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AFRL's mission is leading the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for America's aerospace forces. It is a full-spectrum laboratory, responsible for planning and executing the Air Force' science and technology program. AFRL leads a worldwide government, industry and academia partnership in the discovery, development and delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technology. The laboratory provides leading-edge warfighting capabilities keeping our air, space and cyberspace forces the world's best.
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2022
11 Aug 2022

The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel

Researchers have created a new type of flow battery that is predicated upon a composite material that they invented, which is a nanofluid where the nanoparticles are battery-active materials, that they called nanoelectrofuel.
26 Jul 2022

Drop by Drop: MXene in Complex 3D Device Architectures

Despite being only a few atoms thick, MXene packs a powerful punch. This class of single layer, two-dimensional nanomaterials exhibits desirable properties like excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, heat resistance and high specific surface area. These characteristics promise to revolutionize high-performance electronic devices and energy storage systems.
1 Jul 2022

Ultramins

Ultramins is a Dutch company producing ultrasonic transmitters for irrigation water purification. IDTechEx spoke with the company at the GreenTech 2022 event.
1 Jun 2022

Made-in-Arizona Superhuman Exoskeleton

Arizona-based innovators announced they are developing a new exoskeleton that will make workplaces safer for millions of workers in many industries. The wearable exoskeleton technology called PhenEx will help workers squat and lift heavy loads promoting overall worker health.
20 May 2022

Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer

Optomec announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
13 Apr 2022

Alphacore Inc.

Alphacore is a US-based company focusing on analog, mixed signal, and radio frequency products, imaging solutions, radiation-hardened technologies, and emerging technology.
9 Mar 2022

Carbon Nanotubes 2022-2032: Market, Technology, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Alex Holland
17 Feb 2022

Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight

The Polaris Program is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities, while continuing to raise funds and awareness for important causes here on Earth. The program will consist of up to three human spaceflight missions that will demonstrate new technologies, conduct extensive research, and ultimately culminate in the first flight of SpaceX's Starship with humans on board.
4 Feb 2022

Optomec Receives $1.25 Million Order for Metal Additive Repair System

Optomec announced the receipt of a $1.25 Million order for a production Metal Additive Manufacturing machine for the maintenance of industrial gas turbine components. The long-time customer, a Fortune 500 energy equipment supplier, will install the machine in one of its service facilities in the Middle East region.
24 Jan 2022

Optomec 60% Growth in Additive Electronics and Metal System Orders

Optomec Inc announced a sharp increase in bookings during fiscal year 2021, including nearly 60% growth in new orders for its proprietary Aerosol Jet and LENS industrial printers. The steep rise in recent sales puts business activity well ahead of pre-pandemic levels, where Optomec had already experienced 50% growth in 2019, and takes the total installed base to nearly 600 machines across more than 250 customers.
14 Jan 2022

Optomec's $2 Million Order for 6 Production 3D Electronics Printer

Optomec Inc announced that one of its existing production customers recently purchased another six Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, bringing its total count to 20 systems. The $2+ million in orders is part of a production ramp plan that will grow to more than 30 systems over the next 12 months.
2021
6 Dec 2021

Self-Healing Materials Markets 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Xiaoxi He
9 Nov 2021

Electroninks

Electroninks is a US-based company that develops and supplies particle-free inks for applications such as EMI shielding, PCB prototyping and textiles. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Brett Walker to find out more about the latest developments, including a $1.5m phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop advanced manufacturing hardware and particle-free conductive inks for printed circuit boards from the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO).
3 Nov 2021

Optomec $2 Million in Orders from Leading Media and Technology OEM

Optomec Inc announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $2 Million from a premier supplier of digital connectivity solutions. The recent orders include the delivery of three Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, together with related Software and Digital Products, plus professional services to support their application development.
1 Nov 2021

Electroninks Receives US Air Force Contract

Electroninks has announced that it has received nearly $1.5M in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding to develop advanced manufacturing hardware and particle-free conductive inks for printed circuit boards from the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office.
22 Oct 2021

3D Printed Electronics Solution Increases 5G Signals by up to 100%

Optomec has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, Autonomous Vehicle, Defense and Medical segments.
16 Sep 2021

Materials Informatics 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
9 Aug 2021

Metamaterial and Metasurface Markets Electromagnetic 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Xiaoxi He
2 Aug 2021

Longest eVTOL Flight to Date

Joby Aero Inc has achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing.
7 Jul 2021

Orbital Composites

Orbital Composites is a 3D printing company focussing on composite material.