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17 Jun

New record: 3D-printed optical-electronic integration

Optoelectronic integration offers a promising strategy to simultaneously obtain the merits of electrons and photons when they serve as information carriers, including high-density communication and high-speed information processing, paving the way for the next-generation integrated circuits. (
14 Jun

Michelin and GE 3D print airless tires

Michelin and General Motors present a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles.
13 Jun

Robot fingers hold promise for assistive living, prosthetics

There's nothing quite like the comforting squeeze of your partner's hand. But a robot's hand? That's perhaps a bit different.
12 Jun

DiHeSys - Digital Health Systems

At the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019, IDTechEx spoke with DiHeSys - Digital Health Systems Managing Director Thomas Ehmann.
11 Jun

International Space Station to test 3D printed materials

This project will provide a systematic analysis of 3D printed materials for radio frequency space systems, especially for Nano-satellites.
10 Jun

A 3-D printer powered by machine vision and artificial intelligence

Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D printing transforms the production of most devices.
7 Jun

Self-Healing material has limitless applications

An exciting, newly-developed material has been developed using advanced, laser-assisted stereolithography additive manufacturing techniques.
6 Jun

Industrial additive manufacturing with aerospace-grade materials

Orion focuses on scientific research and development of Additive Manufacturing technologies for solving the complex problems of today and building innovative solutions of tomorrow.
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5 Jun

Ready, jet... print!

Inkjet printing is expected to fast track the commercialization of organic solar cells. Researchers have exploited this technique to generate high-efficiency solar cells at large scales.
4 Jun

3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

The existing artificial cornea uses recombinant collagen or is made of chemical substances such as synthetic polymer. Therefore, it does not incorporate well with the eye or is not transparent after the cornea implant.
3 Jun

Bringing 3D-printing to the moon

International space agencies and companies are not only planning to further explore, but to colonize space. The moon is of great importance as a research station and starting point for further expeditions. However, the cost of flights and transports to the moon are enormous - a kilogram of loading capacity costs approximately 700,000 Euros. Therefore, infrastructure, components and devices, etc., would at best be manufactured directly on the Earth's satellite.
31 May

3D-print a bathroom in a day

Researchers have developed the capability to 3D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day.
29 May

Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

The MedTech Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2019 in Paris, France. It was preceded on Tuesday 14th May 2019 by the fifth annual Start-Up Innovantes du Dispositif Medical event, which enables French MedTech start-ups to showcase their technology. This report was compiled by IDTechEx analysts Ivan De Backer and James Hayward who both attended the events.
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29 May

Lattice Medical

IDTechEx spoke to Lattice Medical's CEO and Co-founder Dr Julien Payen, whose Pitch earned his start-up the Jury's prize at the event.
29 May

3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has created a safer way of tracking various wildlife populations through 3D printing technology, specifically bobcat kittens.
28 May

Disrupting $12 billion orthodontics industry with 3D production

SmileDirectClub is powering its digital differentiation and rapid manufacturing expansion of clear aligners with HP's Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, making it the largest producer of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in the USA.
27 May

3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

Preterm birth is the leading complication of pregnancy. If doctors had a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to identify women at risk for the condition, they could develop better prevention strategies.
24 May

Heineken: Ensuring production continuity with 3D printing

Heineken is using 3D printing solutions to produce a variety of custom tools and functional machine parts to aid in manufacturing at the company's brewery in Seville, Spain.
23 May

3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication. The technology takes everyday materials like glass, wood and 3D printer plastic and engineers them to control, direct, and manipulate waves in uncommon ways, transforming metasurfaces into behaving like converging lenses for sound.
22 May

MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer.