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.

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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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Global Construction Equipment Market to Recover in 2017

The construction equipment industry is a classic cyclical market, with pronounced ups and downs and the potential for significant year-to-year swings in demand. But even this pattern has been disrupted over the last eight years or so as the industry has struggled to come to terms with the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis.

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3 Trends in US Engineering Services Industry Indicators

Over the past few years, trends in three key indicators have taken hold of some of the larger markets for engineering services. These are:

  • dynamic changes in natural gas and crude oil prices
  • a surge in spending on nonresidential building construction
  • an uptick in the retirement of coal-fired power plant capacity

The direction these indicators take going forward may significantly influence demand for engineering services in their associated market segments.

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Boral’s Acquisition of Headwaters Shows Interest in Construction Projects

One of the few things both political parties agreed on during the recent US presidential election campaign was the need to rebuild the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Not only are many of the nation’s roads and bridges in need of repair, if not outright replacement, but this surge in construction activity would generate high-paying jobs. 

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President has spurred interest in large-scale public works projects, especially with his call for a national infrastructure bank. While some parts of his plan remain controversial — and details on how to pay for it remain murky — many businesses are betting that there will be an increase in US construction activity. 

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