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Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

3D Printing Progress
Oct 12, 2021
10 Years of Ceramic 3D Printing: Where Is It Going Next?

10 Years of Ceramic 3D Printing: Where Is It Going Next?

This year, the first company to enter the ceramic 3D printing landscape - Lithoz - is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In this article IDTechEx highlights the market-leading 3D printing processes in the world of additive manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 11, 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Pellet 3D Printing

Pellet 3D Printing

Pellet 3D printing (sometimes called pellet extrusion or fused granulate fabrication (FGF) is a material extrusion-based printing technology that differentiates itself from other extrusion-based technologies (like FFF/FDM) through its feedstock.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 8, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 21 October 2021 - IME offers multiple advantages relative to conventional mechanical switches, including reduction in weight and material consumption of up to 70% along with a much simpler assembly. Given these benefits, and increasing interest from OEMs/manufacturers/material suppliers, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5bn market by 2032.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Concrete 3D Printing

Concrete 3D Printing

In 2005 cement materials, called Contour Crafting publicly introduced the idea of digitally controlled extrusion of . A few years afterwards, Italian entrepreneur Enrico Dini presented the concept of using a powder-bed technique (specifically binder jetting) to 3D print concrete by building a small house. By 2014, the number of large-scale concrete 3D printing began to increase substantially.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 7, 2021
Upcoming Webinar: Cement and Concrete Face the Perfect Storm

Upcoming Webinar: Cement and Concrete Face the Perfect Storm

Wednesday 27 October 2021 - This webinar explains how the industry of cement, concrete and allied products is entering a perfect storm. Not like diesel vehicles being wiped out but more a confluence of a further industry shakeout into volume and niche players and everything changing.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 7, 2021
3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Researchers have succeeded in creating a hierarchical blood vessel network, necessary for supplying blood to implanted tissue using 3D printing for creating big and small blood vessels to form for the first time a system that contained a functional combination of both.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 4, 2021
Tweaking Alloy Microchemistry For Flawless Metal 3D Printing

Tweaking Alloy Microchemistry For Flawless Metal 3D Printing

A new study has further refined the process of creating superior metal parts using laser powder bed fusion 3D printing techniques. By using a combination of machine learning and single-track 3D printing experiments, they have identified the favorable alloy chemistries and process parameters, like laser speed and power, needed to print parts with uniform properties at the microscale.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 1, 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Problems with Concrete are Opportunities

Problems with Concrete are Opportunities

Many new forms of concrete and similar products seek to overcome their limitations.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 28, 2021
3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

Scientists have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical vaccine shot. The trick is applying the vaccine patch directly to the skin, which is full of immune cells that vaccines target. The resulting immune response from the vaccine patch was 10 times greater than vaccine delivered into an arm muscle with a needle jab, according to a study conducted in animals.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 27, 2021
Materials Informatics: Industry Activity Steps Up to Accelerate R&D

Materials Informatics: Industry Activity Steps Up to Accelerate R&D

The ability to develop new materials and bring them to market ever faster is an obvious goal. There continues to be countless developments that improve chemistry and materials science R&D, but perhaps none represent the same paradigm shift that materials informatics offers. Major industry players are waking up to this as the technology matures.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 27, 2021
3D Nano-inks Push Industry Boundaries

3D Nano-inks Push Industry Boundaries

A new, 3D-printable polymer nanocomposite ink has incredible properties — and many applications in aerospace, medicine and electronics. Mechanical engineering researchers have created a way to make a 3D-printable nanocomposite polymeric ink that uses carbon nanotubes — known for their high tensile strength and lightness. This revolutionary ink could replace epoxies — and understanding why its properties are so fantastic is a first step toward its mass use.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 24, 2021
3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

Architects have designed the world's first steel 3D printed structure of modular houses The studio is the first architecture and design studio in the world to use a steel 3D-printed "exoskeleton" construction system that supports and distributes all the functional elements of the building, using their new solution of construction technique which they called "EXOSTEEL".
3D Printing Progress
Sep 24, 2021
Robots Roll up Stairs, Carry Carts and Race One Another

Robots Roll up Stairs, Carry Carts and Race One Another

Researchers have designed a 4D-printed soft robot that self-assembles when heated and can take on challenging tasks like rolling uphill and navigating a bumpy and unpredictable landscape.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 23, 2021
EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

Electric vehicle battery packs have increasing requirements concerning their thermal runaway mitigation strategy. Meanwhile, the aerogel industry is overly dependent on oil & gas and in need of diversification. Could this be the perfect match between a problem looking for a solution and a solution looking for a problem?
3D Printing Progress
Sep 22, 2021
Now We're Cooking with Lasers

Now We're Cooking with Lasers

Imagine having your own digital personal chef; ready to cook up whatever you want; able to tailor the shape, texture, and flavor just for you; and it's all at the push of a button. Engineers have been working on doing just that, using lasers for cooking and 3D printing technology for assembling foods.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2021
Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

In-mold electronics enables electronic functionality to be embedded within molded and thermoformed plastic components. With the integration of capacitive touch, lighting, and even haptics alongside size and weight reductions of up to 70%, IME is an efficient approach to making curved touch-sensitive interfaces. Given these benefits, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5 billion market by 2032, with applications mainly within the automotive and consumer goods sectors.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 12, 2021
10 Years of Ceramic 3D Printing: Where Is It Going Next?

10 Years of Ceramic 3D Printing: Where Is It Going Next?

This year, the first company to enter the ceramic 3D printing landscape - Lithoz - is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In this article IDTechEx highlights the market-leading 3D printing processes in the world of additive manufacturing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Pellet 3D Printing

Pellet 3D Printing

Pellet 3D printing (sometimes called pellet extrusion or fused granulate fabrication (FGF) is a material extrusion-based printing technology that differentiates itself from other extrusion-based technologies (like FFF/FDM) through its feedstock.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Concrete 3D Printing

Concrete 3D Printing

In 2005 cement materials, called Contour Crafting publicly introduced the idea of digitally controlled extrusion of . A few years afterwards, Italian entrepreneur Enrico Dini presented the concept of using a powder-bed technique (specifically binder jetting) to 3D print concrete by building a small house. By 2014, the number of large-scale concrete 3D printing began to increase substantially.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 7, 2021
3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Researchers have succeeded in creating a hierarchical blood vessel network, necessary for supplying blood to implanted tissue using 3D printing for creating big and small blood vessels to form for the first time a system that contained a functional combination of both.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 1, 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 27, 2021
Materials Informatics: Industry Activity Steps Up to Accelerate R&D

Materials Informatics: Industry Activity Steps Up to Accelerate R&D

The ability to develop new materials and bring them to market ever faster is an obvious goal. There continues to be countless developments that improve chemistry and materials science R&D, but perhaps none represent the same paradigm shift that materials informatics offers. Major industry players are waking up to this as the technology matures.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 24, 2021
3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

Architects have designed the world's first steel 3D printed structure of modular houses The studio is the first architecture and design studio in the world to use a steel 3D-printed "exoskeleton" construction system that supports and distributes all the functional elements of the building, using their new solution of construction technique which they called "EXOSTEEL".
3D Printing Progress
Sep 23, 2021
EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

Electric vehicle battery packs have increasing requirements concerning their thermal runaway mitigation strategy. Meanwhile, the aerogel industry is overly dependent on oil & gas and in need of diversification. Could this be the perfect match between a problem looking for a solution and a solution looking for a problem?
3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2021
Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

In-mold electronics enables electronic functionality to be embedded within molded and thermoformed plastic components. With the integration of capacitive touch, lighting, and even haptics alongside size and weight reductions of up to 70%, IME is an efficient approach to making curved touch-sensitive interfaces. Given these benefits, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5 billion market by 2032, with applications mainly within the automotive and consumer goods sectors.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 11, 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 8, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 21 October 2021 - IME offers multiple advantages relative to conventional mechanical switches, including reduction in weight and material consumption of up to 70% along with a much simpler assembly. Given these benefits, and increasing interest from OEMs/manufacturers/material suppliers, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5bn market by 2032.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 7, 2021
Upcoming Webinar: Cement and Concrete Face the Perfect Storm

Upcoming Webinar: Cement and Concrete Face the Perfect Storm

Wednesday 27 October 2021 - This webinar explains how the industry of cement, concrete and allied products is entering a perfect storm. Not like diesel vehicles being wiped out but more a confluence of a further industry shakeout into volume and niche players and everything changing.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 4, 2021
Tweaking Alloy Microchemistry For Flawless Metal 3D Printing

Tweaking Alloy Microchemistry For Flawless Metal 3D Printing

A new study has further refined the process of creating superior metal parts using laser powder bed fusion 3D printing techniques. By using a combination of machine learning and single-track 3D printing experiments, they have identified the favorable alloy chemistries and process parameters, like laser speed and power, needed to print parts with uniform properties at the microscale.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Problems with Concrete are Opportunities

Problems with Concrete are Opportunities

Many new forms of concrete and similar products seek to overcome their limitations.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 28, 2021
3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without a Shot

Scientists have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical vaccine shot. The trick is applying the vaccine patch directly to the skin, which is full of immune cells that vaccines target. The resulting immune response from the vaccine patch was 10 times greater than vaccine delivered into an arm muscle with a needle jab, according to a study conducted in animals.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 27, 2021
3D Nano-inks Push Industry Boundaries

3D Nano-inks Push Industry Boundaries

A new, 3D-printable polymer nanocomposite ink has incredible properties — and many applications in aerospace, medicine and electronics. Mechanical engineering researchers have created a way to make a 3D-printable nanocomposite polymeric ink that uses carbon nanotubes — known for their high tensile strength and lightness. This revolutionary ink could replace epoxies — and understanding why its properties are so fantastic is a first step toward its mass use.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 24, 2021
Robots Roll up Stairs, Carry Carts and Race One Another

Robots Roll up Stairs, Carry Carts and Race One Another

Researchers have designed a 4D-printed soft robot that self-assembles when heated and can take on challenging tasks like rolling uphill and navigating a bumpy and unpredictable landscape.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 22, 2021
Now We're Cooking with Lasers

Now We're Cooking with Lasers

Imagine having your own digital personal chef; ready to cook up whatever you want; able to tailor the shape, texture, and flavor just for you; and it's all at the push of a button. Engineers have been working on doing just that, using lasers for cooking and 3D printing technology for assembling foods.
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