Manufacturers still not embracing IIoT

Seven manufacturing market trends for 2017, according to IHS Markit report at Hannover Messe, include more growth and an attention shift from remote cloud-based...

New material switches from water-repelling to water-loving with electric current

Generally, water repellent objects and those that attract or absorb water have very different microscopic-level attributes that endow them with their behavior. For example, the myriad tiny hairs on a gecko's body help it to efficiently repel water, whilst specially treated cotton designed for harvesting water from the air contains millions of tiny pores that draw in liquid. Now researchers have discovered a way to use a single type of material to perform both functions, switching between liquid attraction and liquid repulsion, simply through the application of an electric voltage.

Hardening up: New alloy four times as tough as titanium

A chance discovery in a physics lab at Rice University has turned up an ultra-hard material that could usurp the titanium commonly used in today's knee and hip replacements. Scientists have found that by melting gold into the titanium mix they can produce a non-toxic metal that is four times harder than titanium itself, raising the prospect of more durable, longer lasting medical implants.

The first integrated solution for waste management to be built in Hungary with co-funding...

AmoTerra (AMT) and the Government of Hungary announces their plan to build the first ever total program installation for remediating waste streams, including mixed waste and radioactive material. Incorporating proven leading-edge technologies, this integrated holistic management system not only remediates waste, but also recovers greater amounts of materials to be recycled, up-cycled and sold.

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019: an international trade audience, good business contacts and a lot...

International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry ends as a record event. The 8th Fastener Fair Stuttgart, International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing...

Creating sustainable packaging solutions for confectionery goods

Sappi and the packaging technology manufacturer Syntegon Technology are joining forces for more sustainable solutions in the confectionery industry. The pressure on brand manufacturers and...

Komatsu’s self-driving dump truck doesn’t even have a cab

Despite the dream of the self-driving car, most autonomous vehicles still have a steering wheel, giving passengers the option to take control at a moments notice. Komatsu's latest dump truck is a bit different -- it doesn't even have a cab for a human operator to sit in. The company calls it the Komatsu Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle. It's a 2,700 horsepower autonomous truck designed to increase productivity by taking drivers out of the equation. Specifically, the company is trying to eliminate the three-point turn by developing a vehicle that doesn't need to see where it's going.

Prominent visit: US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel at HARTING

Great joy at the HARTING Technology Group: The opening of the world's largest industrial trade show saw US President Barack Obama visit the company’s stand together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the Harting family greeting the two heads of state. The United States is this year's partner country of the Hannover Messe.

U.S. 'open for business’ as Obama opens Hannover Messe

President Obama declared the United States "open for business" and delivered strong support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as part of the opening ceremony of Hannover Messe 2016. The United States is the Partner Country at Hannover Messe for the first time in the 70-year history of the event, and Obama received a warm welcome German chancellor Angela Merkel and from the 3,000 guests at the Hannover Centrum on Sunday, April 24.

Hyperloop One opens its first manufacturing plant

Engineers are beginning to construct the components of DevLoop ready for 2017.