Research Articles

20 Jan 2022

Is This the Costliest Oversight in Materials Science This Century?

The materials science industry is highly competitive. There are large changes in various sectors, such as an electric and autonomous future for vehicles, geopolitical & legislative developments, and new players offering innovative materials looking to gain market share. The key to future success will rely on commercializing R&D activity and remaining agile to market needs, two reasons that developing a materials informatics strategy is imperative.
19 Jan 2022

Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?

"We expect to see the additive manufacturing market consolidating in the near future" has been the refrain of many for nearly a decade now. The thought really strengthened after major acquisition moves by industry titans Stratasys and 3D Systems between 2010-2012. Stratasys would acquire wax 3D printer company Solidscape and merge with material jetting pioneer Objet in 2011-2012, while 3D Systems completed a jaw-dropping 13 acquisitions between 2011-2012. With so many major moves by market leaders in the early 2010s, it seemed like market consolidation was just around the corner.
18 Jan 2022

In-Mold Electronics: Multiple Players, Diverging Strategies

How do we communicate with our electronic devices? There are many different 'human-machine interfaces (HMI)' options, ranging from the well-established (keyboard/mouse/mechanical switches) to somewhat more recent developments such as the capacitive touch screens found on smartphones. As greater numbers of devices around us gain 'smart' functionality, the ability to incorporate HMI components elegantly and cost-effectively is increasingly important.
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18 Jan 2022

Webinar: Technologies Driving 3D Printing Hardware's $10Bn Momentum

Join the free webinar - Thursday 27 January 2022. What are the major printing technologies driving the 3D printing hardware market's growth? What are new emerging technologies to keep an eye on? Is the hardware market at a point of consolidation or expansion?
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14 Jan 2022

Upcoming Webinar on Next Generation Batteries and Beyond Lithium

Thursday 20 January 2022 - What's Happening in Battery Technology? Recent commercial developments to advanced and non-lithium batteries, various next generation batteries and analysis of their relative strengths and weaknesses, and the potential markets for the range of technologies being developed.
13 Jan 2022

El impulso del mercado de la RFID

Casi dos años después del inicio del brote de COVID-19, el mundo sigue en el túnel. A pesar del impacto negativo que ha causado la pandemia, hay algunos aspectos positivos. Por ejemplo, acelera la digitalización: las empresas se ven empujadas a adoptar las tecnologías más rápidamente para mejorar la producción, así como la eficiencia de la gestión.
12 Jan 2022

Modelos únicos adoptados por las empresas de reciclaje de baterías de iones de litio

IDTechEx ha identificado una variedad de modelos de negocio adoptados por los recicladores. Algunos pretenden optimizar las vías de transporte y recogida, a través de soluciones Spoke y Hub o móviles, mientras que otros buscan licenciar sus tecnologías o vender productos de reciclaje.
11 Jan 2022

Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

The mobility sector continues to see a rapid pace of change, enabled by technological leaps in the underlying componentry and materials, but there is still a long way to go. In this article Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.
11 Jan 2022

Realizing the Potential of Printed Piezoelectric Sensors

Commercial interest in silicon anodes and investments into start-up companies has continued through 2021 - IDTechEx estimates that $1.9B of funding has now made its way into silicon anode start-ups. Beyond investments, there has also been greater activity regarding companies beginning to license technologies, enter into supply relationships or commercialize technologies in early adopter markets, highlighting that the promise of silicon anode technology may soon be realized.
06 Jan 2022

El abandono del radar por parte de Tesla fue un error, aquí está la razón

El último informe de IDTechEx, "Automotive Radar 2022-2042", muestra todas las innovaciones tecnológicas que están impulsando el rendimiento del radar hacia un nuevo territorio inexplorado. Teniendo en cuenta todas las ventajas que puede ofrecer el radar, ¿por qué entonces Tesla se aleja y se centra en un conjunto de sensores solo para cámaras?
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06 Jan 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on New Self-healing Materials

Thursday 13 January 2022 - New Self-healing Materials Save Lives, Money, and the Planet. The webinar explains how this is a world of many materials including a lot of silicon polymers such as geopolymers and silicones. It involves many ionomers, hydrogels, polyurethanes, ionomers, epoxies and Diels-Alder polymers but much more besides.
05 Jan 2022

La competencia en el mercado de los ánodos de silicio se intensifica

El interés comercial por los ánodos de silicio y las inversiones en empresas de nueva creación han continuado hasta 2021: IDTechEx calcula que ya se han destinado 1.900 millones de dólares a empresas de nueva creación de ánodos de silicio. Más allá de las inversiones, también ha habido una mayor actividad en relación con las empresas que comienzan a licenciar tecnologías, entrar en relaciones de suministro o comercializar tecnologías en los mercados de adopción temprana, lo que pone de relieve que la promesa de la tecnología de ánodos de silicio pronto puede hacerse realidad.