Industry 4.0

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…

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…

South Korea Needs to Better Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, New Report Shows

South Korea has done several things that have made it stand out in the 3D printing world, especially lately. The country has made more than a few headlines for its…