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29 Jun 2018

Autonomous vehicles in mining - IDTechEx separates hype from reality

Autonomous haul trucks in mining are here to stay with companies ramping up the roll out of retrofit fleets around the world, but what does this mean in the wider context of next generation mining equipment, with many projects from digital twin IoT solutions to predictive maintenance of equipment showing promise in the adoption of emerging technology. Separating the hype from reality is key in mining, an industry often risk averse to standalone investments and where standards and interoperability challenges typically need be addressed ahead of technology adoption.
29 Jun 2018

Flexible display components update at SID 2018

In this article we report on the latest developments at SID 2018 concerning various components in flexible displays including thin film encapsulation, barrier films and adhesive, transparent conductive films and substrates
28 Jun 2018

Zero Genset: $100 Billion Opportunity

As society and equipment become more mobile and remote from grids, diesel and gas gensets will be bought in larger numbers for a few years yet - possibly peaking at around $30 billion global market size when over 600GW will be deployed. The Zero Genset market will rise to at least $100 billion if it replaces significant grid power.
27 Jun 2018

The 3D printing software market will be worth $966M in 2028

This rapid growth is analysed and implications evaluated in the latest market intelligence report from IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core: 3D Printing Software 2018-2028: Technology and Market Analysis.
27 Jun 2018

IoT用途ガスセンサー

大気汚染が公衆衛生への脅威となっています。空気の質に関する情報があれば、適所で適時に大気汚染レベルを低減する適切な措置を取ることができます。
27 Jun 2018

3D printing materials market to be worth $16B in 2028

Following commercialisation in the 1990s, today 3D printing has established itself as an attractive manufacturing solution for prototyping and beyond. Materials suppliers are poised to capitalise on this unmet demand, with the 3D printing materials market to be worth $16B in 2028.
26 Jun 2018

The Trend Away from Infrastructure for Renewable Energy

The $1.6 bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon has been rejected by the UK government.
26 Jun 2018

Spotlight on advances in additive manufacturing in aerospace & defense

In IDTechEx Research's latest report Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028, the focus is on advanced lightweight materials and the rise of additive manufacturing.
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26 Jun 2018

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology

Fiber lasers: A versatile technology for lightweighting, battery manufacturing and LiDAR in the automotive industry. Recent advances in fiber laser welding are highly advantageous for lightweighting and battery manufacturing. Fiber lasers are reliable, compact and energy efficient systems that offer the best beam quality for applications where precision is important.
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26 Jun 2018

Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Commercialization Status and Prospects

In this article, IDTechEx will describe the status of the commercialization of graphene and carbon nanotubes.
25 Jun 2018

Supercapacitor Materials Improvement: Gateway to Multi $ Billion Busin

Supercapacitor materials are rapidly improving by new routes. The active materials are the dominant part of cost and the cause of limitations such as flammability, toxicity, cost, energy density and self- discharge. Currently the active electrodes almost always consist of bulk "hierarchical" carbon with a range of pore sizes, often made the old way from botanical materials.
25 Jun 2018

Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

In any emerging technology, the pace of innovation is rapid, sometimes dauntingly so. Patent Analytics is a service that IDTechEx provides utilising our long-standing expertise in a range of emerging technologies to provide clients of our services the answers they need.