At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals
The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
GE Healthcare had numerous types of equipment on show.
Multi-material 3D printer manufacturer Aerosint is creating the world's first truly multi-material printer, capable of producing final parts made from mixtures of metals, polymers or ceramics to create functionally graded materials.
Process flow for high-res 3D printing of mini soft robotic actuators
Researchers have proposed process flow guides for 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators. Integrating the prints into a robotic system offers potential applications in jet-engine maintenance and minimally invasive surgery.
GE unveils world's most powerful offshore wind turbine
GE Renewable Energy has revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. The new offshore wind turbine boasts unparalleled dimensions and the use of advanced technologies.
Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist
Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Dams have burst in three countries recently. Fortunately many better options are available or emerging. The strong trend now is to making electricity where you need it, from your solar watch to your village microgrid. Both are evidence of another trend which is the ability to move your zero-emission electricity generation.
Wind Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development
The Global Wind Industry Council has set up a new Task Force to speed up and facilitate the development of wind energy in Africa.
Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine
Both parties will work together and share resources for the ongoing development of utility scale tidal energy generation and associated energy storage solutions.
All electric buses powered by wind energy
In what is believed to be a transit industry first in the United States, TriMet's all-electric buses will be powered by 100 percent wind energy.
GE to implement DC-coupled solar and battery storage in NY
GE Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to deliver two energy storage systems to be integrated with solar arrays for the Lenox Solar / Energy Storage project in Lenox, NY. The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020.
GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels
GE's Power Conversion business and Nedstack, a leading fuel cell manufacturer, are collaborating on developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.
GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel
Enel finalised the acquisition of 100% of seven fully operational renewable plants totalling 650 MW from Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners, LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Capital's Energy Financial Services, the energy investing arm of General Electric.