This is very good news on the uptick in business for the MIM and powder metal business. Manufacturing innovations that serve design goals of reduced part counts, improved manufacturing costs by reducing waste and subsequent disposal costs are great for products in every industry.
I hope the process continues in all of the industries noted, especially health care components and automotive. High volume production with improved manufacturing costs will continue to drive innovation and accelerate adoption in other or related products.
Designs that can benefit from innovations in manufacturing are usually very interesting.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.