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Veo Robotics: Making Robots Safer for the Manufacturing Industry

Since the dawn of robotics being used in the manufacturing industry those that create, use and invest in this technology have always searched for new ways to make them safer around humans. Before true safety can be achieved, robots are going to need a key feature which is the ability to see and recognize humans and avoid them. One company trying to achieve this goal is Veo Robotics, a company ...

TWISTER: The Soft Robot Set to Make Manufacturing Safer

One talented engineer recently developed a way to turn origami, the art she loved as a child, into a soft robot that may one day be useful in a multitude of industries, especially manufacturing. Kiju Lee is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and her lab has made the change from prototype paper robots to 3D printed models that can ...

Research Leads to New Developments in 3D Printing High-Strength Aluminum Alloys

Engineers working for HRL laboratories successfully developed a way to 3D print high-strength aluminum alloys. This has paved the way toward manufacturing engineering grade alloys. Some of the largest industries that use these alloys are aerospace and automotive which have long sought a way to make these metals practical for use with additive manufacturing. This challenge has been solved thanks ...

Researchers Develop Self-Healing Modular Robots That can Merge and Split

Recent developments at the Université libre de Bruxelles has taken the idea of modern robots and completely redefined it. The talented team of engineers working on behalf of the university have designed and created self-reconfiguring modular robots that have the ability to merge, split and self heal, all while maintaining full sensorimotor control. Their hard work has taken another step forward ...

How Metal 3D Printing Could Make Hypersonic Travel a Reality

Since aviation became one of the world’s top forms of travel, humans have imagined the potential of hypersonic flight. In fact, this means of travel was a talking point used in President Reagan’s state of the union address back in 1986, with the former President stating “We are going forward with research on a new Orient Express that could, by the end of the next decade, take off from ...

Georgia Tech Embraces STEM Education With Remote Robotics Lab

It’s no secret that the manufacturing industry is embracing robotics and its focus on automation shows no signs of slowing. This addition to the industry is being followed by increased attention on STEM education across the country. Yet the industry struggles to find a qualified workforce since most college campuses don’t have the luxury of having a fully equipped robotics lab. Even if a ...

Voodoo Manufacturing: The Innovation Is Strong With Project Skywalker

3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing has been slowly taking the manufacturing industry by storm. New additive manufacturing technology is making the factory of the future a reality. Innovative manufacturers are taking 3D printing to new heights, creating a revolutionary new kind of factory focused heavily on automation. Many steps still require human intervention such as checking, ...

Siemens and ISA Team Up To Tackle Industrial CyberSecurity

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing concern among the manufacturing community. Cyber attacks are beginning to not only impact these businesses private data but now even pose a risk to the well-being of the workforce. As more systems, especially automated systems, are beginning to be connected to the internet it opens new doors for cyber criminals to enter and this can be detrimental to a ...

Department of Energy Develops New Lightweight Solution for Automotive Manufacturing

Fuel efficiency is on the mind of every major automaker and lightweighting is one of the key focuses necessary for making a vehicle more fuel efficient. As the new fuel standards set by the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) draw closer, automotive manufacturers will have to find a way to make their vehicles more efficient and most agree this will come from the pursuit of lightweight ...

Made in Space: One Big Step for Mankind and A Giant Leap for Manufacturing

A California based startup is trying to be the first company that can put a “Made in Space” sticker on their goods. The main goal of the company, Made In Space, is to produce in space factories that will manufacture goods that are too expensive to manufacture back on earth. This new technology is set to revolutionize space exploration by giving scientists access to better tools while orbiting ...