Advanced and additive manufacturing service bureau Ivaldi Group has partnered with Wilhelmsen, the largest maritime network in the world. Operating from a new additive manufacturing facility in Singapore, Ivaldi will provide Wilhelmsen with on-demand spare part production for ships and other maritime equipment, potentially servicing upwards of 100 vessels per day. Speaking with Espen Sivertsen, CEO of […]
A FedEx and 3D printing venture has been expected for some time. From 3D printed drone-delivery, to on-demand bureau services, postage and shipping companies are investing in the future of additive manufacturing. In the latest news from the logistics sector, FedEx has announced that it will be launching a new, 3D printing oriented, company under […]
Trends in additive manufacturing for end-use production was a recent in-depth look at what some see as the the next phase of 3D printing. 3D printed sneakers, custom-fit insoles, clothing and toys – commercial 3D printing – are often the subject of hype surrounding 3D printing’s integration into the supply chain. There are many big […]
In the ongoing quest to search for a more efficient supply chain, 3D manufacturing startup mything.com aims to connect potential customers with designers and local manufacturers to provide them with custom-made 3D printed objects. After securing €2.1 million from Vienna-based KaPA Ventures, mything is set to launch this autumn. More about mything The mything platform […]
3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) has announced its first commercial partnership with global manufacturing services firm Jabil (NYSE: JBL). The agreement is the start of Nano Dimension’s aforementioned sales transition period outlined by company CEO Amit Dror alongside Q2 2017’s financial results. Rapid adoption of new manufacturing technologies In a bid to […]
3D printing is gaining wider use in the automotive sector. A new case study shows how Local Motors, an autonomous and open source vehicle manufacturer, is using 3D printing to save time and money. The Phoenix, Arizona based company has a stated focus on low-volume manufacturing, and operates using micro-factories. Producing vehicles on demand presents […]
DiManEx, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a company dedicated to optimizing its customers’ supply chains through digitization, and identifying potential savings using 3D printing. In series A funding the young company, founded in 2015, has raised $2.7 million to extend the product for a fast-growing customer base. Transforming the supply chain The self-professed goal of […]
This is a thought leadership article in our series looking at the future of 3D printing. Len Pannett is an operational strategy consultant at Visagio Ltd, where he helps organisations to realize their operational aspirations. He is a specialist in the impact of 3D printing on supply chains, and is a founder of Supercharg3d.com. The […]
Global information technology company Wipro is developing manufacturing applications that are built upon a blockchain and targeted at 3D printer systems.
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Professional service company and auditor KPMG has released a report aiming to debunk myths about the progress of Industry 4.0 (i4.0), and encourage more manufacturers …