Innovative casting system for series production

Using a new die casting technology Power Cast and Frech reduced cycle times, saved material and improved quality.

New ultrasonic testing device

Ultrasonic specialist Sonotec introduced a digital ultrasonic testing device including touchscreen technology

Ford uses foam and plastic made from CO2

Ford is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured CO2 for its vehicle lineup

Light Rider is the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle

APWorks developed a lightweight motorcycle using bionic design and a selective 3D laser printing system

Electricity from waste heat

For the first time so-called thermoelectric materials reliably convert waste heat directly into electricity.

Space modules for industrial and scientific purposes

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance join forces to foster habitable volumes in Low Earth orbit

Nanoparticles for biomedical applications

An international, interdisciplinary team is developing highly porous biomaterials for localised release of therapeutic ions and drugs

The world’s first automated sinter test facility

With a new sinter test facility, thyssenkrupp optimizes the composition for steelmaking using different raw materials efficiently

Hywind Pilot Wind Park in Scotland

Statoil plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast

Drilling like lightning

A novel drilling procedure fragments rock with a high-voltage impulse that enables up to 30% lower drilling costs.