Author Archive for Will Hastings

FAA Additive Manufacturing Road-Map In Review

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), responsible for regulating all aspects of the US civil aviation industry, has recently filed for review its additive manufacturing (AM) strategic road-map. The primary function of the document is to provide a set of guidelines by which the administration can certify and regulate AM parts and processes over the next […]

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Virtual Reality Powered Robot Tele-Operation

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently released a presentation detailing their work on a virtual reality (VR) system for robot tele-operation.  The team, funded in part by Boeing, used an Oculus Rift headset to monitor and control a Baxter robot from Rethink Robotics. There are two fundamental methods of VR […]

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Additive Manufacturing’s Unicorn Startup

Desktop Metal, an additive manufacturing (AM) startup founded in 2015 out of Burlington Massachusetts, made waves this summer after landing $115 million in its latest round of funding, bringing its total funding to $212 million.  The company has received support from several high-profile technology leaders including Google, GE Ventures, and BMW, who have been rightfully […]

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HP, Deloitte Team-up for Additive Manufacturing

HP Inc. and Deloitte are taking aim at the burgeoning additive manufacturing market. Last week the two companies announced an alliance to accelerate the adoption of HP’s 3D printers in large-scale manufacturing environments. HP is a new entrant in the additive manufacturing space. Its flagship product, the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200, became available in […]

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AR Remote Expert Driving Industry Wearables

If you’ve ever attended a PTC event I’m sure you are well aware of the company’s passion for augmented reality (AR). As a leader in the PLM industry and trailblazer of IIoT technology, PTC champions a future where AR is an essential technology in the industrial enterprise. It’s vision for this future takes the form […]

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