3D Printing in the Medical Industry: Medicine, Implants, Models, more
One of the key industries to have successfully leveraged the advantages of 3D printing is the medical and dental industry. 3D printing allows for the creation of personalized medical devices to be streamlined, and it has also been used to improve surgical outcomes and deliver personalized medicines. IDTechEx has forecasted that the market for 3D printing of medical devices and living tissues will be worth $8.1 billion by the year 2029.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed TissUse VP of Business Development Dr Reyk Horland on June 12, 2017. TissUse develops organ-on-a-chip technology for safety and efficacy testing.
3D printing replicas from plastic and plaster
For ten years the 3D laboratory at the Technical University of Berlin has been developing applications in the fields of 3D scan, 3D print and 3D immersive (interactive) projection.
An elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes
Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.
Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells
Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Cellbricks' Tobias Grix on April 19, 2018. Cellbricks is a 3D bioprinting company using their proprietary digital light processing technology to produce 3D liver models.
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Stephan Kuehr, CEO of 3YourMind about their 3D Printting workflow management software and service.
Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017
The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries will keep the lion's share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications.
Online supermarket pick and pack robots
Ocado, the world's largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of shopping orders in its highly-automated warehouses through the SoMa project, a Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation funded by the European Union.
Smart electronics for smart clothing
At the center of the development is an electronic system that is responsive to movements without losing its functionality. The system comprises a flexible and formable film made of thermoplastic polyurethane.
Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics
Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.