3D printing has been around for decades, yet it’s impact to date has been nowhere near as widespread or as world-changing as that of the internet. So, can we still describe it as revolutionary? Absolutely, says Wilfried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise.
If you’re a large or midsized manufacturer, chances are you’re already piloting new digital manufacturing technologies. As productivity pressure piles up and new solutions become available, it can be hard to know where to best focus your efforts.
Global material handling equipment manufacturer, Claudius Peters, is using generative design tools to inspire improved part shapes that don’t rely on 3D printing. Autodesk’s Asif Moghal took to the main stage to share how.
Technology is not itself the panacea to your operational excellence problems, but it can be used practically to supercharge your efforts. A.T. Kearney’s Nigel Pekenc explained all in his keynote.
Few companies can remain competitive in today’s field service environment without effective management of time, costs and resources.
In their keynote at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2018, co-organisers Dassault Systemes took to the main stage to discuss the vital importance of cross-industry learnings for sustainable manufacturing.
The term “the experience economy” was coined in the 1990s to describe how customer experiences would become the main competitive battleground for companies. Today, we find ourselves in the middle of this new economy. In order to survive, companies now need to focus on “experience innovation” and increase their customers’ involvement in their innovation process.
All too often, medical treatments revolve around a ‘trial and error’ approach. This wastes NHS time, resources and could even potentially harm patients.
Technology will drive manufacturers forward on their Fourth Industrial Revolution journey. However, at the heart of any manufacturer’s digital transformation will be the reinvention of their business’s workforce.
Having to continuously monitor your health at home after an invasive surgical procedure is scary. But, imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker.