Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Robotics

In the middle of the Monongahela (or “Mon”) Valley in Pennsylvania, innovation is underway for at least one manufacturing company. This is likely to be the case all around the region that surrounds Pittsburgh, which was once known as “Steel City” and is now being dubbed “Roboburgh.”

On one of the nearly 3,000 recent Manufacturing Day tours, dozens...


Developed by Michigan Technological University as part of their America Makes project, Doctoral candidate Bas Wijnen wrote and released Franklin, a new open-source, web-based 3D controller that allows users to control their 3-D printer from a web-connected device.

This advance was part of an America Makes project, the additive manufacturing (AM)...