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Remote design, local fabrication

Yesterday, December 21st, 2019, opened the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. It will remain open till March 2020. An area of the expo is Eyes of the City, curated by Carlo Ratti. It showcases a variety of technology applications to highlight the growing impact of Artificial …

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Digital transformation in Manufacturing VI

Additive Manufacturing – Market Having considered the various technologies in the additive manufacturing -AM- landscape let’s take a quick look at how the market is expected to evolve in this area. I chose the market evolution forecast for AM in the automotive sector because I find this sector particularly interesting …

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Digital transformation in Manufacturing IV

5. Material extrusion Material extrusion is probably the most known 3D printing technology by the mass market because it is the one used by small 3D printers that have reached an affordable price point for residential users. What we do not have is, generally, a captivating use case for keeping …

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Digital transformation in Manufacturing I

The Digital Transformation in manufacturing is changing the whole value chain. In this series of posts I will bee looking at some of the technologies reshaping manufacturing and the implications on the whole value chain. The overall landscape is characterised by a growing digitalisation of each and every phase, starting, …

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Home printing, really meaning home printing!

3D printing keeps growing in performance, decreasing in cost and therefore expanding the fields of applications. A good example is the area of house printing. The first 3D printers for building constructions appeared, as commercial product in 2017, and could print a 40 square meter house for little more than …

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3D printing bionic organs

Integrating electronics in biological systems is a sort of holy grail of research, aiming at leveraging the best from artificial and natural evolution. This was the starting point in the setting up of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative and was also part of the Digital Senses Initiative now morphed into …

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Digital Transformation vs jobs II

According to Gartner the combined deployment of automation and artificial intelligence in developed markets will start increasing jobs from 2020 on. This may not be the case in developing market where the insourcing of production by developed Countries, mostly Western European and US, will depress production and where skilled labour …

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