9 Jul 2021
Markforged is a company that specialize in 3D printing of composites and metals. IDTechEx visited their facilities and spoke with Michael Papish (Head of Marketing) and Elissa Silverman (Senior Product Marketing Manager).
8 Jun 2021
Digital Fabric has Memory, Temperature Sensors and a Neural Network
Researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.
6 May 2021
Robust Artificial Tissue Mimics Lobster Underbelly's Stretch
Researchers have fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly. The researchers ran the material through a battery of stretch and impact tests, and showed that, similar to the lobster underbelly, the synthetic material is remarkably "fatigue-resistant," able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing.
13 Apr 2021
US Army Aims to Build World's Largest Metal 3D Printer for Vehicles
ASTRO America has been selected to manage a new US Army initiative to develop and deliver a hull-scale tool using metal additive manufacturing technology. Known as the 'Jointless Hull Project' the effort aims to provide improved production speeds, reduced production costs, reduced vehicle weight, greater vehicle performance and increased survivability.
5 Apr 2021
Improved 3D Printing for Lightweight Components for Soldiers
Army researchers collaborated with academic partners to improve additive manufacturing. This partnership may help deliver extreme lightweight components to future soldiers.
1 Apr 2021
Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets
The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
6 Jan 2021
Innovative Battery Chemistry Revolutionises Zinc-Air Battery
High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional zinc-air battery has struggled with a high chemical instability, parasitic reactions which rooted in the usage of alkaline electrolytes lead to electrochemical irreversibility.
28 Dec 2020
Army Strengthens Future Tech with Muscle Bound Robots
Robotic systems packed with muscle tissue can produce never-seen-before agility and versatility, Army researchers said.
1 Dec 2020
Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)
In the last article we have discussed latency. In addition to that, spectrum/orbit resources and potential for military applications are also important considerations.
19 Nov 2020
3D Electronics Market Is Forecast to Reach Around $3bn by 2030
The 3D electronics market is diversifying and is forecast to reach around $3bn by 2030. Find out more in the IDTechEx report, "3D Electronics 2020-2030: Technologies, Forecasts, Players".
15 Oct 2020
Augmented Reality for Animals - the Next Step for AR Headsets
The newest toy for dogs is a high-tech augmented reality headset.
9 Oct 2020
Augmented Reality Dog Goggles Could Help Protect Soldiers
Military working dogs often scout areas for explosive devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put soldiers in harm's way. Augmented reality may change that.
14 Sep 2020
3D Printed Electronics for Agile, On-demand Manufacturing
3D printed electronics, here explored in detail, is an emerging technology that enables a new manufacturing paradigm.
7 Sep 2020
Laser Jolts Microscopic Electronic Robots into Motion
In 1959, former Cornell physicist Richard Feynman delivered his famous lecture "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom," in which he described the opportunity for shrinking technology, from machines to computer chips, to incredibly small sizes. Well, the bottom just got more crowded