2015-06-28 1 min read






  • Near net shape is a term I've been using more and more recently. In essence: When a part is manufactured, there are often steps early on in the production process that take raw material and get it *close* to the final dimensions, but not quite there. Metal 3D printing is one of these processes; when I print a titanium part, I'm printing a near net shape - never the final, exact form.
  • A pretty good story on a company, 24M, that's trying to decrease the manufacturing costs of lithium ion batteries.
  • A good description of how topology optimization plays into design today.



Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.


So Far, There's No Relationship Between a Country's Use of Robots and the Percentage of Manufacturing Jobs Lost.

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