Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 9, 2019

5G devices and network infrastructure face significant thermal management challenges due to higher power consumption for high frequencies, especially those using millimeter wave (mmWave), as well as larger numbers of antennas per device for MIMO architectures (see the report "Thermal Management ... read more.

Case Study

Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 9, 2019

Laird Technologies recently launched a gap-filling material for use in these devices that combines both heat dissipation and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding capabilities. This material, based on Laird's data sheets, offers order-of-magnitude improvement over previous generations of ... read more.

Case Study

Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 9, 2019

Metamaterials for medical imaging and transcranial electromagnetic stimulation

The company was started by Tryfon Antonakakis and Panos Antonakakis in 2015 based in part on research from Imperial College London (ICL). The company makes metamaterial antennas for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and for transcranial electromagnetic stimulation. It claims its technology can enable... read more.
Company Snapshot

Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 9, 2019

3D printers for printed circuit boards

The company was started by Nicolas Vansnick, Michael Knox, and Carlos Ospina in 2013. To date, the company has raised about $2.6 million. The company is a developer of 3D printers that produce complete printed circuit boards (PCBs). Key differentiating claims of the company include the ability to ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Anthony Vicari

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October 9, 2019

Aerosalized sprayable fabric

The company was founded by Manel Torres based on his research at Imperial College London (ICL). The company makes a spray-on fabric in an aerosol can; the spray contains a liquid suspension of fibers that dry to form a conformal nonwoven fabric when deposited on a surface. Key claims of the company ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Anthony Vicari

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October 9, 2019

3D printers for dentistry

The company was started by Amir Mansouri, Jing Zhang, and Hossein Bassir in 2014. The company is a developer of DLP 3D printers and printable photopolymer materials for the dental industry. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in printer cost and production speed compared... read more.
Company Snapshot

Anthony Vicari

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October 9, 2019

Antimicrobial coatings

BioCote was founded in 1994 to develop antimicrobial coatings. The company makes antimicrobial coatings with active ingredients including silver, zinc, copper, phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds, and thiabendazole (fungicide). Some of the company's key claims include hazard analysis ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

October 9, 2019

Concrete foundation for floating wind applications

CEO Paul de la Guérivière and Pierre Coulombeau co-founded Ideol in 2010; to date, the company has raised over €40 million ($44 million) in public and private funding coming from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), HPC Capital, Kerogen Capital and Hitachi Zosen among others... read more.
Company Snapshot

Danielle Bradnan

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October 8, 2019

Women's reproductive health technologies. Women's health is a potentially lucrative opportunity to provide excellent care to a traditionally underrepresented demographic.  Clients should be looking for ways to interface with this healthcare vertical through any readily available technology for ... read more.

Technology

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 8, 2019

Tesla's acquisition of DeepScale comes after a summer of shakeups in the automaker's Autopilot team, which works on vehicle automation features made available to customers over software updates. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised to have full self-driving capabilities implemented by 2020, an ... read more.

Analyst Insight

How to organize for materials informatics

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The potential of materials informatics (MI) to change the way R&D is done within chemical and material companies — and by their customers — is becoming increasingly clear. Lux has highlighted potential MI strategies and the importance of consortia or other collaborations to increase acess to data, but having the right internal organization to make strategic use of this data, and the new business models and MI can enable, can be just as critical. This report provides a guideline on how to form an internal MI strategy, laying out the key steps and questions to ask, as well as the potential pitfalls to avoid.

How 3D printing replaces conventional manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Dental, medical, and aerospace industries are among the first adopters of 3D printing technologies for final part production -- and new applications are emerging in industries like footwear and automotive. This report summarizes the most promising 3D printing applications in these industries and highlights the most suitable materials, 3D printing technologies, and business models for each application. It highlights the impact on the 3D printing market size, and discusses the unmet needs of the current systems to serve for these areas

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

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Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.