Unmanned ground vehicles are not a new concept but the latest project from Estonia-based Milrem Robotics and Belgium’s John Cockerill Defense could represent the future of unmanned warfare. Milrem’s Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle is modular in design and equipped with the Cockerill turret. The platform was built specifically for unmanned armoured vehicles under 12 tonnes destined for rapid deployment.Continue reading
An overwhelming number of manufacturers have come together during the pandemic to address the shortage of medical masks, ventilators and other essential supplies. Now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased even further, how do we get UK manufacturing back on track?Continue reading
Covid-19 has impacted the world on a massive scale and will continue to do so for some time. It’s often difficult to focus on the positives but thanks to 3D printing technology and the hard work of so many people, there is a silver lining. In this article, we take a closer look at the 3D printed respirator mask designed by Mark Fuller from GE Additive.Continue reading
Luxury boating comes in many forms but few are as impressive as this. Iguana Yachts has built some of the most spectacular amphibious yachts and boats in the world. They’ve been at it since 2008 specialising in the design and manufacturing of next-generation boats. At their main facilities and shipyards in the west of France, in Normandy, they make dreams come true with sleek, modern vessels relying on patented technology.Continue reading
Cold spray technology has been implemented as a coating process for decades and now it’s being used as a form of 3D printing. While it’s ideally suited for pure metals and alloys, it can also be used on metallic glasses, metal matrix composites and often polymers as well.
Australia’s dedicated submarine sustainment organisation, ASC, partnered with the CSIRO and DMTC Limited, has turned to cold spray 3D printing (additive manufacturing) to maintain and repair its fleet of Collins Class submarines.Continue reading