Additive Manufacturing is one of the rapidly growing technologies being adopted for designing, rapid prototyping and manufacturing of new components. With the advent of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0, the technological advantages enabled by additive manufacturing have allowed it to be adopted by diverse sectors across the manufacturing industry.
The latest issue of Advanced MedTech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles some of the innovative technologies across the medical device and imaging industry. This issue of AMDT TOE profiles a powered orthotic device for limb rehabilitation, bioabsorbable implant for anal fistula treatment, robotically assisted sonic therapy for cancer, and iontophoretic transdermal technology for anemia treatment. Under novel surgical solutions, it covers incisionless surgical intervention for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a percutaneous surgical solution for treatment of critical limb ischemia. This issue also profiles a smart inhaler, a smart ovulation tracker, advanced wound care, and an optical biopsy tool.
This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles advancements in robots, 3D printing, and autonomous solutions for agriculture. Innovation profiled in this TOE include self-navigating telepresence robots, robots for small part material handling, and a development kit that makes human-robot collaborations safer. Metal powder bed fusion 3D printing, 3D printing of aerospace parts and aero engine components, and fast and low-cost 3D metal printing are also profiled. In addition, an autonomous vegetable weeding robot, an autonomous strawberry harvester, and an autonomous precise weed control solution are also in focus in this TOE.
This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles advancements in automation, online Manufacturing, 3D printing, and robots. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software).
People are becoming more aware of plastic pollution, and consumers and manufacturers are seeking ways to reduce their contribution to the problem. Using less plastic, improving recycling rates, using more biodegradable plastics, and moving toward a circular economy for plastics are all potential solutions. The goal of this report is to present in great detail several options to improve the sustainability of plastics, and determine to what degree each option will be integrated into the market through the forecast period. For example, alternatives to plastic are discussed and segmented into specific applications. The environmental impact of paper or metal straws, cloth bags, paper cups, and other plastic alternatives are discussed, and the most environmentally friendly options are highlighted for each application.
The global security market is poised to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.81% over 2018–2025. Cybersecurity is the most crucial technology segment that is projected to grow at a faster rate than the overall security market, achieving a CAGR of 9.20% over the same period. An inevitable need for advanced security solutions to contain geopolitical instability, rising crime-terror nexus through prison-based radicalization, border conflicts, evolving business models and digital transformation will mark the growth of the security industry. The global security industry is going through a massive digital transformation through inclusion of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain technologies in security operations.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (Afib) in 2.7 million to 6.1 million people in the US. AFib is typically associated with symptoms, such as irregular heartbeat, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and chest pain.
This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles advancements in additive manufacturing and robots. A powder-based 3D printing method that uses predictive simulation software for high quality prints, additive manufacturing of micrometer level components, a robust soft gripper for heavy lifting, and an automated Hemming robot have been discussed in this TOE. Also in focus are an outdoor valet parking robot, an autonomous logistics robot for warehouses and retail stores, and butler robots for the hospitality industry.
This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE profiles advancements in unmanned ground vehicles, 3D printing, nano-scale composite manufacturing, and robots.
The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market.