Additive manufacturing (AM) offers businesses a whole new world of opportunities, but do SMEs see it as an unattainable dream, or can they make it a reality for their businesses? Carl Gregg urges SMEs to believe it can be a reality.
3D printing is enabling some remarkable things, it is transforming many industries from space and the construction sector, to the automotive industry. Here are seven innovative real-world applications of 3D printing.
Additive manufacturing technologies have enabled significant changes to the way we design complex components and create early prototypes. But the uptake of these new production methods beyond prototyping and small-scale production remains slow.
It's almost impossible to summarise the key takeaways from 94 top-tier contributors across more than 70 keynotes, panel discussions and interactive sessions in just 800 words. Here's just a snapshot of my own highlights from the two days.
A new report says manufacturers need to deal with Industry 4.0 technologies by showing boldness and strategic thinking, pursue value and performance first instead of technology, and recognise Industry 4.0's opportunities.