Thursday, May 3, 2012

Squeaky clean manufacturing and the third industrial revolution

An interesting article from The Economist about the dawn of (new) manufacturing, see my previous post - specifically referring to the trade fair Euromold and the emergence of 3D printers and additive manufacturing in particular. The article points towards a Third Industrial Revolution, as outlined in a previous Economist article.

For me, there are two subtle, but important, points underpinning the theme of the article:
  • with new technology being developed in additive manufacturing, virtually anyone with the technology can be a manufacturer (see previous post)
  • it will be more important than ever for this (new) manufacturing industry to be located in proximity to market of consumption  (see previous post)
Tell me I'm wrong...

Click here to read the full article.