12 Aug 2022
WiTricity is a wireless charging company spun-out from the physics department at MIT and has over 1200 patents in the field. It licenses its IP to auto OEMs and tier 1s looking to introduce wireless charging platforms as well as offering its own product. IDTechEx spoke to David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity, to understand its technology and business model.
5 Aug 2022
StarHagen Joins the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network
Velo3D Inc announced that StarHagen has joined the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network with the purchase of an end-to-end solution from the additive manufacturing technology company. The Sapphire printer acquired by StarHagen is calibrated to print in Inconel 625, a nickel-based superalloy designed for high-strength, and to resist high temperatures and corrosion.
26 Jul 2022
Velo3D Partners with Hartech Group
The partnership makes Hartech Group a preferred distributor for the federal government for Velo3D. Together, the companies will deliver full-service project execution for the sale, installation, and onboarding of Velo3D's advanced metal additive manufacturing solution.
13 Jul 2022
Pratt & Whitney Evaluating an End-to-end Solution from Velo3D
Velo3D Inc announced that Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, has acquired an end-to-end solution from Velo3D to evaluate the Sapphire printer for manufacturing production jet engine components.
4 Jul 2022
Knust-Godwin Acquires a Velo3D Sapphire XC
Velo3D Inc announced Knust-Godwin, a precision contract manufacturer, has received a Sapphire XC to expand its metal additive manufacturing capabilities.
28 Jun 2022
Velo3D Opens New European Technical Center in Augsburg, Germany,
Velo3D Inc announced the opening of its European Technology Center in Augsburg, Germany to manage the company's operations in Europe, host customers for trainings, and conduct meetings with customers and partners.
21 Jun 2022
Velo3D Sapphire XC 1MZ to Enable Large-format Metal 3D Printing
Velo3D Inc announced a new addition to its Sapphire family of printers with the Sapphire XC 1MZ. The new printer allows customers to print parts one meter in height—with a total build volume that is twice that of the Sapphire XC and nine times larger than the original Sapphire—increasing the addressable use-cases of Velo3D's end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution.
19 May 2022
Amara Raja, Leading Indian Battery Manufacturer Joins Global Research
Supporting advanced lead battery research and innovation, the Consortium for Battery Innovation has welcomed its newest member - and largest Indian battery manufacturer in membership - Amara Raja.
6 May 2022
Velo3D Qualifies Copper Alloy for Use in Sapphire Family of Printers
Velo3D Inc has qualified the copper-chromium-niobium alloy GRCop-42 for use in its Sapphire family of printers.
19 Apr 2022
Velo3D Puts Manufacturing Capabilities to Work for Aerospace Company
Velo3D Inc announced Lockheed Martin is using Velo3D's end-to-end additive manufacturing solution for its Additive Design & Manufacturing Center, which pilots new additive manufacturing technologies for production deployments in Lockheed Martin's Space division.
12 Apr 2022
Honda Progresses Towards Electrification for the Future
Honda Motor Co Ltd today held a press briefing on its initiatives in the automobile electrification business. The motor group plans to spend 5 trillion Yen ($40 billion) on electric vehicles in the coming decade.
30 Mar 2022
Velo3D Flow 3.0 to Support Print Preparation for Larger Parts
Velo3D Inc announced the release of its Flow 3.0 print preparation software. The new version supports larger models of parts that are able to be manufactured on the company's Sapphire XC (Extra Capacity) printer, which can produce parts that are up to 400% larger than the Sapphire printer.
7 Mar 2022
Sony and Honda Plan Electric Vehicle Joint Venture
Sony Group Corporation and Honda Motor Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines their intent to establish a joint venture through which they plan to engage in the joint development and sales of high value-added battery electric vehicles and commercialize them in conjunction with providing mobility services.
14 Feb 2022
Fuel Cells Are Not the Problem, the Hydrogen Fuel Is
On the face of it, 2021 was a good year for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in passenger car markets. Toyota, with their second generation Mirai FCEV, and Hyundai, with their NEXO FCEV, both had record sales, which largely made up for Honda announcing in June 2021 that it had decided to pull the plug on production of their Honda Clarity FCV (citing the lack of hydrogen infrastructure and weak demand).
27 Jan 2022
Toyota Motor Corporation: Automotive Electrification
Toyota pioneered early electrification with their Prius hybrid, but have been hesitant to adopt battery-electric vehicles. In 2021, Toyota made announcements about their targets for EVs going forward.
30 Dec 2021
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer
Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
16 Dec 2021
Uhnder: Digital Code Modulation Automotive Radar
Uhnder is a start up working on radar on chip technologies for automotive and other applications. Uhnder use a 28nm Silicon CMOS technology to construct a single chip with 192 virtual channels giving high imaging potential. Uhnder has also moved away from the widely frequency modulated continuous wave emission pattern in facour of digital code modulation, this brings increased performance and robustness to interference.