Category Archives: World Economic Forum

INTERVIEW: Fast Radius’ CEO Lou Rassey on embracing industrial additive manufacturing

Now that 3D printing is moving towards industrial-grade production levels, many companies find themselves excited about the possibilities but not sure how to fully make it part of their operating model. This has created a gap where companies are slow to adopt additive manufacturing. Fast Radius is looking to bridge this gap. Headquartered in Chicago, […]

Watch: 3D printed ice-skating robot at World Economic Forum 2019

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, ETH Zurich’s robotic engineers showcased their self-learning ice-skating robot, named, Skaterbot. Exhibiting the robot, Stelian Coros, the co-creator of Skaterbot and a professor at the Computational Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich said, “I envision a moment in the not-too-distant future where it will be as easy to create robots […]

Interview: WEF and McKinsey name Industry 4.0 lighthouses

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, to find manufacturers successfully implementing new technologies, i.e., the 4IR “[Fourth Industrial Revolution] production lighthouses.” According to McKinsey, the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion […]

Interview: WEF and McKinsey name Industry 4.0 lighthouses

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, to find manufacturers successfully implementing new technologies, i.e., the 4IR “[Fourth Industrial Revolution] production lighthouses.” According to McKinsey, the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

WEF and McKinsey highlight smart factories leading Industry 4.0

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, are conducting a global search and assessment for “Fourth Industrial Revolution [4IR] production lighthouses”— facilities actively deploying 4IR technologies within manufacturing. “The majority of [4IR] tools have been implemented at scale in select factories, and we are on a mission […]

3D printing news Sliced, World Economic Forum, Deloitte, Carbon, Sharebot

This edition of 3D printing news Sliced features stories from Sharebot, Luxexcel, Deloitte, the World Economic Forum, Carbon, Paragon Rapid Technologies, US Department of Energy, Gecko Biomedical, San Draw Medical, Ghent University, University of Nottingham, 3D Distributed, SYS Systems, Sharebot, Innovate UK, BigRep, Keter and MIT. Which countries may face greater social problems with industry […]