Clad in yellow coveralls and hardhat, George Bush is working the show floor at National Manufacturing Week in Rosemont, IL. For the past three years, solvent recycler Becca Inc. has employed a Bush mask on the character pushing a 55 gallon drum of waste materials. “It’s not a political statement,” says Richard Williams.
Though the Bush mask is often a big draw for getting people into the booth, this week’s attendees are more attracted to the fake $20 bills strewn around the Bush mannequin, Williams says. Those bills are stamped with the company’s theme statement, that if you’re using someone else to remove solvents, you’re throwing money away.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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