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Optomec Announces Breakthrough for Embedded Electronics
Optomec has developed a system for micron-scale 3D printed embedded electronics.

Are You Ready to Let Robots Take the Driving Wheel?
Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet...

Siemens Ups Additive Manufacturing Investment
Siemens has acquired UK additive manufacturing specialist Materials Solutions.

Global industrial robotics poised for ‘huge growth’
Study forecasts 15% CAGR through 2020.

Putting the New Tesla Gigafactory in Perspective
Tesla Motors officially unveiled its massive new Gigafactory 1 at a grand opening event on July 29, 2016, here are 9 slides that put the worlds largest factory in perspective.

Alcoa Expands Metal Powder Production
Alcoa is opening a new metal powder production facility, while Russian companies Rural and Sauer have teamed to develop aluminum powder for 3D printing.


Collaborative robot report predicts ‘phenomenal’ growth
Cobots designed for material handling process represent the most prevalent application of collaborative robots.

Baldor Electric names food and beverage industry business manager
24-year employee to support food and beverage accounts with motors, mechanical power transmission products, robots and drives.

Universal Robots hires general manager for Americas region
Douglas Peterson brings more than 25 years of experience in industrial automation and electronics manufacturing.

Harvard Researchers Elevate Metal Freeform 3D Printing
Harvard researchers have developed a new 3D printing process that allows for freeform metal printing without requiring support structures.

North American robotics market records strongest opening quarter ever
Growth in non-automotive industries soars, robot sales for materials handling applications up 6%.

Upcoming FIRST championship showcases young future leaders in automation
Following months of regional qualifying competitions involving K-12 students across 39 countries, 20,000 students expected to attend.

Global material handling robotics market to exceed $20 billion by 2019
Technavio research indicates food and beverage segment will see fastest growth.

Additive Manufacturing Challenge Winners Announced
This year's winning projects showcase additive manufacturing applications in aerospace and automotive.

Uber Reportedly Shopping Around For Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Transportation Fleet
Uber allegedly has placed an order for a number of $100,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans, fueling speculation about the ride-sharing company's plans to ultimately field a fleet of self-driving automobiles.

General Motors Acquires Cruise Automation to Speed Self-Driving Car Strategy
General Motors is buying Cruise Automation, a San Francisco self-driving vehicle startup, the latest move by the auto giant in its effort to outflank Silicon Valley in the race to...

Boston Dynamics Robots Include 3D-Printed Components
Boston Dynamics had incorporated additive manufacturing into the construction of its new ATLAS robot.

Industrial robotics market in heavy industries to grow at 6.2% CAGR during 2016-2020
Material handling robots segment accounted for nearly 47% of the global industrial robotics market in heavy industries in 2015.

North American robotics market sets new records in 2015
Materials handling among fastest-growing segments as 2015 orders increased 14% in units and 11% in dollars over 2014's record year.



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