Velo3D | December 24, 2021
Velo3D, Inc., a leader in metal additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical metal components, has announced the delivery of its first Sapphire® XC. The Sapphire® XC, or "Extra Capacity," is Velo3D's newest and biggest metal 3D printer, capable of producing both larger components and quicker manufacturing. The Sapphire® XC is a scaled-up version of the Sapphire® printer that utilizes the same FlowTM print preparation software, AssureTM quality control software, and Intelligent Fusion® production process as the Sapphire® printer.
Sapphire® XC is designed to enable a smooth transition of components produced and qualified on Sapphire® to the bigger, more productive Sapphire® XC, resulting in up to a 75% reduction in the cost of making parts. Sapphire® XC also allows for the production of components that are 400% larger in volume than the largest parts available with Sapphire®.The client that receives the new Sapphire® XC will utilize it to increase production of a product that was previously manufactured utilizing the Sapphire® fleet of metal 3D printers.
I believe that the Sapphire XC will quickly become the gold standard in advanced metal additive manufacturing. Because our customer is already utilizing our end-to-end production solution, they can immediately and seamlessly move parts to Sapphire XC to achieve a phenomenal production rate increase. We made a huge effort to ensure that Sapphire XC uses the exact same manufacturing process as Sapphire. The ability to move production seamlessly between different products was considered impossible when we started Velo3D, but I am proud to declare that we have unlocked this ability for our customers and partners. It is a huge accomplishment—our biggest achievement of 2021. "
Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO and Founder
*This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1996. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, comments about the company's future expectations, hopes, beliefs, plans, or strategies, and statements about the projected demand for Sapphire® XC and existing customers' ability to migrate to Sapphire® XC.
Mech-Mind Robotics | June 09, 2021
Mech-Mind Robotics, a fast-growing Chinese AI startup, has announced its new-generation Mech-Eye Pro Enhanced Industrial 3D Camera. Equipped with fast, structured light, this 3D camera presents high-quality 3D imaging of a broad range of objects, including tiny, shiny, reflective, and colored objects.
The industrial 3D camera has become an essential partner for pick-and-place robotics. Yet, when it comes to densely packed, randomly placed, and highly detailed objects, limitations in resolution, precision, and speed restrict their performance and potential.
With advances in resolution and precision, Mech-Eye Pro Enhanced 3D industrial camera can generate complete, detailed, and accurate point cloud with native and perfectly aligned color for a wide variety of objects, including plastic, ceramic, metal, cardboard, and wood.
In addition, Mech-Eye Pro Enhanced's notable features include:
• Extra field-of-view with 3D imaging time shortened to 0.5 seconds possible. This enables Mech-Eye Pro Enhanced to meet various typical applications, including bin picking, inspecting, measuring, and academic research.
• Compact Aluminium housing with flexible mounting options. This minimizes the impact on maneuverability and enables robot cells to maintain reliable operation in demanding applications.
• Cost efficiency. Mech-Eye Pro Enhanced is competitive in terms of pricing. Moreover, it helps customers boost efficiency and productivity.
• Industrial suitability with IP65, vibration resistant, EMC/EMI proved, obtaining CE, FCC, VCCI, and RoHS certifications.
Mech-Mind has developed an entire infrastructure and industrial 3D cameras portfolio, including:
• Mech-Eye Laser: Equipped with fast, structured light, Mech-Eye Laser boasts ambient light resistance, significantly reducing shading facility requirements even under sunlight exceeds 10000 lux.
• Mech-Eye Nano: Combining small size with high-quality imaging processing, Mech-Eye Nano helps robotic arms better understand and interact with their surroundings.
• Mech-Eye Deep: With a large field of view and extra depth accuracy, Mech-Eye Deep can well recognize tightly-packed wrinkled sacks of different sizes.
With a multi-language SDK for platforms, end-users can integrate Mech-Eye 3D Camera with Mech-Vision graphical vision software and Mech-Viz intelligent robot programming environment to develop customized applications.
With such features and potential, Mech-Eye 3D industrial cameras have been deployed in over 1000 applications across wide-ranging industries, including manufacturing, steel, food, logistics, finance, and healthcare, since 2016.
About Mech-Mind Robotics
Mech-Mind was founded in 2016 to put intelligence into industrial robots. Integrating advanced technologies including deep learning, 3D Vision, and motion planning, Mech-Mind offers cost-effective solutions to palletizing and depalletizing, bin picking, order sorting, machine tending, and assembly/gluing/locating in logistics and manufacturing.
Mech-Mind's intelligent industrial robot solutions are used in automotive OEM plants, appliance plants, steel plants, food plants, logistics warehouses, banks, and hospitals in China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the U.S.
businesswire | February 24, 2021
Symbio Robotics has announced its official launch which is armed with $30M. Being a pioneer in the manufacturing industry as it combined artificial intelligence (AI) and industrial robotics, now its goal is to modernize industrial manufacturing. The company will be working on giving new life to existing industrial robots through the above-mentioned combination of technology
Symbio’s strategy gives the introduction of SymbioDCS. It is an industrial robotics middleware and python programming framework. It thoroughly simplifies the programming of industrial robots to make them far more intelligent. SymbioDCS allows robot programmers to influence real-time sensor information and takes feedback from existing automation sensors. As a result of which, the well-programmed and managed industrial robots with SymbioDCS quickly learn and execute tasks. Those tasks increase efficiency, improve quality and reduce ergonomic hazards.
At the same time, Symbio is currently working with Nissan Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation along with other major companies. ACME Capital made the recent investment in partnership with existing investors which includes Andreessen Horowitz, Eclipse Ventures, and The House Fund.
At this event, Symbio CEO and co-founder mentioned that Symbio is doing the same for manufacturing in the same way that Windows did for DOS. Existing industrial manufacturing robots run proprietary programming languages. It makes them slow and cumbersome. Not only do these robots lack agility, they even lack the intelligence to make them do what they need to do. The technology is designed to fundamentally reframe these existing manufacturing pain points with the help of utilizing the best practices of AI and human-robot interaction.
Furthermore, automotive manufacturing is transforming. This transformation is driven by demand for differentiated offerings that have much faster product life cycles. As per the International Federation of Robotics, the automotive industry remains the largest adopter of robots globally. The significant investments made with the need to adopt modern manufacturing methods will encourage new, quicker competition, and raise demand for being significantly faster in the future.
Therefore, to meet this demand, industry incumbents are focused exclusively on the fully autonomous black box. But Symbio is focused on a different problem, which depicts building automation. This enables the best of human-machine collaboration. Its framework is supportive of the programmers that are already working in these environments. With these, Symbio is also designing the tools that will allow developers and domain experts to work in manufacturing and create high-end automation solutions. To bring new innovative solutions, they are building products that encourage AI strengths and human insight in a mutual way.
Symbio’s focus is also on providing generalized solutions that facilitate companies to adopt AI as a core competency. This means that AI solutions will appear differently. It is because the matter is not just about creating automation. It is about creating and providing the tools that strengthen teams to design novel solutions using AI technology.