September 30, 2019

In response to the construction industry being responsible for nearly 40% of the world’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions (source: UN), Swiss researchers have erected a three-storey building near Zurich which features 3D-printed ceilings, energy-efficient walls, ti...

March 1, 2019

SpaceX held a test flight in March where a ‘Crew Dragon’ capsule was launched using SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The Crew Dragon capsule can carry up to 7 astronauts into orbit. Although the flight itself had no-one on board, it was deemed an important step in showing the...

September 1, 2018

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced that it will use the new HP Metal Jet 3D printer to simplify and speed up production. Compared to other metal 3D printing methods, HP claims that this new process will improve productivity by up to 50x. Volkswagen has pa...

November 17, 2017

Adidas’s new highly automated and very flexible manufacturing plant called the SpeedFactory has begun to produce trainers. The machines carrying out this work are highly automated and use processes such as computerised knitting, robotic cutting and additive manufacturi...

September 15, 2017

Columbia University says it has developed a self-contained soft actuator that is three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of external equipment. The research group in the Creative Machines lab led by Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical engineering, sa...

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