3D printing service Shapeways, has announced a joint venture with US-based Stratasys that will see the duo provide customers with easy access to full-colour, multi-material 3D printing.
Plastic is versatile. But, plastic is a problem, a big one. More is being made and thrown away every year and it has never been more essential for manufacturers to re-use and recycle plastic where they can.
Manufacturers are transitioning to offer more personalised approaches and complete solutions for the products they produce. In many industries packaging remains a large part of this; what are the main benefits to hyper-personalisation in packaging?
The success of large organisations is increasingly down to the ability of employees to leverage communication and productivity-enhancing tools to work collaboratively, regardless of distance or time.
Many of today's everyday batteries are made of lithium, but this is a finite element. Researchers have now found a way of using sodium instead, which they believe will transform the battery industry.
It is not always practical to manufacture construction tools or components and then transfer these to a site to be used. The answer to this issue? A smart device controlled pop-up factory.
China has levied tariffs on a further $60bn worth of US goods following President Trump’s Monday decision to add $200bn of duties on Chinese imports.
Manufacturing is already undergoing significant changes, and a report published by the World Economic Forum earlier this week has set out the four key drivers that it believes will accelerate this industrial transformation.
Will robots ever take your job? Latest research from the World Economic Forum suggests no. It forecasts that by 2022, robotics and AI could create over 130 million jobs, this almost double the figure they are set to displace.
Every new revolution needs its catalysts and enablers. Liverpool helped to create the infrastructure for the first industrial revolution, with its port, roads and railways at the epicentre of international trade.