Recent Factory Automation News for July 28, 2023

Recent Factory Automation News for July 28, 2023

, by Jim Ryan, 1 min reading time

A Jabil survey of manufacturers regarding 3D printing finds that they print quite a lot of end user parts (tens of thousands/year) even though the cost of materials is high. Meanwhile, Essentium and 3D-Fuel have formed a partnership, in order to provide customers with those materials. Finally, Rapid Robotics notes that you can 3D-print your robot parts (e.g., grippers).

Ford had a good second quarter and UK manufacturing shows 11.7% growth. Yet, its EVs are a loss in the neighborhood of $3B, despite the $7,500 subsidies.

The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh has a new degree program: automation engineering, which "fills a significant manufacturing need in Wisconsin for engineering professionals with programming skills." It is a bachelor degree, but the university's website doesn't seem to have the curriculum details posted yet. The college already offers a four-course certificate in the area.


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