Manufacturing

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Not Quite Ready for the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution

With few businesses prepared for Industry 4.0, it's time to hone your strategy for emerging technology.

Innovation

The manufacturing industry is being revolutionized by the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing business models, increasing output, and automating processes across a number of industries. But no other sector has been more impacted by this technological revolution than manufacturing.<p>Manufacturers across all areas —automotive, chemical, durable goods, …

Internet of Things

Why 3D Printed Food Just Transformed Your Supply Chain

Numerous sectors are experimenting with 3D printing, which has the potential to disrupt many markets. One that’s already making progress is the food …

Additive manufacturing and the talent gap

Article<p>3D opportunity for the talent gap Additive manufacturing and the workforce of the future<p>March 24, 2016<p>As additive manufacturing (AM) …

MIT Invents A Way To 3-D Print Liquid Robots | Co.Design

That dream is still a little ways off, but Rus and MacCurdy have just taken a big step toward making it happen. Working with Ph.D. candidate Robert Katzchmann and Harvard undergraduate Youbin Kim, the pair have developed a new method of 3-D printing that makes it possible to create half-solid, …

3D Printing

Using behavioral research to build additive manufacturing adoption

Article<p>3D opportunity for engineers: Using behavioral science to help build a new mindset Deloitte Review Issue 18<p>January 25, 2016<p>Additive …

3D Printing

Airplanes Are Getting Lighter Thanks to 3-D-Printed Parts

A rapid increase in sales of 3-D printers that make metal parts may just be the beginning of a surge in additive manufacturing in the aerospace …

3D Printing

3D printing market to grow to 12.5 billion by 2018

<i>The additive manufacturing market, also known as 3D printing, is set to grow from around $7 billion today to around $12.5 billion by 2018, a new</i> …

Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

Researchers recently demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy, tightly coupled to experiments, can accelerate the discovery of …

Chemistry

The Future Of Biotech In Design? Spiders, Slime, And Fungus

At the Biodesign Summit, students paired with scientists to develop projects that merged biotech and design.<p>A jacket grown from microbes. A chair made of the fungus mycelium. Perfume concocted from "designer" baker's yeast. As one-offs, these projects may seem far flung and wildly experimental, but …

Design

Additive manufacturing: A printed smile

Additive manufacturingA printed smile<p>3D printing is coming of age as a manufacturing technique<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | Science and …

3D Printing

Humans and Machines: The Connected Industrial Workforce

Overview<p>Background<p>Key Findings<p>Most companies lack the confidence to implement it successfully.<p>Technical concerns hold them back.<p>Country …

3D printing is the future

The future of healthcare - and the world in general for that matter - will largely depend on the future of 3D printing, says Dr Amin Hussain Al …

3D Printing

Product design: The replicator

Product designThe replicator<p>Designing in the digital and physical worlds at the same time<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | Science and …

3D Printing

3D-Printing Market Revenues Expected To Skyrocket By 2020

The additive manufacturing industry is poised for a boom between now and 2020, according to International Data Corp.<p>The value of the worldwide market …

A Strategist's Guide to Industry 4.0

Major innovations in digital technology, all coming to maturity right now, are transforming the energy and manufacturing industries. Robotics, 3D …

Innovation

Digital photography: The future of small-scale manufacturing?

What if it were possible to quickly and inexpensively manufacture a part simply by using a series of close-range digital images taken of the object?

3D Printing

Product-as-service: A necessary evolution

I recently had an interesting conversation with a customer of a large tire retail chain in Brazil. He told me, “You know, all the time I ask my …

Business Strategy

Design Thinking Meets Informed Manufacturing (Part 1)

Contact Us<p>Select a Region*<p>Select Inquiry Type*<p>Select Sub - Inquiry Type *<p>Your information has been submitted successfully!<p>OK<p>x CLOSE<p>Refer back to this …

Design Thinking

How fungus could forever change the future of manufacturing

1<p>Made From Micro Organisms<p>Mike Groll<br>• Nov 14, 2016<p>In this Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 photo, Ecovative Design co-founder Gavin McIntyre works with senior …

'Programmable materials' showing future potential for industry

New research has shown that honeycomb "cellular" materials made of a shape-memory polymer might be programmed for specific purposes, from …

Materials Science

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Low-Cost Houses In Two Days

At 1,000 bricks an hour, the machine is going to put a human to shame.<p>A new bricklaying robot—designed to build an entire house in two days—was originally created to help meet labor shortages. But the robot can also cut construction waste and save so much money that it could be a viable way to …