Holistic impact of 3D Printing on the value chain

value chain

Holistic impact of 3D Printing on the value chain

The vision of a world where almost anything can be 3D-printed in the comfort of your own home is no longer so far-fetched. Backed up by remarkable breakthrough applications and repeatedly celebrated by the media, 3D printing has captured the interest of everyone from business entrepreneurs to at-home hobbyists in recent years.

In fact, 3D printing is already a major disruptive trend in some industries, and it will certainly disrupt others. It is likely to impact logistics and especially the design of supply chains. Some analysts predict companies will soon create and manufacture a vast range of items in entirely new ways, far beyond the confines of traditional factor walls.

But how much of this is hype? And how far will it disrupt the logistics industry? Continue reading “Holistic impact of 3D Printing on the value chain”

3D Printing, Quantum Computers – Quiet harbingers of momentous changes

Quiet harbingers

3D Printing, Quantum Computers – Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA)

Hans Heerkens is a speaker at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 23, 2017, at Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these technologies can profoundly change aviation, and may have a major impact on tomorrow’s world. Continue reading “3D Printing, Quantum Computers – Quiet harbingers of momentous changes”

3D Printing to wipe out almost one quarter of world trade by 2060

3D Printing

3D Printing to wipe out almost one quarter of world trade by 2060

3D printing is still in its infancy. For now it has very little effect on cross-border trade. This will change once high speed 3D printing makes mass production with 3D printers economically viable. The first technical steps have already been taken.

3D printing will lead to less trade growth because 3D printers use far less labour, reducing the need to import intermediate and final goods from low wage countries. Continue reading “3D Printing to wipe out almost one quarter of world trade by 2060”

Today’s Digital Value-chain – Presented by Gerard Garcia Torrents, Ultimaker

Gerard Garcia Torrents

Today’s Digital Value-chain – Presented by Gerard Garcia Torrents, Ultimaker at 3D Printing Content Conference, which takes place on October 4, at B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Do digital content and 3D printing expectations match reality? A down to earth analysis on the state of 3D printing adoption and it’s real added-value in today’s business operations.

About Gerard Garcia Torrents
Able to bridge the gap between business and engineering. Specializing in 3D printing business case development, application and market research. Continue reading “Today’s Digital Value-chain – Presented by Gerard Garcia Torrents, Ultimaker”

3D printing makes it possible to revolutionise the manufacturing industry – Interview with Stefan Rink, Shapeways

Interview Stefan Rink

3D printing makes it possible to revolutionise the manufacturing industry – Interview Stefan Rink, Shapeways

Turning today’s content into tomorrow’s products

Shapeways factories focus on scalability of the 3D printing ecosystem that enables people to create the final products they want. “With 10 million orders under our belt, Shapeways is at the forefront of leveraging the new ways consumers want to use 3D printing, moving away from individual parts and towards complete, finished products,” tells Stefan Rink, vice president of Shapeways. “We enable the hobbyists of today to become the business of tomorrow.”

As vice president at Shapeways and partner at Past2 QRM Consultancy, Stefan Rink has 25 years of executive experience in building construction, IT, solar and 3D-printing. Being an expert in Quick Response Manufacturing, Stefan globally accelerated Shapeways high mix, high volume production, resulting in the shortest lead times in the industry.

Shapeways is a creative community of makers, designers, and entrepreneurs using digital manufacturing (3D printing) to bring their ideas to the physical world. Designers can use Shapeways to manufacture products with complex designs in over 60 different high-quality materials and finishes—enabling people to expand their possibilities as makers. The Shapeways marketplace allows the creative community to explore entrepreneurship and inspire others to do the same. It’s also a treasure trove for discerning shoppers that value supporting independent designers.

3D print your complete mobile phone to your requirements Continue reading “3D printing makes it possible to revolutionise the manufacturing industry – Interview with Stefan Rink, Shapeways”

All about creation of 3D Printing Content

3D Printing Content

Learn all about creation of 3D Printing Content on October 4, at the 3D Printing Content Conference in Amsterdam.

What is the conference about?

The creation of content for 3D printing – design and 3D modelling software, distribution of content, 3D printing content as part of merchandising (gaming industry), 3D printing & Industry 4.0

Who will be there to speak?

Shapeways, 3D Hubs, FabZat, MyMiniFactory, White Lioness technologies, New State Of Matter / Endless Objects

3DHubs MyMiniFactory White Lioness technologies Continue reading “All about creation of 3D Printing Content”

Implementing mass-customisation and industry 4.0 – Presented by Richard van Deventer, White Lioness technologies

Richard van Deventer

Implementing mass-customisation and industry 4.0 – Presented by Richard van Deventer, White Lioness technologies, at the 3D Printing Content Conference, on October 4, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Richard will try to give hands-on insight in how organisations apply mass-customisation based on already implemented projects. What software and hardware solutions are being applied and how does this change the way organisations work and do business. What are the external and internal social and organisational challenges to create a sustainable scalable business that comes with Industry 4.0.

About Richard van Deventer
Richard studied economy and sociology and is business development manager at White Lioness technologies.

He has an extensive and broad experience in technology startups and nonprofits. Continue reading “Implementing mass-customisation and industry 4.0 – Presented by Richard van Deventer, White Lioness technologies”

Turning Today’s Content Into Tomorrow’s Products – Presented by Stefan Rink, Shapeways

Stefan Rink

Turning Today’s Content Into Tomorrow’s Products – Presented by Stefan Rink, Shapeways, at the 3D Printing Content Conference, on October 4, at B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Shapeways’ factories focus on scalability of the 3D printing ecosystem that enables people to create the final products they want. With 10 million orders under our belt, Shapeways is at the forefront of leveraging the new ways consumers want to use 3D printing, moving away from individual parts and towards complete, finished products. We enable the hobbyists of today to become businesses tomorrow.

About Stefan Rink
As VP at Shapeways and partner at Past2 QRM Consultancy, Stefan Rink has 25 years of executive experience in building construction, IT, solar and 3D-printing. Being an expert in Quick Response Manufacturing, Stefan globally accelerated Shapeways high mix, high volume production, resulting in the shortest lead times in the industry.

About Shapeways
Shapeways is a creative community of makers, designers, and entrepreneurs using digital manufacturing (3D printing) to bring their ideas to the physical world. Designers can use Shapeways to manufacture products with complex designs in over 58 different high-quality materials and finishes—enabling people to expand their limits as designers and makers. The Shapeways Marketplace allows our creative community to explore entrepreneurship and inspire others to do the same. It’s also a treasure trove for discerning shoppers that value supporting independent designers. Continue reading “Turning Today’s Content Into Tomorrow’s Products – Presented by Stefan Rink, Shapeways”

3D Printing Content Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner

Haptic

3D Printing Content Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner

About Haptic.ro

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING is a consulting of global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our goal is your target in a future visionary way to create a synergy business bridge between SME’s companies and R&D laboratories to merge together in revolutionary and innovation projects.

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING stays focussed both on private and public organisations, NGOs, universities, educational institutes and agencies offering various services related to European funded programmes such as Horizon 2020 helping them to access EU funds.

For more info please visit our website www.haptic.ro or contact us: info@haptic.ro.

About 3D Printing Content Conference
The 3D Printing Content Conference will take place on October 4, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Continue reading “3D Printing Content Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner”