MICROMO's New FAULHABER 2057…BHS Brushless DC Servo Motor Robust, High Speed Motors for Medical and Dental Handpieces
The new FAULHABER 2057…BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors are designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental hand piece markets.
MIT researchers have designed a human-machine interface that allows an exoskeleton-wearing human operator to control the movements and balance of a bipedal robot. The technology could allow robots to be deployed to a disaster site, where the robot would explore the area, guided by a human operator from a remote location. "We'd eventually have someone wearing a full-body suit and goggles, so he can feel and see everything the robot does, and vice versa," said PhD student Joao Ramos of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering. "We plan to have the robot walk as a quadruped, then stand up on two feet to do difficult manipulation tasks such as open a door or clear an obstacle," Ramos said. Cont'd...
For millennia, materials have mattered-so much so that entire eras have been named for them.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing sampled 700 professional users of 3D printing to identify current and future trends
Local and regional groups partner with UBM Canon Medical, Design, and Advanced Manufacturing Event
SCIENCE CENTER'S MAKER STUDIO CAPACITY DOUBLES WITH RECORD DONATION FROM LEADING EUROPEAN 3D PRINTER MANUFACTURER, ULTIMAKER
Science City Now Has One of the Largest Installations of 3D Printers, Supporting Growing Demand for STEAM Education
Morgan Advanced Materials and Tyr Tactical announce armor system passes NIJ Level III certification testing requirements
Morgan Advanced Materials armor system passes NIJ Level III Certification
3D printing now possible outside the ISS, in the vacuum of space.
Intercomp USA and KAM Specialties to Offer Prime 3D Printing Seminar for Manufacturers in South Florida
The seminar will be held on Thursday, August 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Axis Space in Las Olas River House, 333 Las Olas Way, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Registration is required and seating is limited.
Kickstarter - The First "Intel Inside" Desktop 3D Printer - the "mostfun Pro" - to Crowdfund on Kickstarter
Each product is an exercise in the evolution from raw technology to product maturity and user friendliness.
Engineers use the environment to give simple robotic grippers more dexterity. Engineers at MIT have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team, led by Alberto Rodriguez, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and graduate student Nikhil Chavan-Dafle, has developed a model that predicts the force with which a robotic gripper needs to push against various fixtures in the environment in order to adjust its grasp on an object.
By Matt Beane for MIT Technology Review: I think perhaps there’s something else at work here. Beyond building robots to increase productivity and do dangerous, dehumanizing tasks, we have made the technology into a potent symbol of sweeping change in the labor market, increased inequality, and recently the displacement of workers. If we replace the word “robot” with “machine,” this has happened in cycles extending well back through the Industrial Revolution. Holders of capital invest in machinery to increase production because they get a better return, and then many people, including some journalists, academics, and workers cry foul, pointing to the machinery as destroying jobs. Amidst the uproar, eventually there are a few reports of people angrily breaking the machines. Two years ago, I did an observational study of semiautonomous mobile delivery robots at three different hospitals. I went in looking for how using the robots changed the way work got done, but I found out that beyond increasing productivity through delivery work, the robots were kept around as a symbol of how progressive the hospitals were, and that when people who’d been doing similar delivery jobs at the hospitals quit, their positions weren’t filled. Cont'd...
Nano Dimension Expands Network with Additional Global 500 Company Collaboration to Test Adoption of 3D Printed Electronics Technology
Nano Dimension will gain valuable exposure to the global semiconductor sector and will introduce its revolutionary 3D printing technology to early adopters.
Specially designed for use in process monitoring, machine vision, benchtop, laboratory, and OEM applications.
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The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.