The article informs that Quality 4.0 must be a significant contributor to the Industry 4.0 revolution happening in manufacturing. It mentions that every new product starts with an idea, preliminary design, prototyping, testing, costing, and then quoting from the supply chain. It also mentions that Original equipment manufacturer provide only 3D models with product manufacturing information.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, MANUFACTURING industries, RAPID prototyping, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has selected the study "The World's First Additively Manufactured Support Structure for Wave Energy Converters," by Jason Cotrell as the winner of the Novel Concepts for Large-scale 3D Printing Challenge. The challenge is part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge which consists of six individual challenges across multiple technologies.