22 Jul 2020
Photo-Rechargable Zinc-Ion Devices Merge Solar Cell and Battery Tech
Scientists have made a battery that can be directly charged in sunlight without needing an external solar panel. Clever design of the battery electrodes facilitates photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries that could find applications as cheap devices for off-grid solar farms.
18 Feb 2020
3D Printed Parts That Kill Bacteria
Researchers have, for the first time, manufactured 3D printed parts that show resistance to common bacteria. This could stop the spread of infections such as MRSA in hospitals and care homes, saving the lives of vulnerable patients.
4 Jun 2019
II-VI Incorporated manufacture photonic products.
6 May 2019
Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy
An innovative new solar-cell design which has the capability to drive down costs of solar cell manufacture, has been created by scientists at the University of Sheffield and energy technology company Power Roll.
12 Feb 2019
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
25 Jan 2019
Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components
A team of researchers has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing.
28 Jun 2018
Plaster sticks inside the mouth to revolutionise oral treatments
A plaster which sticks to the inside of your mouth is revolutionising the treatment of painful recurring ulcers. Scientists have developed a unique patch using special polymers which are able to stick to moist surfaces.
21 Nov 2017
Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Dr Matthew Gilbert, Managing Director of LimitState regarding their geometry optimisation software and its application to product design for 3D printing.
21 Aug 2017
New solar forecasting tool could increase efficiency and reduce cost
A research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and reduce energy costs.
19 Jun 2017
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Reinventing their Wind Turbines
Several organisations are working to improve the poor efficiency of a wind turbine on a boat, car, bus or similar vehicle.
13 Jun 2017
Europe's largest hybrid flywheel battery project
Europe's largest and the UK's first battery flywheel system will be connected to the Irish and UK grids to help respond to energy demand as part of a new project.
30 Mar 2017
Additive manufacturing process using energy efficient diode lasers
A new 3D printing/additive manufacturing process using energy efficient diode lasers is set to change the way parts are produced.
28 Oct 2016
Environmental risks in 'green' material
Researchers have undertaken the first comparative life cycle analysis of piezoelectric materials as part of an EPSRC project.
23 Sep 2016
Standard highlighting the ethical hazards of robots is published
BSI, the business standards company has published BS 8611 Ethics design and application robots.
4 Jul 2016
3D printed silk 'micro-rockets' for biological environment
By using an innovative 3D inkjet printing method, researchers have taken the biggest step yet in producing microscopic silk swimming devices that are biodegradable and harmless to a biological system.
17 May 2016
Ingestible origami robot for button battery removal
In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
1 Jul 2015
3D printing goes high speed and high volume
The world's first additive manufacturing machine that can make plastic parts as fast and as cheaply as traditional manufacturing is to be built by the University of Sheffield.
27 Mar 2015
Flexible polymer threads set to light up clothing
Researchers have created a fibre of a polymer light-emitting electrochemical cell by taking a stainless steel wire and dip-coating it with a thin layer of zinc oxide nanoparticles.
6 Feb 2015
Graphene displays clear prospects for flexible electronics
Semi-transparent, flexible electronics are no longer just science-fiction thanks to graphene's unique properties.
14 Oct 2014
Fripp Design are the first company to attempt to commercialise 3D printing of silicone. They are focussed on medical prosthetics and consumer product prototyping markets.