The discussion about ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) in manufacturing is now gaining momentum. This is mainly due to the availability of greater processing power and increasing volumes of data (the ‘sensorisation’ of the industry). A key factor that will help manufacturers to gain the maximum benefit from these recent advances is the use of adaptive algorithms.
Do you remember Terminator 2, where the shape-shifting robot rises from a pool of liquid? Well, that inspired the researchers from the company Carbon3D to change their perspective on 3D printing. Instead of printing layer for layer, this technology ‘grows’ the parts. Watch the video to get an impression.
One of Carbon3D’s co-founders Joseph DeSimone, who is also a professor of chemistry at North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina, explains in more detail the technique behind the new 3D printing approach in this interesting TEDx talk.