Positive Plastics And 3D Printing
Introducing new technology is key for disruptive businesses, but it’s natural to feel hesitant, especially with concerns about environmental impacts. 3D printing is one of the technologies allowing us to thrive and channel this concern into positive creation…
5 Companies Leading Metal 3D Printing
3D printing with metal is a difficult business. The temperatures required to melt metals are in the range of 1500°C, providing understandable limitations to the spread of this technology. As metal 3D printing technology becomes more suitable for the mass market, DISRUPTIONHUB takes a look at five companies leading…
5 Products That Wouldn’t Be Possible Without 3D Printing
We are entering an exciting age for 3D printing. The technology might have been around for a while, but progress is constantly opening up this production method to new developments. DISRUPTIONHUB takes a look at a few of the products which would…
Reimagining Education With 3D Printing
The affordability, accessibility, and usability of 3D print technology has accelerated adoption, opening up new opportunities in sectors outside of manufacturing and construction. One relatively new application is in formal education. DISRUPTIONHUB spoke to Karol Górnowicz, CEO of Skriware, to find out how 3D printing could…
3D Printing In Mass Production
Luxury fashion brand Chanel has teamed up with French 3D printing service provider Erpro Group to design and produce a 3D printed mascara brush. The French fashion house first filed for a patent for a 3D printed mascara brush in 2007, and more than a decade on, they…
Logistics: Moving Into 3D Printing
No business is safe from the threat of disruption. But whilst we can talk endlessly about the need to mitigate the impact of disruptive technologies, it is much more difficult to pin down concrete action points. In a prime example of how a business can harness the power of disruptive technology, PostNord, the Swedish logistics and communications giant, has recently branched into 3D printing. DISRUPTIONHUB spoke to Tomas Lundström, project lead of the 3D printing initiative at PostNord Strålfors, to find out…
The Top 5 Biggest Developments In 3D Printing
Another exciting year for 3D printing. Advancements in printable materials combined with progress in mechanical techniques to…
5 Ways 3D Printing Is Positively Changing The World
Someone somewhere has just 3D printed a totally useless chunk of plastic. Sound familiar? The decreasing cost of 3D printers over the past few years has opened them up to a wider consumer base, even making it possible for the average person to print objects at home. Think model figurines, ornamental objects – anything with a novelty value. . . But move away from these gimmicky applications, and you’ll see that the boundaries of 3D printing are being stretched in more and more ingenious ways. As the technology develops, 3D printers are beginning to revolutionise all kinds of industries, from industrialised manufacturing to medicine. So what are some of the more serious applications of 3D printing, and how will they affect businesses in the future?
1. Medical Research
A team from the University of Nottingham has. . .
5 Companies Pushing the Boundaries of 3D Printing
In a recent study carried out by ING, the international law firm suggested that 3D printing could be responsible for over half of worldwide manufacturing by 2060. To make this leap, investment is key. This, however, shouldn’t present too much of a problem. According to ING’s study, investment in 3D printing over the past five years has been three times higher than investment in traditional machinery. This is relative, of course, but it’s a sure sign that 3D print technology is evolving at an incremental rate. There are countless 3D printing companies out there, but which businesses are grabbing the attention of investors, and how are they taking the technology to the next level?
Is 3D Printing a Threat to Your Business?
A recent report suggests 3D printing will wipe out 22% of global trade For the most part, 3D printing has been touted as a positive […]
3D Printing – Saving You Money & Energy
Innovative technology leads to incredible insulation We might have worked out how to travel to the moon and communicate over massive distances, but many of […]
3D Printing Startup Puts the Pedal to the Metal
The toughest challenge yet? You can make almost anything with a 3D printer. Today, 3D bioprinters can even use organic matter to create skin. Eventually, […]
3D Printing: The Building Blocks of Industry
What impact has 3D printing had on industrial production? Over the first half of this decade, we’ve seen the lavish promises of a consumer 3D […]
3D Printing: Disrupting the Construction Industry
Building a more sustainable future with 3D printing