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How Robotic Blacksmithing Could Change Manufacturing Forever

by Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics

It will supersede additive manufacturing and CNC machining for good.

Elon Musk believes that “machines that build the machines” are 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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Why robots, not trade, are behind so many factory job losses

by Paul Wiseman, AP Top News

Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States.

He might want to bash the robots instead.

Despite the Republican presidential nominee’s charge that “we don’t make anything anymore,” manufacturing is still flourishing in America. Problem is, factories don’t need as many people as they used to because machines now do so much of the work. Continue reading Why robots, not trade, are behind so many factory job losses