Category Archives: industry 4.0

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 […]

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 […]

LINK3D launches Production Planning System for additive manufacturing workflow optimization

LINK3D, a New York-based 3D printing software developers, has launched a new production planning and manufacturing scheduling solution for its additive manufacturing workflow software. Powered by advanced Build Simulation and machine connectivity, the Production Planning System (PPS) is designed to aid users in maximizing machine utilization, track and trace yield, and capacity management. Shane Fox, Co-Founder and CEO […]

Groupe Meloche to carry out additive manufacturing projects for big names in aerospace

Canada’s Groupe Meloche, an OEM aircraft and aerostructure component supplier, has signed a 3D printing partnership agreement with French metal additive specialist FusiA Impression 3D Métal. Advancing an initiative “to deliver world-class performance” and cut “manufacturing turnaround times,” the companies will work together to complete additive manufacturing projects for some of the largest global brands in […]

INTAMSYS secures series A funding for Industry 4.0 industrial 3D printer development

Industrial 3D printing system and material developer INTAMSYS has successfully secured an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. The round was led by venture capital firm CWB Capital, whose mission it is to create “a sustainable smart manufacturing ecosystem” between China, Hong Kong, and global technology. According to INTAMSYS CEO Charles Han, the money raised will […]

3D printed metal parts smarten up at VTT Finland

Smart metal parts, capable of relaying information about performance, condition and authenticity, have been made using additive manufacturing in a project at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Made as a demo exploring potential manufacturing technologies, the parts have been dubbed as “the next big step towards artificial intelligence” in machinery. Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 […]

BEEVERYCREATIVE, Siemens and CadFlow open i-Experience Centers 4.0 for next gen manufacturing

Portuguese 3D printing technology developer BEEVERYCREATIVE has joined with Siemens and 3D software company CadFlow to launch i-Experience Centers 4.0 across Portugal. The first of these centers, designed to boost a national commitment to Industry 4.0 technical developments, was inaugurated in Alfragide, 10km outside central Lisbon. Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Portuguese Minister for Economic Affairs, Pedro Pires […]

Swinburne Industry 4.0 Testlab introduces unique composite 3D printing technology

A new method of carbon fiber composite 3D printing is under development at Swinburne University of Technology. Part of the Australian Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Testlab initiative, the so-termed ‘Multilayer’ technology is delivered by Fill, a special machinery and plant construction company headquartered in Austria. “In order to make high value-added products from such materials affordable […]

Metal 3D printing makes the cut in MIT Tech Review’s top ten tech list

Metal 3D printing is listed as one of the top 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018 by the MIT Technology Review, the online and in-print magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The list has been curated by Tech Review editors since 2001, and previously featured (in 2016 and 2017) the emergence of gene editing, alongside […]