Posts Tagged ‘scale’

Robots vs. Humans: Are Robots Killing Tesla?

Robots vs. Humans; an age old dilemma in mfg. Are you taking CIM? Where do you stand? The robot in this photo is very similar to the one we have in class. The robots are killing Tesla.

In a rare win for humans over robots in the battle for labor efficiency, Wall Street analysts have laid down a compelling argument that over-automation is to blame for problems at the billionaire Elon Musk’s electric-car company.

That is to say, the very innovation and competitive advantage that Musk says he’s bringing to the car industry — his nearly fully automated plant in Fremont, California — is the reason Tesla is unable to scale quickly.

The robots are killing Tesla. Click the link here to read the full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-robots-are-killing-it-2018-3 via   Continue Reading

How Do You Print From Inventor To MakerBot?

Question:

I want to make something on my MakerBot that I have modeled in Inventor, but it always comes out too small. I hate doing math; is there an easy way to scale it?

Answer:

Sure is!  Best way I have found is to scale it in Inventor when exporting the STL file. Here’s the process for bringing a solid model out of Inventor and into Makerbot Desktop and making it the right size:
  1. Make the part in Inventor and save (.ipt file)
  2.  Save Copy As in inventor & choose STL (.stl file)
  3. Change the scale to millimeters
  4. Import into makerbot Desktop. It’s that easy!
Use the diagrams below to help you!

To do a Save Copy As:

inventorSaveCopyAs                                          

To Change it to millimeters:

InventorMM   Continue Reading

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