Rob Cox and Rob Cyran try to make sense of Google's purchase of robotics firm Boston Dynamics, its eighth in the space this year.
In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, sponsored by Exact, we’ll discuss 3D printed guns and other disruptive technologies, as well as the Saab brand’s resurrection. We’ll also talk to Brad Holcomb of ISM on the latest strong manufacturing numbers, and see Honda’s fun new take on the airbag.
Seventeen humanoid robots will be evaluated Friday and Saturday in a Defense Department competition at Homestead Miami Speedway for how well they can complete tasks including getting into an all-terrain vehicle, driving it and opening doors.
GM is designing cars with 3D printing, Ford is scanning each car for paint imperfections the size of a grain of salt, and everyone is making more models on the same line.
In a workshop at Grand Junction's Business Incubator Center, employees with Apex CAD Products use three-dimensional printers to make an array of items for customers, from models of dental implants and vertebrae for medical professionals to working parts for machines.
The development of the engine cover for the all-new Ford Mustang is the most recent example of the use of this technology. Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts, shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and air vents.
New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon (10 liters per 100 kilometers) in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
GE Aviation and the University of Dayton are marking the grand opening of a $53 million electrical power research and development center in southwest Ohio. The center will work to develop advanced electrical systems, and can analyze, simulate and test power systems in planes.
As a follow-up to the previous video about a manufacturing facility consisting entirely of 3D printers, reporter Ray Martin discusses the pros and cons of 3D Printing. As part of his commentary, Martin talks to Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D printed gun.
The Chicago-based aerospace company said the reorganization will result in fewer research jobs in Washington state and California and is being undertaken to better meet the needs of its commercial airplane, military and space and security units.
Reporter Ray Martin takes you on a tour of the Redeye 3D printing factory in Minneapolis - where the world's first 3D printed car was born.
Apple is in the green for 2013 and shares are nearing $600 thanks to a reported China Mobile deal. But to get above its all-time high, Apple must innovate.
A judge gave preliminary approval Tuesday to failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive's description of its proposed bankruptcy plan, despite expressing concerns that the bankruptcy case was moving too rapidly.
Success as a system integrator depends upon being conversant in current automation topics and using available technology to deliver them to clients.
A Dutch luxury bus company is testing technology — already used in the mining industry and Caterpillar — that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy.
Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.
A few patients with one type of leukemia were given this one-time, experimental therapy several years ago and some remain cancer-free today. Now, at least six research groups have treated more than 120 patients with many types of blood and bone marrow cancers, with stunning results.
The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
Popularly referred to as the 'future' of automobile technology, the electric vehicle (EV) industry is not particularly enjoying its present. This despite the fact that in terms of savings per km, EVs have an advantage of 40 per cent over regular cars. The government has made a lot of promises but delivered little, say the players in this segment.
Years in the planning and now becoming a reality, the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility is under construction. Meet the team working on Prelude FLNG as they take you behind the scenes at this mega project.
The project will increase the use of gas from a landfill about nine miles away that began in 2002 when the factory began using it to create steam for the 4,000-worker factory that assembles Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.
As Amazon builds its drone delivery service, drone experts say there a few things they'll need to build before a robot can bring you your packages. Laurie Segall reports.
A woman has pleaded not guilty to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass. The device known as Google Glass, not yet widely available to the public, features a thumbnail-size transparent display above the right eye.
Plans are well underway to make 2014’s premier manufacturing event, the 30th edition of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, a must-attend event for manufacturing professionals from around the world. IMTS will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 8-13, 2014.