Convergent are a laser manufacturer who produce fiber, Nd:YAG and CO2 lasers. IDTechEx first had a discussion with Convergent at SPIE Photonics West 2018 in January 2018; this was followed by a full interview in March 2018. The company specializes in multi-kilowatt fiber lasers for material processing applications.
Stretchable hydrogels for high resolution multimaterial 3D printing
Hydrogels, hydrophilic networks of polymeric chains capable of retaining a large amount of water, have been widely used in a variety of applications. Recent advances in highly stretchable hydrogels have extended their applications into the fields of soft robotics, transparent touch panels and other applications requiring large deformation.
Geely announces new energy strategy, launch of smart hybrid flagship
Geely has unveiled its strategy in the new era of new energy vehicles. "Geely Intelligent Power" is Geely's diversified new energy strategy that follows four main technological pathways.
Fantastic Progress at Printed Electronics Europe
Europe's leading event on printed, flexible and hybrid electronics - Printed Electronics Europe, hosted by IDTechEx in Berlin on April 11-12, saw attendance from a record 63 countries with 16% growth of the exhibit floor space.
Five Hot Trends with Printed and Flexible Electronics
Europe's leading event on printed and flexible electronics, Printed Electronics Europe 2018, opens its doors in less than three weeks to over 2,500 global visitors.
Wearable technology: Growth opportunities after the hype
The IDTechEx Wearable Europe conference and exhibition, to be held on 11-12 April in Berlin Germany, brings together the ecosystem global brands with leading edge technology developers, focussing on the commercial growth opportunities for wearable technology.
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.
Printed Electronics Europe: Where Suppliers Meet End Users
An estimated 2,500 people will attend Printed Electronics Europe, part of the world's largest series of events on printed, flexible and hybrid electronics, which will be held on 11-12 April at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin.
GE Global Research
GE Global Research presented their work producing a wearable sensor for monitoring hydration. IDTechEx attended their presentation at 2018FLEX in Monterey, CA.