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Bringing a household robot to market with BigRep SPOT

Varomo UG, a German startup developing robotic aides for the home, used the BigRep SPOT worldwide large-scale 3D printing service to bring their prototype to life for end-user testing. The household robot ‘Carecules’ is designed to assist disabled people transport small objects around the house.

Additive manufacturing helps reduce lead-time and production costs of self-driving bus Olli

American vehicle manufacturing company Local Motors is disrupting the automotive industry with the Olli, the first self-driving vehicle powered by IBM’s Watson IoT technology. Since the launch of the autonomous shuttle in June 2016, Olli (originally named Berlino) has taken around 850 trips and transported 1500 passengers safely.

BMW employs 3D printing for MINI Electric Concept car

BMW seeks to bring the iconic design, city-dwelling heritage and customary go-kart feeling of the MINI brand into the electric mobility age. The MINI Electric Concept, unveiled at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Germany, is marketed as a zero-emission solution to the current challenges facing personal mobility in cities and their surroundings.

Dubai’s public transportation authority to source more 3D-printed spare parts

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siemens to enhance the RTA’s 3D printing initiative. The MoU will also seek to expand the sources of spare parts for the Dubai Metro and increase their availability, reduce the level of obsolete equipment and facilitate the supply of improved parts with better performance and greater features.

Markforged Metal X – the complete metal printing solution, available from September 2017

Markforged begins shipping its first Metal X printers from September 2017. The 3D printing system is and end-to-end manufacturing solution for fully functional metal parts comprising materials such as stainless steel, tools steel, aluminum, Inconel, and titanium.

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