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    1. June 26, 2015

      Polaire steps out for success in fashion industry

      The three founders of start-up Polaire knew their business idea had the legs to become a reality when they saw one of their...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Technology conceives the inconceivable

      A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things. Many of the “things” got a mind of their own. They also started...

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    1. June 24, 2015

      Divergent unveils part-3D printed supercar

      A San Francisco start-up has become the latest outsider to try to challenge the automobile industry’s traditional approach...

    2. June 23, 2015

      UK state-backed 3D printing facility opens

      The largest metal part made by 3D printing has been unveiled by Rolls-Royce, the aerospace company, at a new facility...

    3. June 17, 2015

      3D printing of complex organs is far off

      Three baby boys born with the life-threatening condition tracheobronchomalacia, which causes a child’s windpipe periodically...

    4. June 15, 2015

      Study outlines theme park-style factories of the future

      BMW has taken the open plan office to a different level. At the carmaker’s Leipzig factory in eastern Germany, a parade of...

    5. June 11, 2015

      Printing whole organs remains a long way off

      Three dimensional printing is already being used to manufacture everything from simple plastic figurines to complex metal...

    6. June 8, 2015

      Entrepreneurship can be taught, say educators

      It is easy to see the attraction of being an entrepreneur for Will Drevno, co-founder and chief operating officer at 3D...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2015

      China's defence against supply chain disruption

      Standard Chartered released a big note this week on the evolution of global supply chains, looking at the effects of new...

    8. June 2, 2015

      3D printer aims for production line speed

      Sheffield university is building a £1m 3D printer that it hopes will produce plastic parts as fast as a production line. The...

    9. May 26, 2015

      Procter & Gamble puts skin in 3D bioprinting game

      Forget 3D printing of cheap plastic figurines and toys, the next frontier for the technology involves printing living human...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Oil topped $68 a barrel after falling to a five-year low near $45 in January....

    11. April 10, 2015

      Week in Review, April 11

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Capital rules to inflame next crisis,...

    12. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email hereAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has accused the US of distorting the...

    13. April 9, 2015

      3D printing pioneer Carbon3D secures Autodesk investment

      A 3D printing technique that could be up to 100 times faster than current technologies has received backing from Autodesk,...

    14. April 9, 2015

      Rise of the 3D printing machines

      From a red puddle of liquid plastic, a three-dimensional sphere of connected hexagons and pentagons begins to rise, taking...

    15. Andrew McAfee

      March 27, 2015

      Digital innovations that managed to surprise at TED

      I attended the TED conference last week, and came away from it with a renewed appreciation of how much and how quickly tech...

    16. March 19, 2015

      Student replicates fine Swiss watch — with 3D printer

      When most people discover they cannot afford the wristwatch of their dreams, they compromise and buy a cheaper one. But when...

    17. March 19, 2015

      Digital venture combines 3D printing with savoir faire

      In a small workshop above the cobblestone courtyard of a building in Paris, two jewellers sit huddled over their benches....

    18. February 16, 2015

      Healthcare and 3D printing join forces

      Customisable beads that deliver antibiotics and cancer-fighting drugs when implanted in the body have been developed by...

    19. February 15, 2015

      UK company plans to boldly go and make machines in space

      British companies are attempting to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before by enabling huge pieces of hardware for...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 11, 2015

      The new Hanseatica, now with robot dogs

      So, Apple has taken advantage of the drop in Swiss funding costs to issue SFr1.25bn of bonds. A no-brainer funding...

    21. January 29, 2015

      Excerpt: 3D Printing Anything, Anywhere

      2014 Shortlisted: Alysia Garmulewicz Rhodes Scholar, Ph.D. Student, Management Research Saïd Business School, University of...

    22. January 27, 2015

      Amsterdam: a modern-day refuge for the start-up crowd

      Population 811,000 Mobile phones in the Netherlands 21m Percentage of all companies in the tech sector 4.4 A haven for...

    23. Business Blog

      January 21, 2015

      A robot with history created by accidental entrepreneurs

      Wobbling among the Elsa princess outfits and the dinosaur models at the Toy Fair in London’s Olympia exhibition centre this...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Guest post: Adoption, not invention, is key to technology success

      By John Calverley, Standard Chartered Around the world, governments are jostling to be at the forefront of new technologies....

    25. January 16, 2015

      Pop-up technology

      Move over, 3D printers. Another way of making complex structures has emerged, known formally as “compressive buckling” and...

    26. January 2, 2015

      3D printers: still not printing money

      3D printing was around before Michael Jackson was singing Beat It. Shares in listed 3D printing companies have been acting...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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