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FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Additive Manufacturing and Robotics—the Bloom of a New Machine?
Manufacturing and construction face a bright future in which 3D printing and robots enable the fabrication of more sustainable structures and massive wind turbines.

Würth Additive Group to Distribute Markforged’s Digital Forge 3D Printing Platform Globally
Würth will help distribute Markforged's Digital Forge 3D printing platform for 3D printing metals and other materials, as Markforged prepares for SPAC deal and public listing.

Steel Bridge 3D-Printed by MX3D Officially Opens in Amsterdam
MX3D worked with partners in business, academia, and government to 3D-print a stainless steel bridge now installed over an Amsterdam canal. It is the largest construction of its kind.

Desktop Metal Buys Multi-Material Deposition System Firm Aerosint
3D printing firm Desktop Metal has acquired Aerosint, a Belgian maker of a system that uses a patented process enabling full three-dimensional control of material placement.

2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Looks at Innovation in Materials Handling
An annual report from the Materials Handling Institute and Deloitte found some reluctance among supply chain organizations to invest in emerging technologies including robotics.

Vertex Manufacturing Chooses VELO3D to Meet Demand for 3D-Printed Metal Parts
Pioneers in metal 3D printing founded Vertex Manufacturing and have chosen VELO3D's Sapphire additive manufacturing system for supporting production of high-value metal parts.

Italian Sheet Metal Manufacturer Uses nTopology Software for 3D-Printed Grippers
Preziosa Francesco worked with Add-it design engineers, Desktop Metal 3D printers, and nTopology software to quickly create grippers for its robotic cell and press bending machine.

Boston Micro Fabrication Uses Light Focusing Method to 3D Print Tiny Parts
With digital light processing, Boston Micro Fabrication can 3D-print structures that with micron-scale details, which can be useful in electronics manufacturing and other applications.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

Korean Researchers Develop Hybrid Robotic Hand for Improved Grasping
Researchers at DGIST have developed and tested a new type of human-like mechanical hand that combines the benefits of existing robot hands while eliminating their weaknesses.

Formlabs Closes $150M Series E to Grow 3D Printing Tech, Doubles Valuation to $2B
Formlabs said it plans to use its Series E funding, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to expand its portfolio of 3D printing technologies and hire more employees.

Desktop Metal Acquires Adaptive3D, Adding Elastomer Capabilities to Materials Portfolio
Adaptive3D said its printed elastomer technology complements Desktop Metal's Xtreme 8K mass-production printers for high-speed, high-volume production of cost-effective parts.

Robots Rise to Help Humans in Metalworking
The shortage of skilled welders can be mitigated by adopting robots for tasks that can still be supervised by humans.

ExOne Acquires Assets of Freshmade 3D for 3D-Printed AMClad Tooling
ExOne said its acquisition of Freshmade 3D's assets, which include a method of creating durable AMClad, will accelerate its expansion into 3D-printed tooling.

Additive Manufacturing Production System Can Now Use 316L Stainless Steel, Says Desktop Metal
Desktop Metal said it has qualified 316L stainless steel, which is useful in applications requiring hygiene and durability, for use in its Production System P-50.

MX3D Raises $2.7M to Launch M1 Metal Additive Manufacturing System
MX3D, which 3D-printed a bridge in Amsterdam, has raised funding to commercialize its M1 robotic system and its MetalXL controls to turn existing welding robots into industrial-grade 3D metal...

Top 10 Robotics and Automation Transactions in Q1 2021
From autonomous trucks and aerial drones to mobile robots, companies across robotics and automation obtained funding in the first quarter.

VELO3D to Merge With SPAC as Metal Additive Manufacturing Firm Goes Public
VELO3D, a provider of additive manufacturing technology for metal parts to customers including SpaceX and Honeywell, is merging with a special purpose acquisition company and going public.

Chromalloy Chooses VELO3D for 3D-Printed Aftermarket Parts for Gas Turbines
VELO3D has entered the maintenance, repair, and operations market for aviation and energy with Chromalloy choosing its Sapphire system.



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