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Technology
By External ContributorMar 10, 2021

Women Leading the Way in Robotics and Automation

One woman set up the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision—the world’s first such center—and then led efforts to create Australia’s first Robotics Roadmap. One co-founded a robot vacuum cleaner company and changed housework forever.

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Technology
By External ContributorFeb 25, 2021

Scientists Recycle Termite Waste Into Circular Economy 3D Printing Material

"Using the powdered wood particles and feces left by the minuscule bugs after feeding, the scientists were able to concoct a unique circular economy feedstock, which could be binder jet 3D printed without any polymeric additives...

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Technology
By External ContributorFeb 24, 2021

Sennheiser Partners with Formlabs for Customized Headphones

Sennheiser makes some of the best headphones, if not the very best, for your listening pleasure. Not an advertisement – just me being an ever-so-slightly-biased-and-very-much-opinionated enthusiast. Whether you need professional-grade studio reference...

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Technology
By External ContributorFeb 24, 2021

Real-Time Production Line Automated 3D Quality Control

"Robotized is a fully automated measurement solution providing contactless digitalization of small and medium-sized parts and assemblies." It consists of a combined industrial robot and 3D scanner to offer real-time production...

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Technology
By External ContributorFeb 24, 2021

Truck Bed Liners Improve 3D Prints

Yup, LINE-X and Rhino Linings – stuff like that! Material compositions similar to that of conventional spray-on truck bed liners are being employed to coat 3D-printed parts for a somewhat cheap and easy way to yield a high-quality surface finish with...

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Technology
By External ContributorFeb 18, 2021

Building an EDM Machine Part 1

I’ll admit: this video isn’t as easy to dive right into as the one above, but building your own EDM isn’t exactly for everybody. For MEs who enjoy the occasional dabble in EE for fun, this one’s for you! Word of warning: this isn’t as simple...

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Technology
By External ContributorFeb 18, 2021

3D Printed Pistons Are Changing the Game

AMT Tech Report Selection by Stephen LeMarca: Even at the end of this 11-minute video, I still can't get over the fact that the reciprocating piston of an internal combustion engine has been around longer than toilet paper. Yeah, we‘ve...

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Intelligence
By External ContributorFeb 16, 2021

Time for a Serious US Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Strategy

Electric vehicles (EVs) will replace light-duty internal-combustion-engine vehicles (ICEVs) that run on gasoline and diesel in the coming years. The shift is necessary to combat climate change. It could also upend global competition in the world’s...

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Advocacy
By External ContributorFeb 16, 2021

Why We’re Reshoring Our Manufacturing: A CEO’s View

In the space of five years, we've offshored and now are bringing that production back to the US. In 2015, I started my high-tech trucking panel company in a garage. I was still in graduate school, getting my MBA from Stanford University, and money was...

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Intelligence
By External ContributorFeb 16, 2021

Is Your Culture a 'Good Fit' for New Technology?

Companies who haven’t done the work in areas like collaboration and communication will have a higher rate of failure. Technology advances promise to help manufacturers thrive in an increasingly competitive and turbulent world. Readers of the articles on...

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