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30-Year Evolution of Laser Power & Price: 1988-2018

30-Year Evolution of Laser Power & Price: 1988-2018

Sep 20, 2018
Advances in laser technologies over the past three decades have enabled lasers to progress from specialist scientific instruments to a diverse range of end-user markets. In this article, time periods where data storage and data communication segments dominated the laser diode market are coloured yellow, while the current era of emerging laser diode applications in material processing, sensing and healthcare is indicated by green shading in the charts.
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Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Sep 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Key areas discussed and displayed at the LCV event include the battery, powertrain, lightweighting, autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging, from not only the technology but also business model and policy perspectives.
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Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Sep 18, 2018
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
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Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Sep 17, 2018
Diesel generator sets are noisy and polluting; reducing or limiting their use is beneficial for both human health and the environment. Despite this, their ability to provide reliable and weather independent power around the clock means that they are unlikely to be completely eliminated any time soon. Hybridisation of diesel generator sets through the integration of photovoltaics and/or battery storage presents an excellent opportunity to change…
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Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Sep 17, 2018
A key trend across many sectors is the multifunctionality of structural parts. This has extended to fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material and the added functionality ranges to: enhanced electrical & thermal conductivity, embedded sensors & actuators, energy storage & harvesting, data transmission, self-healing, and adaptive response (morphing) mechanisms.
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Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?

Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?

Sep 14, 2018
Like the car equivalents, 48V mild hybrid trucks do not start as electric vehicles (driving the wheels electrically some or all of the time) but they are headed that way.
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Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Sep 13, 2018
This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.
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Advancements in emerging conductive materials

Advancements in emerging conductive materials

Sep 10, 2018
In April 2018, IDTechEx gave a presentation at the world copper conference in Santiago Chile. This was part of work carried out for the International Copper Association to benchmark the commercial status of emerging conductive material. The presentation delivered can be seen below.
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Webinar 13 September - Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Commercialization

Webinar 13 September - Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Commercialization

Sep 7, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 13 September titled Graphene and Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Commercialization: Past, Present and Future.
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Lab-on-a-chip For Point-of-Care

Lab-on-a-chip For Point-of-Care

Sep 6, 2018
LoC is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single integrated circuit (commonly called a "chip") to achieve automation and high-throughput screening for PoC.
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Are you a start-up or research company?

Are you a start-up or research company?

Sep 4, 2018
With just 4 days left to apply, time is running out to explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative...