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Fighting unwanted biofilms Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals. Like a single large creature, they can spread within wounds or colonize implants or biomedical products. With novel materials and surfaces researchers intend to combat the sturdy pathogens. Some of us who are hospitalized are feeling worse … More The most successful flat share in the world

XAAR celebrates 20 years of the XAAR 128 Inkjet Printhead

Xaar is celebrating the 20th birthday of its ever popular Xaar 128 printhead. Initially conceptualised for use in desktop fax machines, in fact, at launch the Xaar 128 proved to be better suited to other sectors due to its combination of reliability, ease of integration, speed and quality of print. This ensured it quickly became … More XAAR celebrates 20 years of the XAAR 128 Inkjet Printhead

Design considerations for Electronic Textiles

James Hayward, a leading industry expert and Principal Analyst at IDTechEx has recently written the below article looking at the design considerations for e-textiles. Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s. IDTechEx’s latest research report in the area … More Design considerations for Electronic Textiles

3D printing on the road to mass production

3D printing offers unique opportunities to produce three-dimensional, often complex shaped parts in one single step. While predominantly prototypes and sample parts have been produced in small numbers so far, many industries are increasingly interested in industrial mass production. Silicon Valley based company Carbon [https://www.carbon3d.com/] has developed Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology, which can accelerate … More 3D printing on the road to mass production