28 Sep 2022
Battery Free, Wireless Underwater Camera
Scientists estimate that more than 95 percent of Earth's oceans have never been observed, which means we have seen less of our planet's ocean than we have the far side of the moon or the surface of Mars. The high cost of powering an underwater camera for a long time, by tethering it to a research vessel or sending a ship to recharge its batteries, is a steep challenge preventing widespread undersea exploration. Now researchers have taken a major step to overcome this problem by developing a battery-free, wireless underwater camera that is about 100,000 times more energy-efficient than other undersea cameras. The device takes color photos, even in dark underwater environments, and transmits image data wirelessly through the water.
19 Jul 2022
Xerox Elem Additive and US Navy Deploy First Metal 3D Printer at Sea
Xerox Elem Additive Solutions today announced that an ElemX liquid metal printer was recently installed on board USS Essex (LHD 2), making it the first metal additive manufacturing machine deployed on a US Naval vessel.
30 Jun 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks
As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
20 May 2022
Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer
Optomec announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
26 Apr 2022
Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration
Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer, the most significant power beaming demonstration in nearly 50 years.
4 Feb 2022
Optomec Receives $1.25 Million Order for Metal Additive Repair System
Optomec announced the receipt of a $1.25 Million order for a production Metal Additive Manufacturing machine for the maintenance of industrial gas turbine components. The long-time customer, a Fortune 500 energy equipment supplier, will install the machine in one of its service facilities in the Middle East region.
24 Jan 2022
Optomec 60% Growth in Additive Electronics and Metal System Orders
Optomec Inc announced a sharp increase in bookings during fiscal year 2021, including nearly 60% growth in new orders for its proprietary Aerosol Jet and LENS industrial printers. The steep rise in recent sales puts business activity well ahead of pre-pandemic levels, where Optomec had already experienced 50% growth in 2019, and takes the total installed base to nearly 600 machines across more than 250 customers.
14 Jan 2022
Mira produces headsets using giant reflectors allowing the use of an iPhone as a head-mounted display (HMD) for smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) applications, in addition to offering software solutions to allow use of these headsets for enterprise applications. The headsets are low-cost, durable and leverage the use of trusted, secure devices.
14 Jan 2022
Optomec's $2 Million Order for 6 Production 3D Electronics Printer
Optomec Inc announced that one of its existing production customers recently purchased another six Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, bringing its total count to 20 systems. The $2+ million in orders is part of a production ramp plan that will grow to more than 30 systems over the next 12 months.
15 Nov 2021
Development of 3D Printed Smart Helmets for the Military
Researchers have received $1.3 million from the Office of Naval Research through the Defense Research University Instrumentation Program to create the world's first printable military "smart helmet" using industrial-grade 3D printers.
10 Nov 2021
MatterHackers $5M NAVAIR Tier 1 Additive Manufacturing System Contract
MatterHackers was competitively awarded a five-year IDIQ contract (up to $5M) to deliver fully-deployable additive manufacturing systems to US Navy and Marine bases across the United States and overseas.
3 Nov 2021
Optomec $2 Million in Orders from Leading Media and Technology OEM
Optomec Inc announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $2 Million from a premier supplier of digital connectivity solutions. The recent orders include the delivery of three Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, together with related Software and Digital Products, plus professional services to support their application development.