The U.S. Roofing Industry Outlook for 2018 and Beyond

Boosted by an increase in single-family housing starts and the rising need for storm-resistant products, the demand for roofing in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% to reach $19.9 billion in 2021, according to a new white paper by The Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company.

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The Top 7 Things to Know About Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is a powerful disruptive force with the potential to restructure the current competitive landscape and produce a new set of market leaders. Companies that are slow to adopt new technologies and processes could be left behind.

Topics: Software & Enterprise Computing Manufacturing & Construction Heavy Industry

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) Technology for Robotics, UAVs, AR, and Cars

According to a market research report by BIS Research, the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology market was estimated at $50 million in 2017 and is estimated to reach $8.23 billion by 2027.

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5 Key Trends in 3D Printing Materials

3D printing has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of this century that has the potential to change manufacturing activities across various industries. 3D printing technologies can help companies differentiate their business and gain a powerful competitive advantage.

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3 Key Factors Driving Momentum in the Global HVAC Industry

According to a report by BIS Research, the global heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market was estimated at $172.37 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $208.55 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 2.6% during the forecast period. A number of factors are at play:

Topics: House & Home Manufacturing & Construction Heavy Industry

3D Bioprinting: A Revolutionary Technology in the Healthcare Industry

3D bioprinting artificially constructs living tissue by applying layer-upon-layer of living cells. The deposition of live cells in combination with biological substances such as collagen, fibrin, and gelatin supports the growth of complete tissues and organs.

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Microencapsulation to Boost Innovation in Food & Beverage Industry

Microencapsulation is increasingly attracting the attention of various industries as a means to attain product differentiation and enhance product value. It is the process of encapsulating tiny core/internal phase material with shell material through advanced techniques.

Topics: Food & Beverage Manufacturing & Construction Industry Insights

Top Advanced Materials & Technologies in the Electronics Industry

The electronics industry is extremely dynamic as technologies, materials, and business models are continuously restructured to meet evolving consumer demand. The demand for miniaturized (i.e., smaller, lighter, and thinner electronics products), improved connectivity and computing power, faster data speeds, and most importantly, sustainability, is encouraging innovations in this industry.

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Top 5 Trends in the Electronics Industry

Since the time the “electronic revolution” hit the telecommunication industry, the competition in the field has exponentially increased leading to furious investment and innovation, helping to give rise to the digital economy. The digital economy supported the development of many electronic appliances such as smart phones, watches, TVs, refrigerators, security systems, and of course, environmentally friendly electric vehicles.

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Global Intelligent Lighting Controls Market Forecast

The global intelligent lighting controls market is estimated to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 10.2% from 2017 to 2023, according to the market intelligence report Global Intelligent Lighting Controls Market by BIS Research.

Emerging technologies have accelerated the usage of intelligent lighting controls in various end use applications. The market is further being driven by the increasing smart homes market along with customization benefits and the continuously decreasing average selling price (ASP) of LED bulbs.

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