3D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics
The potential for wearable electronics goes far beyond smart watches, but our current options for battery packs and circuit boards don't make for the most comfortable E-socks. One solution, being developed is to simply print flexible fibers on to transitional textiles or clothes.
Water resistant and self-healing electronic skin
Inspired by underwater invertebrates such as the jelly fish, researchers have created an electronic skin with similar functionality.
First Chinese Sale of PulseForge Invent Photonic Curing Tool
NovaCentrix is pleased to announce the first Chinese sale of the new PulseForge®Invent™photonic curing tool for R&D to the Institute of Flexible Electronics Tsinghua.
3D Bioprinting - An Update from Q2 2018
The past 3 months has been busy for 3D bioprinting companies, with numerous publications emerging from academia and announcements from industry. This article will highlight the advancements made in 3D bioprinting in the last 3 months since the publication of the 2018 update of IDTechEx's market research report on the topic: 3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.
A first for wearable optics, stretchy fiber to capture body motion
The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years.
Recipe for safer batteries: just add diamonds
Researchers have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors
Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
Colour-shifting electronic skin
Researchers have developed a new type of user-interactive electronic skin, with a colour change perceptible to the human eye, and achieved with a much-reduced level of strain. Their results could have applications in robotics, prosthetics and wearable technology.
Giving robots a sense of touch
By mounting GelSight sensors on the grippers of robotic arms, teams have given robots greater sensitivity and dexterity.
CNano is currently the largest carbon nanotube manufacturer in the world. The main application for the MWCNTs are batteries, where charging times are improved. CNano claim to be the biggest supplier for MWCNTs in this application.
3D-printed building blocks of life
Scientists have developed a 3D-printing method capable of producing highly uniform blocks of embryonic stem cells.
Aluminum could give boost to capacity, power of lithium-ion batteries
Researchers have created an electrode made of nanoparticles with a solid shell, and a "yolk" inside that can change size again and again without affecting the shell.