Innovation is pivotal for businesses to remain globally competitive. Naturally then it has been a key talking point throughout the year. From the commercial opportunities of graphene to clear 3D printing and flat wine bottles, here are the top 10 innovation stories of 2018!
A project by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), including journalists from the BBC, ABC, and the Guardian, has discovered that the deaths of more than 80,000 people globally in the past decade, could be linked to dangerous medical devices.
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.
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.
While the digital revolution disrupting manufacturing has grabbed most of the headlines, revolutionary engineering processes are being developed that could have an equally profound impact on the sector.