Swarm Manufacturing: Robotic 3D Printers Divide and Conquer Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things technologies led to the development of swarm robots and additive manufacturing. Now, the two are coming together in a marriage that could change supply chains and manufacturing globally and, some researchers claim, could reach outer space.
New Podcast: Inside the Digital Bakery, Crafting 3D Printed Foods To see what’s cooking in the world of 3D food printing, the IoT Integrator Wire editors checked in with an expert in the technology and design of 3D printed food, Kyle von Hasseln, CEO and founder of CURRANT™ 3D. Hear Hasseln’s insights on how he creates intricate food designs and how 3D food printing might be a more sustainable way to design and create edibles than traditional food manufacturing.
Connected Technologies Improve Healthcare Delivery, Safety, and Efficiency Smart technologies are transforming healthcare delivery to elevate patient care, improve patient outcomes, increase diagnosis accuracy, and more.
Sugar Lab Digital Bakery Brings the Bling to 3D Printing Sugar Lab combines digital fabrication with 3D printing to establish itself as the world’s first digital bakery. The East Los Angeles bakery creates colorful, consumable, highly engineered 3D printed novelties ranging from strawberry-covered chocolate truffles to glitter bombs to peppermint sugar cubes.
Additive Manufacturing Gives Supply Chains a Boost Micro factories are cropping up as companies aim to strengthen their supply chains. Shipping containers that house 3D printers have become mobile mini-factories that can produce food, construction parts, and even military-grade products.
Largest Community of 3D-Printed Homes Rising in Austin in 2022 New energy-efficient homes can be built faster than conventional homes, while creating less waste and giving builders more design options.
IoT Reduces Food Loss Through a Smarter Supply Chain Internet of Things technologies are emerging to combat unnecessary food waste. 3D-printed shipping crates, smart packaging labels, and mobile apps are providing timely information to suppliers and consumers with the end goal of reducing food waste and conserving our natural resources.
A Rare Opportunity: 3D Printed Meat Enters the Food Supply Chain The public’s cravings for plant-based meats get stronger every year. In the next half decade, the value for global meat substitutes is projected to reach $8.1 billion. While faux shredded meat for burgers and meatballs has sparked lots of attention from diners and Wall Street, Redefine Meat is taking an alternative approach to developing alt-meat steaks with an intelligent 3D printer.
Synthetic Muscles Bring Robotic Powerlifters to the Manufacturing Floor Advances in soft robotics are giving way to synthetic muscles that can change how industrial robots operate. Soft muscular systems will enable robots to support humans in lifting heavy items and make it safer for humans and machines to work side by side.
Athletic Shoe Manufacturers Use IoT FTW Additive manufacturing gives shoe companies flexibility in design and development. Now shoe manufacturers are using IoT and 3D printing to bring tailor-made trainers to the mass market and develop one-of-a-kind shoes for every type of athlete.
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