The Blackbelt lets you 3D print really long items

John Biggs for TechCrunch: The Blackbelt Kickstarter will launch in three days and you can expect the system to cost about 9,500 for a desktop system or 12,500 euro for a larger system with standing supports.

Imaging Gets Personal: 4 surprising ways cameras are having an impact on our lives

One can only imagine where camera technology is heading if autonomous cars and smart fridges are becoming the new norm. What about imaging systems in your clothes, on your skin or on your pets? It's all in the realm of possibility.

Why Germany Still Has So Many Middle-Class Manufacturing Jobs

Hermann Simon for Harvard Business Review: Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany.

Modernize Your Supply Chain

As automated production kicks in and increases the quantity of finished products, has the manufacturer considered the just in time inventory requirement changes necessary to meet production deadlines?

Gearmotors Thrive in Tough Corn Processing Application

The food production manufacturer previously used hydraulic motors to drive the conveyor system. However, the open environment of the application presented several mechanical issues for the motors.

3D printing gets faster, with help from a vat of goo

Ben Coxworth for New Atlas: A collaboration between MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase and product designer Christophe Guberan, however, has resulted in a new technique known as Rapid Liquid Printing - it can reduce the time of some 3D print jobs from hours to minutes.

Desktop Metal Is Set to Change How Metal Is Manufactured with the Fastest Metal 3D Printing System in the World

For the First Time, Affordable, Safe and Precise Metal 3D Printing for Both Prototyping and Mass Production Will Be a Reality Across Industries - at Speeds 100x Faster

Automate 2017 Show and Conference Participation Hits New Heights

Automate 2017 show and conference broke all previous attendance records with show attendance of 12,960 people, which is a 37 percent increase over 2015.

Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse

Jason Del Rey for Recode: Amazon was awarded a patent on Tuesday for an on-demand manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing - and other products - only after a customer order is placed.

3D-printing of glass now possible

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology via Science Daily: As a consequence of the properties of glass, such as transparency, thermal stability and resistance to acids, the use of this material in 3D-printing opens up manifold new applications in production and research, such as optics, data transmission, and biotechnology.

Assessing the Potential of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.

A peek into Samsung's smart manufacturing

The Investor: There is, however, something different about these facilities where Samsung churns out its signature Wind-Free Air Conditioner.

New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

A new 3-D printing method has been developed to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

When traditional chemical adhesives fail to sufficiently bond dissimilar types of materials, engineers often turn to plasma treatments to solve complex adhesion problems.

A Deeper Look at "Precision" Toolholders

Quality of machining and quality control differentiates "standard" toolholders from precision.

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