Research Articles

22 Jun 2018

Amazon's drones vs. on-road electric delivery vans

The transportation industry is renewing itself from within finds new IDTechEx Research report "Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans 2018-2028".
22 Jun 2018

Diesel Genset Sales will Collapse

Tightening emissions regulations make diesel cars more expensive to make, so it is only a few years before pure electric cars will be cheaper to make. This was predicted ten years ago by IDTechEx to be around 2022 for small cars and that date is now confirmed by several car manufacturers.
21 Jun 2018

Primary Energy: Changing the Rulebook

The addressable market for any zero-emission electricity source goes beyond where electricity is used today. It extends to the much bigger potential markets for new uses for electricity and for replacing other forms of power used for cooking, heating and vehicles.
20 Jun 2018

In-mold electronics become commercial once again

Conductive inks are a wonderfully adaptive technology. This characteristic has enabled them to stay relevant and to rejuvenate themselves over the past several decades. This is because as old markets have struggled or declined the technology has managed to find and/or create new uses. Several years ago, a new frontier called in-mold electronics (or IME) started to emerge. This frontier, as reported in the IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players, is once again becoming commercial.
20 Jun 2018

Webinar Thursday 5 July - Advances in Fiber Laser Technologies

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 5 July titled Advances in Fiber Laser Technologies.
20 Jun 2018

Webinar Thursday 12 July - Gas Sensors for Internet of Things

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 12 July titled Gas Sensors for Internet of Things.
19 Jun 2018

Webinar Thursday 28 June - Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans

IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 28 June 2018 titled Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans.
18 Jun 2018

Stratasys spin outs come out of stealth mode

2018 has been the year of major new announcements at Stratasys. Not only have they announced that they are developing two new technologies, but they are doing so through the launch of two start-ups and are venturing into the lucrative metal 3D printing ecosystem in the process
14 Jun 2018

Fiber Lasers Outshine Competing Laser and Non-Laser Technologies

In the recently published IDTechEx market report titled Fiber Lasers 2018-2028: Technologies, Opportunities, Markets & Forecasts, Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe explores how recent fiber laser technology developments affect the growth of key market segments.
12 Jun 2018

Wave and Tidal Power: Success Under 10MW

The new IDTechEx report, "Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038" observes that the main investors in water power - governments, utilities etc. - seek something that may become large in gross sales value by involving very large grid projects rather than large numbers of small and medium-sized projects.
11 Jun 2018

Stationary batteries go with the flow

RFBs have the potential to become a mainstream technology that will compete directly with lithium-ion and sodium-sulphur, currently the two leading chemistries in the stationary storage market.
08 Jun 2018

See the world's first 3D printed composite bicycle at 3D Printing USA

3D printing of composite parts, specifically fiber reinforced polymers, is a rapidly emerging field. Arevo have created the world's first true 3D-printed carbon fiber bicycle.