“The freedom to use [Alexander Graham] Bell’s technology doesn’t amount to much when the technology has long been surpassed.” “The technology covered by a patent is defined and limited by its claims.” As I explain in my new book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, 3D printing has been around for about 30 years, which…
MakerGirl introduces young girls to STEM through interactive 3D printing workshops where the girls brainstorm, design and print their own projects.
Interest in the solar- and wind-powered Datamaran from AMS ranges from Maine to Azerbaijan.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.
Doctors and researchers customize wearable devices to help children and other patients walk.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is too much for one person to take in, but we gather some lessons about robotics for you.
For 2016, according to Terry Wohlers, the new norm for 3D printing is big
After brainstorming other applications for Addibots, Flitsch decided to focus on road resurfacing.
Don’t wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think.
Catch up on a baker’s dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year.
The U.K. is already a leader in additive manufacturing research, but experts note that it needs to do more to keep up with the global trend toward 3D printing for production.
Arevo Labs uses ABB robots for its Additive Manufacturing Platform, and Prodways buys Exceltec to integrate its polymers with its 3D printers.
Primacy of 3D printing software As with any other sector of modern manufacturing, software occupies a central spot in 3D printing. Although 3D printing and additive manufacturing have grown rapidly in sophistication and capabilities over the last few years, related software has grown more quickly. That goes for proprietary code and open source. It is…
The slowing smartphone market harms support for robotics startups, but San Diego tech sector hopes to bounce back.
Stratasys touts 2 million Thingiverse users, but MakerBot shrinks, and 3D Systems’ CEO steps down.
The Assisted Finger Orthosis hand exoskeleton can be customized for an individual using 48 parameters. The battery-powered device uses small linear motors that can be programmed to move fingers as part of the rehab process.
We discuss Open Bionics’ Frozen, Iron Man, and Star Wars robot hands and what Disney-themed characters might be used in the future.
Autodesk and Proto Lab expand their 3D printing capabilities, but MakerBot layoffs show slow household adoption.
If the land-speed record is broken, it would mark 3D printing’s most significant contribution to manufacturing history to date.
Startups and established food companies are using autonomy, 3D printing, and IoT to get robots into households.
Rapid transformation of 3D printing from a prototyping tool to a production tool taking place; dramatic benefits in cost reduction while increasing productivity follow.
Gone are the halcyon days of being the Merlin of prototyping and basking in its glow. It?s now all about manufacturing.
Valued at $1 billion, startup’s technology could be fast and strong enough to move 3D printing from prototyping to full industrial production.
MultiFab was built using low-cost, off-the-shelf components that cost around $7,000 total.
MX3D is leading an interdisciplinary effort in the Netherlands that is working on the hardware and software needed for automated construction.