24 Nov 2020
Thermoelectrics Get More Attention
A newer approach of serving low power electronics by area more than efficiency is promising.
20 Nov 2020
Agrivoltaics Becoming Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
One day solar "power stations" as we know them will be banned.
13 Nov 2020
Clear Route to All Land Vehicles Being Solar
Progress with solar-powered and solar-assisted land vehicles is now so clear and compelling that it is certain that most land vehicles will incorporate this technology as an essential part of their battery electric powertrains.
3 Nov 2020
OrelTech has developed a particle-free conductive ink that can be metallized at 70 C or below using a cold-plasma process. The inks are compatible with a wide range of substrates and printing methods. Especially notable is the ability to print transparent conductive films from thin layers of silver.
6 Oct 2020
RadarGlass - From Vehicle Headlight to Radar Transceiver
As a result of modern Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, the use of radar technology has become indispensable for the automotive sector. A wide range of systems for adaptive speed control, lane-change support, collision avoidance, and pedestrian and cyclist detection has paved the way for autonomous driving.
30 Sep 2020
3D Printed Solid State Batteries
This could be a game changer for the development of solid-state batteries. An automated 3D printing production process could save up to 70% of the traditional Capex used to produce solid-state batteries. Solid-state batteries are also safer as they do not use flammable liquid electrolytes that are also more harmful to the environment.
10 Sep 2020
Robots to Clear the Sea Bed of Plastic
86 million metric tons of plastics end up in the oceans every year, with devastating consequences for marine life, nature and, ultimately, for us humans. The vast floating patches of plastic carpeting the water's surface, some as large as entire countries, are only the tip of the iceberg. Around 90 percent of this garbage ends up on the seabed.
27 Aug 2020
Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing
A viscous biopaste that is easy to process, solidifies quickly and is suitable for producing even complex structures using the 3D printing process has been developed. The wood-based biodegradable synthetic could potentially be used in lightweight construction, amongst other things.
12 Aug 2020
New Solar Energy Optics
Finnish technology company ICS has developed a unique technology platform and a film solution providing a 5-10% increase in energy output for conventional solar modules - and even higher gains for more advanced applications.
20 Jul 2020
Mobile Robot Cleaner Takes Production Hygiene to a Higher Level
Production lines and hygiene zones have to be spotlessly clean. And absolute cleanliness is critical wherever food is processed and medical instruments are handled. Now researchers have come up with a mobile cleaning device that sanitizes equipment and production spaces standards in a reproducible way.
6 Jul 2020
TRUMPF develops additive manufacturing solutions for metal parts. The company has developed systems utilising two different laser technologies: laser metal fusion (LMF) and laser metal deposition (LMD).