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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Fabricating Functional Devices and Drones

3D Printing and more.  Impressive too for spacecraft?  

Fabricating Fully Functional Drones  From MIT CSAIL

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) developed a three-dimensional (3D) printing system to manufacture functional, custom-made devices and robots like drones, without human intervention. CSAIL's Martin Nisser said, "By leveraging widely available manufacturing platforms like 3D printers and laser cutters, LaserFactory is the first system that integrates these capabilities and automates the full pipeline for making functional devices in one system." LaserFactory combines a software toolkit for custom design with a hardware platform, enabling users to fabricate structural geometry, print traces, and build electronic components like sensors and actuators. Said Nisser, "Beyond engineering, we're also thinking about how this kind of one-stop shop for fabrication devices could be optimally integrated into today's existing supply chains for manufacturing, and what challenges we may need to solve to allow for that to happen."

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