Service Robots: Automate Multiple Industries - Who Are The Slow Movers And What Are The Emerging Opportunities For Them?
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer composites is the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task. The market for smart composites is forecast to exceed 5 ktpa by 2029. This includes: enhanced electrical & thermal conductivity, embedded sensors & actuators, energy storage & harvesting, data transmission, self-healing, and adaptive response (morphing) mechanisms.