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3D printing is delivering on greater customisation in manufacturing

3D printing and additive manufacturing is often associated with mass production by offering the ability to mass produce standard items at a fraction of the cost in comparison to earlier manufacturing methods where there can often be long supply chains. Its streamlined approach…

3D printed fashion is emerging

3D printing is often associated with the engineering sector, however 3D printed fashion is beginning to emerge in exciting ways throughout the fashion industry from clothing to shoes and accessories. Fashion Academies such as Manchester University are now looking to incorporate 3D technology…

SMART technology is changing product development

Manufacturing is rapidly evolving and over recent years we have seen SMART technology emerge to change the way in which manufacturers are not only building products, but how we use them as consumers. The application of SMART technology has been implemented across many…

3D printing revolutionises construction in it’s recent research

3D printed buildings and individually printed 3D materials have been a research focus for the construction industry and innovative IT teams for some time now. Recently, the researchers at Purdue University in the US, designed an innovative method in reproducing cement paste, which…

How 3D printing and artificial intelligence are coming together

Here at Crendon Insurance Ltd we often cover topics on 3D printing and artificial intelligence. Reporting on the progress of the 3D printing industry and how it is modernising many sectors including manufacturing, construction and automotive has taken our interest for some years…

3D printing – How businesses are embracing it’s future

The need for 3D printers continues to expand as the demand for 3D printing services increases.  Consequently, the price to produce the 3D printing hardware is reducing and so too, the devices are becoming more affordable. What was once only a prospect open…

Coventry receives investment for Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

Exciting news to announce as Coventry as it recently receives a £15m investment for UK Aerospace to adopt Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace. The Manufacturing Technology Centre known as MTC will lead DRAMA programme (Digital Reconfigurable Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace) which has been funded…

UK 3D Printing – New opportunities for UK business as UK is ranked 5th

Exciting news emerged as the UK recently learnt that we are globally ranked 5th in the top economies for 3D Printing. In rank order behind US, Germany, Korea and Japan, the UK was placed 5th, whilst within the EU, we came 2nd ahead…

France unveils its first 3D Printed house

France is the latest country to unveil their first 3D printed house in the north western district of Nantes. Printed in just 18 days by a specially created 3D printing machine named BatiPrint3D, the printer used a polymer to print the shell of…