Category AUTOMATION

SNAKE LIKE ROBOT FOR AIRCRAFT WING ASSEMBLY SEE VIDEO HERE

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re etching comics on human hairs, building wings with snakes, and cutting the PD and D Logo on a desktop CNC. Today’s episode features:

Snake robot: Thanks to a snake-like robot produced by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, automated aircraft wing assembly may be in the near future. Until now, aircraft assembly has involved a high proportion of manual processes, which limits production output.

The world’s smallest comic strip: Hoping to show what microfabrication makes possible, a research team chose hair as their medium to create the world’s smallest comic strip. Because it’s a good electrical insular, the hair retained an electric charge that deflected the ion beam and made etching impossible.

Desktop milling wonder:...

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