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AMT Tech Report: Issue #249

3D-printed metal FUEL valves. I want robots and automation. Renaissance man(ufacturing). Advanced metrology; still no turn signal. Ultrasonic holographic bioprinting.
Mar 03, 2023

I think we give human beings too much credit. We’re primates, you know.

– Eric Andre


1. 3D-Printed Metal FUEL Valves

We can do it! There is an increasing number of robots and automation being used in manufacturing around the world but especially in China. Fortunately, there’s a growing popularity of robots in the U.S. automotive industry to help us keep up. Robots can help to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve profits, which is why we want – nay, NEED – more! If U.S. manufacturers embrace more robots and automation, we can not only remain globally competitive but secure our dominance! ‘Murica.

Read more here.


2. I Want Robots and Automation

We can do it! There is an increasing number of robots and automation being used in manufacturing around the world but especially in China. Fortunately, there’s a growing popularity of robots in the U.S. automotive industry to help us keep up. Robots can help to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve profits, which is why we want – nay, NEED – more! If U.S. manufacturers embrace more robots and automation, we can not only remain globally competitive but secure our dominance! ‘Murica.

Read more here.


3. Renaissance Man(ufacturing)

enjamin Franklin High School has received a donation of software, equipment, and vision from Mastercam and Andrew Crowe to establish an advanced manufacturing program. This will give students the resources, training, and motivation to develop the advanced manufacturing skills needed to enter the manufacturing field after graduation. This program could help students take advantage of the estimated 2.1 million unfilled jobs in the manufacturing sector by 2030, as well as earn an average annual salary of $52,000.

Read more here.


4. Advanced Metrology; Still No Turn Signal

BMW Motorsport is employing the latest handheld metrology to assess their BMW GT3 race cars quickly and accurately. The equipment efficiently captures all surfaces and generates high-resolution results while providing 3D measurements with high single-point accuracy. The accompanying software evaluates the recorded data, and the whole package provides a comprehensive solution for complete vehicle measurement. This stuff is cool, but it’s easy to tell a fake M badge when you see one.

Read more here.


5. Ultrasonic Holographic Bioprinting

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and Heidelberg University have developed a technology that uses ultrasound holograms to instantly materialize objects, including living tissue, without physically touching them. Like vat … sonopolymerization or digital … sound processing? IDK if this has a name. The build envelope is small (current max part size is 20x10x10mm), but this could be a significant step toward bioprinting organs. Imagine repairing a heart by printing new valve tissue on it.

Read more here.


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Stephen LaMarca
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