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3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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