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By Stephen LaMarcaOct 15, 2021

Additive’s Impact on Space Exploration. Virtual Robot Obstacle Courses. Bipedal Robot Can Fly and Skateboard. Complex Vehicle-Painting Robot Arms. Acrylic or Gel?

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By Stephen LaMarcaOct 08, 2021

Additive interview with sigma labs. Why can’t we all just get along?! Called it back at IMTS 2018: industrial robots will become dummy cheap! Yamaha robotics?! Thread-cutting FAQ.

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By Benjamin MosesAug 30, 2021

Steve won’t shut up about the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ben takes over with the difficulty small firms have with robot integration. Stephen thinks Boston Dynamics has moved on from Spot to a humanoid robot to be competitive with Olympian Simone Biles.

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterAug 24, 2021

“Robotics and automation have become foundational to the evolution of the manufacturing industry, and now cobots have emerged as the newest area of innovation and productivity,” said Stephen LaMarca, technology analyst, AMT.

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By Stephen LaMarcaAug 06, 2021

Converting waste heat to electricity on the cheap! Automating the assembly of carbon fiber aircraft fuselages. Additive is getting too accessible to not consider. 25 years of Italian additive. 5 key factors affecting CNC part quality.

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By Stephen LaMarcaJul 23, 2021

Antique vise reborn with additive. Cobot programed to help dress limited mobility individuals. Why use custom EOAT when you have chopsticks? Capable cobot, Pepper, can’t hold a job! The current consumer additive champion.

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By Stephen LaMarcaJun 11, 2021

Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame now accepting nominations. Italian Roboze bringing additive manufacturing hub to Texas. No longer satisfied with building watches and jewelry, the Swiss look to growing them. Size matters: Boston Micro Fabrication.

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By Stephen LaMarcaJun 07, 2021

Singapore: the most robot-dense country in the world. Will Tesla go down ... as a robotics firm in artificial intelligence? Automation, inspection, and robotics are the perfect match. Can 3D printing be sustainable? A guide to 3D printing on a glass bed.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 28, 2021

These numbers aren’t bull: Lambo prints 20,000 final parts. LiDAR and robotic vision systems. Are homes printed out of cabbage coming soon? Additive-optimized electronics. Why waste, uh, waste? Convert it into energy.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 21, 2021

“Copying your competitor won't help you beat your competitor. You need to think beyond your competitor.” – Gerhard Plenert and Bill Kirchmier

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