3D printing

The Geography of Manufacturing’s Digital Revolution:  Are the Jobs Coming Back?

The Geography of Manufacturing’s Digital Revolution: Are the Jobs Coming Back?

We’ve been following the rise of 3-D printing and how it will revolutionize manufacturing.  The Economist has some more thoughts on the subject, particularly how it will affect the location of manufacturing jobs: The revolution will affect not only how things are made, but where. Factories used to move to low-wage countries to curb labour […]

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Coming Soon:  Industrial Revolution 2.0 or Manufacturing’s Big Bang

Coming Soon: Industrial Revolution 2.0 or Manufacturing’s Big Bang

The “Dispruptions” blog in the New York Times reports on the eminent arrival of 3-D printing and how it will change the world: It won’t be long before people have a 3-D printer sitting at home alongside its old inkjet counterpart. These 3-D printers, some already costing less than a computer did in 1999, can […]

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Personal factories:  the future of manufacturing?

Personal factories: the future of manufacturing?

The New York Times Magazine takes on a topic we’ve mentioned before:  how technological change may be revolutionizing manufacturing in ways we are just beginning to understand.  The NYT article follows the doings of 30-something techies in Detroit and New York.  They are using 3-D printing to create new products and some, through careful focus […]

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Manufacturing is Bouncing Back

Manufacturing is Bouncing Back

This good news from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal: Indexes of manufacturing output hit their highest levels in seven years in the U.S. and more than ten years in Europe, marking an accelerating expansion that could add to inflationary pressures. Meanwhile, Asian factory output kept growing but at a less rapid pace. China’s manufacturing sector posted […]

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