Local Motors, Developer of Olli Autonomous Shuttle, Shuts Down
January 14, 2022
Local Motors, which had developed the Olli autonomous shuttlebus, reportedly shut down this week after successful fundraising rounds and testing last year.
Velo3D Delivers First Sapphire XC System for Metal Additive Manufacturing
December 28, 2021
Velo3D delivered its first Sapphire XC metal 3D printing system to an aerospace customer, reducing production costs by as much as 75% and increasing throughput by up to 400%.
Essentium to Enter SPAC Merger, Go Public as It Advances Sustainable Additive Manufacturing
December 2, 2021
Essentium, which claims that its on-site additive manufacturing systems can reduce waste by 70% and the carbon footprint, said its total addressable market is $209 billion.
OhmniLabs Introduces OhmniClean Autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot
November 16, 2021
OhmniLabs said its new OhmniClean robot takes less than 15 minutes to disinfect a 3,000-sq.-ft. space, reducing costs compared with manual cleaning or stationary UV units.
3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
September 10, 2021
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.
Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
September 8, 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.
Launcher Buys Second Metal 3D Printer From Velo3D for Rocket Parts
September 1, 2021
Launcher, which is developing rockets and orbital transfer vehicles to affordably launch small satellites, has added a second 3D printer from Velo3D for titanium.
OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
August 31, 2021
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICON Technology Completes Series B Round for Robotics and 3D Printing in Construction
August 24, 2021
ICON Technology, which has developed proprietary 3D-printing robots, software, and advanced building materials, is addressing the need for housing on Earth and potentially Mars.
Desktop Metal to Acquire ExOne for Leadership in Additive Manufacturing for Mass Production
August 11, 2021
Desktop Metal and ExOne, both of which claim to be 3D printing pioneers, plan to combine their offerings in a broad portfolio for additive manufacturing at scale.
FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
July 28, 2021
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?
July 22, 2021
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
July 18, 2021
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
July 15, 2021
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
July 13, 2021
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
July 9, 2021
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
June 30, 2021
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
June 12, 2021
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
June 10, 2021
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
June 5, 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.