18 Apr 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement
Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
7 Apr 2022
Successfully Treating Diabetes with Ultrasound
A multi-institutional team has demonstrated the ability to use ultrasound to stimulate specific neurometabolic pathways in the body to prevent or reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes in three different preclinical models.
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.
15 Mar 2022
Metal Additive Manufacturing Rebounds to Hit $18 Billion by 2032
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted a key target market for metal additive manufacturing - aviation. Additionally, global supply chain disruptions have led companies to re-evaluate their operations. Within this environment, how has metal additive manufacturing fared?
4 Feb 2022
Optomec Receives $1.25 Million Order for Metal Additive Repair System
Optomec announced the receipt of a $1.25 Million order for a production Metal Additive Manufacturing machine for the maintenance of industrial gas turbine components. The long-time customer, a Fortune 500 energy equipment supplier, will install the machine in one of its service facilities in the Middle East region.
24 Jan 2022
Optomec 60% Growth in Additive Electronics and Metal System Orders
Optomec Inc announced a sharp increase in bookings during fiscal year 2021, including nearly 60% growth in new orders for its proprietary Aerosol Jet and LENS industrial printers. The steep rise in recent sales puts business activity well ahead of pre-pandemic levels, where Optomec had already experienced 50% growth in 2019, and takes the total installed base to nearly 600 machines across more than 250 customers.
19 Jan 2022
Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?
"We expect to see the additive manufacturing market consolidating in the near future" has been the refrain of many for nearly a decade now. The thought really strengthened after major acquisition moves by industry titans Stratasys and 3D Systems between 2010-2012. Stratasys would acquire wax 3D printer company Solidscape and merge with material jetting pioneer Objet in 2011-2012, while 3D Systems completed a jaw-dropping 13 acquisitions between 2011-2012. With so many major moves by market leaders in the early 2010s, it seemed like market consolidation was just around the corner.
14 Jan 2022
Optomec's $2 Million Order for 6 Production 3D Electronics Printer
Optomec Inc announced that one of its existing production customers recently purchased another six Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, bringing its total count to 20 systems. The $2+ million in orders is part of a production ramp plan that will grow to more than 30 systems over the next 12 months.
3 Nov 2021
Optomec $2 Million in Orders from Leading Media and Technology OEM
Optomec Inc announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $2 Million from a premier supplier of digital connectivity solutions. The recent orders include the delivery of three Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, together with related Software and Digital Products, plus professional services to support their application development.
22 Oct 2021
3D Printed Electronics Solution Increases 5G Signals by up to 100%
Optomec has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, Autonomous Vehicle, Defense and Medical segments.
16 Sep 2021
3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors
Scientists have discovered a way to fabricate tiny colour-changing gas sensors using new materials and a high-resolution form of 3D printing.
8 Sep 2021
First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn
UK research institute Rothamsted Research, a pioneer of GM crop trials since the 1990s, has been granted permission by Defra to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited. The Hertfordshire-based experiments will be the first field trials of CRISPR edited wheat anywhere in the UK or Europe.
21 Jul 2021
Repurposing Fossil Fuel Assets: New Options
A more value-added approach to repurposing redundant fossil fuel assets such as coal mines and power stations is available.
14 Jul 2021
Battery-less Solutions Flood In
A host of batteryless solutions have recently been announced. The rapid increase in adoption of batteryless solutions is tracked in the IDTechEx report, "Battery Elimination in Electronics: Market Impact IoT, 6G, Healthcare, Wearables 2021-2041".
8 Jul 2021
Vertex Manufacturing Selects VELO3D for 3D Printing Metal Parts
VELO3D Inc announced that Vertex Manufacturing has selected VELO3D to help meet growing demand for 3D-printed "impossible" metal parts.
9 Jun 2021
Fifth Chinese Member Company Joins Global Wind Organisation
Fast growing Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd has now joined Global Wind Organisation, becoming part of a global network of stakeholders driving standards for safety.
27 May 2021
GE Unveils 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept
GE researchers unveiled details of an ongoing two-year, $4 MM project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine.
18 May 2021
Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients
Researchers have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.
17 May 2021
First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the United States
The US Department of the Interior announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The 800-megawatt project will contribute to the goal of generating 30 gigawatts of energy from offshore wind by 2030.
5 May 2021
PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment
X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.