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AMT Tech Report: Issue #217

Hey look! Good news! AM to rescue proper fish and chips. The Swedes developed a taste for Nashville hot. Leave warping to the space people. Nissan discontinues their USDM and EDM EV.
Jul 22, 2022

Doughnuts have holes, data security shouldn’t!

– Chris Chidzik

1. Hey Look! Good News!

The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound strongly from the pandemic-induced slump, with new orders and production both surging in June. The data suggest that the factory boom is only going to get bigger in the months ahead as companies shift production out of China to avoid the tariffs that are set to go into effect on July 6.

Read more here.

2. AM to Rescue Proper Fish and Chips

IT IS MADE WITH COD! Miss me with the haddock, pollock, tilapia, halibut, flounder, catfish (you animal), and (what those monsters on the west coast are starting to use now) salmon! No wonder California catches fire all the time. Don’t @ me. 3D printing will save the cod. 3D printed reefs are being used to restore marine biodiversity. The reefs are made from a variety of materials, including concrete, plastic, and metal. They are designed to provide a habitat for a variety of marine life, including fish (ESPECIALLY the cod), coral, and other invertebrates. The reefs are being used to restore reefs that have been damaged by human activity, as well as to create new reefs in areas where there is little or no marine life... because commercial fishing took all the cod to fill my belly. I love cod.

Read more here.

3. The Swedes Developed a Taste for Nashville Hot

Researchers from Bosch have developed a 3D-printed microreactor that is able to produce chemicals on a small scale. The microreactor is made up of a series of channels that are just a few micrometers in width. These channels are used to transport reactants and products, and the small size of the channels allows for precise control over the chemical reaction. The microreactor can be used to produce a variety of chemicals, and the team is currently working on using it to produce drugs and cosmetics.

Read more here.

4. Leave Warping to the Space People

It has no business in additive! This article discusses how to design 3D parts to eliminate warp. It provides tips on how to orient the part during printing, how to support the part during printing, and how to post-process the part after printing. There are better ways to make your prints OUT OF THIS WORLD! I’ll stop.

Read more here.

5. Nissan Discontinues Their USDM and EDM EV

Nissan is discontinuing its pioneering EV, the Leaf, due to lack of consumer interest. The car was ahead of its time when it was released in 2010 (not as ahead of its time as the GM EV1 though), but it couldn't compete with more affordable and practical EVs that have since come to market. Nissan will continue to produce the Leaf in Japan for the domestic market, but it will no longer be sold in the US or Europe.

Read more here.

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Stephen LaMarca
Technology Analyst
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