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Army Uses 3D-Printed Tentacles to Help Robots Manipulate Objects

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Army testing more then we expect
Cabe Atwell   5/20/2014 3:21:14 AM
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The military is always using R&D for new ideas and device development and 3D printers are just another tool in their toolbox. Just look at what DARPA uses them for and you can see why. 

anelinamartin
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Army testing more then we expect
anelinamartin   6/11/2013 4:46:59 AM
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Its is very clear and sure that army testing gadgets more then anyone can. Either its printers cameras and other communication devices army always going ahead to general public. 

Elizabeth M
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Re: 3D printing accelerates research and development
Elizabeth M   3/27/2013 11:00:04 AM
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3D printing is really taking off, indeed, Greg, and it doesn't seem like it's merely for prototyping anymore. I think eventually it will be used for full production. Stay tuned for more news in this area for sure.

Greg M. Jung
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3D printing accelerates research and development
Greg M. Jung   3/26/2013 9:05:45 PM
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It seems like 3D printing is being mentioned more and more these days as a way to accelerate design development (or in this case 'tentacle' development).  As we alll know, 3D printing technology can create rapid prototypes which allow designers to compress their development time by squeezing in more design iterations over the same time period.  I'm glad to see this technology being embraced by everyone.

Elizabeth M
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A growing trend
Elizabeth M   3/25/2013 5:59:54 AM
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This technology supports a growing trend to improve the use of robots in disaster scenarios. Improved gripping and manipulation technology is certainly something that can lend itself to this endeavor.

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