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What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by themselves.

Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

 

 

Palletized automation in aerospace

Hear Sean Purcell, executive vice president and general manager of MAX Aerostructures, explain how his company uses the Makino MAG1 and MAG3 maximizes runtime and a lights-out approach.

Eyes wide open

Estimating has to be quick and accurate in today's competitive manufacturing environment

Building the ultimate roller coaster

Watch a full engineering documentary about what it takes to build the ultimate roller coaster.

GM's Army off-roader based on Colorado ZR2

GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, has delivered the U.S. Army its first Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV), part of a $214.3 million contract awarded in June.

3D printing in space

This floating factory could be used for the 3D printing of heavy equipment and even full satellites in space.

WATCH: When robots go wrong

Funny... and maybe a little scary too? You be the judge.

Skills training: government funding isn't enough

The Federal government spends nearly $2.5 billion for skills training in Canada via training transfers to provincial governments and territories.

Skills training: Assess before you train

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

How commercial drones are made

Watch how commercial drones are made.

Federal Budget 2017

Anyone looking for specific support for manufacturing in the 2017 Federal Government’s Budget will be disappointed.

Prima Power Customer Profile: Siemens

Automating fabrication to increase manufacturing efficiency.

The making of the Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is considered the first premium Sedan powered purely by electricity.

Wonder Women

Recently in conversations with some individuals, I learned about two programs for women, one an organization for female-owned businesses, and another, an educational one that encourages young girls in grades 9 to 12 to consider technology and skilled trades careers. 

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