29 Apr 2022
Replique Creates Network of Material Partners to Advance 3D Parts
Replique has announced the creation of a partner network of authorized materials vendors. The move represents an important step in the company's objective to make its 3D printing platform accessible to more OEMs and provide best-in-class and tailored materials to industrial customers.
29 Apr 2022
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
1 Mar 2022
Itero is a start-up developing pyrolysis technology for plastic waste. IDTechEx spoke with Geoff Smith (COO/CTO) and Dr Abi Mountain (Head of Product and Partnerships).
28 Feb 2022
Aerogel-It specialise in polymer aerogels with work previously developed at BASF. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Marc Fricke (CEO).
8 Feb 2022
Prodways launched their entry-level SLS printer, the P1000 S, at the end of 2021.
16 Dec 2021
3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak
In the thirty years since the founding of the 3D printing industry, countless printing technologies have been invented, patented, and commercialized - from fused filament fabrication to digital light processing, selective laser melting to binder jetting, material jetting to sheet lamination, and every unique printing technology in between. With every new technology, the additive manufacturing market has grown its ability to expand into new applications, end-users, and industries. From this perspective, 3D printers can be considered the core foundation underlying the additive manufacturing industry's growth in recent years.
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.
2 Dec 2021
Tethon3D is a materials company specializing in ceramic resins and powders for 3D printing based out of Omaha, Nebraska, USA. IDTechEx spoke with Trent Allen, CEO of Tethon3D.
2 Dec 2021
Fortum is a Nordic electricity, heating and energy provider that also offers clean-energy and resource efficiency-related services, including demolition and recycling. This profile provides an update of Fortum's 2021 developments in Li-ion battery recycling.
30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
18 Nov 2021
COP26: Small Steps Forward for Green Technologies, Finds IDTechEx
Climate change is one of humanity's most pressing challenges. In an effort to accelerate global action in limiting temperature rises, international lawmakers, business leaders, scientists, and activists convened in Glasgow (U.K.) for the past two weeks in the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP26). In this article, IDTechEx examines three crucial technologies in the fight against climate change that saw advancements (or not) during this COP's proceedings.
1 Nov 2021
Evolve Additive Solutions
Evolve Additive Solutions manufactures additive manufacturing equipment and materials using their proprietary STEP technology. IDTechEx spoke with Steve Chillscyzn, CEO, and Cheryl Hillman, Marketing Specialist.
25 Oct 2021
Swiss start-up, one of the most well funded agricultural robotics companies
18 Oct 2021
Accelerating the Discovery of New Materials for 3D printing
A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods.
12 Oct 2021
Cypris Materials Announces Collaboration with BASF
Cypris Materials announced its partnership with BASF Corporation. This partnership will focus on the development and applications of brilliant, paintable, structural color.
6 Sep 2021
BASF and Shanshan Form Battery Materials Joint Venture in China
BASF brings strong technology and development capabilities, a global operations footprint, as well as strategic partnerships for raw materials supply. Together with Shanshan's extensive experience, comprehensive product portfolio and leading scale-up capability, the joint venture will primarily focus on the rapidly growing electric vehicle market, while continuously serving global consumer electronic and energy storage segments.
22 Jul 2021
Group14 Technologies are a US-based company developing silicon anode material for Li-ion batteries. IDTechEx spoke with Group14 Technologies CEO, Rick Luebbe.
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.
19 Jul 2021
Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions
Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions is a business unit of Lubrizol that manufactures and sells TPU 3D printing materials. IDTechEx spoke with Laura Hall, communications manager for Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions.
16 Jul 2021
Partnership for Sustainable Lithium Mining in Chile
Several companies have initiated a "Responsible Lithium Partnership" aiming to work towards responsible natural resource management, including lithium, in Chile's Salar de Atacama.