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What is 4D Printing? A Quick Glimpse Into The Future!

What is 4D Printing? A Quick Glimpse Into The Future!
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If you look around yourself in the manufacturing industry, you’ll see the rapid growth of 3D Printing technology that has occurred in the last few years. 3D Printing technology has actually been budding and growing ever since almost 40 years. While experts are still coming up with new findings and innovations in 3D Printing technology, we have an even advanced…

Manufacturing Gets Personal with Manufacturing 5.0

       Recently I was flying from Singapore airport. Ready to check-in, I reached the airline counter looking for the check-in desk. But all I could find were a couple of kiosks to print the boarding pass and a big machine to accept the bags, provided they meet the size and weight restrictions. If anything is amiss the machine…

How Can You Make Your Own Product & Sell Online!

Have you ever wondered about designing a product on your own & creating a market for it? You are not alone my friend. Making products of your own and selling them to the customers requires lots of effort and dedication. Product design is a tedious process involving a lot of factors but you can do it if you are determined.…

Professor Xun Xu – The Expert in Cloud Manufacturing

  Professor Xun Xu of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is considered one of the pioneers in the field of Cloud Manufacturing. Professor Xu is focusing his research on the transformational benefits to businesses via Cloud Manufacturing. He is confident that this new approach would drastically transform the traditional manufacturing business globally. Let us learn the ins and outs…

Making 3D Printed Guns Legal – Is it a Smart Move?

  The day 5th March 2013 witnessed an unusual incident when software and illustrative files were uploaded by Defense Distributed which is based in Austin and is a non-profit organization. This uploaded information epitomized the conception of a completely operational 3D Printed plastic gun, named as “The Liberator”. As stated by the Forbes magazine, there were in all sixteen prototypes…

Disruption of Batch Production by 3D Printing technology

By now, we have clearly understood that there are a plethora of advantages that 3D printing offers to its customers. Let us now discuss its another aspect which has time and again proved effective and dynamic in achieving growth. Being able to manufacture parts in small batches is now a huge advantage with 3D Printing. Let us first understand the…

Online 3D Printing service : A way to ensure better quality

3D Printing opportunities have evolved and grown exponentially over the recent years, leading to an endless range of possibilities a component can be manufactured in. However, simply deciding what you want to manufacture isn’t the end of the journey. Each and every 3D printer only caters to a limited amount of materials, leaving the consumer with a paltry of choices.…

April fool prank: Amazon acquiring Shapeways points towards a bigger problem in 3D Printing.

One of the media networks recently pranked about the acquisition of Shapeways by AWS. Although a fairly good April fool's joke, it does incite questions around the security of CAD designs. As 3D Printing continues to find both industrial and consumer applications, the threat of altered or compromised data subsequently heightens. Before we highlight the problems and analyse probable solutions dealing…

What is on-demand manufacturing?

On Demand Manufacturing Before going into the depth of On demand manufacturing, let us have a look into the conventional manufacturing process adopted by various businesses and industries. In the traditional manufacturing process, usually, email and phone conversations are predominant since most of the manufacturing systems are situated overseas with lots of minimum orders and lag times. Basically, an assembly…

Formlabs: Basic process architecture and methodology

Over the past few years a lot of 3D Printer manufacturers have wowed the Indian market with their state-of-the-art 3D Printers. Formlabs is one such company reviving the 3D Printing industry with its desktop Stereolithography printers. Formlabs’ Form 2 is a very compact desktop Stereolithography (SLA) machine that delivers an industrial grade output for the 3D Printed parts. In order…

A brief introduction to Carbon’s CLIP technology

It so very rarely happens that some company innovates on a new application and brings forth a new paradigm shift. Carbon3D is one such company riding on innovation with their proprietary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology. CLIP is an advancement in the field of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Traditional additive manufacturing techniques are accused of compromising with surface finish…

A brief introduction to Generative Design

A generative design system offers a different approach: It takes inspiration from nature and its evolutionary process. The process of evolution is nature’s way of perfecting its creations. Every living organism is an example of that process. Consider how mutations over very long periods of time bestow organisms with specific traits to survive while others with different characteristics perish. These…

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