Feeding Tomorrow’s Billions: Lab-Grown Meat Products, Vertical Farms, AI-Designed Recipes, and More

Feeding Tomorrow’s Billions: Lab-Grown Meat Products, Vertical Farms, AI-Designed Recipes, and MoreFood and agriculture accounts for about 5.9% of the global GDP. Global food retail sales alone account for about $4 trillion/year, and food accounts for 15% of what American households spend each year.

It is an industry ripe for disruption.

Sensors, networks, machine learning/AI, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic genomics, stem cell science, and material science are going to transform how your food is produced, delivered, and consumed.   […]

 

How 3D Printing Will Create On-Demand Swarms of Disposable Drones

How 3D Printing Will Create On-Demand Swarms of Disposable Drones

New advances in 3D printing are making it not only possible but also viable to manufacture cheap, print-on-demand, disposable drones designed simply to soar off over the horizon and never come back. Some British engineers did just that , and this is only the beginning. The team hails […]

 

Are we already living in the technological singularity?

Are we already living in the technological singularity?The news has been turning into science fiction for a while now. TVs that watch the watcher, growing tiny kidneys, 3D printing, the car of tomorrow, Amazon’s fleet of delivery drones – so many news stories now “sound like science fiction” that the term returns 1,290,000 search results on Google.  […]

 

3D Printing Stocks Fall, But Long-Term Prospects Remain Bright

3D Printing Stocks Fall, But Long-Term Prospects Remain Bright

When 3D Systems, a big maker of 3D printers and accessories, recently lowered their profit estimate for 2013 and outlook for 2014, their stock, and shares of other leading 3D printing stocks,  took a big hit —and worried headlines fretted a 3D printing bubble. So, has the […]

 

If You Think 3D Printing Is Disruptive, Wait for 4D

If You Think 3D Printing Is Disruptive, Wait for 4D

Every now and then you come across a technology, or a mooted technology, that sounds so far-fetched, so outlandish that it belongs with proper flying cars and the paperless office. Things that will never happen. The idea of “printing” objects, so-called 3D printing once seemed pretty outlandish but it […]

 

3D Printing Will Explode in 2014 When Key Patents Expire

3D Printing Will Explode in 2014 When Key Patents Expire

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways.

These patents cover a technology known as “laser sintering,” the lowest-cost 3D printing technology. Because of its high resolution in all three dimensions, laser sintering can produce goods that can be sold as finished products.  […]

 

Top 10 world-changing 3D printing innovations

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Last week V3 reported on the announcement from high street retailer Maplin that it is to start offering a 3D printer for just £700 to eager punters keen to try out this rapidly growing area of technology. The chance to see the device in action at the event was […]

 

3D printing ‘bigger than internet’

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Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries. Peter Marsh, FT manufacturing editor, talks to one such supporter – Abe Reichental of US-based 3D Systems – to find out how it works and if it really […]

 

Printing Human Organs

Printing Human Organs

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Right now in the United States, nearly 120,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Among them, 95,000 are waiting for a kidney, 15,000 need a liver, and 3,000 must get a heart. Depending on age, blood type, and ethnicity, these patients will wait anywhere from a few months to a few years for an organ–and some won’t get it in time.

Keith Murphy, CEO of the biomedical engineering start-up Organovo, thinks there’s a better answer: 3-D bioprinting. Doctors could create an organ in a lab precisely when it’s needed. […]

 

Creating Future Leadership in 3D

Creating Future Leadership in 3D

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Future leadership requires new thinking. 3D Printing sends some clear signals to leaders. What can we learn? Customisation is key. Collaboration is king (and queen). Immediacy is expected.  Ethics matters more than ever. If we are to thrive in the future, we need to take these signals into account.  3D printing is moving from transition to transformation, and as it does so it will have a profound impact on our lives, our organisations and our leadership. What sort of impact? I think there are at least three ripples that will lead to change. […]

 
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