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Advancements in 3D Printed Metals and Non-metals, 3D Printed Body Armor, Collaborative Robots, and Laser Technology

  • ID: 4206068
  • Report
  • April 2017
  • 15 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights key innovations and developments in 3D printing of metals, non-metals, and body armor. It also depicts developments in collaborative robots for logistics and material transport, and combined laser and waterjet technology.

The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software).

The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries.
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Recent Developments in Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • High-speed, Energy-efficient Diode Area Melting Technique
  • Responsive Collaborative Robots with a Payload of 100 Kg
  • Production of Dimensionally Larger Components through Moving Light Direct Photopolymerization
  • Waterjet Technology Combined with Laser to Produce High-quality Structures
  • High-precision Machining Technique to Print High-strength Body Armor
  • Industry Contacts
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