Manufacturing

Five ways 3-D printing is changing manufacturing

As 3-D printing emerges from prototyping to assume a role in mass manufacturing and production, the industry must adapt.

How 3-D printing is moving from the lab to factory floor

As more manufacturers eye 3-D printers for production, they are learning how it may redefine their entire industry.

Running 3-D printing operations at scale

Shapeways’ Pieter Limburg explains how his company has scaled its processes to produce 200,000 3-D-printed products each month.

From prototyping to finished products

Executives at 3-D printing company Carbon explain why additive manufacturing means rethinking how products are engineered.

The software behind 3-D printing

3-D printing software and services pioneer Materialise is transforming the traditional manufacturing process.

How Industry 4.0 changes business

In the industrial IoT, data and AI-based analytics transform complex systems into growth engines.

Going beyond topology information

Gonzalo Martinez of Autodesk shares the advancements in 3-D printing software that will power the evolution of additive manufacturing.

Fabricating materials that have new properties

Eric Duoss of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explains how advancements in materials science are expanding material choices.

The role materials play in powering the 3-D printing revolution

As resolutions improve, material choices expand, and methods to control their properties evolve, 3-D printing will find uses beyond rapid prototyping.

Software simplifying the 3-D printing experience

As the experience of sourcing, creating, optimizing and printing 3D models becomes simpler and robust, 3D printing will find uses beyond prototyping.

Develop the ability to “think 3-D printing”

3D printing could lead to a gradual, long-term transformation of internal and external value chains that span design, manufacturing, use, and service.

The road ahead for 3-D printing

As 3-D printers become faster, easier to use, handle multiple materials, and print active components or systems, they will find use beyond rapid prototyping.

The rise of 3-D printing marketplaces

Andrew Boggeri is lead engineer at FSL3D, which manufactures high-quality consumer desktop 3D printers with laser-based stereolithography technology.

Rapid innovation cycles define 3-D print’s future

Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University shares the developments making 3-D printers less expensive and easier to use.

Seizing competitive advantage with 3-D printing

Christine Furstoss of GE shares the breadth and depth of how 3-D printing is transforming manufacturing at GE.

Making 3-D printing accessible

Nancy Liang of Mixee Labs forecasts which products will spur 3-D printing adoption.

Industrial manufacturers should set sights on digital operations, not just products

Manufacturers that transform their operations with digital technologies can move faster and more efficiently—and cut costs.

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