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.
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.
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.
Too often, conversations around the fourth industrial revolution focus on ‘systems’, ‘equipment’, and ‘pieces of kit’. Though every digital journey will leverage new technology, the real driver of business growth will come from your people.