Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.
Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry
Accelerating Materials Innovation
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The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.
This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.
Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications
This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.