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12 Feb

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

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.
2 Oct

Fluoropolymers for Emerging Electronics and Electrics 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Lorenzo Grande and James Hayward
28 Jun

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 Jun

Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Bryony Core
17 Jan

Triboelectric Energy Harvesting (TENG) 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
12 Jan

Manned Electric Aircraft 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
8 Dec

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Franco Gonzalez
21 Nov

LimitState Ltd

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.
3 Nov

3D Printing Software 2018-2028: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
21 Aug

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.