How Much Is That Robot Dog In The Window? About $75,000

Recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence have made a huge impact on industries of all kinds. Now, Boston Dynamics is providing the opportunity to own the latest, and arguably strangest looking, robot technology. Spot, Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog can be yours for the low price of just $74,500. The company says it has already …

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Boeing to Consolidate Dreamline Production in South Carolina after Demand Drops

The demand for air travel still remains low as airliners and aircraft manufacturers prepare for the fourth quarter. As such, the lack of orders is causing those like Boeing to take some cost-cutting measures. Among those is their plan to consolidate production of their 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Back in July, the company said that it …

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COVID Pandemic Speeds Up Changes in Manufacturing

When the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year, its impact was felt in many different ways. In China, where the first cases were reported, cities and towns were placed under strict lockdown measures in order to contain the outbreak. This meant that many Chinese factories also shut down, which had a negative impact on manufacturing …

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Ex-Im Bank approves financing for sale of American-made helicopters for use in Colombia’s offshore oil and gas industry

Washington – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a $22.4 million loan guarantee to finance the export of U.S.-made AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to North Pole Investments in Panama for leasing and use in Colombia’s offshore oil and gas industry. The lender is Apple Bank for Savings of New York, N.Y. …

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6 Things That Will Affect The Future of Manufacturing

As 2015 has rolled in, now is the ideal time to look ahead at developing patterns that will affect 21st century assembling around the globe. The whole store network environment – including producers, wholesalers and retailers – is experiencing a business change. This is because of changing motion including moving customer desires, time to market …

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20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by …

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Entire Aircraft Engine Built With 3D Printer at Australia’s Monash University

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The 3D printed engine is a replica of a gas turbine engine, an auxiliary power unit used in aircraft such as the Falcon 20 private jet. Its producer, French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran) says it was chosen because they were willing for the internal workings to be displayed. Two jet engines have been printed. One …

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Episode 57: What is 3D Printing? Is It The “Holy Grail” of Manufacturing?

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2/24/15 – “The Holy Grail” of manufacturing could be here within this century, says futurist Michio Kaku. The current trends involving mass customization and 3D printing are expected to accelerate. Joining us to discuss 3D printing will be Elizabeth Lennon PhD and Peter Lindner PhD of Manhattan College. Topics covered will be basic 3D printing processes …

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