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World’s First Intelligent Bluetooth Batteries

Ansmann AG presents Intelligent Rechargeable Battery System to communicate with Mobile Devices

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Ansmann Batteries communicate with mobile devices via Bluetooth (Source: @ Ansmann AG)

Ansmann Industry Solutions – the German experts for rechargeable battery pack system solutions for various devices and eMobility, have developed an intelligent standard battery solution that integrates Bluetooth interface for wireless data transmission in batteries. Prototype and app for the world innovation of those standardized „intelligent batteries“ have firstly been presented in November at Electronica show.
Manufacturers of eBikes, lawnmowers or other rechargeable battery applications now can easily transmit data on the displays of users‘ mobile devices or smartphones. Be it battery charge level, battery temperature, manufacture date, serial number, charge and discharge cycles, charging current, status warnings or remaining actual range: Values and data can be displayed in the form of an oscillograph without any measurement set-up. Graphs for the load pattern of the battery, for example, can be traced via bluetooth in LIVE mode as standard. Optionally, the reverse data transmission direction can be used to control the end application via Bluetooth and data bus with the Smartphone.
A small additional standard add-on board is sufficient. The main advantages for the device manufacturers of Ansmann intelligent bluetooth battery are:
– simpler read-out of battery service data
– wireless read-out of battery and terminal data by the end user on mobile phones and mobile devices
– extension of terminal applications to new functions such as GPS
– simple control via Smartphone, tablet and mobile device
– customer-specific apps are possible — but not mandatory

Alongside the manufacturing of battery packs (including NiMH, Li-Ion, Li-Po, lead acid), Ansmann Industry Solutions develops combined power supply and charge solutions as well as individual integrated charger and power supply units complete solutions for device producers, including licensing in accordance with international standards. Communication integration can be done via CANBUS, SMBUS, PMBUS, I2C etc.

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As a system supplier and based on more than 20 years of experience, Ansmann is expert in producing rechargeable batteries, battery packs, primary batteries, chargers and power supplies.
ANSMANN develops all components for hardware and software as well as mechanical data according to customer requirements. In addition, ANSMANN certifies the systems used (UN-Transport-Test). Amongst others, ANSMANN works for equipment manufacturers in the area of drive systems, medical technologies and gardening tools.The production of complete solutions takes place at locations in Germany and Asia.

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Ansmann Industry Solutions
Thilo Hack
Industriestr 10
97959 Assamstadt
+49 6294 4204-0
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GKN Sinter Metals hosts collaborative additive manufacturing workshop

Experts from the automotive industry came together in the GKN Sinter Metals Innovation Center for the first AM Consulting Day

GKN Sinter Metals hosts collaborative additive manufacturing workshop

Experts from the automotive industry came together in the GKN Sinter Metals Innovation Center

Experts from the automotive and manufacturing technology industries came together at a workshop in November to learn more about the new possibilities of Metal Additive Manufacturing in series production. GKN Sinter Metals invited experts to its Innovation Center in Radevormwald, which is also home to the MetalFAB1, the world’s first Additive Manufacturing machine in the automotive industry that enables series production of design-optimized parts for engines and transmissions.

After two intensive days, Ümit Aydin, Global BD Additive Manufacturing, said, „There is no stopping the advancement of Metal AM. We all agree on this future technology’s huge potential. But on the threshold of series production, we must carefully consider the pros and cons in each and every case. We are happy to support our partners and customers in this process.“

Unique bundling of expertise and experience

GKN Sinter Metals invited the workshop participants to bring parts with them, either physically or virtually, to highlight both the technical and commercial aspects (pain points) of possible AM manufacturing in the framework of a „Part Screening“. The know-how provided by EOS GmbH, the global market and technology leader in the area of AM series production, perfectly complemented GKN Sinter Metals“ design and material expertise. „This bundling of expertise and experience is absolutely unique on a pioneer market that is changing so rapidly,“ says Ümit Aydin.

The participants agreed: „The workshop was extremely well organized and provided genuine added value for potential users of Metal AM! In addition to the technical basics, the focus was on creating tools for application – oriented potential analysis of parts in terms of suitability for additive manufacturing and directly applying them“, said Thomas Meyer, Head of Engineering at HEGGEMANN AG.

The possibilities to positively influence volume and thus weight, handling and especially also price with stress optimization (topology optimization) and material selection are an important step towards using AM parts. For GKN Sinter Metals it is clear that the next AM Consulting Day will take place soon; it is already planned for the first quarter of 2017.

Anyone interested in participating can contact uemit.aydin@gkn.com.
Early registration is recommended, as the number of participants is limited.

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality, and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing, and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and more than 6,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 7.7 billion GBP in the year to 31 December 2015.

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GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Anne Lohoff
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
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anne.lohoff@gkn.com
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Online Clothing Rental Market Revenue is expected to reach US$ 1,952.4 Mn by 2026

In terms of value, the global online clothing rental market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period owing to various factors, which are analysed in detail in this report.

Online Clothing Rental Market Revenue is expected to reach US$ 1,952.4 Mn by 2026

Online Clothing Rental Market

Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global online clothing rental market in a new report titled, „Online Clothing Rental Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026“. In terms of value, the global online clothing rental market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period owing to various factors, which are analysed in detail in this report.

Growth of the global online clothing rental market is driven by increasing preference for fashion and brand consciousness among people across the globe along with rising internet penetration. Consumers are preferring online purchase of clothes due to availability of a large variety at a discounted price. This is fuelling the demand for online rented clothes globally. Changing consumer lifestyles and increasing demand for designer dresses, party wear, and dinner suits is expected to intensify the growth of the global online clothing rental market in the next 10 years. Increasing urbanisation along with rising personal disposable income in regions such as the Asia Pacific are driving the overall growth of the global online clothing rental market.

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High profitability margins, ease of resource availability, and rising economic opportunity in developing nations are some factors encouraging new players to venture into the global online clothing rental market. Established players in the global online clothing rental market are expanding their product portfolio and are focussing on product innovations and change in target segments, which is creating robust competition in the market.

Segmentation highlights

The global online clothing rental market is segmented on the basis of Demography (Women, Men, Kids); Price Range (Premium, Mid, Low); Type (Western Wear, Ethnic Wear, Others); End User (B2C, B2B); and Business Model (Peer-to-Peer Model, Standalone Model, Hybrid Model).

The Women demography segment is expected to register a CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period

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The Peer-to-Peer business model segment was valued at US$ 656.4 Mn in 2015 and is expected to account for US$ 712.2 Mn by the end of 2016, witnessing a Y-o-Y growth rate of 8.5% over 2016-2020

Regional projections

The global online clothing rental market is segmented into the seven key regions of North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Japan, and MEA. Markets in North America, Western Europe, and APEJ are expected to record high growth rates in terms of value between 2016 and 2026. Amongst all the regions, North America is estimated to account for a comparatively higher value share in 2016. Western Europe is another major market for online clothing rentals. The entry of online luxury fashion due to rising internet penetration is expected to drive market growth in this region. In the APEJ region, increasing personal disposable income is a key driver for sustained growth of the online clothing rental market, and the APEJ market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.1% during the period 2016-2026. The online clothing rental market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period in countries such as India, the ASEAN countries, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Vendor insights

This report covers detailed profiles of key players operating in the global online clothing rental market. The report presents key strategies, key developments, product offerings, and market performance of leading companies. Some of the top companies profiled in the global online clothing rental market report are Rent the Runway, Poshmark, Elanic Services Pvt Ltd., Dress & Go, GlamCorner Pvt Ltd., Envoged, Etashee, Secoo Holdings Ltd, and Secret Worldwide.

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Processed Superfruits Market Value to Reach US$ 70.9 Bn by 2026

In terms of value, the global processed superfruits market is projected to register a healthy CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.

Processed Superfruits Market Value to Reach US$ 70.9 Bn by 2026

Processed Superfruits Market

Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global processed superfruits market in a new publication titled, „Processed Superfruits Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016 – 2026“. In terms of value, the global processed superfruits market is projected to register a healthy CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. In this report, Future Market Insights analyses the factors and trends impacting the growth of the global processed superfruits market.

According to Future Market Insights analysts, significant demand for superfruits based antioxidants is expected to drive the growth of the global processed superfruits market during the forecast period. An increasing demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages is further likely to boost overall growth of the global processed superfruits market. The global processed superfruits market is also driven by several other factors such as increasing demand for antioxidants, rising income levels in emerging economies, substantial demand for multi-use food ingredients in the food and beverage industry, and increased awareness of the nutritional attributes of superfruits. The multiple uses of superfruits as natural food colouring, natural food flavouring, and other purposes besides dietary food and functional ingredients is another key driver for the global processed superfruits market growth.

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However, high costs associated with the production, processing, and preservation of processed superfruits and a lack of consistency in terms of superfruits flavour is likely to pose challenges and restrict the growth of the global processed superfruits market over the forecast period.

„Consumers are increasingly inclined towards natural food products due to various health issues associated with artificial additives and ingredients in food processing. This preference for natural food products globally is expected to fuel the demand for processed superfruits in the food and beverages industry.“ – Analyst – Food & Beverages, Future Market Insights

Segmentation highlights

The global processed superfruits market is segmented on the basis of Form (Liquid, Frozen, Powder, Canned) and Application (Food, Beverages, Cosmetics).

The Powder form segment is anticipated to reach a market valuation of US$ 49.42 Bn by the end of 2026 and is likely to register a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period. The Liquid form segment is expected to account for 25.5% market share of the global processed superfruits market by the end of 2016

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The Beverages application segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 26.39 Bn by the end of 2016. The Food application segment is expected to hold a market value share of 30.8% by the end of 2016

Regional market projections

The global processed superfruits market is segmented into the seven key regions of North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Japan, and MEA. The Latin America and APEJ processed superfruits markets are expected to register high growth rates between 2016 and 2026 in terms of value. In terms of volume, the North America market is expected to reach 4,943,563 tons by the end of 2026, registering a volume CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period. Latin America is anticipated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 224.5 Mn in 2016 over 2015. The APEJ processed superfruits market accounted for US$ 6,475.1 Mn in 2015 and is expected to increase to US$ 6,809.5 Mn by the end of 2016, reflecting a growth rate of 5.2%. The Japan region is anticipated to reach 867,546 tons in terms of volume by the end of 2026, witnessing a volume CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.

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Vendor insights

The global processed superfruits market report profiles some of the leading players operating in the global processed superfruits market. Companies featured in the report are Symrise AG, SunOpta Inc., Kerry Group plc, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG, Del Monte Pacific Limited, Ocean Spray Cranberry Inc., PepsiCo, Inc., Dabur India Ltd., Uren Food Group Limited, and Frutarom Industries Ltd. Top companies dominating the global processed superfruits market are focussing on diversifying their product portfolio and expanding their businesses in emerging markets through strategic mergers and acquisitions.

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Photonic Sensors and Detectors Market expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% by 2016 – 2026

The global photonic sensors and detectors market was valued at US$ 22.5 Bn in 2015 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period (2016-2026).

Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global photonic sensors and detectors market in a new report titled „Photonic Sensors & Detectors Market: Global Industry Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026“. The global photonic sensors and detectors market was valued at US$ 22.5 Bn in 2015 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period (2016-2026).

According to Future Market Insights, increasing investments in telecommunication infrastructure and various government initiatives to implement fibre optic communication are major factors driving the growth of the global photonic sensors and detectors market. Additionally, increasing adoption of industrial automation solutions to address the global shortage of unskilled labour and to reduce operating costs, and continuous development and implementation of new technologies in medical devices are some of the other factors propelling the growth of the global photonic sensors and detectors market.

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„Leading players in the global photonic sensors and detectors market are faced with major challenges that force them to reduce profit margins from image sensors, thereby affecting profitability. Also, a lengthy regulatory approval and technology assessment process pertaining to new product development is likely to restrict growth of the global photonic sensors and detectors market during the forecast period.“ – Analyst – Electronics and ICT, Future Market Insights

Segmentation highlights

The global photonic sensors and detectors market is segmented on the basis of Sensor Type (Fibre Optic Sensors, Biophotonic Sensors, Image Sensors, Others); Detector Type (Photo Transistors, Single Photon Counting Modules, Photodiodes, Photocells, Others); and End use Sector (Defence & Security, Medical & Healthcare, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Consumer Electronics & Entertainment, Industrial Manufacturing, Aviation, Research & Development, Others).

The Fibre Optics Sensors segment is estimated to account for a market share of 37.7% by the end of 2016 while the Biophotonic Sensors segment is expected to be the second largest segment in terms of market share in 2016, accounting for 29.9% value share by the end of 2016

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In terms of sales volume, the Single Photon Counting Modules segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period. The Photo Transistors segment is estimated to witness a CAGR of 7.0% between 2016 and 2026

The Aviation segment is anticipated to register high Y-o-Y growth rates from 2016 to 2026 and is expected to register a CAGR of 10.2% during this period while the Defence & Security segment is estimated to account for the highest market value share of 26.3% by the end of 2016

Regional market projections

The global photonic sensors and detectors market is segmented on the basis of region into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Japan, and MEA. The North America market accounted for the highest market value share in 2015 and was valued at US$ 7.4 Bn in 2015. North America is estimated to account for 32.7% value share of the global photonic sensors and detectors market by the end of 2016. The APEJ market is projected to be the most attractive market in the global photonic sensors and detectors market during the forecast period. The APEJ market is anticipated to be valued at US$ 4.4 Bn by the end of 2016 and this is expected to increase to US$ 11.4 Bn by the end of 2026.

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Vendor insights

The report features some of the leading companies operating in the global photonic sensors and detectors market. Key players profiled in the report are Hamamatsu Photonics K.K, OMRON Corporation, ON Semiconductor, SAMSUNG, Sony Corporation, KEYENCE CORPORATION, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Prime Photonics, LC, Banpil Photonics, Inc., and NP Photonics, Inc. Leading companies in the global photonic sensors and detectors market are expanding their presence in emerging markets and are diversifying their product portfolio to strengthen their market share and enhance their customer base.

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Service Lifecycle Management Application Market expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% by 2016-2026

According to the report, the global service lifecycle management application market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1288.9 Mn by 2016 end and is expected to reach US$ 2730.8 Mn by 2026

Service Lifecycle Management Application Market expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% by 2016-2026

Service Lifecycle Management Application

Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global service lifecycle management application market in a new report titled, „Service Lifecycle Management Application Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026“. According to the report, the global service lifecycle management application market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1288.9 Mn by 2016 end and is expected to reach US$ 2730.8 Mn by 2026, projecting a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period (2016 and 2026).

According to Future Market Insights analysts, factors such as creating value proposition of end users by increasing profit margins, saving of the operational and service costs of the organisation, increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty, and transforming services with the growth of 3rd platform technologies are some of the drivers that are expected to boost the growth of the global service lifecycle management application market during the forecast period.

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„The global service lifecycle management application market is showcasing a growing trend of market consolidation through mergers and acquisitions and partnerships of key software players in the market. Many product launches by software vendors have provided end-use industries with the best breed of service lifecycle management applications. Moreover, the market is witnessing a growing trend of servicing heavy equipment and large capital intensive assets used in manufacturing and high technology industries. Cloud based technologies represent the biggest disruptive trend in the overall global service lifecycle management application market.“ – Analyst, Future Market Insights

Segmentation highlights

The global service lifecycle management application market is segmented on the basis of Software Type (Cloud-Based Software, Web-Based Software); Service Based Models (Dealer-Based Model, Performance-Based Model, Depot-Based Model, Field-Based Model); Solutions (Customer Contact & Support, Field Service Management, Warranty & Service Management, Service Parts Information Management); and End Use Industry (Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace & Defence, Medical Equipment, High Technology, Industrial Machinery & Equipment, Telecommunication).

The Web-Based Software type segment is projected to witness a Y-o-Y growth rate ranging from 3.0% to 6.3% over 2015-2026 and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period

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The Depot-Based Model segment is expected to exhibit rapid growth over the forecast period with a Y-o-Y growth rate ranging from 6.1% to 9.7% between 2015 and 2026

The Field Service Management solutions segment is estimated to account for a market share of 21.3% by 2016 end

The Medical equipment end use industry segment is estimated to account for a value share of 18.9% and is anticipated to be valued at US$ 243.7 Mn by 2016 end

Regional market projections

The global service lifecycle management application market is segmented into the seven key regions of North America, Western Europe, APEJ, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Japan, and MEA. Of all the major markets, the APAC market is projected to witness high growth in terms of revenue by the end of 2026. An increasing adoption of SLM applications in manufacturing, medical, and high tech industries in countries such as China is expected to fuel the growth of the Asia Pacific service lifecycle management application market during the forecast period. The markets in Japan and MEA are estimated to collectively account for a value share of 6.0% of the global service lifecycle management application market by 2016 and are projected to register CAGRs of 7.1% and 6.2% respectively over the forecast period.

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Vendor insights

The report on the global service lifecycle management application market profiles some of the leading companies operating in this market globally. The top companies featured in the report are PTC Inc., Tech Mahindra Limited, Wipro Limited, Siemens AG, Atos SE, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Oracle Corporation, Astea International Inc., IBM Corporation, and Dessault Systems. Market leaders are focussing on investing in service lines such as infrastructure services, product engineering services, analytics, and application services; and are entering into strategic partnerships to strengthen their market share and cement their foothold in the global service lifecycle management application market.

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A New Era in Additive Manufacturing

GKN Sinter Metals starts automotive series production with 3D printing system

A New Era in Additive Manufacturing

Simon Hoeges and the MetalFAB1 – the first Metal Additve Manufacturing machine for autom. production (Source: GKN Sinter Metals/Photographer: Ralf Bille)

Its name is MetalFAB1; it is 6.5 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 2.5 meters tall. Its job: the first Additive Manufacturing machine in the automotive industry, to enable the series production of precision parts for engines and transmissions. Its home: GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH in Radevormwald, Germany. That is where Guido Degen, SVP Advanced Engineering and Dr. Simon Hoeges, GKN AM Director, started a new era in Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) when they pressed the famous red button on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

GKN Sinter Metals will use the MetalFAB1 to produce small and medium-sized series of complex automotive components for the original equipment and replacement parts markets. Customers include most of the leading automakers and their system suppliers. The MetalFAB1 can simultaneously print hundreds of parts in one batch, meaning on one single build plate. Simon Hoeges: „Depending on how many data sets we feed into the MetalFAB1, these can be 300 identical or 300 different parts. This gives us unprecedented production capacity and flexibility.“

The integrated and automated 3D printer with the highest productivity through multiple lasers is manufactured by the Dutch company Additive Industries b.v. In a joint development program the technology is further optimized for the needs of the automotive industry.

GKN Sinter Metals once again reinforces its leadership position as innovation pioneer in the area of metallurgy in materials, processes and systems engineering with this multi-million Euro investment. With the MetalFAB1, GKN Sinter Metals is in a position to offer its customers all around the world complex and creative product solutions in next to no time.

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and more than 6,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 7.7 billion GBP in the year to 31 December 2015.

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GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
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Structural Health Monitoring Market to Grow at 13.8% CAGR through 2026: Study

North America and APE will remain lucrative markets for structural health monitoring market. Adoption of structural health monitoring in building bridges and dams will continue to fuel market growth.

Structural Health Monitoring Market to Grow at 13.8% CAGR through 2026: Study

Structural Health Monitoring Market

Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global structural health monitoring market in a latest research titled, „Structural Health Monitoring Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026“. In terms of value, the global structural health monitoring market is expected to register a CAGR of 13.8% over the forecast period (2016-2026).

According to Future Market Insights analysts, a wide availability of low-cost sensors, growing infrastructural development across the globe, and increasing government initiatives towards public safety and structural health monitoring system standardisation are factors expected to drive growth of the global structural health monitoring market over the forecast period. „Complexity in implementing structural health monitoring solutions for massive structures coupled with a lack of trained professionals could hamper overall market growth to a certain extent during the forecast period.“ – Analyst, Future Market Insights.

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The global structural health monitoring market is also likely to witness certain key trends such as an increasing focus of solution providers on low-cost energy harvesting monitoring systems and increasing adoption of distributed optic fibre in structural health monitoring solutions.

Segmentation highlights

The global structural health monitoring (SHM) market has been segmented on the basis of Type (Wired SHM System, Wireless SHM System); Component (Hardware, Software, Services); and Application (Bridges & Dams, Buildings & Stadiums, Vessels & Platforms, Airframes & Wind Turbines, Large Machinery & Equipment).

The Hardware segment is expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 3,162.2 Mn by 2026, registering a CAGR of 12.0 % during the forecast period. The Software segment is estimated to create incremental $ opportunity of US$ 601.7 Mn between 2016 and 2026

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The Wired segment was valued at US$ 917.6 Mn in 2015 and is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,036.3 Mn by the end of 2016, reflecting a Y-o-Y growth rate of 12.9%. The Wireless segment is estimated to account for a market revenue share of 34.8% by the end of 2016

The Bridges & Dams segment is expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 2,332.8 Mn by 2026, registering a CAGR of 15.6% during the forecast period. The Buildings & Stadiums segment was valued at US$ 359.9 Mn in 2015 and is estimated to reach US$ 408.1 Mn by the end of 2016, reflecting a Y-o-Y growth rate of 13.4%

Regional market projections

The global structural health monitoring market is segmented into the seven regions of North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Japan. In terms of revenue share, the North America structural health monitoring market accounted for a major share of the global structural health monitoring market in 2015, reaching a market valuation of US$ 383.6 Mn in 2015. The APEJ structural health monitoring market is expected to witness a comparatively higher growth rate during the forecast period, owing to a wide availability of low-cost sensors. The APEJ market is anticipated to be valued at US$ 268.4 Mn by the end of 2016.

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The report features some of the well-known companies operating in the global structural health monitoring market – National Instruments Corporation, Advitam Inc. (Vinci SA), Digitexx Data Systems, Inc., Acellent Technologies, Inc., Strainstall UK Limited (James Fisher & Sons PLC), Nova Metrix LLC, COWI A/S, Geocomp Corporation, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH, and Kinemetrics Inc. These companies are entering into collaborations with hardware and software vendors to improve product quality and enhance service and support levels. Top players are also making strategic investments to increase production capacity and are taking the acquisitions route to expand their market footprint. Top market players are focussing on introducing new testing platforms and mobile-based structural health monitoring platforms to outperform competition.

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Demo Day – just the start

Participants in 100-day MedTech Startup School 2016 present their ideas for founding new businesses

Demo Day - just the start

Participants in 100-day MedTech Startup School 2016 (Source: Tanja Schön/ BioRegio STERN)

(Stuttgart/Tübingen) – The University of Tübingen“s Technology Transfer Office joined forces with the University Hospital of Tübingen, Medical Innovations Incubator GmbH and the Medical Innovations Foundation to organise the second MedTech Startup School. The 100-day programme culminated in the Demo Day implemented in cooperation with BioRegio STERN Management GmbH. It took place in Tübingen and offered the nine interdisciplinary teams of students, young doctors and researchers a platform to present their ideas for founding new medtech and healthcare businesses to investors, business experts and healthcare specialists.

In July 2016, the teams embarked on a 100-day innovation training programme at the MedTech Startup School. Experienced lawyers, business experts, scientists and doctors explained to the young researchers from a wide range of sectors what makes a good business model and how a startup company works. Dr. Eberhart Zrenner, Professor of Ophthalmology and founder of the Medical Innovations Foundation, stressed in his welcoming address that interdisciplinary teams are vital for successful innovations.
The information scientists, physiotherapists, biochemists and health professionals thus made an excellent impression on the 100 or so investors, business specialists and healthcare experts.

„The young people presented their project ideas with great professionalism and commitment,“ enthused Dr. Manfred Kauer from BioRegio STERN Management GmbH. „They proved that startups don“t succeed by magic but above all thanks to good preparation,“ he added. Rolf Hecker from the University of Tübingen“s Technology Transfer Office is also excited about the concept. „The unusual format of the MedTech Startup School, culminating in the Demo Day, is unique in Germany and brings together doctors, scientists, founders, mentors, investors and industry to breathe life into ideas for innovative medtech products,“ he said.

One example is the „Rehality“ project developed jointly by computer experts, physicists, sports scientists and psychologists. Virtual reality glasses and special training software help stroke patients follow a continuous rehabilitation programme that optimally stimulates the affected parts of the brain and plays a role in getting them working again as quickly as possible. Ideas such as this and the „Peppermind“ project – a workshop programme intended to help deal with psychological disorders effectively at an early stage – met with an enthusiastic response from investors, who welcomed the opportunity to talk with the founders. „It will be interesting to see what comes out of this. In any case, the participants in last year“s Demo Days are all still going strong,“ said Dr. Kauer. As this year“s event drew to a close, everyone agreed that this wasn“t the end but just the start.

The project is funded by Baden-Württemberg’s State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and IFEX, an initiative for founding new businesses and company succession.

About BioRegio STERN Management GmbH:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is a skill-sharing network, providing a help and ad-vice centre for founders of new businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers in the life sciences sector in the cities of Stuttgart, Tübingen, Esslingen and Reutlingen and the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH represents the interests of these market players in dealings with political circles, the media and associations and provides advice on grant applications and corporate financing. Key focal points include regenerative medicine, medical technology and the automation of biotechnology. Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg is a molecular and cell biologist and investment analyst.

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Improvement of the operating range and increasing of the reliability of integrated circuits

Photodiode-controlled feedback prevents breakdown at pn junctions

Improvement of the operating range and increasing of the reliability of integrated circuits

The invention is especially advantageous for oscillator circuits that are installed in radar devices

Fast integrated circuits (ICs) are used in many ways in applied electronics. Especially, for hard driven fast or high-power components in the circuit, however, there is often a risk of breakdown, e.g. in oscillator circuits (radar systems, etc.) or „smart power“ circuits. At the pn junctions present in all components, the breakdown occurs starting at a critical field strength. The circuit is thus destroyed or becomes unusable. To prevent this, Professor Erich Kasper and Michael Morschbach at the Institute for Semiconductor Technology of the University of Stuttgart have developed a new solution. It enables real-time monitoring of the components and prevents breakdown thanks to an integrated control unit.

Currently, the breakdown can only be prevented by an external voltage or current limitation of the whole circuit (IC). In order to consider individual fluctuations of the component and temperature effects, previous solutions have sharply limited the safe operating area (SOA). Thus, in turn, the performance range could not be exploited completely.

The breakdown monitoring of the invention is realized in real time by a photodiode integrated into the semiconductor part (IC). During a breakdown, a pn junction always emits optical radiation. This light emission is detected by the photodiode integrated in the immediate vicinity. Depending on this radiation detected, the voltage and current applied to the pn junction is controlled. In case of increase of the light emission of the pn junction above a limit value, the current (voltage) is reduced until the optical emissions are below the limit value again. With this control, a complete breakdown is prevented. The working point of a transistor, for example, can thus be placed immediately before breakdown. In an integrated circuit, it is possible to monitor several breakdown-prone pn junctions. The control unit can also be integrated into the semiconductor component (IC).

With this monitoring, it is possible – without the risk of destruction – to expand the operating range and the power yield. In addition to greater reliability of ICs, an expansion of the operating range of the transistors and integrated circuits is thus also possible. The scattering of the component data causes no problems because an upcoming breakdown is detected and prevented and each transistor can be controlled individually at its breakdown limit. This permits optimal exploitation of the circuits, a higher operating temperature range, higher power, higher speed and a longer lifetime.

The invention is especially advantageous for oscillator circuits. Today, such circuits are installed in radar devices for various manufacturers“ automotive assistance systems. For safety reasons, very great reliability is indispensable here. Reliability is also a crucial topic for applications in aviation and space technology, and for „smart power“ in electromobility applications.

The patents for the invention have already been granted in Germany (DE 102007002820B3), the USA (US8519732B2) and in France and Great Britain (EP Patent). Technologie-Lizenz-Büro (TLB) GmbH supports the University of Stuttgart in patenting and marketing its innovation. TLB has been commissioned by the university with the global business implementation of this pioneering technology and offers companies possibilities to license or purchase the patents.
For more detailed information, please contact Innovation Manager Dipl.-Ing. Emmerich Somlo (esomlo@tlb.de).

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