3d Printing

Building Better Cars Faster With 3D Printing

Damian Hennessey | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
Damian Hennessey

As the demand for new and innovative uses of 3D printing grows, the supporting technology is advancing to keep pace. 3D printing techniques - in their current processes and future iterations - provide a critical service for automotive companies looking to achieve the flexibility they need to invest more, build faster, and reduce costs.

Investing In STEM In Schools Is Key To Closing The Digital Skills Gap

Cin-Yee Ho | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cin-Yee Ho

However, there is also much promise, with productivity gap concerns finally sparking further investment in education and skills to combat the UK's longer-term economic pressures. The key for closing our digital skills gap will be ensuring a significant portion of that investment goes towards STEM initiatives in schools. But where to invest?

Four Ways 3D Printing Is Shaping Technology In 2017

Guy Sheetrit | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Guy Sheetrit

Innovators are testing the waters with this new technology. And this revolutionary manufacturing process, considered impossible just a few years ago, has exceeded our expectations. It produced spectacular results spanning different industries, pushing them in new directions.

This 3D Printed Sensor Could Give Robots The Sense Of Touch

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech

Engineers in the US have unveiled a revolutionary technique for 3D printing electronic sensors that could give robots the sense of touch. The team beh...

Four Ways 3D Printing May Render Traditional Manufacturing Obsolete

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

Producing customized goods according to individual personalization was hitherto restricted to just a few numbers. But with 3D production, customized designs can be printed in large quantities at no extra cost.

The Future Of Joint Replacement Lies In 3D Printing

Ian McDermott | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Ian McDermott

Now, the way to look at that is not just a 10 to 15% increase in happy patients from 80% with a standard off-the-shelf knee to 95% with a custom-made prosthesis; that's actually a two-thirds reduction (from 15% down to just 5%) in unhappy patients, which is massive.

The Rise Of The Tech Wedding: From VR Wedding Videos To Stags On The Moon

Robin Weil | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Robin Weil

With everything from your morning run to the cute office dog now being a crucially important thing to document across every social media platform going, it's no wonder people are starting to question how you can utilise these technologies for slightly bigger milestones in your life such as say, a wedding?

McLaren-Honda Is Taking A 3D Printer Trackside In Bahrain

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech

In Formula 1, every millisecond counts – and it’s not just on the track that timings matter. Pushing out a design update to a car ahead of the com...

The Evolution Of Design: Making The Impossible A Reality

Pete Baxter | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Pete Baxter

Combining robotic production with 3D printing offers endless opportunities for manufacturing and design. New technologies allow engineers to blur the lines between the design and manufacturing process and create products for the future

New Talent Is The Key To Unlocking The Potential Of 3D Printing

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

We need new champions of this technology who can help manufacturers understand the impact it can have on supply chain and product design. To create these leaders of the future we need to educate and inspire the next generation of designers and engineers to ensure we have the right talent to continue to grow the industry.

Watch This Giant 3D Printer Build An Entire House In 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

What if you could build a house, furnish it and move in within a single week? Sound impossible, and yet it could soon become a reality. San Francisco-...

This Girl Has Made A Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter, And It Is The Coolest Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents

Stop the search, we have officially found the coolest 11-year-old in the world. Jordan Reeves, from Missouri, USA, was born without her left forearm -...

You Can Now Walk Across The First 3D-Printed Bridge In The World

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

Most days we’re lucky if our printer can get by without a paper jam, running out of ink, or just failing to turn on at all. So the idea of relying...

This Creepy Bioprinter Can Print Fully-Functioning Human Skin

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

3D printing has been used to create everything from car parts to smartphones, but the latest application is just a little creepier. Scientists in Spai...

Digital Transformation: Navigating The Aerospace Industry Towards The 'Connected Aircraft'

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

To combat these demands, Tier 1 suppliers are turning to the digital economy. While new technologies continue to impact isolated areas and operations, linking these through digital transformation is the next frontier, and this is leading the industry closer to the possibility of the 'connected aircraft'.

A YouTube Inventor Has Built A 'Jet-Powered' Snowboard

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

A YouTube inventor who brings to life technology from films has made a “jet-powered” snowboard similar to those in Agent Cody Banks and Treasure P...

Wired 2016 Presents What's New In AI, VR And Tech Activism

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

It's that time of the year pre-christmas when many a head is full of ideas, swarming with information from dozens of conferences, meet-ups, launches, talks and exhibitions when it's time to cut through the noise and find out what to focus on - some of which you may have heard of and some you definitely won't have. Welcome to Wired 2016.

How 3D Printing Will Change Fashion Forever

George Taylor | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Style
George Taylor

We could face a huge industry decline similar to when the mp3 first came about in the music industry. If the design files are leaked, or cloned, consumers won't have to pay for clothes anymore which could massively reduce the value of the fashion industry, especially when 3D printers become so affordable that we all have one.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

This 3D Food Printer Could Revolutionise How We Eat

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech

A team of engineers at Columbia University are developing a 3D food printer for the home that could revolutionise how we eat. Once it’s complete, t...

Top 5 things The Next Web Taught Me 60 days On

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech
George Fisher-Wilson

So It's been 60 days since The Next Web, and initially I was going to write some basic piece my initial reactions but then I thought let's see the effects of the event. Now nearly 2 months later I thought about what had stuck with me since and below you'll find the five things that have kept me thinking.

This Optical Illusion Will Make You Think Circles And Squares Are Exactly The Same Thing

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech

Will you ever be able to trust your own eyes after seeing this? Kokichi Sugihara is a man who enjoys making us question our sense of reality. ...

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

I Saw the Struggle Young People Faced to Acquire Digital Skills - I Wanted to Change That

Simon Riley | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Riley

I didn't want the next generation of young people to go through the same thing as me. I wanted to give them access to practical technology skills early, so they could start building, designing and making stuff as soon as possible, teaching them through hands on projects and engaging problems that got them thinking creatively.

You Don't Need to Be an Engineer to Build 'Robots for Good'

Cameron Norris | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cameron Norris

After meeting, a clear project goal was settled upon - create a 'telepresence' robot to allow the children of Great Ormond Street to safely explore one of London's greatest places of discovery: London Zoo.