disruptive technology

UK: 3D Printing the Circular Economy Through Re-distributed Manufacturing

As 3D printing revolutionizes industries around the world, it is inevitable that economies will be affected too as business models and supply chains are transformed. Researchers discuss these issues and…

Nanofabrica Releases Micron Resolution 3D Printing Platform Aimed at Industrial Applications

Israeli 3D printing startup Nanofabrica, which was founded in 2016 and chosen by the the I-YBI collaborative in 2017 to get help entering the American market, is working to mass-produce 3D printed parts on…

Dissertation Investigates Inhibitors and Enablers of 3D Printing in the Manufacturing Industry

Disruptive innovation, a term that was first popularized by Harvard University professor Clayton Christensen, is a concept in which companies continue investing in the development of their established products, and at…

Thesis Paper Looks at 3D Printing in the Supply Chain to Determine if it Truly is a Disruptive Technology

Two master’s students, Maryam Salman and Waqas Mushtaq, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) completed a thesis paper together about the structure of the supply chain network and…

HealthTech Innovation Challenge Asks Participants to Use 3D Printing and Other Technologies to Solve Problems

The healthcare field often turns to 3D printing to help solve problems, whether it’s by producing medical models and training mannequins or creating implants, prosthetics, and other medical devices. We’ve…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 11, 2018

We’re bringing you the business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a car update and metal 3D printing news. The ExOne company has released…

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3D Printing Today: Democratization of Technology and Disruptive Innovation Converge

Democratization of 3D printing and disruptive innovation are among some of the slightly vague, but recognizable, terms that those who follow the 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM) industry have…

Biodegradable Smart Cups Offer an Instant, 3D Printed Boost of Energy

How do you get through the day – with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola, or an energy drink the likes of Red Bull and…

HP to “Double Down” on Commitment to 3D Printing in 2018, Introducing Full Color and Metal Capabilities

Today during the company’s annual Securities Analyst Meeting, HP Inc. President and CEO Dion Weisler touched on business updates from 2017 as well as a preview for what to expect…

How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing…

A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America’s Military Forces

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best…

Metal Additive Manufacturing Helps Renault Trucks Reduce Weight of 4-Cylinder Engine by 25% Using 3D Printed Components

In spring of 2015, 3D artist and designer Bernhard Bauer used Blender to 3D model, from scratch, and 3D print a 1:14 scale Renault delivery truck replica for one of…

94% of Asian Companies Surveyed by NTT Communications Will Adopt Disruptive Technologies in 2017

A survey was conducted in the third quarter of 2016, and asked over 300 senior business executives and IT decision-makers from large retail, manufacturing, and wholesale corporations in China, Hong…

Research and Markets Recognizes 3D Printing Growth in “Adoption of Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing” Report

As 3D printing technology continues to expand in capability and accessibility, it has played an increasingly integral part in the rise of “Industry 4.0”. The term describes an ongoing trend…