Category Archives: 3D Printing

Industry 4.0 takes center stage at World Economic Forum

Industry 4.0 is the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector, driven by four disruptions: the astonishing rise in data volumes, computational power, and connectivity, especially new low-power wide-area networks; the emergence of analytics and business-intelligence capabilities; new forms of human-machine interaction such as touch interfaces and augmented-reality systems; and improvements in transferring digital instructions to the physical

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The Circular Economy’s impact on manufacturing

One of the most rewarding aspects of HP’s Keep Reinventing credo has been its broad-based application in our own company. Our sustainability efforts are no exception, and it’s exciting to see the innovation that is happening in this area, at HP, and throughout our ecosystem. We continually develop, implement, and scale programs and social investments that transform how people work

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Answers to Industry 4.0’s Top Questions

We’re in the midst of an Industry 4.0 revolution. Automation and data – including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive computing – are leading to a shift in the way products are designed and manufactured. Today, I’m sharing information about the current state of Industry 4.0, a few of my favorite examples, and possibilities for the

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Megatrends and Their Impact on Our Future

I’m excited to welcome Andrew Bolwell as a guest blogger today. As HP’s Chief Disrupter, Andrew plays a key role in CTO Office innovations. Our CTO Office is defining new market segments, products, and business models that will help shape HP’s future growth. The CTO team is studying industry-shifting trends like Hypermobility, Internet of All Things, 3D transformation, immersive experiences,

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Innovation in the Workplace: Twitter Takeover Recap

Innovation comes with a relentless focus on experience and not being satisfied by “just getting it out.” And it’s not just about the cool, new feature. It’s more about how you can simplify it to a compelling solution. Innovation is culture. I recently took over HP Labs Twitter account as part of the #CTOtakeover to answer your questions about innovation,

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Blended Reality: Innovation is Culture at FEI 2016

I spoke at FEI 2016 about Blended Reality.  It’s the fusion of our physical and digital worlds, creating new and improved experiences for people at home, at work and on the go. Leveraging an array of new technology trends—HyperMobility, 3D Transformation, Internet of Things, Smart Machines and Immersive Computing—innovators across the globe are finding ways to make our lives richer

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Investing in the future: HP Tech Ventures

I visited CNBC last week to discuss HP Tech Ventures, our new corporate venture arm that will invest and create partnerships with start-ups that are aligned with emerging technology areas that we believe will be the building blocks for the future – 3D Transformation, Immersive Experiences, Hyper-Mobility, Internet of Things and Smart Machines.

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3D Printing: More Than Just a New Way of Making Things

We’re already seeing glimpses of the potential of 3D printing. Automobiles and airplanes are using 3D-printed parts that are stronger and lighter than anything made by conventional manufacturing. Disabled children and injured animals are walking on 3D-printed custom prosthetics. Astronauts on the International Space Station can print tools based on digital designs emailed from Earth. And increasingly, medical engineers aim

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SXSW | The Next Industrial Revolution: Hype or Reality?

I’m really looking forward to heading off to Austin in a few days to participate in SXSW this year.  From music to makers and everything in between, what I love about this annual event is the celebratory spirit around innovation, creativity and collaboration. Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways CEO, and I will take the stage at SX Create this year to discuss

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