As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to pick up steam (or should we say Gigabytes?), digitalisation is affecting all manner of industries, including manufacturing. One of the issues that digitalisation may be able to address in the manufacturing industry is that of the storage and production of spare parts to meet aftermarket needs. Traditionally, replacement […]
The connecting power of technology has the potential to make a wide world smaller. One example of this is the impact of 3D printing, as it turns global into local, mega into mini, and shrinks supply chains worldwide. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing has the ability to take an idea or physical product […]
Traditionally, the manufacture of parts or products is a long and expensive process. Methods like injection moulding require significant time and money to produce the required units. Thus, for the manufacture of these units to become cost-efficient, they need to be produced in large volumes. But what about companies that only need a small number […]
Akhani 3D lets forward thinking manufacturing businesses Make Possible. Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) (AM) machines are getting faster, design tools smarter and the portfolios of materials and finishes ever more suited to industrial applications. AM is no longer a trend on its way into the mainstream, it’s a serious global business. With […]
We live in an increasingly ‘instant’ world. Instead of going to the DVD shops (or video shop, to take it back even further!), we access the movies we’d like to watch online; instead of picking up the pizzas to eat while we watch, we have them delivered to our houses via apps on our smartphones. In a world of increasingly on-demand services in the consumer realm, is a similar transformation in the pipeline for the manufacturing sector?