The US manufacturing sector is weakening, with some surveys showing the sector may be in recession.
Nike has been granted a patent for a process to print parts of its shoes, which it has said will simplify its manufacturing processes.
The Australian dollar’s rally will be short-lived, according to some economists, with downward pressure to come from the US Federal Reserve and elsewhere.
Braunschweig prosecutors have raided Volkswagen’s headquarters at Wolfsburg, with the company handing over a “comprehensive” collection of documents regarding its emissions test-cheating vehicles.
The World Economic Forum’s yearly global competitiveness report showed Australia improve by one place, but certain indicators showed reform was badly needed, according to the Australian Industry Group.
Boston-based collaborative robot company Rethink Robotics has announced that its second factory robot, Sawyer, is available for sale globally.
The Volkswagen “defeat device” scandal has widened, with the company admitting 11 million diesel vehicles built from 2009 – 2015 were affected.
The deployment of robots could help automotive companies bring manufacturing closer to their headquarters, a US executive has predicted.
Volkswagen’s shares lost 18 per cent of their value yesterday, following the “defeat device” scandal in the US and an apology from the company’s CEO.
Hewlett-Packard has announced that it will make approximately 33,000 redundancies, ahead of its split into HPE and HP Inc.
Hewlett-Packard has appointed an executive to oversee its 3D printing division, ahead of the company’s November 1 split into two entities.
More and more factories – and the robotics companies that supply them – are seeing the appeal of collaborative robots. Brent Balinski spoke to Dr Esben Østergaard and Dr Rodney Brooks, both CTOs/co-founders of the two leading “co-bot” companies, about the development of the category, what it offers, and what the future might hold.
NASA has created and repeatedly tested a turbopump component, created using selective laser melting and using 45 per cent fewer parts than usual.
Hundreds of Australian women are reportedly preparing to sue American Medical Systems over the effects of a mesh-based product.
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to purchase aerospace manufacturer Precision Components Corp for $US 37.2 billion, its biggest acquisition ever.
Boeing International’s president has spoken highly of the its manufacturing capability in Australia, the country where it has its largest presence outside of the United States.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3D printed drug product, Aprecia’s Spritam.
Volkswagen led in global car sales for the first half of the year, ahead of Toyota and General Motors.
Boston-based Voxel8, maker of the world’s first multi-material electronics 3D printer, has raised $US 12 million in a series A financing round.
The concept and use of 3D printing is now well established, with a large selection of printers available today, ranging from your low-price small 3D units for home to the larger and more robust industrial printers.