New 3D Printing Technique Significantly Strengthens Materials

Kenny Walter for R&D Magazine: Researchers from Texas A&M University have strengthened 3D printed parts by applying traditional welding concepts to bond the submillimeter layers in a 3D printed part together.

AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.

Cermaq near to completing "smart" factory for salmon

Madelyn Kearns for Seafood Source: "A modern salmon facility takes in the fish, evaluates quality, weight, grading, and during all processes automatically determines which department the fish should go to,"

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

Steven Levy for Wired: Google Glass 2.0 is here, and it's found a home in an unexpected place: Factories.

Desktop Metal gets $115 million investment in 3D printing technology

Andy Rosen for The Boston Globe: The company said the amount represents the largest private haul for any 3D printing company focused on metal. Desktop Metal has now raised $212 million since its launch in 2015.

3D Printing Will Make the Construction Industry More Sustainable

David Silverberg for Motherboard: Look at the past three years: In March 2017, Dubai construction firm Cazza said it plans to build the world's first 3D-printed skyscraper by 2020

Accenture Launches Industrial IoT Innovation Center

Clients work with Accenture to design and prototype digital solutions that improve engineering, manufacturing, production and deliver new customer experiences

Spider robots on the move for additive manufacturing

Stuart Nathan for The Engineer: Like several concepts in mobile additive manufacture, the Spider bots grew out of a concept to build bases for exploration on the Moon and other planets.

Achieving Lights-Out Manufacturing with Industrial Robots

Kagan Pittman for The robot combo has been tasked with automating a black oxide process, which involves dipping parts in various chemical baths in a precise sequence.

This NYC Startup Just Raised $5M to Make Manufacturing in America Viable Again

By AlleyWatch: Voodoo Manufacturing is a software-enabled 3D printing factory that works with major brands to produce high-quality products, prototypes and parts at scale.

3D Printing Objects on a Belt Just Became a lot Easier

JP Buntinx for The Merkle: The Printrbelt prints objects on the belt and then moves down the Z axis to get the object onto the surface below

GE Additive and Oerlikon Sign MoU for Additive Manufacturing Collaboration

"GE Additive and Oerlikon both understand the transformative power of additive manufacturing"

If Foxconn builds a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, it won't be what many expect

John Schmid , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Does Wisconsin have the deep reserves of digital-age systems engineers who are coveted in the new manufacturing economy

ETH zurich builds DFAB HOUSE using robots and 3D printers Built using a two-meter high construction robot, the machine works by moving autonomously on caterpillar tracks.

New Technology Uses CNC to Drop Metal 3D Printing Costs

Michael Molitch-Hou for 3DEO, based in Los Angeles, Calif., may have found a method for dropping metal AM costs even further.

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