Industry 4.0

3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller…

Swinburne Developing World’s First Industry 4.0 Testlab for Manufacturing 3D Printing Carbon Fiber Composite Material

Organizations like Swinburne University of Technology in Australia know that collaboration is important when it comes to developing innovations in the 3D printing field. Two years ago, the university partnered with three…

3D Printing and Robotics Drive Next-Generation Automotive Repair Project

The automobiles of the future are becoming the automobiles of the present, as autonomous vehicles begin to take to the streets and manufacturers display 3D printed cars. Now a new…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you…

3D Printing, Nature, and the Industry Renaissance

A revolution marks a sea change, a hard resetting of the status quo; a renaissance is, literally, a rebirth. While a revolution is typically relatively short in duration and punctuated…

Marchesini Group Increases Focus on Industry 4.0 by Acquiring Vision System Company and Opening 3D Printing Facility

Numerous important innovations over the last several years, from on-demand medication and better prosthetics to engine components with fewer parts and autonomous vehicles, would not have been possible without the use of…

New UAE Manufacturing Report Covers Developments and Industry Impact of 3D Printing and Other Advanced Technologies

When you think about 3D printing in the United Arab Emirates, the glamorous city-state of Dubai and its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy are probably what immediately come to mind. But…

Shipyard 4.0 Concept Features 3D Printing, Digital Twins, Advanced Technologies for Shipbuilding in Spain and Australia

One of the many industries that is increasingly using 3D printing technology is shipbuilding: we’ve seen everything from a 3D printed class-approved propeller to a heightening focus on high-tech and IP…

Six German Partners Launch futureAM Next-Generation Metal Additive Manufacturing Focus Project

The researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen have recently been focusing their efforts on Selective Laser Melting (SLM) 3D printing technology, a powder bed-based technique which…

NXT Factory Completes Development Phase for Quantum Laser Sintering 3D Printing Technology

Tomorrow, the highly anticipated formnext 2017 will begin – we’ve been inundated with announcements ahead of the show for months now, and 3DPrint.com is at formnext this week, ready to…

Authentise Signs Cooperation Agreement with SLM Solutions for Additive Manufacturing Production Automation

It seems like just about every day, another new partnership emerges in the 3D printing industry, especially this time of year – this week alone, Aurora Labs signed a binding…

CECIMO and EWF Begin Joint Effort to Increase Europe’s Adoption of Additive Manufacturing Technology

The European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, better known as CECIMO, represents the common interests of these industries, both globally and at the level of the European Union (EU). The…

It’s Time for the UK to Get Proactive About the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Says Government-Commissioned Report

Ever since the Brexit vote occurred, everyone has been wondering what the United Kingdom’s economic future will look like. According to Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, the country should…

The Future of Innovation Involves Vision, Democratization – and 3D Printing, Notes Experienced Executive George Blankenship

We have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going; such lessons from high school history class are more applicable than they might seem to a teenager as…

FOMAS and INTECO Groups Sign Joint Agreement to Produce Metal 3D Printing Powders in Next-Gen Plants

The 3D metal printing industry just continues to go up in value as more innovations, like printers and other machines, unique materials, software, and processes, continue to be developed every day. There…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs…

Paving the Way for the UK’s 3D Printed Future

On a damp Wednesday afternoon in Yorkshire, a factory floor is busy churning out bespoke metal parts for industries including aerospace, motor sport and automobile at a pace which would…

3D Printing Business News: Prodways Group Announces Acquisition of AvenAo Industrie

In May of this year, 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group went public on the Euronext exchange, and performed remarkably well right away, with an offering price of €4.80 per share. Today, Prodways Group…

Project BARBARA to Develop New Bio-Based 3D Printing Materials and Prototypes for Automotive and Construction Industries

Multiple 3D printing projects have been funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework, from a cancer-measuring transducer and the MESO-BRAIN Initiative’s work with emulating accurate brain activity to the Bionic…

3D Printing Among Advanced Technologies Newly Appointed Ford President & CEO Looks to for Motor Giant’s Future

Do you remember your first car? Mine was a little green Ford Contour, which I adored and named Baby. My parents purchased the secondhand car when I was 18, and…

If the Shoe Fits: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing Footwear

Adidas has announced that it plans to 3D print 100,000 shoe soles of its Futurecraft 4 shoe by 2018. The German shoe and apparel company is doubling down on its…

Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Dynamic: EOS’ Glynn Fletcher Talks Metal 3D Printing Solutions

EOS may have stood out this week at RAPID + TCT due to its volume of announcements during an announcement-heavy show: it didn’t have anything new to highlight. The company…

Optomec on the March

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D…

Amid Underwhelming 2017 Economic Outlook, South Korea Announces Plan to Invest Heavily in Advanced Technology

As 2016 draws to a close, industries and governments are examining their economic prospects for the upcoming year. For South Korea, 2017 looks like it’s going to be underwhelming. Political…