Additive manufacturing (AM), topology optimization and 3-D printing have produced some remarkable changes in the manufacturing sector, enabling companies to make parts whose geometries would have been all but impossible using traditional techniques. Still, being a relatively young technology, AM faces some challenges before it can enjoy more widespread use.
Happy Friday, folks! This week we look the past, present and future of technology: a 61-year-old computer that has been brought back to life, tiny robots that play Beethoven and using embedded systems in smartphones to operate personal drone and a piece that highlights Pittsburgh’s future in supercomputing and modeling!
- 61-Year-Old Computer Springs Back to Life
- Tiny Swarming Robots Play Beethoven
- Could Astronauts Use a 3-D Printer to Make Parts from Moon Rocks?
- Smartphones Move Center Stage in Cars, Even Drones
- CMU, PSC Awarded $9.3 Million for Bio Systems Modeling