22 Jul 2019
Monitoring volcanoes with AI
More than half of the world's active volcanoes are not monitored instrumentally. Hence, even eruptions that could potentially have rung an alarm can occur without people at risk having a clue of the upcoming disaster.
13 Mar 2019
3D Printing in the Medical Industry: Medicine, Implants, Models, more
One of the key industries to have successfully leveraged the advantages of 3D printing is the medical and dental industry. 3D printing allows for the creation of personalized medical devices to be streamlined, and it has also been used to improve surgical outcomes and deliver personalized medicines. IDTechEx has forecasted that the market for 3D printing of medical devices and living tissues will be worth $8.1 billion by the year 2029.
11 Mar 2019
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed TissUse VP of Business Development Dr Reyk Horland on June 12, 2017. TissUse develops organ-on-a-chip technology for safety and efficacy testing.
6 Jul 2018
3D printing replicas from plastic and plaster
For ten years the 3D laboratory at the Technical University of Berlin has been developing applications in the fields of 3D scan, 3D print and 3D immersive (interactive) projection.
29 May 2018
An elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes
Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.
23 Apr 2018
Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells
Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices.
16 Apr 2018
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Cellbricks' Tobias Grix on April 19, 2018. Cellbricks is a 3D bioprinting company using their proprietary digital light processing technology to produce 3D liver models.
17 Mar 2017
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Stephan Kuehr, CEO of 3YourMind about their 3D Printting workflow management software and service.
9 Mar 2017
Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017
The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries will keep the lion's share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications.
7 Feb 2017
Online supermarket pick and pack robots
Ocado, the world's largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of shopping orders in its highly-automated warehouses through the SoMa project, a Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation funded by the European Union.
17 Aug 2016
Smart electronics for smart clothing
At the center of the development is an electronic system that is responsive to movements without losing its functionality. The system comprises a flexible and formable film made of thermoplastic polyurethane.
24 Jun 2016
Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics
Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.
23 Jun 2016
Elimination of electric vehicle systems
Following the trend to two or more traction motors per vehicle, the Technical University of Berlin with Infineon is merging their motor controllers and the on-board charger (OBC). Infineon now has a special chip to assist. At EVS29 in Montreal June 2016, Dr Martin Bruell of Continental AG, Germany, revealed progress on elimination of the OBC.
20 Oct 2015
Is 3D printing using binders having a resurgence?
Jetting binder on layers of plastic powder was originally developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1993. This binder-on-powder process was the first to be known as 3D Printing technology.
7 Aug 2015
Broad-based real-world trial of eMERGE project completed
After more than one million kilometres in two years - from May 2013 to June 2015 - the real-world trial of electric cars known as eMERGE has been completed.
12 Jun 2015
Power electronics for electric vehicles: $45 billion market
Power electronics is at the heart of the disruptive change of all electric vehicle parts.
9 Apr 2014
Highlights from the Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin
The 11th annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics event took place in Berlin last week. The conference and tradeshow looked at a diverse range of technologies - both within printed electronics and also related technologies, such as Graphene, Wearable Technology, the Internet of Things, Energy Harvesting and 3D Printing, reflecting the broad opportunities for the technology.
8 Apr 2014
Highlights from the IDTechEx emerging technology events in Berlin
IDTechEx recently organised a co-located conference and tradeshow on printed electronics, energy harvesting, 3D printing, graphene and supercapacitors. In this article series, we will provide some of the latest highlights from these conferences.