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    1. December 16, 2014

      If small is the future then we will all be big winners

      I have always preferred small companies to Big Business. They are more dynamic, more youthful, less bureaucratic and less...

    2. December 10, 2014

      Surgeons turn to 3D and nanorobots to enhance human judgment and skill

      In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage a medical team shrunk to microscopic size travels through the body of a scientist with a...

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    1. November 24, 2014

      Innovation that succeeds by exploiting the past creatively

      If you have ever attended an innovation conference, you will be familiar with consultants’ graphs that show how, say, the...

    2. November 23, 2014

      Regulatory concerns hold back 3D printing on safety

      On a quiet, crosstown street in Chelsea, New York City, 10 machines resembling microwave ovens line the walls of the...

    3. November 21, 2014

      Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants to save NHS time and cash

      From complex reconstructive facial surgery to dentures and hip implants, surgeons across the UK are using 3D printing to...

    4. FT Tech Hub

      November 19, 2014

      Predictions for 2015: Google to buy Netflix?

      Is it too early to make forecasts for 2015? Not for CCS Insight, a UK-based technology research firm, which is already...

    5. November 14, 2014

      Technology will decide the future oil price

      Here is a list of years for you: 1914, 1939, 1946, 1951, 1972, 1974 and 2008. What do they all have in common? The answer is...

    6. November 11, 2014

      Renishaw shares up 10% on profit upgrade

      Shares in Renishaw jumped on Tuesday after the precision engineer, which makes 3D printing machines, forecast a rise of up...

    7. October 21, 2014

      Disruptive technologies wait in the wings

      The term “disruptive technology” – innovations that upset established business practices – tends to be overused. But there...

    8. October 5, 2014

      Technogeeks’ licence to print 3D money

      Every now and then technology comes along that changes not just the way we think about how to do things in future, but also...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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