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Konica Minolta partners with Edith Cowan University to boost local manufacturing capability

Media Release Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia (Konica Minolta Australia) has partnered with Edith Cowan University (ECU) to boost the university’s capability to meeting the...

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Getting on board with 3D Printing

The fourth industrial revolution promises a paradigm shift to industry and society. The combination of cyber-physical systems (CPS), the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIOT), cloud computing...

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Competitive Advantage of 3D Printing

Cyclical change occurs in industry when novel and innovative technologies and methodologies start to transform and disrupt existing industrial practices. The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 in common parlance is one such cyclical change that we are current in the midst of. It can be loosely defined as the introduction of automation and data exchange to create self governing manufacturing systems illustrated below.

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Embracing Additive Manufacturing for Traditional Manufacturing

Labour costs have begun to rise making automation more attractive and threatening job security. Focus has also shifted from mass produced products to customised products particularly in the field of consumer products. Fortunately, 3D printing is able to mitigate these changes and allow manufacturing to shift from traditional to advanced production.

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Advancing Research and Learning

In 2011, an article in the Economist noted that 3D printing “makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands”. This simple yet profound description best describes the disruptive potential of 3D printing and why everyone is clamouring to jump on the 3D printing bandwagon.

New Scribble 3D printing pen with LED display launches for $49 on Kickstarter

While it certainly isn’t the first 3D printing pen launched on the market, the new Scribble 3D Printing Pen may easily be the best...
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