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HP sees 3D printing potential in transforming APAC manufacturing - ZDNet
3D printing can reduce labour costs since there are no parts to assemble and has the potential to "smarten" up logistics in markets such as Singapore and China, but it will require businesses to rethink the entire manufacturing process--from design to when products are delivered to customers.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-industries  3D-printing  labor-costs 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
National Center For Manufacturing Sciences & US Army Research Laboratory Are Collaborating - CleanTechnica
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen are collaborating to launch the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) program. The new program is intended to support US manufacturers with their large-scale additive manufacturing (3D printing) projects. 
public-private-partnerships  industry-organizations  research&development  research-commercialization  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Siemens India: Betting big on digitalisation - Fortune India
Harnessing digitalisation to optimise manufacturing is what will drive growth, and Siemens India says despite macro economic challenges facing India, the opportunities in the space are immense.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  3D-printing  india  business-globalization 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Additive manufacturing on the brink of industrialization — Roland Berger
The metal additive manufacturing industry is expanding and innovative new technologies are shaking up the market. Companies need to stay on the ball when it comes to the latest developments to avoid missing important opportunities.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
The Trade War with China Could Accelerate 3-D Printing in the U.S. - HBR
As companies rethink their supply chains, they ought to seriously consider embracing a new manufacturing technology that’s now ready for prime time: 3-D printing.
china-trade-war  backshoring  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  government-policy  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0: The Influence of Big Data on the Manufacturing Floor - Area Development
By effectively embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the manufacturing sector can analyze processes and identify optimization possibilities.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  IOT  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  data 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
How Metal Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Aerospace Industry Landscape - ENGINEERING.com
The aerospace industry has always been a difficult market for start-ups to break into, going all the way back to Glenn Curtiss and the surprisingly litigious Wright Brothers. Today, the challenge doesn’t come from intellectual property or competing with giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin—there’s an entire supply chain feeding those behemoths, after all.
supply-chain  parts-suppliers  startup  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Aerospace  industry-reports  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-435  insider-10-5-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Industrial manufacturers: Take the leap and create strategies for IoT investment - Industrial Insights - PwC
Industrial manufacturers cannot only rely on traditional machinery for revenue streams anymore. They realize that customers are increasingly seeking improved efficiency and production transparency from connected technologies and digitization – but getting there is the challenge.
internet-of-things  industry4.0  3D-printing  research&development  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-432-top  insider-10-17-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
3D Printing: A Game-Changer for the Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Area Development
Automotive 3D printing has been experiencing phenomenal growth and is affecting the industry’s design, development, manufacturing, and distribution processes.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network - ENGINEERING.com
GE Additive has announced the launch of its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), which aims to create an open, competitive marketplace that will accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing (AM).
GE  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  pittsburgh  innovation-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Siemens Launches Online Additive Manufacturing Network - Modern Machine Shop
Siemens recently launched an early version of its Additive Manufacturing Network, an online platform for collaboration between manufacturing industry partners.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  industry-consortium  Around-the-web  siemens  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The 3D-Printed Age: Why This Futuristic Ohio Factory Is Proving Mark Twain Wrong - GE Reports
Mark Twain allegedly claimed that when the end of the world came, he wanted to be in Cincinnati “because it’s always 20 years behind the times.” The quip is funny, but his strategy to ride out Armageddon in the Queen City would backfire today. A case in point is GE’s Additive Technology Center located along Interstate 75 as it bisects the northern suburb of West Chester Township.
Cincinnati  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  shop-floor  Around-the-web  this-week-423  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
A Closer Look at Orlando’s Dynamic Industrial Market - CPE
Wilson McDowell, director & principal at Cite Partners, talked about trends and challenges impacting the sector, including 3D manufacturing and autonomous trucks or the lack of well-located industrially zoned land.
industrial-real-estate  3D-printing  autonomous-vehicles  orlando  Metros  commercial-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-422 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why German companies fail at digital innovation - Handelsblatt
(No) thanks to hierarchical managers, obsolete tools and daft politics, Germany risks being left in the digital dark age. Here are the four worst problems.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  germany  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  tech  technology  high-tech  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Defining Rapid Manufacturing - MoldMaking Technology
A broad definition of rapid manufacturing is the use of software automation and connected manufacturing equipment to rapidly accelerate the manufacturing process. Read how one provider breaks down some of the considerations when applied to 3D printing.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Poised for Leap Ahead in 2018 as Technologies Mature - IndustryWeek
What will be disrupting the manufacturing industry in 2018? Try IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale.
this-week-407-top  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  robotics  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-technology  3D-printing  skilled-labor  technology 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Airbus Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing - ENGINEERING.com
There is perhaps no greater friend of additive manufacturing than the aerospace industry. It’s here that you find the most traction in the move from metal rapid prototyping to metal additive manufacturing. So, if you want to know where 3D printing is heading as a production technology, an aerospace giant like Airbus makes for an ideal bellwether.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry-reports  Aerospace  airbus  Around-the-web  this-week-401-top 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Adidas Prepares to Open Its First U.S.-Based Robotic Manufacturing Speedfactory In Georgia - Hypepotamus
As automated technology — robotics — for textile manufacturing becomes more common, sportswear giant adidas is preparing to open its first robot-driven “Speedfactory” in the U.S. in Cherokee County, Georgia.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  adidas  textiles-clothing-industries  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  Georgia  south-atlantic  technology  3D-printing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Impossible Objects raises $6.4 million for 3-D printed car parts - CNBC
Impossible Objects' Model One printers are already being used by major manufacturers in the U.S., chairman and founder Bob Swartz told CNBC. These include Jabil and Aurora Flight Sciences, the aerospace company recently acquired by Boeing.
3D-printing  Aerospace  Around-the-web  supply-chain  parts-suppliers  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
The Future of Advanced Manufacturing: Design for 3D Printing and Implementation of Digital Factories – IndustryWeek
If the global engineering and manufacturing community plans to keep unlocking the full potential of industrial 3D printing, together they will have to keep rethinking the fundamentals of design engineering and digital factories of the future.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  manufacturing  3D-printing  technology  high-tech  tech  engineering 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Advanced Technologies for the “Connected Age” - Area Development
With new applications for leading-edge technologies seemingly being developed on an almost daily basis, the eventual implications for business and consumers, and on aspects of daily living, are only just beginning to be understood.
area-development-features  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  advanced-industries  advanced-technology  advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing  data  internet-of-things 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
How Mitsubishi Hitachi benefits from additive manufacturing technology - TechTarget
In this Q&A, Paul Browning, CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi, explains how and why the company uses additive technologies to create better products that improve outcomes for its customers.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
BMW, GE Commit Millions to Digital Manufacturing Marketplace - US News
An on-demand industrial startup that's been described as the "Uber of manufacturing" announced Wednesday it had secured millions of dollars in additional funding from the venture-capital arms of BMW and GE.

The companies, along with Highland Capital Partners, have set their sights on Xometry – pronounced "Zometry" – for a $15 million investment to support a portal that connects buyers of customized manufactured parts with those who produce them.
advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing  internet-of-things  industry4.0  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-390-top 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing - MIT Technology Review
Desktop Metal thinks its machines will give designers and manufacturers a practical and affordable way to print metal parts.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  metal-fabrication  this-week-386-top  this-week-408 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
How Do You Integrate 3D Printing into a Big Business? Ask Caterpillar - ENGINEERING.com
Last year, Caterpillar officially cut the ribbon on its Additive Manufacturing Factory. The site is located at Caterpillar’s Global Research & Development Center in Mossville, Ill. This installation provides the AM innovation group with access to and inspiration from the R&D group, but also exposes the AM factory to the public and executives that tour the facility regularly.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Caterpillar  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution - strategy+business
Conventional boundaries between industries are eroding. It’s getting harder to tell the difference between, say, a telecommunications company and an entertainment producer, or between a retail bank and a retail store. The relationships among suppliers, producers, and consumers are also blurring, more rapidly than many business decision makers are prepared for.
industry4.0  advanced-technology  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
3D printing and business capabilities - Deloitte University Press
As additive manufacturing (AM) becomes prevalent, organizations looking for more AM value opportunities must go beyond installing machinery to developing enabling capabilities such as talent, quality assurance, and organization redesign. Companies that have found such value share their stories.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-374 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Editor’s Note: Cobots Driving Innovation and Growth - Area Development
According to the Brookings Institution’s annual report — America’s Advanced Industries: New Trends — digitization is pervading all fields of industry.
area-development-features  editors-note  Matt  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  robotics  3D-printing  nanotechnology  tech  high-tech  technology 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Cheaper, faster, lighter: 3D-printed car parts are now a thing - Ars Technica
The company is now working on developing the technology to allow OEMs to manufacture components—in volume—with much lower capital costs and energy use than the conventional method.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  OEMs  automotive-industry  this-week-368  Around-the-web 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Reebok Is Bringing Some ShoeMaking Back to U.S. - Fortune
Reebok is bringing some manufacturing capabilities to the United States as the athletic-gear maker unveiled plans to open a new manufacturing lab that relies on futuristic liquid material and 3D drawing.

Fortune has learned that in early 2017, the Adidas-owned brand will open its own Liquid Factory manufacturing lab in Lincoln, R.I. in a collaboration with footwear specialist AF Group Inc.
rhode-island  reebok  apparel  u.s.-manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
What Does the Rise of 3D Printing Mean for Global Companies? - strategy+business
With manufacturing put into the hands of small firms and even consumers, traditional value chains may no longer be as advantageous.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  micro-factories  Around-the-web  this-week-366  supply-chain 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
First Person: 3D Printing’s “Disruptive” Effect on Manufacturing - Area Development
Hornick advises and educates clients about 3D printing and the IP issues of this rapidly developing and potentially disruptive technology.
area-development-features  Matt  first-person  3D-printing  manufacturing  high-tech  tech  technology 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Faster Than a (3-D Printed) Speeding Bullet - IndustryWeek
How Jabil Circuit is partnering with Hewlett-Packard to develop stronger parts, shorten product development life cycles and overhaul supply chains with the help of additive manufacturing.
this-week-365  Around-the-web  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  manufacturing  high-tech  technology  tech  IBM 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
China's next-generation manufacturing industry has stalled and the US will benefit — Quartz
After three decades of dramatic growth, China’s manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  china  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
3D printing: moving into the mainstream - EY
This article examines the business trends driving the wider uptake of 3D printing and the technology trends that are enabling it to broaden its scope to less traditional industries. We explore how a range of different sectors are now starting to use 3D printing, including for food production and within resources industries, such as oil and gas.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-362-top  food-processing 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Auto, Aerospace Industries Warm Up to 3D Printing - IndustryWeek
Stratasys, Siemens and others big names are beginning to push 3D printing well into the center of manufacturing from around the edges, and while the tech hasn’t always lived up to the hype, it could still shake up the factory floor.
this-week-362  Around-the-web  automotive-industry  Aerospace  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
How Additive Technologies Are Paving A Path To A Full-Scale Manufacturing Revolution - GE Reports
GE’s Christine Furtoss explains how additive technologies today are making breakthroughs, from surgical procedures to jet engine parts. In the future, the use of 3-D models in additive manufacturing will go beyond the realm of our imagination.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-358 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
First Person: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing - A Valuable Tool for OEMs - Area Development
One of Area Development’s staff editors recently interviewed Terry Wohlers about the state of the 3D printing industry, aka additive manufacturing, which has experienced enormous growth in recent years, going far beyond its original “prototyping” usage to become a manufacturing tool for end-use products in some of the world’s largest OEM production facilities.
area-development-features  Matt  additive-manufacturing  manufacturing  3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  OEMs 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution - The Atlantic
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  small-business  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0 - bcg.perspectives - The Boston Consulting Group
Our study demonstrates that companies in two leading industrial nations have set high ambitions for Industry 4.0 but will need to accelerate their efforts to implement these technological advances and achieve their goals.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-353  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing  executive-surveys 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
A Strategist’s Guide to Industry 4.0 - strategy+business
Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-353  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Can HP Make 3-D Printing into a Mass Manufacturing Technique? - MIT Technology Review
Despite the flexibility of 3-D printing, it still cannot compete with conventional injection molding for making large volumes of high-strength plastic parts. Hewlett-Packard says its new printing technology will change that
Around-the-web  this-week-353  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  HP  BMW  Nike 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
The Questions Executives Should Ask About 3D Printing - HBR
Each of the potential business benefits of 3D printing carries tax implications that could alter the equation for any anticipated operating efficiency or return on investment.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-350 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
3D Printing and the ‘flattening” of manufacturing - PwC Industrial Insights
3D printing may not only be the answer to highly specialized, low-number lot production. It may also be on the cusp of competing with conventional manufacturing. Indeed, more manufacturers (52%) expect 3D printing to be used for high-volume production in the next 3 to 5 years, compared to two years ago (38%).
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  scaling-production  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-349  executive-surveys 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
World’s first 3D printed car on sale as $53,000 - Independence Tech Time
Local Motors, the Arizona-based technology company behind the “world’s first 3D-printed car”, has announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for the vehicles in the spring of 2016, with manufacturing and delivery expected in early 2017.
this-week-349  Around-the-web  Matt  3D-printing  manufacturing  automotive-industry  arizona  southwest  tech  technology  high-tech  advanced-manufacturing 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurs Take On Manufacturing - HBR
Just as with software 15 years ago, start-up manufacturing is beginning to graduate to the bigger time. New tools, resources, and intermediaries are allowing a new generation of serious entrepreneurs to begin to bridge the worlds of hacker space and industry. As a result, software-enabled manufacturing start-ups are poised to have a large economic impact.
small-business  small-manufacturing  startup  capital-access  internet-of-things  3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-343-top 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Researchers test 'game changer' in manufacturing industry - KCCI Home
Iowa State University researchers are testing out a metal 3D printer that could change the entire manufacturing industry.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  3D-printing  iowa  midwest 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Legoland opens secret hub in Lake Wales to build lego models to be shipped around the globe - abcactionnews.com
Merlin Entertainment, the company that runs Legoland, just opened a new hub in Lake Wales where all its new Lego models are built and shipped around the world.
this-week-338  Around-the-web  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  jobs  engineering  3D-printing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
30 Under 30 In Manufacturing: Making The Personal Scalable - From Iced Tea To Robots To Spare Parts - Forbes
Manufacturing is entering a new era thanks to 3D printing, big data, apps, robotics and other technologies, and it’s one that Henry “You Can Have Any Color You Want As Long As It’s Black” Ford wouldn’t recognize.
this-week-336  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  3D-printing  robotics  big-data 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Adidas wants to make sneakers with more robots and fewer Chinese factories - Quartz
As technology such as 3D printing advances, China gets more expensive, and brands look for ever-faster ways to bring customers what they want, the old rules of manufacturing are being upended. One great example of how the field is changing is Adidas’s new robot-run “Speedfactory” in Ansbach, Germany, which will use “intelligent, robotic technology” to produce Adidas sneakers faster than ever. The German company hopes intelligent, robotic technology could one day revolutionize the industry.
apparel  robotics  advanced-manufacturing  adidas  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
In Focus: How 3-D Printing Will Impact the Supply Chain and Commercial Real Estate - Area Development
As 3-D printing makes on-demand manufacturing feasible, it will affect the supply chain, causing producers to locate closer to their major markets.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  supply-chain  3D-printing  ecommerce  e-commmerce  real-estate  commercial-real-estate  CRE 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
What 3D Printing Means for Manufacturers Field Service - IndustryWeek
Before much longer, 3-D printing will compress the supply chain — enabling 3-D-printed parts anywhere, any time and at any quantity — and it will force a shift in product innovation from physical manufacturing to demand manufacturing with new objects and new materials.
3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Nike and adidas Invest in 3D Printing for Customized Shoe Design - brandchannel
The old world of printing is dying a long, slow death as the digital world continues to consume all. One form of printing, though, will be growing exponentially in the coming years: 3D.
Around-the-web  Matt  3D-printing  nike  manufacturing 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Voodoo Manufacturing Taps The Power Of 3D Printing To Make Things On Demand - TechCrunch
The group, called Voodoo Manufacturing raised $300,000 to build their 3D printing shop and are currently profitable, a testament to the power of making things quickly.

The company has 125 3D printers running in tandem and controlled by a central server. Jobs go in, are printed, and shipped out immediately. They have printed over 25,000 pieces so far for clients like Universal, Viacom, and Chipotle.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  maker-bot  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-325  Around-the-web 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Alcoa Invests $60 Million To Expand Its R&D Technical Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Area Development
Lightweight metals leader Alcoa will invest $60 million to expand its R&D Technical Center center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The investment will accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  pittsburgh  3D-printing  metal-industry  metal  Aerospace  automotive-industry  advanced-industries 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Survey Reveals 3D Printing’s Imminent Impact on Manufacturing - Business Wire
The survey’s respondents are serious users. Each one of the 700 engineers, executives, designers and project managers who participated are already using 3D printing in their manufacturing processes or plan to do so in the next three years, making this one of the most comprehensive industry surveys of professional 3D printing users.
this-week-317  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  prin  3D-printing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
MakerBot Expands To Larger Manufacturing Plant In Brooklyn, New York - Area Development
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., opened its new and larger 170,000 square foot factory at Industry City, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, New York.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  new-york  mid-atlantic  3D-printing  high-tech  brooklyn  technology 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Largest Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Opens Up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center - 3ders.org
As more manufacturers from multiple industries ranging from medical to aerospace continue to find new ways of implementing additive manufacturing into their existing processes, it should come with little surprise that theses manufacturing companies are also putting more focus on their R&D departments for further developing additive manufacturing processes to better suit their needs.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  3D-printing  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  marine-industry  innovation  innovation-centers 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Ultrafast 3-D Printing Tech Could Challenge Established Manufacturing Methods - MIT Technology Review
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  mass-production  plastics  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-312 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
3D printing (3DP) is changing manufacturing technologies and processes - PwC
Manufacturers—from small job shops to multinational industrial products firms—are crossing the threshold from tinkering with prototypes to the production of final products.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-311  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
3D Printing is About to Change the World Forever - Forbes
I believe, along with a growing number of leaders around the world, that 3D printing will change the way things are produced more in this century than the industrial revolution did over the last 300 years.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  3D-printing  manufacturing  high-tech 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Rebuild, Renew: Possibilities for Industrial Infrastructure - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Every company will take a different approach to digitalization; there is no single blueprint for the journey. It’s also clear that no manufacturer can afford to modernize entire operations overnight.
industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing  manufacturing-automation  this-week-306  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
3D Printing and Regional Manufacturing Competitiveness - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
3D technology will have many impacts on the shape of regional manufacturing clusters. With its capacity for flexible design, it seems possible that 3D printing can accelerate cluster-to-cluster spillover impacts and the development of new clusters
competitiveness  u.s.-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  industry-organizations  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Samsung to Develop 400 Smart Factories in Korea by 2017 - Be Korea-savvy
Samsung and the Gyeongbuk Creative Economy Center are aiming to help Korean SME manufacturing businesses flourish through the digitalization and intelligentization of their industrial processes, while re-innovating dated industrial facilities.
south-Korea  internet-of-things  micro-factories  smart-factories  additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  manufacturing-automation  this-week-295  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
First 3-D Printed Car Displayed At Battelle In Columbus - WBNS-10TV
A car-lover's dream in shiny blue and white drew admiring glances from employees of Battelle Memorial Institute. It's an engineering experiment that could point the way for cheaper family cars in the future.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  columbus  ohio  midwest  automotive-industry  3d-printing 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
How 3D Printing is Set to Shake up Manufacturing Supply Chains - The Guardian
In the future we’ll print our own smartphone cases while manufacturers print more complex goods like vehicles for same-day collection.
this-week-285  around-the-web  manufacturing  matt  supply-chain  3d-printing 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
How 3D Printing will affect Real Estate - Colliers International
1.Densification: less inventory, less space; 2. Location, Location, Location: rethinking the supply chain; 3. Taxation: new technology, new revenue
3d-printing  supply-chain  corporate-tax  commercial-real-estate  studies  industrial-real-estate  this-week-282  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
3D printing: Could it cut supply chains to one link? - PwC
This scenario is not lost on manufacturers, even though it seems futuristic. About 30% of manufacturers believe that, potentially, the greatest disruption to emerge from widespread adoption will be “restruc­tured supply chains,” according to a PwC survey published in one of our recent white papers, 3D printing and the new shape of industrial manufacturing. Logistics companies see this coming. UPS is testing 3D printing services aimed at start-ups, small businesses, and retail customers at six test locations including San Diego and New York City.
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Which 3D Printing Innovations Will Make it a Game Changer? - PwC Emerging Technology Blog
Despite its enormous potential, the challenges of 3D printing facing the industry are many. Rapid prototyping, which has been the industry’s center of gravity, isn’t enough to change the game.  The industry needs to pivot to printing fully functional and finished products with speed and quality. Based on our research to date, the future of the industry rests on addressing three key concerns: (1) Printer performance; (2) Multi-material capability and material diversity; (3) Printing finished products
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  this-week-277  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Stratasys: 3D-Printing Will Bring Manufacturing Back to Europe and US - IBT
"We'll see factories producing end-user parts and end-user products in various locations around a certain geography, so instead of centralised product development and distribution, we will have centralised product development and distributed manufacturing."
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september 2014 by areadevelopment
Is 3D printing our Gutenberg press? - PwC Industrial Marketing Blog
From hobbyists to aerospace engineers, the ranks using additive manufacturing are swelling and are seeing gains in speed and flexibility in research and development, enabling quicker launches of new products and product customization (the “lot of one” model). They’re also crossing a critical threshold from tinkerer and prototyper to producers of the final product.
3d-printing  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
The Next Frontier for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing - Chicago Tribune
As Chicago wraps its mind around 3D printing for consumers, business and transformative projects including the UI Labs-led Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, there's a document that provides some broad insights.
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august 2014 by areadevelopment
Room for Debate: 3-D Printing Will Be a Manufacturing Engine for the Economy - NYTimes.com
How will the rise of 3-D printing in manufacturing affect the American economy and how will we fare as consumers and workers?
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august 2014 by areadevelopment
Amazon 3D Printing Store an Early Success - 3DPrint.com
Just a couple weeks ago, we reported that Amazon launched a customization option, Creative Expressions, within their 3D Printed Products Store.
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august 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Manufacturing: New Weapon For US Economy - InformationWeek
We can turn a hobby into real economic power if we start using 3D on an industrial scale.
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  opinion  this-week-273  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
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