TODAY’S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: News: Cobots, carbon offsets, apprenticeships, digital mfg. training
Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day I had a story up about Abbott’s Fully Implantable Left Ventricular Assist System that has earned FDA breakthrough device designation. Today, I’m serving up some cobot news from Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR), covering a few new hires at America Makes, and wanted to let you know about Fastems’ Digital Manufacturing solutions that requires no physical automation system to simulate, educate, or introduce a factory automation system to employees.
Now, let’s give a shout out to two other companies featured this weekend. First up is Xometry for going green and launching its carbon offset program to reduce the environmental impact of its shipped packages.
Kudos also go to Autocam Medical who presented nine students with certificates of completion for their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program during a January 16, 2020, ceremony at Western Michigan University’s AMP Lab in Grand Rapids. We need a trained workforce and these steps are what will support manufacturing today and in the future.