The future of additive manufacturing is all about design

Sarat Babu for The Engineer: If we're going to unlock the full potential of 3D printing we'll need to fundamentally rethink the design process, writes Sarat Babu, founder of Betatype.

Guidelines for implementation of Industry 4.0

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE (KIT): Researchers develop guidelines for intelligent production and products

World's Largest Search Engine for 3D Printable Models Launched

After a developing period of 1.5 years 3D Ninja, the largest reseller of 3D printers in The Netherlands, officially launches http://www.ifind3d.com, the world's largest search engine for 3D printable models, containing 740.029 designs.

What's holding back growth of 3D printing and additive manufacturing?

Jim O'Donnell for TechTarget: The era of 3D printing and additive manufacturing may be just around the corner, but the industry needs to coalesce for it to grow to scale, according to panel at Rapid + TCT conference.

IoTium Delivers Industry's First Secure, Scalable, Network Infrastructure for Industrial IoT

IoTium's Managed Service Offering Transforms Mission Critical Industrial Environments to Accelerate the Mass Deployment of Industry 4.0 at Scale

NASA Awards $100,000 in 3D-Printing Habitat Competition

Ian O'Neill, Space.com: The first printing segment of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete, and the U.S. space agency has awarded $100,000 to the two winning teams.

Robotics, AI​​ and 3D printing could close UK's productivity gap

Angela Monaghan for The Guardian: Expanding hi-tech manufacturing is vital to the UK staying competitive, says Siemens UK boss Juergen Maier

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Jeremy C. Ownens for MarketWatch: Musk will put his machinery where his mouth is with Model 3, battery and solar panel production lines launching soon

Apple starting US tech manufacturing fund with $1 bn

MSN: Apple chief Tim Cook announced Apple is creating a fund to get more people in the US to do "advanced manufacturing," kicking it off with a billion dollars.

LINK3D Launches Largest Platform To Connect Engineers With Global Additive Manufacturing Services

After 2 years of research and development, LINK3D; the first global, secure platform that instantly connects engineers to additive manufacturing service providers, is now available to the entire additive manufacturing industry.

Fanuc Leads The Way For Smart Factory Software For Now, Kuka And ABB To Follow Closely

Kenkyo Investing via Seeking Alpha: For the purpose of getting the conversation flowing, I'll focus on what the big 4 players are doing in the race for smart factory software development.

Boeing turns to 3D-printed parts to save millions on its 787 Dreamliner

Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld: Boeing will begin using at least four 3D-printed titanium parts to construct its 787 Dreamliner aircraft and may some day rely on as many as 1,000 parts created via additive manufacturing.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Technology alliances lead the charge

Ben Rossi for Information Age: Technology companies are coming together to enable the smart factory - and launching the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Smart manufacturing must embrace big data

Andrew Kusiak for nature: Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product's life.

GM Hooking 30,000 Robots to Internet to Keep Factories Humming

Thomas Black for Bloomberg: General Motors Co. has connected about a quarter of its 30,000 factory robots to the internet, and the largest U.S. automaker already is reaping the benefits of less down time.

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