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3D printing using only sunlight and no plastic

McKinsey & Co described ‘advanced materials’ as being one of the disruptive technologies happening over the next 10 years. When I wrote about ‘advanced materials‘ early this year I approached it from a materials perspective – how will materials become more advanced? But I missed the obvious – how will the way we work with […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – 3D Printing

The eighth in the series and maybe my favourite in the McKinsey & Company 12 disruptive technologies – 3D Printing. I have posted about 3D printing a couple of times over the last 6 months. It has the potential to change many things – design, reduce waste, allow home fixing, and now maybe even pizza. […]

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Will 3D printing reduce our products eco-footprint?

Staples will be offering in store 3D printing in Europe early next year. You’ll be able to upload your 3D design to the Staples server and pop into the store later on to pick up your 3D object. It will cut out the need for distribution, logistics, storage, and lots of middle men. But it […]

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The collaborative economy promises to disrupt the conventional marketplace

A great quote from a recent article on Harvard Business Review called “Established Companies, Get Ready for the Collaborative Economy”. The question is are you ready for the disruption? The HBR article offers some insight into what they believe are the core drivers for the collaborative economy. Below are a summary of the four key […]

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How to be green – reuse old technology

This one is from my home town so I love it even more. The public static pay phone became a technology of the past when mobile phones became cheaper and more proliferate and with it we sadly saw the demise of the ubiquitous red phone box. In the early days of the demise there was […]

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The future of construction, lessons from SpaceX

As part of my McKinsey 12 Disruptors impacts on the property industry I wrote about the impact of advanced materials, robotic construction and 3D printing. Fanciful school boy dreams maybe but in an industry that has a lot more money than construction some of these ‘Tony Stark’ dreams are coming true. Image from treehugger.com Elon […]

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Every architect should have one of these

Ever wondered what to do with all the plastic waste that you get in your office? Always wished you could recycle 3D models? Awesome new invention allows all this to happen in your office. The advent of 3D printing for architectural firms opens up many possibilities for testing details, connections and concept designs. You can […]

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