20 Dec 2021
Top Technology Trends 2021 - with IDTechEx Insights
The glamour is in the planning, but the glory is in the execution. Progressing from an engineering concept or a preliminary scientific discovery into something that tangibly impacts the world around us will always have a low success rate but understanding and supporting these innovations is crucial in overcoming the hardest 21st century challenges and enabling some of the most exciting opportunities. Insights into these key emerging technologies and how they will impact global megatrends is an essential part of separating hype from reality and navigating the path ahead.
20 Dec 2021
3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made
Recently, Israeli bioprinting company MeaTech 3D Ltd announced that it succeeded in printing a 104 gram (3.67 oz) cultivated steak using their proprietary 3D printing technology. Made of real cultivated fat and muscle cells, the steak is believed to be the largest cultured steak produced to date. The achievement represents another step on the road to mass production of cultured meat, an important goal to combat climate change.
16 Dec 2021
3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak
In the thirty years since the founding of the 3D printing industry, countless printing technologies have been invented, patented, and commercialized - from fused filament fabrication to digital light processing, selective laser melting to binder jetting, material jetting to sheet lamination, and every unique printing technology in between. With every new technology, the additive manufacturing market has grown its ability to expand into new applications, end-users, and industries. From this perspective, 3D printers can be considered the core foundation underlying the additive manufacturing industry's growth in recent years.
15 Dec 2021
4 Challenges That 5G Open RAN Advocates Must Solve
As of mid-2021, 5G is a reality in at least 78 nations. 5G is now being used in consumer sectors such as 5G smartphones, 5G broadband (fixed wireless access), and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) games.
14 Dec 2021
Battery Technology Primed for Diversification
To date, Li-ion batteries have been the go-to technology for vehicle electrification and new stationary energy storage systems. However, the supply chain for Li-ion production is coming under increasing scrutiny with bottlenecks feasible during the second half of the 2020s, creating a potential opportunity for alternative battery chemistries not reliant on lithium, cobalt, or nickel.
13 Dec 2021
Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses
Self-healing materials are a new megatrend. The need is massive, from saving trillions of dollars lost yearly by collapsing buildings and bridges to bionic man and woman living better and longer. In saving the planet and preserving resources, long life from self-healing beats recycling any day.
09 Dec 2021
Smart Buildings: Another Frontier for the Digital Revolution
Smart buildings aim to bring digital technologies into the fabric of the building, rather than just to objects within it. They will utilize a wide range of emerging technologies, such as semi-transparent photovoltaics on windows, moisture sensors for leak detection, and printed heaters with wall panels.
09 Dec 2021
EV Charging as Quick as Refuelling Thanks to High Power Chargers
High Power Chargers (HPCs) refer to Level 3 DC fast charging at a rate of 50 kW or more. In general, because vehicle range and battery capacities are increasing, there is an increased ability for vehicles to accept higher charge rates.
08 Dec 2021
The Big Picture of Mining Electrification
In the big picture, mining is a very large, growing business. Top mining companies net around $660 billion yearly. In this article IDTechEx analyzes how mining is being electrified, relocated and redefined.
07 Dec 2021
Three Reasons Radar is Critical for the Future of Mobility
Radar is fundamental to automotive safety and critical to achieving emerging level 4 autonomy. While today more than 50% of new cars are shipped with one or more radars, by 2042 all new vehicles will come with multiple radars as they become a key enabler for future mobility modes, according to IDTechEx's latest report, "Automotive Radar 2022-2042".
07 Dec 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Exploring the 3D Printing World After COVID
Wednesday 8 December 2021 - How has COVID-19 affected the 3D printing industry? Is the industry already on the path to recovery, or is the pandemic a major setback to AM's progress? What do the IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and SPAC-offerings mean for the future of 3D printing? and more.
07 Dec 2021
la impresión 3D en 2021: Microtendencias en los principales materiales
En este año de recuperación, IDTechEx ha observado el desarrollo y/o la continuación de microtendencias dentro de cada una de las principales subespecialidades de la impresión 3D: fabricación aditiva de polímeros, cerámica, materiales compuestos y metales. En este artículo, IDTechEx identifica y explica las microtendencias de cada especialidad de materiales que merece la pena vigilar de cara a 2022.