- The the big problems I think about when I think about industrial additive manufacturing.
- Alibaba and Foxconn invested in Softbank's robotics division.
- 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.
- Me, on the role of CT scanning in additive manufacturing.
- A pretty cool little video showing how varioius shaft couplings allow for axial misalignment.
- Eric Weisen on companies that are "just" very good, and how our current VC system doesn't really allow them to thrive.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- Just an awesome old 1904 Columbia bike with a shaft drive and a softail.
- A good essay on the implications of the Landmarks Law and architectural preservation in New York City.