With the advent of 3D printing, environmentalists and automation companies have been hailing it as a positive, environmentally friendly development due to its ability to produce at or near points of consumption with minimal waste. However, in order to get a good read on the actual environmental impact of 3D printing, we need to consider factors such as product lifestyle and system wide analysis results. Our experts at MiQ Partners outline the safety and environmental impact of this process below and consider the future course of its lifecycle.
With each passing year, chip manufacturers and automation companies are seeing first-hand how Moore’s Law continues to lose credibility. However, with IBM’s recent revelation of a prototype “ultradense” computer chip, this trend looks to change. Claimed to have four times the capacity of the most powerful chips currently on the market, the successful adaptation of this new prototype for mass production would once again give Moore’s Law credibility and continue to push the trend of smaller sized computer chips.