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The Serbian government has awarded the contract to construct the country's first 5G-ready motorway to Bechtel ENKA Joint Venture. The 112 km (70 mile) dual carriageway, in the West Morava river valley, will be Serbia's second major transport... Read more

The European Commission has given the green light to €3.2-billion of state aid from seven member state for the research and development of battery technology. The announcement comes as part of Brussels continued push to find strategic areas where... Read more

Changes to the world of modern manufacturing are elevating industry leaders and leaving incumbents behind. Today's "smart factory" is fitted with technologies such as 3D printing and Internet of Things (IoT)-compatible machinery. The systems... Read more

Pirelli has become the first tyre company in the world to develop intelligent tyres that transmit information it detects about the road surface via the 5G network. The company presented the "World-first 5G enhanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance... Read more

Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. In the past decade, we have seen tech giants like Google and Baidu, as well as mobility service companies such as Uber and Didi joining the race... Read more

US-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace has announced the acquisition of Munich-based Shift, the largest on-demand manufacturing marketplace in Europe. The acquisition will accelerate Xometry's international expansion into 12 new countries... Read more

On first sight, Chicago’s Pullman District may not seem like the place you might expect to find one of the United States’ most progressive factories. Passing a giant Walmart and dilapidated buildings on a once prosperous brownfield site in a... Read more

Speciality chemicals company Sika has been awarded the Swiss Technology Award 2019 in the "Innovation Leaders" category. It received the award for its new, high-performance adhesive technology used in lightweight construction in the field of... Read more

One of the key events in the run up to the Automation Fair hosted by Rockwell Automation was the Perspectives media event where journalists, and Rockwell management heard from top brass about the company's achievements and plans for the future... Read more

3D printing has been touted as being a manufacturing cure-all for a whole host of different applications. The reality is very different, but this doesn't stop the onslaught of news articles proclaiming 3D printing to be the answer. Here's a... Read more

The winner of the 20th international Swedish Steel Prize is Shape Corp. from the United States. The prize is awarded for the groundbreaking use of martensitic steel in a 3D formed tube for automotive roof rail applications... Read more

Research and Development (R&D) managers have much work to do to prepare for an imminent increase in workloads, according to new research by Ayming, a business performance consultancy that specialises in innovation... Read more

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that smart factories could add at least $1.5-trillion (€1.36-trillion) to the global economy through productivity gains, improvements in quality and market share, along with customer... Read more

The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. An IIASA researcher has proposed using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue... Read more

The creation of more data and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies are providing huge opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity and profitability - but according to a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell, many in the sector are risking... Read more

Finnish Etteplan and German EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, have succeeded in 3D printing metal objects with embedded electronics inside the object in a way that enables... Read more

Spanish solar energy company, The South Oracle (TSO), has developed and patented a new software for the automatic identification of failures in images taken by drones flying over solar panels. In addition to guaranteeing the maintenance of... Read more

Dassault Systèmes has announced that the electric air mobility pioneer, Eviation Aircraft, used its 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to develop the first prototype of its zero-emission, all-electric regional commuter aircraft – Alice – in two... Read more

A global player in the tyre, construction reinforcement and composites technologies markets, Kordsa, has teamed up with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Reinforcer Kordsa, who has invested in composite... Read more

UK-based independent upstream oil and gas company Serica Energy has become the first operator in the North Sea to digitise safety following a deal to adopt the Restrata Platform - an innovative piece of tech that offers real-time monitoring of... Read more

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