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Drones and human

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Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently.

Researchers team built three custom drones such as dubbed Batman, Joker and Nightwing.

Rob Reid of JPL said, “We pitted our algorithms against a human You can actually see that the A.I. flies the drone smoothly around the course, whereas human pilots tend to accelerate aggressively, so their path is jerkier our autonomous drones can fly much faster, one day you might see them racing professionally!”

AI and 3D, 4D Printing have the ability to work like mankind does. This is a software humans are going to write code. We always need humans for improved technologies, especially in the medical field for better health. 🙂

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov

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3D Printing and more ( Jobs ) 3D Printing Writing System Engineer (Metals)

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3D Printing Writing System Engineer (Metals)

Corvallis, Oregon

Metal 3D Printing System Integration Engineer 

Develop test systems and printmodes to evaluate writing system integration of fluid(s) to be used in Metal 3D printing solutions

Partner with 3D HW team to define product writing system solutions

Understand fundamental mechanisms solve system integration challenges

Partner with external customers/partners to validate system goals

Bachelor’s (undergraduate) or higher degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or similar.

Experience with 2D/3D printing writing systems and system integration

 

 

 

https://h30631.www3.hp.com/job/corvallis/3d-printing-writing-system-engineer-metals/3544/6267417

 

McLAREN DEPLOYS STRATASYS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO IMPROVE 2017 CAR PERFORMANCE

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Formula 1 cars race at very high speeds – up to 227 mph (365 km/h)– utilizing power units that reach a maximum of 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). We  love McLAREN cars. They are awesome. (please drive safely and not too fast, please don’t text and drive).

McLAREN deploys STRATASYS additive manufacturing to improve 2017 car performance. They 3D-printed a structural bracket to attach the hydraulic line on the MCL32 race car using Stratasys FDM technology, leveraging a Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer with carbon-fibre-reinforced nylon material (FDM® Nylon 12CF).

“They are consistently modifying and improving our Formula 1 car designs,” said Neil Oatley, Design and Development Director, McLaren Racing. “So the ability to test new designs quickly is critical to making the car lighter and, more importantly, increasing the number of tangible iterations in improved car performance.

“If we can bring new developments to the car one race earlier – going from new idea to new part in only a few days – this will be a key factor in making the MCL32 more competitive. By expanding the use of Stratasys 3D printing in our manufacturing processes, including producing final car components, composite lay-up and sacrificial tools, cutting jigs, and more, we are decreasing our lead times while increasing part complexity.”

“Formula 1 is one of the world’s best proving grounds for our additive manufacturing solutions,” said Andy Middleton, President, Stratasys EMEA. “As the Official Supplier of 3D-Printing Solutions to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, we are working closely together to solve their engineering challenges in the workshop, in the wind-tunnel, and on the track. We believe that this, in turn, will enable us to develop new materials and applications that bring new efficiency and capability to McLaren Racing and other automotive designers and manufacturers.”

http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/partners/stratasys/mclaren-deploys-stratasys-additive-manufacturing-improve-2017-car-performance/