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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. January 29, 2015

      Excerpt: 3D Printing Anything, Anywhere

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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....

    6. January 16, 2015

      Pop-up technology

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

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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