25 Apr 2022
Schott AG: Augmented/Mixed Reality Operations
Uses SCHOTT substrates in waveguides.
24 Mar 2022
Energy Materials Corporation
Energy Materials Corporation is an American start-up company based in Rochester, New York. The company was founded in 2010 and is working on developing scalable roll-to-roll manufacturing methods of perovskites solar cells.
22 Mar 2022
First Prototype of 100% Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade
The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is marking a new step forward on the industry's transition to a circular economy with the production of the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62m blade was made using Arkema's Elium resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable properties together with the new high performance Glass Fabrics from Owens Corning.
14 Jan 2022
Kura is developing optical engines (waveguide + displays) for AR/VR headsets. These utilize, a new type of geometric waveguides, about which the company makes impressive claims.
7 Dec 2021
3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials
Within this year of recovery, IDTechEx has noted the development and/or continuation of micro-trends within each major 3D printing subspecialty: polymer, ceramic, composite, and metal additive manufacturing. In this article, IDTechEx identifies and explains the micro-trends for each material specialty that are worth keeping an eye on going into 2022.
22 Jul 2021
3D Printing Composites Will be a $2bn Industry Within the Next Decade
3D printing of fiber-reinforced polymers is rapidly approaching a commercial tipping point. This is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and impactful areas of 3D printing; over the next decade the market will grow to $2 billion, the installed base and applications will expand, and technology will continue to mature.
6 Jul 2021
Moi Composites is a start-up company that work on continuous fiber 3D printing with a thermoset resin.
A company update based on a questionnaire response with IDTechEx assessment is shown below.
28 Jun 2021
SigmaSense is a relatively early-stage company that has developed an innovative method of extracting data from capacitive touch sensors. Its readout ICs offer far greater sensitivity, enabling capacitive touch sensors to be applied to large area displays, detect gloved fingers, discriminate between fingers and water droplets and more. IDTechEx caught up with marketing director Gary Baum to find out about the latest developments.
22 Oct 2020
At a recent webinar, Fujipoly showcased its portfolio of thermal interface materials and the advantages of putty type gap fillers.
15 Oct 2020
VitreaLab is an early stage photonics company that is developing laser-powered photonic integrated circuits. The primary application for these is LCD backlights with greater luminescent efficiency, higher contrast, and a wider color gamut. Their technology is also applicable to backlighting holographic displays.
22 Sep 2020
SigmaSense, a US company that has developed an innovative read-out mechanism for capacitive touch sensors that has a much higher signal-to-noise ratio. They announced in September 2020 that they have raised $22m in a Series A round from a range of strategic partners including Corning and Eink.
20 Aug 2020
BASF 3D Printing Solutions
B3DPS develop and commercialise filaments, powders and UV resins for additive manufacturing for a variety of applications and industries. In addition to supplying materials for common 3D printing processes, the company also develops polymer powders, liquid photopolymers as well as metal and plastic filaments.
18 Mar 2020
I caught up with Corning on the topic of thin flexible glass. The first I heard about this project was during a 2010 demonstration of the rollable glass at SID. It has therefore been a long journey already.
3 Mar 2020
3D Printing of Composites: Start-ups Compete for Market Share
IDTechEx calculated that this industry received over $100m in investment in 2019. There are very good reasons for both the composite and 3D printing industry to be excited.
28 Feb 2020
Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh visited OLEDWorks in Aachen, North Germany, to meet with Dr Wolfgang Goergen, Managing Director of the OLEDWorks GmbH.
OLEDWorks is the last man standing in the field of OLED lighting production.