Category Archives: Fast Radius

Robot logistics at Bastian Solutions aided by Fast Radius 3D printing

Bastian Solutions, an Indiana-headquartered material handling division of Toyota Advanced Logistics, has launched a new robotic handler that features 3D printed parts. Developed in collaboration with Chicago-based advanced digital manufacturing company Fast Radius, 45% of the final bill-of-materials (BOM) for the Shuttle System robotic picker have been produced via additive manufacturing. The parts were developed using […]

Interview: Fast Radius raises $48M to accelerate industrial AM in Series B led by UPS

Fast Radius, an advanced digital manufacturing company based in Chicago, has raised $48 million in Series B funding led by the United Parcel Service (UPS) to expand its production capabilities worldwide. In doing so, the company will further develop its software, the Fast Radius Operating System (FROS), which helps customers to integrate additive manufacturing for new […]

INTERVIEW: Fast Radius’ CEO Lou Rassey on embracing industrial additive manufacturing

Now that 3D printing is moving towards industrial-grade production levels, many companies find themselves excited about the possibilities but not sure how to fully make it part of their operating model. This has created a gap where companies are slow to adopt additive manufacturing. Fast Radius is looking to bridge this gap. Headquartered in Chicago, […]

BIG IDEAS in additive manufacturing, insights from AM experts at Ford, Origin and RadTech

Next month experts will gather in California for the BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference. The event brings together leaders and enterprises from across the materials industry to discuss applications and science with a view on developments expected in the next decade. This year BIG IDEAS includes a dedicated additive manufacturing track with leaders from […]

Interview: WEF and McKinsey name Industry 4.0 lighthouses

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, to find manufacturers successfully implementing new technologies, i.e., the 4IR “[Fourth Industrial Revolution] production lighthouses.” According to McKinsey, the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion […]

Interview: WEF and McKinsey name Industry 4.0 lighthouses

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, to find manufacturers successfully implementing new technologies, i.e., the 4IR “[Fourth Industrial Revolution] production lighthouses.” According to McKinsey, the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Interview: Carbon releases first medical-grade material for DLS, partners with Fast Radius

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based company behind Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing technology, has unveiled its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). “The life sciences and medical device industries show enormous promise for using 3D printing for production at scale, and we will continue to prioritize the development of next-generation materials in this […]

Interview: Carbon releases first medical-grade material for DLS, partners with Fast Radius

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based company behind Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing technology, has unveiled its first medical-grade material: Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100). “The life sciences and medical device industries show enormous promise for using 3D printing for production at scale, and we will continue to prioritize the development of next-generation materials in this […]