The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was at the science park in Lodz, Poland. The printer was a testbed for the science park, acquired to attract an eco-system of startup´s who would innovate using the technology. Earlier this year, it was reported in the news that a construction firm in Shanghai has… Continue reading Bridge to be 3D-printed in Amsterdam
A construction firm in Shanghai has developed a house that can be mass produced by a giant 3D printer. The company uses a mixture of cement and construction waste to build its houses, which costs below $5000 USD per unit. The walls, structure and base of the houses are entirely a product of 3D printing.… Continue reading 3D printer used to build houses in China
Before the industrialization manufacturing was a cottage industry pursued at home. Once the flying shuttle, the Spinning Jenny and other machines were invented manufacturing moved out of the homes and in to factories. And since then, most of what we do, we do in factories. This however might not remain the case by mid-century. Since… Continue reading 3D Printing–Is the way we make things set for a revolution?
THE first industrial revolution began in England in the late 18th century, with the mechanization of the textile industry. Cloth previously done laboriously by hand in hundreds of weavers’ cottages were brought together in a single cotton mill, and the factory was born. Productivity increased and prices were reduced. The second industrial revolution came in… Continue reading Manufacturing in the Third Industrial Age