II-VI Incorporated manufacture photonic products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental risks in 'green' material
Researchers have undertaken the first comparative life cycle analysis of piezoelectric materials as part of an EPSRC project.