Robotics evolving at a rapid pace. Homogenizing material properties of AM parts. Composite bridge building. Pattern based statical tools. 3D printed buildings. Here's the latest tech article roundup from this week's Tech Report.
1. Robots Will Probably Take Over the World
And I am OK with that. Robotics continues to evolve at a breakneck pace. As more technologies continue to be added to robotic arms to grow their capabilities, their value rises. Also, most of my family calls me a robot. So there is that.
2. I Like Me Some Homogenized Materials and Simulations
Additive has grown in acceptance over the past few years. Simulating the additive process will continue to drive its success into more critical systems and develop more robust production parts.
3. A Plastic Bridge
Yes, I would drive on that. The United States has an aging infrastructure that requires extensive material and labor. Why not use composites? There are advantages aplenty.
4. Digital Manufacturing Doesn’t Always Require a Data Scientist
The hype around data scientists is all around us. While that skillset adds value to cutting-edge technologies, there is a lot of value to be harvested from foundational statical tools. This is an example of how mechanical systems work and how pattern-based statics drive significant value to the manufacturing industry.
5. Not Your Everyday 3D-Printed Building
Construction has embraced 3D printing and additive technologies in recent years. Now, groups are applying machine learning to raw materials to determine the best mix for strength and workability. I know it’s 2021, but it feels like I am in the year 40K.
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