Color-changing 3D printed robot skin developed at MIT

Color-changing 3D printed robot skin developed at MIT

MIT researchers are developing 3D printed “skin” for robots that changes color upon receiving physical stimuli. The technology was inspired by the golden tortoise beetle, or “goldbug,” an insect whose golden exterior turns red when prodded. While we don’t fully know what robots of the future will look like, nor what roles they will play, […]

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Challenges in modeling and simulation for metal additive manufacturing

Challenges in modeling and simulation for metal additive manufacturing

In recent years, modeling of various manufacturing processes has become increasingly important for industry. To a large extent, these models are based on computer aided techniques. Supported by numerical methods, such models accompany the development phase of products but also the manufacturing itself, during which the achievement of product accuracy and specific structural properties are […]

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Canada Makes, FusiA, MDA partner to 3D print metal satellite parts

Canada Makes, FusiA, MDA partner to 3D print metal satellite parts

Additive manufacturing promotion network Canada Makes has teamed up with Quebec-based FusiA Impression 3D Métal Inc. and communications and information company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to 3D print a part that will be launched into space this year. Canada Makes provided much of the funding for the project through its Metal Additive Demonstration […]

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