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Bayer to sell crop science division for €5.9bn 

October 16, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

German chemicals giant Bayer has announced that it will sell parts of its crop science business to BASF for €5.9 billion. BASF is also a German company, specializing in chemicals manufacture. According to the official announcement, the deal will only go through if regulators approve Bayer’s announced acquisition of Monsanto. The company will sell its

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Toyota teams up with Mazda, Denso to develop basic structural technologies for EVs

October 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Toyota has unveiled plans to develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles under a joint technology development contract with Mazda and Denso. The three parties are establishing a new company called EV Common Architecture Spirit Co. Ltd, which

Ford tests designing new vehicles by using holograms

September 25, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In order to be one step ahead of the competition when it comes to designing more stylish vehicles for its customers, Ford has turned to Microsoft and its revolutionary HoloLens mixed reality technology. Developed by Microsoft, the HoloLens mixed reality

GE introduces its largest onshore wind turbine for low to medium wind speed sites

September 18, 2017 • Sustainability, World NewsComments (0)

GE Renewable Energy has introduced its new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine featuring the largest rotor in the segment and an innovative blade design. Lauded as GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date, the 4.8-158 is equipped with a 158 meter rotor

Leading electronics manufacturer modernises assembly line with Stratasys additive technology

September 15, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company Ricoh is replacing traditional metal tooling at its Production Technology Centre assembly line with Stratasys’ customised, lightweight 3D printed jigs and fixtures to improve manufacturing efficiency

Johnson Matthey opens new ceramic 3D printing laboratory in the UK

August 15, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Johnson Matthey (JM) has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art ceramic 3D printing facility in Royston, UK. The company, which produces bespoke ceramic products with flexible geometries, said the new R&D laboratory will improve its understanding

MIT researchers develop new algorithm that allows designers to exploit the high resolution of 3D printers

August 9, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Modern 3D printers have a resolution of 600 dots per inch, which gives them the ability to ‘pack’ a billion tiny cubes – called voxels – of different materials into a volume measuring just 1.67 cubic inches. This gives designers commensurate control