Search for 3D printing and
  1. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2014

    Cybersecurity dispatches: Managing the IoT poltergeist threat

    Imagine the scene in the not too distant future. An Uber self-driving electric car has just dropped you off home. Your front...

  2. August 7, 2014

    Origami self-assembling robot crawls off drawing board

    US researchers, inspired by the Japanese paper folding art of origami, have developed a “Transformer” robot that can...

Special Reports

  1. The Connected Business

    The Connected Business aims to help business leaders understand and use technology to ...
  2. 50 Top Business Ideas

    The FT puts the spotlight on which inventions and innovations have helped to create to...
Search more Special Reports on this topic.

  1. August 4, 2014

    Digital trade: Data protectionism

    Mary Huang has a tantalising vision for the fashion industry: her shoe designs are turned out by 3D printers rather than...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Renishaw’s 3D printers carve out a profit

    Shares in Renishaw surged on Wednesday after the precision engineer, which makes 3D printing machines, reported record...

  3. July 20, 2014

    A qualified defence of economic complexity

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

  4. July 16, 2014

    Aerospace industry wins £154m for research into 3D printing

    The UK aerospace industry will be given £154m of public funds for new technologies such as 3D printing of aircraft parts,...

  5. July 10, 2014

    3D printing starts to add up for GE Aviation

    The machines lining either side of the room at GE Aviation’s Additive Technologies laboratory on the edge of Cincinnati look...

  6. July 2, 2014

    Dallara Automobili: knowledge company

    The story. In 1972, Giampaolo Dallara established his own business after years of working in motorsport at companies such as...

  7. June 24, 2014

    3D printing: Additive process lays it on thick

    Imagine a structure to suspend street lighting – a complex web of metal struts and high-tension cables, linked by steel...

  8. June 24, 2014

    Power to the people on product design

    Reaching break-even on a new car programme when vehicle sales approach 100 would sound like a pipe-dream at most automobile...

  9. June 24, 2014

    3D printing: a powerful technology, but no panacea

    There is no shortage of hype. Corporate leaders are continually warned that additive manufacturing (more commonly known as...

  10. June 24, 2014

    Lawyers focus on short cut to riches for counterfeiters

    Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, makes it easy for almost anyone to produce items from Barbie dolls to rifles – and...

  11. June 17, 2014

    Robotics and 3D printing are entering the mainstream

    From using 3D printing in reconstructive facial surgery to employing robots to look after the elderly, a new wave of...

  12. June 17, 2014

    The world struggles to keep up with the pace of change in science and technology

    Among the many champions of their own specific area of science and technology, at least Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive...

  13. June 13, 2014

    Heads up: The British hat designers to watch

    A British friend recently offered me a prized contact from her Manhattan address book – no, not her heavily-in-demand...

  14. June 6, 2014

    DIY biotech movement ‘has potential to disrupt’

    Although the biotech industry’s attitude towards DIY biotech has been “by and large dismissive”, this belies the fledgling...

  15. May 30, 2014

    The new design techniques that have helped craft to remake itself

    A decade ago, it would have been considered eccentric for brands such as Levi’s or Louis Vuitton to align themselves with...

  16. May 30, 2014

    How 3D printing could transform building design

    In the early days of 3D printing, there was much talk of how it would transform the construction industry: how this...

  17. May 25, 2014

    Foster & Partners win architecture earnings crown for third year

    Foster & Partners, the UK’s biggest and most profitable architecture firm, has powered ahead of its competitors, according...

  18. May 19, 2014

    Design industry must adapt to thrive

    Now, more than ever, design is discussed, disseminated, published and celebrated. Magazines glamorise design and websites...

  19. May 16, 2014

    Back to the future as we rerun the 1990s

    When you say a truism that folks don’t want to hear, you’re guaranteed to get a “yeah, but . . .” It’s the same with...

  20. May 14, 2014

    Renishaw profits fall 9% to £14.4m in third quarter

    Shares in Renishaw fell on Wednesday after the precision engineer, which makes 3D printing machines, reported a 9 per cent...

  21. May 11, 2014

    Sellafield hopes to allay cost fears with 3D printing

    An ageing nuclear site on the coast of Cumbria might not seem a likely place for 3D printing, but Sellafield’s owners are...

  22. May 6, 2014

    Trumpf re-enters 3D printing market

    Trumpf, the Mittelstand maker of laser-cutting machines, has joined the race to sell 3D printers for use in mass production...

  23. May 2, 2014

    Global 3D printing market expands by a third

    The 3D printing market grew by more than a third in 2013, as more companies adopt the innovative technology in the hope of...

  24. April 15, 2014

    A French mix of exotic high-tech

    As a purveyor of subsea drones, blast doors and 3D printing machines for making replicas of human skulls, Raphaël Gorgé...

  25. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Is this the world's first 3D printed house?

    China invented printing several centuries before Gutenberg’s mechanical press in Germany. Now a Chinese company in Shanghai...

  26. April 10, 2014

    Europe’s manufacturers experiment with the ‘smart factory’

    At a Siemens factory in the sleepy Bavarian town of Amberg the machines have begun to self-replicate. Regulating the...

  27. April 7, 2014

    3D printing moves up to the next layer with metal creations

    A German 3D printing company’s plan to raise €75m via an initial public offering is shining a spotlight on a method of...

  28. March 26, 2014

    Corporate ‘digital IQ’ linked to performance

    For the past six years, PwC has conducted what it calls its Digital IQ Survey, a spot check on the digital health of...

  29. March 25, 2014

    Help me put 3D printers in UK schools

    If I had my life again I know what I would do: I’d be an inventor. I can think of nothing more creatively and intellectually...

  30. March 16, 2014

    Calling ‘bulles’ on the new tech bulls

    It is, say the bulls, different this time. The new dotcoms are proper businesses, with tens or hundreds of millions of...

  31. March 13, 2014

    A 3D-printed model of yourself (with optional six-pack)

    Ideas are continually cross-pollinating in business. So it was perhaps inevitable that two of the biggest trends in tech –...

  32. March 2, 2014

    Lego examines 3D printing to keep its finger on digital pulse

    Lego is exploring the possibility of customers making their own bricks and mini-figures using 3D printers as the Danish...

  33. February 28, 2014

    The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth

    Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century and we’re still not there. To be a child of the 1960s and 1970s was to...

  34. February 24, 2014

    Caterham drives F1 car design with 3D printing

    In the months building up to the new Formula One racing season, engineers at an Oxfordshire factory have been hard at work...

  35. February 21, 2014

    Metalysis gets Australian ‘firepower’ to raise titanium output

    A British company that promises to cut the cost of titanium has been given the “firepower” to produce commercial quantities...

  36. February 7, 2014

    Douglas Coupland: unemployed

    My first job ever was bussing tables at Ricky’s Pancake House when I was 14. I loved it. I then got a job selling souvenirs...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2014

    UBS at Davos: "Technology will save the day'

    That’s a compressed summary of a white paper released by UBS on Wednesday, How trade, technology and finance can help keep...

  38. January 16, 2014

    UK public funds give wings to national 3D printing hub

    The UK aerospace industry is to benefit from the creation of a national centre for 3D printing, the government will announce...

Search for 3D printing and