Category Archives: World Economic Forum

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 […]

Organovo Recognized as a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

(OrganovoNews.com) — Organovo has been recognized as a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, according to the company. Organovo is one of 24 companies honored for the ability to harness creativity to design and create transformative solutions. “We are honored to be named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for the… View Article