King's company lauded by Economist Magazine
Professor William King’s company, Fast Radius, was recently highlighted in the Economist Magazine as changing the way that physical goods are delivered.
The article describes how new technologies in digital design and manufacturing allow physical goods to be made, transported, and delivered faster than ever before. Businesses are beginning to use these new technologies at scale.
According to the article, “Fast Radius, a Chicago-based unicorn, has an advanced manufacturing facility located at a big shipping hub in Kentucky run by UPS, one of its investors. Its secret weapon is a collection of 3d printers from top manufacturers.” The article describes how Fast Radius was able to speed up manufacturing and delivery of tools for an aerospace company. Manufacturing orders that previously took 45 days can now be fulfilled in 2 days from Fast Radius.