Tag Archives: 3D printing

Operations Insight: Bounce Imaging

Bounce Imaging is a Boston-based start-up. It has developed a throwable camera ball, designed for use by the police and other emergency services.  The rubberised plastic ball has six cameras – these provide a 360-degree field of view. It can … Continue reading

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A guide to 3D printing

The manufacturer.com website has a free, downloadable ebook that explains how different materials can be used for 3D printing and how these can contribute to prototyping and production (here).

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A circular machine for the circular economy

This machine squeezes oranges to make juice, and uses the peel to 3D print the cups to dispense it in…

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3D printing in film making

Having blogged about movie making, I came across this video of two SFX designers talking about how they use 3D printing.

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Construction tech trends 2019

Interesting examples of i4.0 applications in the construction industry.  This 12 minute video provides examples of: robotics artificial intelligence exoskeletons connected job sites through cloud technology digital mapping autonomous vehicles advanced materials drones virtual and augmented reality 3D printing

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Economies of scale no longer give competitive advantage

This thought provoking article by Tenaja and Maney in the Sloan Management Review argues that economies of scale are coming to an end.  This is because the technologies of i4.0 – mobile, AI, cloud computing, IoT, 3D printing – are able … Continue reading

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3D printing of rocket ships

Insight into how 3D printing is evolving towards mass manufacturing.  

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3D printing reliant on ‘new’ materials being invented

Interesting article on Manufacturers’ Monthly website, based on an interview with the COO of Australia’s largest 3D printing firm.  ABS was the plastic material used for injection moulding, but this proved to be unsuitable for 3D printing because of uneven … Continue reading

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Don’t put the digital technology cart before the strategic horse

I’ve blogged a lot about the fourth industrial revolution and the technologies that are transforming the way in which business is done.  And I’ve provided links to a lot of articles like this one from the MITSloan Management Review – … Continue reading

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Made Smarter Review – is the UK ready for 4i0?

The government has just published the Made Smarter Review.  This 231 page industry-led report explores “how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology (IDT)”.  The adoption of industrial digital technology, over the next 10 years, “could … Continue reading

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