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Ann R. Thryft
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posted in February 2013

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Video: Robotic Droplets Will Assemble Satellites
2/28/2013  24 comments
Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder are developing small, swarming robots that will assemble a space station or a satellite, or clean up oil spills on Earth. Dubbed droplets, they form a "liquid that thinks" when they swarm together.
Comment:Novel idea - Ann R. Thryft-2/27/2013
3D Printing & Robots at MD&M West
Engineering Materials 
2/26/2013  34 comments
There are lots of ways to build a product, from high-speed robotic assembly lines to small, refrigerator-sized 3D printing machines that make actual metal production parts for medical or aerospace uses. Many were on display at MD&M West and co-located shows.
Report: Plastics Associations Make Progress on Ocean Cleanup
Engineering Materials 
2/22/2013  26 comments
58 plastics associations report the progress they've made on the Global Declaration of the Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter.
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Polyurethane Composite Toughens Up Seawalls
Engineering Materials 
2/19/2013  10 comments
A pure polyurethane glass fiber composite designed for seawalls is tougher and stronger than standard glass fiber composite materials.
Report: Farm, War Machines Rule Professional Service Robot World
2/13/2013  20 comments
The International Federation of Robotics expects more than 90,000 professional service robots to be sold from 2012 to 2015.
Video: Biggest 3D Manufacturing Machine Builds Jet Fighter Wing Boxes
Engineering Materials 
2/12/2013  21 comments
What may be the biggest build volume in additive manufacturing, at least for metal parts, is being done by Sciaky Inc. by combining an electron beam welding gun with wirefeed additive layering. It can make parts as large as 19 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft.
Comment:Re: Dated? - Ann R. Thryft-2/11/2013
Metal/Plastic Car Wheel Boosts MPG
Engineering Materials 
2/8/2013  36 comments
A wheel made of metal and plastic designed for the 2012 MYFord Focus SE has shown an increase of 1.1 MPG highway in third-party tests, compared to the car's standard production wheel.
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Slideshow: Robotic Snakes & Worms Get Under Your Skin
2/5/2013  42 comments
The majority of robots modeled after snakes and worms are designed for rescue and medical operations.
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Report: World Industrial Robot Demand Up 38 Percent
2/4/2013  10 comments
The International Federation of Robotics reports that global sales of industrial robots increased by 38 percent in 2011 over 2010.

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