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  1. 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...

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    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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. March 26, 2014

    Corporate ‘digital IQ’ linked to performance

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 –...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    January 8, 2014

    CES 2014 Watch - January 8

    Enough of lofty keynote speeches and the distant projections of $19tn market opportunities. CES has finally, officially,...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    January 7, 2014

    CES 2014 Watch - January 7

    Monday was all about the big technology companies planting their flags in the areas believed to have a mainstream impact in...

  16. beyondbrics

    January 1, 2014

    Hello 2014: the tricks of trade - weak global growth isn't the only problem

    The 9th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Bhanu Baweja of UBS Most people accept by now that...

  17. December 26, 2013

    3D printing: Carmakers put brakes on prototype costs

    Car manufacturers are extensively using 3D printing technology to make design samples and prototypes, but are a long way...

  18. December 26, 2013

    3D printing becomes a solid reality

    3D enters a new dimension Siemens will next month start printing spare parts for gas turbines, becoming one of the first...

  19. December 26, 2013

    3D printing reshapes factory floor

    3D enters a new dimension For all the hype surrounding 3D printers and the potential for a new industrial revolution, their...

  20. December 20, 2013

    Festive season gets personal for Photobox

    Christmas presents normally come with your name on them. Increasingly, they have your face plastered on them too....

  21. December 3, 2013

    Wearable tech, 3D printers and Ultra TV: trends to watch in 2014

    In the fast-paced world of consumer technology, nothing is the same for very long and every year brings new innovation,...

  22. December 3, 2013

    Metalysis holds talks on titanium process

    South Yorkshire, internationally renowned during the 19th century for its steel making, could soon become famous for another...

  23. November 26, 2013

    US homebuilders boosted by housing data

    A sharp increase in earnings from Tiffany cheered investors on Tuesday, as shares in homebuilders stood out on a day of...

  24. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2013

    Non-monetary effects of research evolution

    Ever since Robert Gordon made his assertion that all the low hanging technological fruit has been picked, evidence to the...

  25. November 14, 2013

    3D printing is new face of medicine

    Inside the pistachio-coloured walls of a London hospital, 16 fake eyeballs sit gleaming on a shelf next to a collection of...

  26. November 13, 2013

    Rolls-Royce plans 3D printing for jet engine parts

    Rolls-Royce is gearing up to use 3D printing technology to produce components for its jet engines, as a means of speeding up...

  27. November 13, 2013

    Cern’s UK incubator opens with industrial filters group

    A small maker of industrial filters in the north of England may not seem the most obvious partner for scientists working on...

  28. November 3, 2013

    A biologist’s answers to the big question

    Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, by J. Craig Venter, Little, Brown, RRP£20,...

  29. October 29, 2013

    Technology to drive UK’s ‘dynamic’ manufacturing

    UK manufacturing is about to enter a “dynamic new phase” because of technologies such as 3D printing, but it will need...

  30. October 17, 2013

    Manufacturing: The factory has moved to the office

    From customised hip replacements to new materials, technology is opening up a range of possibilities for manufacturers. But...

  31. October 15, 2013

    Asda gives shoppers ultimate self-portrait

    Victoria Cumberland only popped into the supermarket for a pair of tights, but she came out with a miniature figurine of...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 10, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Draghi: why change in the eurozone is “analogous” to the creation of the Fed and FDIC. - Across the...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - The story of Joseph is a great example of Keynesian economics. - What we know that is no longer so....

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 1, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Orchestrating the exit with reverse repos. - On the aftermath of a major bank run. - What is...

  35. July 24, 2013

    The shape of modern manufacturing

    The 3D printer may be the next big thing but only 6 per cent of Britons actually want to own one, according to a survey by...

  36. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - 99-yr-old minimum wage custodian and his employers show why everyone hates economics. - Regulators...

  37. June 20, 2013

    Stratasys to buy 3D printer start-up

    The 3D printing industry received a boost on Wednesday after Stratasys agreed to buy MakerBot for about $403m in an...

  38. June 9, 2013

    New stamping ground for Nike and Adidas as 3D shoes kick off

    Nike and Adidas are embracing 3D printing to speed up the shoemaking process, using the technology to make multiple...

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