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Promise of On-Demand Manufacturing Sails Forward After First 3D Printed Ship’s Propeller Passes Sea Tests

By Tom Rutteman, Autodesk

Today saw the unveiling of the world’s first class-approved 3D-printed propeller, the ‘WAAMpeller’, following months of hard work and careful testing. The WAAMpeller (Wire Arc Additively Manufactured) project, based out of the Port of Rotterdam’s RAMLAB facility, could radically transform the future of ‘on-demand’ manufacturing within the maritime industry and save the industry millions in warehousing,

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What We Like This Week: Designing Olympic Glory

While the athletes go for gold in PyeongChang, we find ourselves interested in the technology and design work that made the Winter Olympics possible. Check out this week’s picks:

  • Immerse yourself. Catching the Olympics on a flat screen? That’s so 2014. Strap on your goggles and check out the first live VR broadcasts.
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Autodesk Opens Technology Centre in Birmingham, UK to Shape the Future of Making Things

By Sarah Douglas

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has transformed the way we work.

It’s brought with it products that are increasingly personalised and intelligent, which require a combined approach to design and manufacture, through the use of advanced manufacturing techniques.

To support manufacturers in this new era,

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What We Like This Week: Rebirth and Reimagining

by Mouncey Ferguson

This week, we’re intrigued by new shoes, old satellites, and new life for old toys. Here are the stories that caught our eye.

• Not a potato chip. One of our favorite industrial design blogs, Core77, has a rundown of the Cradle-to-Cradle Design Challenge (which we’re proud to sponsor),

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What We Like This Week: Interviews with Innovators

By Mouncey Ferguson

People who say talk is cheap must be talking to the wrong folks. This week, we’re featuring mind-expanding conversations with people shaping how we make our built world.

  • Redefining architecture. Biology, computer science, materials innovation, and architecture come together in the work of the experimental consultancy The Living.
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