Reduction of the weight of automotive wiring is critical. Today, the average vehicle has 70-80 lbs of wiring on board. Many vehicles have more than that. And with some vehicles now incorporating more than 100 microcontrollers, the amount of wiring is going to continue to increase. At some point, the auto industry will hit a limit, though. It can't just keep adding wires.
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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