Cover Story:

The Robots Are Coming, but Not the Way You Imagined

How important is robotics technology to the future of U.S. manufacturing?

One indication is the work being done at Sandia National Laboratories, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) that undertakes projects important to national security. Here, Sandia materials scientist Brad Boyce watches as the Alinstante robotic work cell scans a 3D-printed part to compare what was made to the original design. The goal of the robotic work cell is to speed up the testing of 3D-printed parts and materials science research..

Cover photo by Randy Montoya is courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories. More…


 

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