26 Oct 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Materials Informatics
Thursday 11 November 2021 - The latest commercial developments in the field; Assessment of the different strategic approaches being adopted; The key technology pillars required for a MI approach; Industry pain points; and Application case studies
25 Oct 2021
Innovative Design of Titanium Alloy with Supreme Properties
A research team has successfully developed a super-strong, highly ductile and super-light titanium-based alloy using additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing. Their findings open up a new pathway to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for various structural applications.
22 Oct 2021
Running Shoe Material Inspired 3D Printed Design to Protect Buildings
A material used in running shoes and memory foam pillows has inspired the design of a 3D-printed product that could help protect buildings from collision damage and other high impact forces, equivalent to a car travelling at 60km/hr.
22 Oct 2021
3D Printed Electronics Solution Increases 5G Signals by up to 100%
Optomec has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, Autonomous Vehicle, Defense and Medical segments.
20 Oct 2021
Hybrid 3D Printing Method Will Add a Fourth Dimension to 3D Printing
A new chemical process for additive manufacturing suggests exciting possibilities for 4D printed components - such as properties that change over time.
19 Oct 2021
Ultimaker Announces PVA Removal Station, Enabling Fast Post-Processing
The PVA Removal Station enables 3D printer users to develop products faster by allowing quick and effective elimination of support material.
18 Oct 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics
Thursday 21 October 2021 - IME offers multiple advantages relative to conventional mechanical switches, including reduction in weight and material consumption of up to 70% along with a much simpler assembly. Given these benefits, and increasing interest from OEMs/manufacturers/material suppliers, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5bn market by 2032.
18 Oct 2021
Accelerating the Discovery of New Materials for 3D printing
A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods.
14 Oct 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward
Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
12 Oct 2021
10 Years of Ceramic 3D Printing: Where Is It Going Next?
This year, the first company to enter the ceramic 3D printing landscape - Lithoz - is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In this article IDTechEx highlights the market-leading 3D printing processes in the world of additive manufacturing.
11 Oct 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge
Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
11 Oct 2021
Pellet 3D Printing
Pellet 3D printing (sometimes called pellet extrusion or fused granulate fabrication (FGF) is a material extrusion-based printing technology that differentiates itself from other extrusion-based technologies (like FFF/FDM) through its feedstock.
7 Oct 2021
Concrete 3D Printing
In 2005 cement materials, called Contour Crafting publicly introduced the idea of digitally controlled extrusion of . A few years afterwards, Italian entrepreneur Enrico Dini presented the concept of using a powder-bed technique (specifically binder jetting) to 3D print concrete by building a small house. By 2014, the number of large-scale concrete 3D printing began to increase substantially.
7 Oct 2021
Upcoming Webinar: Cement and Concrete Face the Perfect Storm
Wednesday 27 October 2021 - This webinar explains how the industry of cement, concrete and allied products is entering a perfect storm. Not like diesel vehicles being wiped out but more a confluence of a further industry shakeout into volume and niche players and everything changing.
7 Oct 2021
3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks
Researchers have succeeded in creating a hierarchical blood vessel network, necessary for supplying blood to implanted tissue using 3D printing for creating big and small blood vessels to form for the first time a system that contained a functional combination of both.
5 Oct 2021
J.A.M.E.S., standing for Jetted Additively Manufactured Electronics Sources, is a joint venture between Nano Dimension and Hensoldt. It aims to establish an electronic designers community for 3D printed electronics. IDTechEx heard from JAMES at the Nano Dimension AME Academy in September 2021.
4 Oct 2021
Tweaking Alloy Microchemistry For Flawless Metal 3D Printing
A new study has further refined the process of creating superior metal parts using laser powder bed fusion 3D printing techniques. By using a combination of machine learning and single-track 3D printing experiments, they have identified the favorable alloy chemistries and process parameters, like laser speed and power, needed to print parts with uniform properties at the microscale.
1 Oct 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun
After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
30 Sep 2021
Problems with Concrete are Opportunities
Many new forms of concrete and similar products seek to overcome their limitations.