Robotics

Fire at Icon’s House 3D Printing HQ Highlights Need for Decentralized Supply Chains

Early in the morning on Black Friday, a fire started in the St. Elmo warehouse district in South, Austin, Texas. Those buildings were in a mixed-use, 200,000 square foot area…

Formnext 2022, Day Two: Can You Make Sweaters from Electric Sheep?

I’m acclimating to Frankfurt. I’m ready to be assimilated into the Borg. I’ll wear a suit and with bowed head take the tram to a cavernous building to call people…

KUKA & Ai Build Launch 3D Printing Production Cells

The UK-based software as a service (SaaS) firm Ai Build has announced a new product line, in collaboration with its frequent and longstanding partner, robotics manufacturer KUKA Systems. The line…

3D Printed Gillbert the Robo-Fish Keeps Waterways Clean by Vacuuming Microplastics

A student from the University of Surrey designed a 3D printed robotic fish for a new contest, and her winning entry, a Robo-Fish called Gillbert, happily vacuums up microplastics from…

Fleet of 3D Printers Begin Building Housing Community in Texas with Construction Giant Lennar Corp and ICON

As 2022 comes to an end, additive construction (AC) companies all over the world are announcing a flurry of upcoming projects. The most recent of these is also one of…

ADDiTEC Introduces Portable 3D Printing Robotic Cell

ADDiTEC, a Florida-based metal additive manufacturing (AM) and automation services firm, announced that the company has launched a new fully-automated production cell, the Additive Manufacturing Robot Cell – Portable (AMRC…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 8, 2022: Sales Reps, Robotic 3D Printer, & More

We’re kicking things off with a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as nScrypt has signed new reps in four countries and B9Creations has opened a…

Automatically Weaving the Digital Thread in 3D Printing with Oqton

Digitizing manufacturing technology is easier said than done. However, because 3D printing is already a highly digital process, it may be a prime candidate for guiding the Industry 4.0 trend….

Robots for Metal 3D Printing Post-Processing to Debut at Formnext

Rivelin Robotics, a UK-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of robotic systems for metal additive manufacturing (AM), announced that it will introduce its NetShape Robots at this year’s Formnext, in Frankfurt,…

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Additive Manufacturing 2.0 Makes a Splash at IMTS in Chicago

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, returned to Chicago this September. And as pandemic-related supply chain issues remain prevalent,…

Fully Automated 3D Printing Cell to Be Showcased by Optomec at IMTS

Optomec, the Albuquerque-based, additive manufacturing (AM) technology company, will be exhibiting a fully automated, AM-centered work cell at next week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago (September 12-17). Optomec’s…

World’s Largest Brick Maker Uses Masonry Robot to Build Brick House

Wienerberger AG, the Austrian-based construction materials corporation, announced that the first house has been completed using the Hadrian X masonry robot, which was developed by the Australian robotics firm, Fastbrick…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 27, 2022: Research, Partially 3D Printed Engines, & More

The Additive Manufacturing Coalition has announced its newest member; this is what we’re starting off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Moving on, orders for GE Aerospace’s partially 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 13, 2022: Natural Fibers, Robotic Gripper, & More

We’re starting with an event in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as the New Collar Network is hosting a gathering of fab labs in New Mexico next month. Moving on…

3D Printed Robotic Hand Mimics Human Movement

Scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed a new type of artificial muscle using 3D printing that can better mimic the movements of a human hand and…

Mini Car 3D Printed and Assembled Automatically by AMBOTS

Arkansas-based AMBOTS is continuing its work in automated production, essentially creating a small-scaled demo of the possibility of lights-out manufacturing with 3D printing and other technologies. In its latest work, the…

Sika and PERI Invest in Robotic Construction Startup Mesh AG

Sika, the Swiss chemical giant, announced a joint investment with PERI Group, one of the world’s largest formwork and scaffolding makers. The two multinationals are investing in a Swiss robotic…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 16, 2022: Partnerships, Microrobots, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about business first, and then taking a turn into research, before ending on a heartwarming tale of inclusive 3D printing. First, PAMA…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 9, 2022: Business, Metal Powder Condensate Waste, & More

Starting with business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as E3D has acquired ZODIAC, a nozzle and aftermarket FDM solutions firm, and EVO 3D is partnering with CEAD. Moving…

Asteroid Hopping Robot Reinforced with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber

A novel robot designed for low gravity could be the key to future asteroid exploration. Dubbed SpaceHopper, this three-legged “hopping” robot is described as a revolutionary mobility platform that will…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 4, 2022: Rebranding, Software, Construction, & More

Business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as The Spaghetti Detective has rebranded and Formlabs sharpens its focus on global expansion. On to software next, as a 3D printing…

House 3D Printing, Bacterial Materials, and More Awarded by 3D Pioneers Challenge

The 3D Pioneers Challenge awards the best and most innovative breakthrough projects in 3D printing. This year, the jury selected projects from around the world across several categories, including medtech,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 21, 2022: Fictiv, Shellfish Reefs, and Oil & Gas

The industry continues to grow, which sees new personnel at additive construction firm ICON and metal 3D printing firm, XJet. Meanwhile, technologies from other industries are being applied to 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 4, 2022: Construction, Research, & More

We’re going to tell you about a 3D printed pavilion and a 3D printed set of stairs first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Moving on, Triastek has received FDA…