ISS to test new materials and advance technologies in ways not possible on Earth

The International Space Station (ISS) is an incredible research platform that has hosted more than 3,000 experiments—but not all that research takes place inside the orbiting laboratory. On the outside of the ISS, the extreme space conditions provide an unparalleled environment to test new materials and advance technologies in ways not possible on Earth. Multiple Read more about ISS to test new materials and advance technologies in ways not possible on Earth[…]

Printed electronics offer the advantage of flexibility and low cost

The demand for flexible wearable electronics has spiked with the dramatic growth of smart devices that can exchange data with other devices over the internet with embedded sensors, software, and other technologies. Researchers consequently have focused on exploring flexible energy storage devices, such as flexible supercapacitators (FSCs), that are lightweight and safe and easily integrate Read more about Printed electronics offer the advantage of flexibility and low cost[…]

Additive manufacturing in the Automotive Industry Online Conference

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE We are delighted to announce that our online conference «Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry» will take place on Thursday, April 22, at 3 pm CET on BigMarker platform. The aim of the conference is to offer prospective attendees a chance to learn about and to look at opportunities and challenges of using different processes Read more about Additive manufacturing in the Automotive Industry Online Conference[…]

Additive manufacturing in the Automotive Industry Online Conference

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE We are delighted to announce that our online conference «Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry» will take place on Thursday, April 22, at 3 pm CET on BigMarker platform. The aim of the conference is to offer prospective attendees a chance to learn about and to look at opportunities and challenges of using different processes Read more about Additive manufacturing in the Automotive Industry Online Conference[…]

Microrobots will one day revolutionise the field of medicine

Robots so tiny that they can manoeuvre through our blood vessels and deliver medications to certain points in the body – researchers have been pursuing this goal for years. Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have succeeded for the first time in building such “micromachines” out of metal and plastic, in which these two materials are Read more about Microrobots will one day revolutionise the field of medicine[…]

A super-high-resolution nano display get more closer to Virtual Reality

Companies across the world are competing fiercely to provide high-resolution displays to electronic devices such as TVs and smartphones. In particular, the virtual reality, a keyword of the 4th industrial revolution, requires a much higher resolution to improve the picture quality. A Korean research team developed a technology to produce a ‘nano display’ with a Read more about A super-high-resolution nano display get more closer to Virtual Reality[…]

CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on green and digital transformation for the recovery Read more about CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions[…]

How can mass production methods be applied to individualized products?

One answer is to use a combination of digital manufacturing technologies, for example by integrating digital printing and laser processing into traditional manufacturing processes. This paves the way for in-line product customization. Six Fraunhofer institutes have pooled their expertise to take the new process to the next level. The term mass production generally suggests large Read more about How can mass production methods be applied to individualized products?[…]

Solar cell fabrication process speed up by 3D printing

Tests on new designs for next-gen solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system built by scientists at Australia’s Monash University, incorporating 3D-printed key components. The machine can analyse 16 sample perovskite-based solar cells simultaneously, in parallel, dramatically speeding up the process. The invention means that the Read more about Solar cell fabrication process speed up by 3D printing[…]

The smallest 3D printed microrobot

The future of robotics might not be the industrial, metallic kind we are used to. Researchers at Linköping University are making strides in soft robotics, reaching smaller and smaller milestones for the field. We are all familiar with conventional robots, heavy arms of solid metal running on electric motors. Maybe for assembling a car. They Read more about The smallest 3D printed microrobot[…]

New opportunities to create “smart skins” for printed parts

Rutgers engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create “smart skins” for printed parts. The findings are published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Conventional sprays and brushes Read more about New opportunities to create “smart skins” for printed parts[…]

A dashboard tray that appears and disappears at the wave of a hand

Storage trays in cars can be real dustbowls. But they also fulfill a useful function. Where else to store those sunglasses, paper handkerchiefs or a parking disc? A new type of storage tray, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, is concealed in the dashboard and only materializes when needed Read more about A dashboard tray that appears and disappears at the wave of a hand[…]