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Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers - Detroit Free Press
For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
4 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
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 -
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
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 -
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
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
The Airbus Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing -
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
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
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
Industry Leaders Speak on Issues Facing Small Manufacturers, and Optimism for the Future - Area Development
Small-to-medium-sized manufacturers are the backbone of the supply chain, making the parts and products that enable their larger counterparts to compete, grow and thrive. They constitute nearly 90 percent of manufacturing's contribution to the economy so it’s vital to understand and address the issues facing them.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  small-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  robotics  economic-development  jobs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How Do You Integrate 3D Printing into a Big Business? Ask Caterpillar -
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
How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Suply Chain - MHL
Disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing and robotic process automation will continue to transform the manufacturing world by reshaping the production cycle in the longer term
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  supply-chain  trade  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  robotics  logistics 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Industrial Manufacturing Trends - PwC
To take advantage of digitization, industrial manufacturers need new operating models, aggressive hiring, smart partnerships, and targeted investments.
additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  workforce-development  big-data  industrial-internet  internet-of-things  applied-research 
february 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
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
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
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
Grapevine, Texas-Based, Proto Labs Chooses Metal Additive Manufacturing Anchor - Area Development
One of the world's fastest digital manufacturing sources for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, Proto Labs, Inc. has chosen Concept Laser to be the anchor of its newly designed metal additive manufacturing center in Grapevine, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  texas  southwest  metal  additive-manufacturing  machinery 
july 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
Forward-Thinking Companies Leveraging Additive Manufacturing - Area Development
Companies with visionary leaders who are proactive and invest in emerging technologies now will reap the payoffs in the future.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  technology  tech  high-tech 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Editor’s Note: Disruptive Technologies Continue to Change the Face of Manufacturing - Area Development
Robotics, additive manufacturing, the IoT and other disruptive technologies are helping manufacturers boost productivity and cut costs; the states and metro areas that have the know-how to help businesses become innovative are recognized in our Shovel Awards and Leading Locations reports.
editors-note  area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  shovel-awards  leading-locations  Metros  economic-development 
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
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
Plural Additive Manufacturing Opens Oswego, Oregon, Operations Center - Area Development
Plural Additive Manufacturing, a startup company providing industrial solutions for additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping, opened opening its new operations facility at 6455 Lakeview Blvd in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The office and production areas will support the US market with equipment and services for a new generation of industrial 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing systems.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  oregon  pacific-states  additive-manufacturing  startup 
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
GE Opens Additive Manufacturing Center Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Area Development
GE opened its Center for Additive Technology Advancement, located at Chapman Westport near Pittsburgh, in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania. CATA will serve as its flagship center for additive manufacturing, focused on developing and implementing industrial applications for all GE businesses.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  pittsburgh  GE  general-electric  additive-manufacturing  manufacturing 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Revenues From Metal Additive Manufacturing Powders to Reach $1.2 Billion in 2021 Says New SmarTech Study - MarketWatch
According to the latest study from SmarTech Markets Publishing, the market for additive manufacturing (AM) of metal powders will generate revenues of around $1.2 Billion in 2021 going on to reach $2.4 Billion in 2025
Around-the-web  this-week-341  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  metal 
february 2016 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
Implications of Additive Manufacturing for the Auto Industry - Area Development
Additive manufacturing is evolving from prototyping to diagnostic tools to the production of vehicle bodies, although it’s still not feasible for use on a large scale.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  economic-development 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Largest Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Opens Up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center -
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
How Technological Advancements Are Changing Modern Manufacturing - Gray Construction
Technological advancements in automation and robotics have transformed the shop floor from “dark, dirty and dangerous” to clean, high-tech centers of efficiency offering challenging and highly skilled jobs.
construction  advanced-manufacturing  shop-floor  additive-manufacturing  this-week-311  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Buffalo Manufacturing Works ready for growth - WBFO - NPR
Located on Main Street on the outer fringe of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the Buffalo Manufacturing Works center aims to help ready a local workforce in the same spirit as the medical campus, bringing the business and educational sectors together.
public-private-partnerships  research-center  additive-manufacturing  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Building a Strong Foundation - Canadian Metalworking
Additive manufacturing experiences healthy growth in the medical device market.
Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  medical-device  additive-manufacturing 
june 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
Rise of the Re-Invention Economy - GE Ideas Lab
As technology and globalization expand, the ends of the barbell economy are feared to be at risk. Is the gloom warranted?
innovation  manufacturing-automation  robotics-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  skills-gap  workforce-development  jobs  this-week-284  around-the-web 
november 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
Emerging manufacturing: Smart, fast, culture clash - Chicago Tribune
Modern industrial practices at large manufacturing operations will involve smart devices more often, employ adaptive machining techniques, integrate design processes that improve parts almost as they're made and will “print” digital files at factories distributed around the world.
this-week-278  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing 
september 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."
additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  this-week-277  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.
this-week-275  around-the-web  matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Room for Debate: 3-D Printing Will Be a Manufacturing Engine for the Economy -
How will the rise of 3-D printing in manufacturing affect the American economy and how will we fare as consumers and workers?
3d-printing  opinion  additive-manufacturing  this-week-274  around-the-web 
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
Educating the Next Generation of Makers - New England Board of Higher Education
As access to technologies continues to pervade our world, the opportunity for everyone and anyone to become a “maker,” inventor, hobbyist or entrepreneur is greatly increased, changing the definition and perception of what it means to be a manufacturer.
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  new-england  around-the-web  this-week-272 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
3D opportunity for production: Additive manufacturing makes its (business) case - Deloitte University Press
The business case for additive manufacturing (AM) starts with careful consideration of the direct costs driving AM and traditional production economics, and continues with an examination of less direct factors that can add dramatic value for companies and their customers.
additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Aviation Proves Newest Territory for 3D Printing - Ideas Lab
The digital integration of 3D printers in the aviation facilities will allow engineers to access a trove of data at their fingertips that will help refine the entire manufacturing process.

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3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  aerospace  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The first six months of 2014: Predictable and surprising - PwC Industrial Insights
The combination of these highly automated production methods and the data being captured from machines and disseminated through the cloud and mobile devices is propelling the smart manufacturing revolution.
additive-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-forecast  this-week-269  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
STEM Talent Needed to Employ Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Advance Innovation
According to a PwC study, additive manufacturing or 3DP is becoming mainstream; it has the potential to add to the nation’s global competitiveness, but challenges — including finding those with the skills to employ these new technologies — must also be addressed.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  economic-development  site-selection  STEM-workforce  STEM  workforce-development  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  innovation 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
3D: Believe the hype - KPMG
The advent of 3D printing could revolutionize the relationship between retailers and manufacturers – and consumers. Is your company ready for the opportunity, and the threat?
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
‘Brilliant Factory’ Turns Science into Product - Ideas Lab
We can digitally link design, product engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, and servicing into one cohesive, intelligent system.
advanced-manufacturing  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  this-week-266  around-the-web  south-carolina 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Printing Makes Headway into the Heart of U.S. Industrial Manufacturing, According to PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute
Two-thirds (67 percent) of manufacturers surveyed are currently implementing 3DP either by experimenting with the technology or by already using it for prototypes or final products. One in four respondents said they plan to adopt 3DP in some way in the future.
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  studies  executive-surveys  this-week-266  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
GE's Innovation Explosion to Take Manufacturing into the Future - Gray Construction
One of the great-grandfathers of manufacturing, century-old GE, is bristling with innovations in innovation: crowdsourcing, “makers” spaces, open patents, and lean startup thinking. Wisely, old and venerable GE has accelerated its regeneration by partnering with young leaders and companies.
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  micro-factories  GE  startup  lean-manufactuiring  innovation  this-week-263  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
A 3-D Printing Startup’s Plan to Bring Manufacturing Back to Cities - WIRED
We believe manufacturing should be local...Our view is, over time, more and more Shapeway factories will appear in places all over the world, and in those places, not only will we get products to you faster and at a lower cost, but we’ll have lower impact on the environment for transportation. - Shapeway founder and CEO Peter Weijmarshausen
3d-printing  micro-factories  localized-manufacturing  metros  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-263  around-the-web  additive-manufacturing 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Additive Manufacturing: Heavy Metal - The Economist
THE biggest engineering companies nowadays prefer to talk about “additive manufacturing” rather than “3D printing”.
this-week-261  around-the-web  additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
3-D Plant Manufacturing Aircraft Engine Parts Opens in New Hampshire - Technology content from IndustryWeek
Safran, an international high-tech company in the aerospace sector, and Albany International Corp., an advanced textiles and materials processing company, today inaugurated today a new plant in Rochester, N.H., that will produce 3-D woven RTM composite parts for aircraft engines.
new-hampshire  3d-printing  aerospace  industry-reports  additive-manufacturing  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Technology Driving U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance - Ideas Lab
Despite what some feel is a faltering economic recovery, the numbers being logged by the manufacturing sector tell a strong story.
advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Fit to Print: New GE Plant Will Assemble World’s First Passenger Jet Engine With 3D Printed Fuel Nozzles, Next-Gen Materials - GE Reports
GE Aviation will open a new assembly plant in Indiana to build the world’s first passenger jet engine with 3D printed fuel nozzles and next-generation materials, including heat-resistant ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and breakthrough carbon fiber fan blades woven in all three dimensions at once.
GE  aerospace  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  indiana  industry-reports  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Printing's Ability to Transform Supply Chains is Years Away - Forbes
There has been a lot of breathless coverage of 3D Printing, more accurately called additive manufacturing.  In the supply chain realm is has been speculated that additive manufacturing could be able to transform the spare parts supply chain.
additive-manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  this-week-254  around-the-web  3d-printing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Cities Are Chasing High-Tech Manufacturing - Chicago magazine
Chicagos new digital manufacturing hub is a good example of how public subsidies are targeting tech—and the economic logic behind it.
chicago  additive-manufacturing  high-tech  advanced-manufacturing  digital-manufacturing  government-policy  metros  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Meet Your Maker: The Third Industrial Revolution Will Be Crowdsourced and Digitized - GE Reports
Furstoss says that designers, production engineers, and supply chain partners will soon collaborate on crowdsourcing platforms and virtually test the manufacturing process without touching materials or machines.
advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  this-week-251  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
The emergence of "4D printing" -
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  4d-printing  video  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Additive Manufacturing to Drive Aerospace Technology - ASQ
The race is on and the aerospace sector is leading the way as more aerospace companies wake up to the potential of additive manufacturing of lighter, cheaper engine parts, produced with minimum waste, using techniques spawned from the 3-D printing revolution.
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january 2014 by areadevelopment
Smoothing the Way for Production 3D Printing - Modern Machine Shop
RedEye’s headquarters facility has 89 FDM machines—enough to accommodate large-quantity production. Even so, the company’s workload has tended to skew toward prototypes, though that may now be starting to change.
additive-manufacturing  minnesota  3d-printing  contract-manufacturing  this-week-247  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Technology: What's Next for 3-D Printing? - IndustryWeek
It is safe to say that in 2013, 3-D printing has changed manufacturing. Its impact is clear from product development to finished goods, from innovation to production. But that's only the beginning...
additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  economic-forecast  this-week-246  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
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