What’s missing in manufacturing? Experts weigh in with innovations we need by 2025.
Amsterdam – Hubs, the global leader in distributed manufacturing, spoke with seven experts about what is missing in manufacturing and the innovations we need to improve the industry by 2025.
We asked these industry leaders, ranging from mechanical engineers and product designers to material-composite experts and tech journalists, about what could be improved in manufacturing. Why is existing technology underutilized and what new technologies are almost within reach?
They focused on eight major changes that could accelerate manufacturing, including hybrid manufacturing and standardized machining for composites. We gathered their insights into this article about the innovations shaping the future of manufacturing.
These experts oﬀered predictions ranging from cobots speeding up factory output and machines communicating with each other to optimize capacity to AI helping manufacturers make data-driven decisions and new types of CNC machines providing faster and more ﬂexible solutions. Read the full article here.
Hubs, formerly 3D Hubs, is an online manufacturing platform that provides engineers with on-demand access to a global network of manufacturing services. Users can easily upload their design, instantly receive a quote, and start production at the click of a button. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, Hubs was acquired by Protolabs in January 2021.
To date, Hubs has produced more than 7 million parts, using various manufacturing technologies, including CNC machining, 3D printing, injection molding and sheet metal fabrication.