In this third of a series of articles looking at the challenges surrounding machine building, Dan Rossek and Richard Wilkins of Omron examine how safety can be an enabler for increased productivity and reduced total cost of ownership. There are few issues in machine design that are more emotively loaded than safety, and it is
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.