Can jet engine parts really be made from powder? General Electric certainly thinks so.
Kevin Stein, CEO of TransDigm Group (“TDG”), a leading “designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components,” gazed out his office window, playing back his conversation with CFO Michael Lisman from November 8, 2018. The debate du jour: does General Electric's innovation in Additive Manufacturing pose a threat to TDG's dominance of their end-market?
With Nike pushing Flyprint, Adidas working with Carbon 3D, and New Balance tapping into Formlabs for partnership, why is this seemingly commoditized footwear market looking to 3D printing?
Adidas is investing heavily in additive manufacturing, partnering with Silicon Valley's Carbon Inc to one day produce 50 million pairs of 3D printed shoes per year.
3D printing technology has made significant advancements in the past few years. Can 3D printing be used in orthopaedics? Is this technology ready for surgery? How could orthopaedic practices best position themselves?
GE has been a leader of additive manufacturing in aerospace. How will they keep innovating while facing pressure from investors?
SpaceX is in an epic effort to make humans a multi-planetary species, and escape the trap of Fermi's Paradox. To achieve this the Company has been adopting 3D-printing to gain efficiencies and reduce costs. Will it be enough?
In rural hospitals, critical drugs are often not in stock. Desperate patients and their families are further pushed into prolonged suffering. Feeling they have nothing to lose, some resort to DIY solutions.
As additive manufacturing is applied to drug production at patients’ closest point of sale, we can imagine a world where rural patients purchase out-of-stock drugs within a few hours of visiting a local hospital. What if the hospital had a 3D printer? What if CAD files from global pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca were available?
Rolls-Royce is looking to machine learning to optimise how it maintains over 13,000 jet engines currently flying around the world
3D printing is revolutionizing surgery and healthcare, and the Mayo Clinic is on the leading edge.