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Titanium Wheels by HRE3D and GE additive

A smarter, greener and adaptive infrastructure is crucial to address the most pressing challenges of urban mobility and development. A lighter automotive component made up of less number of parts indirectly reduces the car’s carbon foot print. “Byanzantine”, a breakthrough development in the area of wheel related developments, draws its name from the powerful Eastern …

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Formnext 2018: LaserProFusion and other 3D Printing Innovations

Formnext is an annual event dedicated to ground breaking research and development in the area of Additive Manufacturing. At Formnext 2018, a four day event held in Franfurt, over 65 participants from across the Globe presented some very interesting and cutting edge technologies. German metal printing pioneer, EOS presented its latest innovation – the LaserProFusion. …

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Energy Industry and Blockchain

Energy Industry and Blockchain – Is Siemens the tipping point?

Siemens has just made a foray into the world of blockchain technology. In a press release on November 21st, the company announced that currently, two of its energy divisions, Energy Management and Power Generation Services will be partnering with Energy Web Foundation’s (EWB) open source blockchain. The press release also noted that Siemens is already …

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Gearing for the 25th Hour – Audi and Disney Collaborate

In an interview given to Roadshow (by Cnet), Nils Wollny, Audi’s head of digital business strategy and customer experienced revealed that the company is collaborating with Disney since over 18 months to form ‘a new type of media’ for self driving cars as well as for more traditional vehicles. He also emphasized that there is …

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Collaborative Robots in Automotive Manufacturing - WhatNext

Collaborative Robots in Automotive Manufacturing

Robots are being used in the automotive industry ever since the 1960s. But recently there has been much talk about Cobots or collaborative robots. So, what are Cobots? How are they different to the older generation of industrial robots? How are they relevant to the changing face of automotive manufacturing? Challenges with earlier generation of …

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Machine Learning Inference Chips, Custom Designed By Amazon

Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud business is not just sticking to software anymore. It is also building hardware chips. At its ongoing “AWS re:Invent Conference” in Las Vegas , it has unveiled 2 new chips and 13 new machine learning capabilities and services to attract more developers to AWS by broadening its range of tools …

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GM files a new patent on using the blockchain

General Motors filed a patent application very recently at the USPTO for using blockchain as a data exchange platform for self-driving cars. The patent was filed by the GM Global Technology Operations LLC and has a wider aim of using blockchain among a plurality of entities to share event information related to vehicle operation. One …

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