ford 3dprint wheellocksClick image to enlargeFord has partnered with 3D printing developer EOS to 3D print serial production versions of customized, individual locking wheel nuts that prevent tire theft.

The EOS M 290 3D printer uses StainlessSteel 17-4PH material. The 3D printed nuts prevent wheel and tire theft by using a unique biometric signature based on the car owner’s recorded voice.

Soft robot inspired by snakeskin

A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin, and made using kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper craft.

Costly crashes

CNC crashes aren't deadly but they can sure get expensive.

How the tallest bridge on earth was built

The Millau Vaiduct in Southern France is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 m (1,125 ft). 

KUKA's robotic smart factory of the future

KUKA showcased its vision of the robotic smart factory of the future at the Hannover Fair 2016 in Germany. Visitors had the opportunity to learn about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industriy 4.0.

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

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.

Spot welding meets southern charm

T.J. Snow Chairman Tom Snow gives us an excellent overview of TECNA's portable spot welding guns.

How NOT to weld: Most common MIG welding mistakes

Seven common mistakes people make when they start MIG welding.

Robots producing robots

KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.

Manufacturing NASCAR race car bodies

Ever wondered how NASCAR race car bodies are made? Check out this How It's Made episode to find out the machining, fabricating and welding processes involved.

Robotics solution helps Romanian factory automate

This factory in Bucharest, Romania faced a skills shortage. The solution: build in-house expertise in adopting robotics solutions.

In a rush

Here’s a look at how fabricators use Amada’s HRB ATC bending machine to handle anything a customer can throw at them.

Multi-tasking in action

Mazak's Integrex e-420H-St features a lower turret with large 16.5 in. (419 mm) Y axis stroke. The added turret works with the machine’s twin turning spindles and main milling spindle for the ultimate in 5-axis Done-In-One part processing.

WATCH: A floating robotic factory for space

Made In Space is developing Archinaut, a floating robotic factory designed to 3D print and assemble large structures in space.

Making the Bugatti Chiron

The How it's Made series looks at how the Bugatti Chiron is manufactured.

Hybrid additive CNC milling machine tool

The Lumex Avance-60 is the newest generation of Matsuura's hybrid additive CNC machine tool, the Avance-25.

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