How do we end up with fresh and innovative products? The use of advanced materials in design and manufacturing is a key ingredient in introducing new innovations to the marketplace. This is especially apparent in wearables, e-textiles, consumer markets, medical markets and photonics.
Going forward, materials will create new ways of conducting electricity in traditionally non-electronic markets, accelerating our transformation to a fully digital world. Nanoparticles, ceramics, graphene, silicones, super-slick coatings and stronger composites are just a few examples of materials that have the ability to transform entire markets. As a result, expertise in advanced assembly techniques as well as material science leadership will be required not only to stay current but to predict future trends and gain a competitive edge.