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Manufacturing Gangnam Style - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Manufacturing Gangnam Style - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Made Different | Scoop.it

Rethink Robotics, the firm that designed and manufactured Baxter the famous industrial robot, has met its match. Robotis’ Bioloid, an educational DIY robotics set, has developed a new, hipper cousin to Baxter that dances – Gangnam Style.  And no wonder. Baxter is a “serious robot” who has a job at Vanguard Plastics, a Connecticut manufacturer. He doesn’t have time to goof off.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:20 PM

You've got to watch the Video

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Robots and Humans, Learning to Work Together

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New factory robots, designed to work and play well with others, no longer have to be fenced in to protect workers from accidents.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:46 PM

Meet Baxter - The Friendly Robot that Learns from YOU

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Plans to Make Metal 3D Printing Systems Faster and Better - 3D Printing Industry

Plans to Make Metal 3D Printing Systems Faster and Better - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it
Sigma Labs recently announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Interactive Machines Inc (IMI) outlining how the companies plan to work together on 3D printing.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:17 AM

This could be a major breakthrough in 3D Printing of metal parts!

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Children Can Teach Us Much – Even When They’re 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

Children Can Teach Us Much – Even When They’re 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it
12 year old boy designs and 3D prints his own chess pieces, and donates any profits from sales to charity via Cubify

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:47 PM

Kids are just amazingly creative with technology!

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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Made Different | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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U.S. factory work returning, but the industry has changed

U.S. factory work returning, but the industry has changed | Made Different | Scoop.it

GRIFFIN, Ga. — Giant machines are tearing down the old bleachery, another reminder to Chuck Smith that this old mill town doesn't make much anymore.


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Manchester Community College, Manchester NH

Manchester Community College, Manchester NH CIM system installed Winter 2012-2013 Advanced Manufacturing Center


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Welcome | Workforce System Strategies

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Workforce Practices

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:43 PM

Lots of great reports, ideas and links.

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MakerShop - 3D Printing Industry

MakerShop - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it
MakerShop is a new online service for makers to connect with each other and for people to connect with makers to buy and sell 3D printed goods.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:26 AM

Buy & Sell your 3D designs. 

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A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community

A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community | Made Different | Scoop.it
Our mission is to connect, educate, and support a global community of executives working within the manufacturing ecosystem to build a stronger, more vibrant manufacturing industry worldwide.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:49 PM

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3D printing 'bigger than internet'

3D printing 'bigger than internet' | Made Different | Scoop.it
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries.

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Lessons from the Road: Eliminate Waste with Purpose | Leadership content from IndustryWeek

Lessons from the Road: Eliminate Waste with Purpose | Leadership content from IndustryWeek | Made Different | Scoop.it
Lean manufacturing isn’t all about waste. It is more about building organizations than trimming them. A popular definition is “do more with less.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:16 AM

My dad had a saying over his desk which read: "Time waste is the easiest of all and the hardest to correct becasue it does not litter the floor". 

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BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector

BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector | Made Different | Scoop.it
BC jobs remain linked hand in hand with the manufacturing sector which is starting to migrate back to North America from oversees.

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The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes

The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes | Made Different | Scoop.it

There is great concern about China’s real-estate and infrastructure bubbles.  But these are just short-term challenges that China may be able to spend its way out of. READ MORE....


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:33 PM

US automation will soon replace much of the Chinese cheap labor.

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3D Printing Optimized Shapes

3D Printing Optimized Shapes | Made Different | Scoop.it

In physics, the concept of “jamming” is defined as a process where granular materials, glasses, foams and other materials become stiff when their density is increased. Now that may sound complicated, but really all it is is the idea that the more stuff you put into a confined space the denser it will become.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:10 AM

This is a really cool application of 3D Printing in Research

Beth Robinson's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:23 AM

Here 3-d printing is being used to dramatically speed up research that will for a foundation of knowledge for designing materials that will have exactly the properties an engineer wants.

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15 Strategies To Get More Shares For Your Content

15 Strategies To Get More Shares For Your Content | Made Different | Scoop.it
You can’t help but feel that little rush of jealousy when you see a just-average piece of content getting tons of shares, likes and tweets. What’s that post got that yours doesn’t?

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:27 PM

These 15 Strategies really work!

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3D Scanning Now Possible at Home Thanks to Lynx A Camera |

3D Scanning Now Possible at Home Thanks to Lynx A Camera | | Made Different | Scoop.it
You can use the 3D scanning to capture the area around you then use that data in any way you wish

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 16, 2013 11:45 AM

Also EMS is a good source for used 3D printers and scanners.

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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Made Different | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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Gigabot 3D Printer Goes Large - 3D Printing Industry

Gigabot 3D Printer Goes Large - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it

re:3D — one of Austin’s newest start-ups: Gigabot with its USP is all about size: A considerable increase compared with other 3D printers at the same level.  “our project is aimed at designing the first large-format 3D printer… that you can take home with you. It’s not only about taking the amazing technology of 3D printing and amplifying it. If we’re successful, we can envision entire markets opening up to use this technology. Markets which have struggled to maintain the status quo, let alone use some of the cutting-edge technology that for the rest of the world is an overnight delivery away. We believe that by making a production-quality model of our 3D printer, and putting it in the hands of small businesses anywhere on the planet, will give them the flexibility to sustain their community, their business, and ultimately, the world we live in.”


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:58 PM

This VIDEO is really fun to watch.  Very neat DIY machine!

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The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com

The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com | Made Different | Scoop.it
Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories—and jobs—back to the U.S.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:35 AM

Here is a great followup article on the effect of Robotics on US the workforce. It's all GOOD!  http://wapo.st/13RfSsr

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New Balance Shoe Customization Enabled by 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

New Balance Shoe Customization Enabled by 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it

 

New Balance also does elite shoe customisation enabled by 3D printing.

 


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:40 AM

Check out our all NEW Pinterest Page.
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LccSuppliers.com's curator insight, April 18, 2014 1:30 AM

3D printing

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Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing

Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing | Made Different | Scoop.it
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) focuses on the education of technicians for high technology fields.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:36 AM

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BusinessClimate.com's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:42 AM

How important is a highly trained workforce to landing deals in your region?

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ManufacturingStories is on @Pinterest

ManufacturingStories is on @Pinterest | Made Different | Scoop.it
ManufacturingStories is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 24, 2013 11:01 AM

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Londonderry Inventioneers strike a deal during Shark Tank appearance

Londonderry Inventioneers strike a deal during Shark Tank appearance | Made Different | Scoop.it

LONDONDERRY - When the ABC television show "Shark Tank" premiered in summer 2009, six teenage engineers were watching and dreaming from their Londonderry living rooms.

"We'd often joke about it, about what we'd do if we got a chance to be on the show," said Tristan "T.J." Evarts, 17, one of the founding members of the Inventioneers. The group is a FIRST Lego League team whose award-winning invention, the SMART Wheel, is due to go into production later this year.


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The 3-D Printer May Be the Home Appliance of the Future

The 3-D Printer May Be the Home Appliance of the Future | Made Different | Scoop.it
One word: plastics. There are still kinks to be worked out, but 3-D printers may be the home appliance of the future.

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Jake Sieben's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:55 AM

This article discribes how the current attitude towards 3D printing is simular to the way people though about computers in the early 90's. Bulky and expensive. If 3D printing follows that trend then we could see the 3D printer as a home appliance in the near future.