7 Jul 2020
Researchers Print, Tune Graphene Sensors to Monitor Food Freshness
Researchers dipped their new, printed sensors into tuna broth and watched the readings. It turned out the sensors - printed with high-resolution aerosol jet printers on a flexible polymer film and tuned to test for histamine, an allergen and indicator of spoiled fish and meat - can detect histamine down to 3.41 parts per million.
24 Jun 2020
FormAlloy use a blown-powder DED process for metal additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Luo (Business Development Manager).
10 Jun 2020
New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage
The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes.
28 May 2020
Integrated Deposition Solutions
Integrated Deposition Solutions produce aerosol print systems (termed 'nanojet'), offering both complete printers and print systems for integration into larger installations.
24 Apr 2020
Remote Control of Soft Robots
Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited for specialized tasks, ranging from medical devices that could navigate around inside the body to robots for search-and-rescue missions that can squeeze through small openings.
27 Mar 2020
AI to Estimate Unexploded Bombs From Vietnam War
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images - with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs.
2 Mar 2020
NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments who collectively aim to advance U.S. manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics.
18 Nov 2019
Test Date for Rocket with Largest 3D Printed Combustion Chamber
Launcher Inc has scheduled the first full-scale test of its E-2 rocket engine for mid-2020 after securing a $1.5M award from the U.S. Air Force and taking delivery of the world's largest 3D printed combustion chamber.
8 Oct 2019
Unique stretchable conductor
The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.
2 Oct 2019
Relativity Space raises $140M to launch 3D printed rocket.
Relativity Space, the company building the world's first autonomous rocket factory and launch services for satellites, has raised $140 million in funding.
18 Sep 2019
BeBop Sensors wins US Air Force contract SIBR Award
BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Award from the U.S. Air Force for BeBop Sensor's new award-winning Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition, to be deployed by the U.S. Airforce MOTAR (Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality) Unit for advanced airplane VR training simulations.
10 Sep 2019
Californian space startup Relativity Space was founded in 2015 to use 3D printing for commercial orbital launches. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core learns more.
10 Sep 2019
Empathy for robots can have life-changing consequences for troops
It is increasingly common to use robots in war zones to examine and disarm hazards or recover objects with the understanding that the loss of a robot is a far more acceptable outcome than the death of a solider.
22 May 2019
Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners
Impossible Objects announced two watershed advances in composite 3D printing for the factory floor. The company's latest 3D printing system, the CBAM-2, and a new partnership with BASF on PA6-carbon fiber composites extend Impossible Objects' patented composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM) to an unprecedented range of industrial applications.
2 May 2019
Air Force partnership advancing wearable sensor technology
Imagine being able to monitor your health quickly, simply, painlessly, and continuously, without complicated equipment or a doctor visit. For athletes or people with health conditions, an immediate physical "status update" would be a great convenience. For the warfighter in the field, it could be the crucial element of a successful mission.
30 Apr 2019
Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS)
Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS) manufacture low-noise, reflective optical components based on a patented coating technology.
26 Oct 2018
World's first 3D volumetric circuit
Research on the 3D/volumetric circuit technology was borne out of the notion that a three-dimensional circuit offers more freedom to make circuits smaller, lighter and more efficient. 3D printing allows them to be manufactured into arbitrary form factors that can be integrated into any object or surface.
12 Oct 2018
Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials
Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride — materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.
5 Aug 2018
Wearable for battlefield trauma
Known as Batdok, a wearable technology allows a medic to efficiently monitor multiple casualties in the field using a smartphone or tablet. Adaptation for civilian applications will advance telemedicine capabilities, the company said.
18 Jul 2018
Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black
Engineers are leveraging a partnership to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man.