8 Sep 2021
21.4% Record Efficiency for Flexible Solar Cells
A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices.
7 Sep 2021
6G Communications Curious Progress
6G Communications promises between ten to one hundred times the download speed for operating unpowered devices, remote holographic surgery and much more, but it will depend on how high a frequency is chosen and how much infrastructure investment is made.
6 Sep 2021
Artificial Intelligence Detects What The Driver is Doing
Is the driver tired or even asleep? Cameras in the vehicle's interior can already monitor this. Especially in the case of automated driving, interior cameras are important and prescribed by law. A new system developed is the world's first to be able to use image data to draw conclusions about the driver's activity and analyze how quickly they would be able to take control of the vehicle.
3 Sep 2021
Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics Deliver 30 Percent More Power
A flexible standard solar module for vehicle integration. SolFlex is based on crystalline solar cells and achieves around 30% more power per square meter than current flexible modules that use thin-film technology.
27 Aug 2021
Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin
Customized, biomedically applicable materials based on tropoelastin are being developed in a joint project. The material combines biocompatibility, durability, biodegradability and favorable mechanical properties similar to those of skin. Preclinical tests have confirmed that it is suitable for use as a wound dressing material used in the treatment of chronic and complex wounds.
12 Aug 2021
Fraunhofer IEM are a government funded research center. At a webinar organized by the 3D-MID research association it discussed developments in 3D printed molded interconnect devices to make machine-specific Industry 4.0 sensors.
6 Aug 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Maximilian Weitzel, Data Scientist at Ambiotex. We discussed their latest progress commercialising their smart clothing platform with related software and apps within various market verticals, including recent moves towards approval as a medical device.
30 Jul 2021
Solar Power and Desalination to be Efficiently Linked in New Project
Cranfield University will join 19 research partners spread through 12 countries to develop a first-of-a-kind plant which couples concentrated solar power (CSP) and desalination techniques.
27 Jul 2021
Technology company and automotive supplier Continental has invested around €2.5 million in a functional printing center based in Freiberg, Germany.
19 Jul 2021
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (Fraunhofer IKTS) conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics, including additive manufacturing of ceramics. IDTechEx spoke with Dr. Tassilo Moritz, Group Manager for Shaping and Additive Manufacturing, and Dr. Uwe Scheithauer, specialist in Multi-Material Jetting.
10 Jun 2021
Ceramics and Graphene Open Up New Possibilities for Bone-Like Material
Graphene Flagship Partnering Project CERANEA develops graphene-filled ceramic sandwiches that deliver materials with enhanced properties and functionalities.
8 Jun 2021
Neotech-AMT, developers of equipment for manufacturing 3D printed electronics, announced its involvement in an EU funded project called 'AMPERE'. This will develop reliable and scalable hybrid additive manufacturing methods for producing multi-functional mechatronic systems.
27 May 2021
Lithoz GmbH is an Austrian-based company manufacturing and selling ceramics 3D printers and materials using their Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) technology. IDTechEx spoke with Isabel Potestio, Business Development & Sales Manager at Lithoz GmbH.
7 May 2021
Smart Finger Ring with Integrated RFID
House key, wallet, health insurance card, hotel key card — a smart finger ring could replace all these in the future. Produced by a 3D printing process, the ring has an integrated RFID chip, tamper-proof, sealed and invisible.
5 May 2021
Huber Martinswerk: Thermal Additives
Huber produces a portfolio of thermal management solutions based on alumina, aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide to suit a variety of application materials and industries.
The materials covered in this interview focused on Huber's solutions for thermal interface materials (TIMs).
29 Mar 2021
More Than 14 Million Euros for Flexible Battery Research
For batteries to fit into narrow and crooked spaces and to store more energy for e.g. electric mobility, flexibly adaptable cells are required. So far, however, lithium-ion battery cells have been produced in standardized formats and rigid systems.
5 Mar 2021
Roll-to-Roll Continuous Inkjet Printed Electronics Demonstrated
PV Nano Cell Ltd announced that its Sicrys conductive ink was successfully used in Roll-to-Roll (R2R) continues inkjet printing of electronics as part of the DigiMan project.
4 Mar 2021
AlmaScience (ALMA) is a Portuguese applied research organization focused on adding electronic functionality to paper and other natural/sustainable materials. It aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry through partnerships and contract research projects.
4 Mar 2021
Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning
A research team has developed an underwater vehicle with the help of Halle's water rescue service. Equipped with batteries, motor, cameras, and optical and navigational sensors, the current system is 90 centimeters long, 50 centimeters high, and 50 centimeters wide.