A manufacturing vision for the future

The Manufacturer | March 03, 2020

A manufacturing vision for the future
UK manufacturing may have had a rough few years, but despite the uncertainties caused by Brexit and other external forces, a new white paper from Sage suggests the sector is in much better shape than statistics suggest. Sage recruited one of Europe’s top manufacturing experts, Professor Frank Piller of RWTH Aachen University and co-founder of MIT’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology Smart Customization Group, to interpret the findings of the global survey of leaders in the discrete manufacturing sector, and he reached the following conclusions: Businesses need to embrace more openness in their innovation systems. They should think about getting value from sharing their data both internally and externally. The adoption of cloud-based systems is a big driver for this type of transformation. Manufacturers must develop a vision that can enable a different type of business model, or a different value proposition in terms of the circular economy. They should not just look for operational efficiencies, but also the strategic value and cultural change that they can enable.

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One of the difficult things about performing with a harmonica is holding the microphone while also using both hands to play. The world famous The Adler Trio has solved this problem with Stratasys 3D printing. For more information on Stratasys 3D Printing: http://ow.ly/vJkbI. Leveraging rapid design iteration, Stratasys PolyJet based 3D printing was used to create working prototypes of a microphone enclosure that would attach directly to the harmonica. Dror Adler began successfully using the 3D printed part in his performances and soon, other harmonica players were asking where they could buy their own. This led to small run commercial production using silicone molds based on Stratasys 3D printed patterns. Read more on 3D printing and RTV (silicon molds): http://ow.ly/vJkuQ . Watch this musical video to see the perfect harmony of art and technology, and learn how Stratasys 3D printing continues to shape lives in unexpected ways.

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One of the difficult things about performing with a harmonica is holding the microphone while also using both hands to play. The world famous The Adler Trio has solved this problem with Stratasys 3D printing. For more information on Stratasys 3D Printing: http://ow.ly/vJkbI. Leveraging rapid design iteration, Stratasys PolyJet based 3D printing was used to create working prototypes of a microphone enclosure that would attach directly to the harmonica. Dror Adler began successfully using the 3D printed part in his performances and soon, other harmonica players were asking where they could buy their own. This led to small run commercial production using silicone molds based on Stratasys 3D printed patterns. Read more on 3D printing and RTV (silicon molds): http://ow.ly/vJkuQ . Watch this musical video to see the perfect harmony of art and technology, and learn how Stratasys 3D printing continues to shape lives in unexpected ways.

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