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- Based on a from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, metamorphic manufacturing, also known as robotic blacksmithing, will represent the third wave of digital manufacturing. The process is still under production.
- That means robotic blacksmithing could take over computer numerical control (CNC) machining and even as the next wave of digital production.
- Glenn Daehn, lead for the study and a professor at Ohio State University, says this process is less time-consuming and less expensive than other types of digital manufacturing.
Elon Musk believes thatare ultimately more important than whatever it is you're manufacturing. In his own work with Tesla and SpaceX, it's clear why Musk says this: He uses less expensive and more scalable processes to build the parts for spacecrafts and cars.
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That weirdwe love to hate or hate to love? It looks like that because it would break the machines that make it, otherwise. Because it uses , rather than stamped aluminum or steel, it's not possible to stamp this kind of material. So instead, it looks all boxy instead of curvy.
Reason Cybertruck is so planar is that you can’t stamp ultra-hard 30X steel, because it breaks the stamping press— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
But in the near future, a new type of manufacturing could theoretically produce a Cybertruck of pretty much any shape. This new process, as outlined in afrom earlier this year by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, is called metamorphic manufacturing, or robotic blacksmithing.
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What Is Metamorphic Manufacturing?
Right after World War II,were used to control manufacturing processes for the first time. While these old-school computers had way less computing power than even an iPad or a Raspberry Pi, according to Glenn Daehn, a professor of materials science and engineering at Ohio State University, it allowed manufacturers to control industrial machines much more efficiently. This became known as computer numerical controlled manufacturing, or CNC for short.
Daehn, who is also team lead for the new study on robotic blacksmithing, said in athat CNC machining was the first type of digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping, and 3D printing was the second wave. The third wave is what he calls "metamorphic manufacturing," a process that borrows from both the world of blacksmiths and robotics, which can use sensors to evaluate the shape and microstructure of each part, while adding heat through lasers or shaping pieces with force from its own arms.
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This process will likely supersede current technologies, including additive manufacturing and CNC machining, Daehn said. That's partly because the process is sustainable, using standard metals with nothing cut away because it can create goods with higher properties, and partly because machines can work 24/7.
"The idea is rather than adding or subtracting we're changing the shape or we're changing the properties, that's why we call it metamorphic manufacturing," Daehn said.
The process will use plasticine, basically children's modeling clay, as a hot metal surrogate. Daehn says its key to use open-die forging, which basically means you can create a new object through incremental changes—that is, rotate, shape, repeat.
Imagine you have some material that looks like a spherical ball, but you want it to be a square. A robot with two plates attached to an arm—one at the bottom, one at the top—can squeeze the sphere into an object that protrudes at the sides and is flat at the top and bottom. If it's rotated and then squeezed again, you'll eventually end up with a cube-shaped piece.
So About That Cybertruck
One of the great advantages of metamorphic manufacturing is its ability to closely tailor materials just like a blacksmith might. So, for instance, if you have a steel part that's really stubborn and will crack if stamped—or else break the stamp itself–the robot working on the piece can actually reheat the part to make it more malleable.
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Enter Cybertruck, which is built with a custom material designed by Tesla—30X cold-rolled steel. While we don't know the secret formula that goes into this unique blend of steel alloys, we do know that the basic tenets of robotic blacksmithing include processes that can produce complexly shaped products. So, for example, the warehouse of the future will have robots that can use lasers to reheat a segment of a piece of steel, which may open the door to small changes on a larger hunk of metal, like curving the edges on segments of a certain boxy,vehicle.
According to the new study on metamorphic manufacturing, this creates an unparallelled ability to control both the geometry and local properties of a part.
"Similar to additive manufacturing, metamorphic manufacturing can produce highly complex shapes which are difficult or expensive to CNC machine or die-form," the authors wrote. "However, unlike additive manufacturing, [metamorphic manufacturing] can be utilized to fabricate these complex shapes out of a single piece of material by incrementally deforming, as opposed to building, layers upon one another."
In turn, huge, monolithic structures could be produced at once, rather than through joining multiple pieces as in welding or brazing. That's a pretty big deal, because joints are inherently weak spots.
Still, this is all a theoretical framework, and the study is mostly meant to urge scientists and engineers to move forward in creating processes that will eventually enable this new type of manufacturing. There's no timeline yet on when the infant manufacturing process will hit our warehouses in real life, but the researchers behind the report are working to build more awareness.
EDF dismisses the safety risk on Creusot Forge equipment, despite anomalies and non-compliances
EDF made this morning, via a press release, a step on the verification plan of the components produced in Creusot Forge by Areva, imposed by the regulator after the discovery of serious malfunctions in the control and management of the site. In accordance with the specifications, EDF must provide the Nuclear Safety Authority with a summary file two months before the restart of a reactor, so that the nuclear policeman may or may not authorize the resumption of production. As of September 14, twelve of these files have been transmitted. They cover Chooz 2, Paluel 4, Saint-Laurent 2, Penly 1, Cruas 3, Dampierre 3, Belleville 2, Tricastin 3, Chinon B3, Nogent 1, Gravelines 2 and Bugey 3.
The energy specialist has prepared for each file a list of findings in the traceability and transcription of documents as well as in the execution of manufacturing operations. Three rankings are possible. The statement can be classified without discrepancy when the instruction of the file did not lead to put forward a deviation compared to instructions internal Creusot Forge, of the documents of order or manufacture, vis-à-vis the code of construction of nuclear pressure equipment and applicable regulations in the manufacture of the relevant components. The constant can also be the subject of a non-compliance sheet when it relates to the non-compliance with an internal requirement to the manufacturer. Finally, the finding can lead to a fault sheet, when a part is not in compliance with a contractual or regulatory requirement.
The balance sheet of the first 12 files is as follows: out of 309 components, 471 anomaly sheets and 130 non-compliance sheets were drawn up. However, "the analysis of the findings, carried out by EDF and transmitted to the ASN, shows that none is likely to call into question the ability to operate safely components concerned," said the energy expert in the press release this morning. It is now up to ASN to decide. EDF, for its part, will continue building dossiers for other installations.
Roomba Maker Developing Robot With Arms That May Do the Dishes .
IRobot Corp., maker of the disc-shaped Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, said it’s working on a household helper that will have arms that could load dishes, pick up clothes, or bring food from kitchen to table. © Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Close-up of logo in iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner in charging dock, December 12, 2019. The Bedford, Massachusetts-based company won’t start selling such a product for at least five years. But prototypes of the arms exist inside its research and development labs, Chief Executive Officer Colin Angle said in an interview on the sidelines of the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.