19 Mar 2020
DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
DARPA's Manta Ray Program aims to demonstrate critical technologies for a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable unmanned underwater vehicles that operate for extended durations without the need for on-site human logistics support or maintenance offer the potential for persistent operations during longer term deployments.
19 Jun 2019
IDTechEx interviewed Antti Backman, CEO of Delektre. The company is involved in the printed and flexible electronics market, including a ring product using flexible, organic electronics to create a non-invasive optical sensing technique for a variety of physiological parameters. They are also involved in custom cabling solutions via sister company, New Cable Corporation.
10 Jun 2019
A 3-D printer powered by machine vision and artificial intelligence
Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D printing transforms the production of most devices.
13 Mar 2019
Polymer aerogels get nearer to high volume production
The aerogel market is dominated by silica-based materials; IDTechEx Research calculate this to be over 98% in 2019 by revenue.
20 Feb 2019
Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs
The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles that will become multi-mission for the service.
25 Jul 2018
3D Printing Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Arconic at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.
17 Jul 2018
Lockheed Martin and Arconic collaborate on 3D printing
As part of an initiative to develop next-generation advanced materials and manufacturing processes, Lockheed Martin and Arconic announced a two-year Joint Development Agreement. Together, the companies will develop customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes, such as metal 3D printing, to advance current and next-generation aerospace and defense solutions—including new structures and systems not currently in existence.
26 Apr 2018
Drones tested for search and rescue
The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.
20 Feb 2018
Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters
Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost.
4 Dec 2017
New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts
Engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized bricks in one hour, the new design can print similarly sized objects in just a few minutes.
13 Sep 2017
Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles
The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
14 Jun 2017
Optomec teams with Lockheed and GE to secure NextFlex contract award
The project, entitled "Conformal Printing of Conductor and Dielectric Materials onto Complex 3D Surfaces" has a total value on $3.1 million.
8 Feb 2017
Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
9 Dec 2016
NASA scientists see asteroid through the eyes of a robot
Retrieving an asteroid sample is no easy task. Doing the job blindfolded is even more challenging. That's why scientists equipped the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with a set of eyes to watch it all unfold.
18 Oct 2016
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Tim Burbey (CEO) from Blueshift International Materials. A company that produces polymer aerogel products.
12 Oct 2016
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2016: More Adopters
Senior executives from Unilever, Kellogg, Toyota, Google, Boeing, Coca-Cola and Bayer will be providing industry insights at next month's IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition , to be held Nov.16-17 in Santa Clara, CA.
7 Jun 2016
Autonomous flight for commercial helicopter
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has successfully demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight using a Sikorsky S-76 commercial helicopter.
15 Apr 2016
Future Electric Vehicle Technology Experts Gather
At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin on 27-28 April, large numbers of experts are gathering. Most of them specialise in the next wave of technologies becoming key to the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries.