent
LONGi Solar has announced that it has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC world record conversion efficiency using commercial wafer (M2) dimensions that exceeds 24 percent for the first time, according to tests carried out by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality in China.
Ynvisible and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft sign electrochromic agreement
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - Europe's largest institution for applied research - and Ynvisible sign a MoU in the field of electrochromic inks and devices.
Scalable Perovskite Technology
Alta Devices sets 29.1% solar efficiency record
NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the International Space Station in order to evaluate Alta's technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats. Alta Devices also recently announced a new efficiency record of 29.1% for its single junction solar cell.
Novel color sensors are less expensive to manufacture
In the FOWINA project, researchers have developed novel color sensors with a special microlens arrangement. The sensors can be realized directly on the chip and combine multiple functions in a minimum of space.
Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses
EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity
It is a windmill on the Danish coast at Thyborøn that is the world's first: recently the conventional electrical generator, with permanent magnets, was replaced by one with superconductors. As a result, the weight and size of the new generator significantly reduced while at the same time, it is capable of delivering the same output power. Another advantage is the minimal use of rare earth metals.