Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, electronic health IT, renewable energy, 3D printing, and telematics/car tech for Computerworld.

3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design

Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design

An Israeli start-up is now shipping to beta customers a 3D printer that can produce multi-layer circuit board prototypes, drastically cutting development time and ensuring that intellectual property remains in-house.

Startup unveils 3D printer that can build carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass parts

Startup unveils 3D printer that can build carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass parts

Impossible Objects is developing a 3D printer that can use composite materials to challenge traditional manufacturing methods to create parts for industries such as automotive and aerospace.

Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

The new Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator platform includes a modular unit with multiple 3D printers working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture.

HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP announced that after selling its first Jet Fusion 3D printers for manufacturing, it will now focus on growing a network of resellers and development partners that will help to standardize materials, drive prices down over time and...

Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

With a barrage of sensors, cameras and LiDAR equipment and embedded WiFi, autonomous vehicles are expected to produce an ocean of big data that could reach about 5,800 exabytes in size.

Startup claims 3D printers create metal parts faster, more cheaply

Startup claims 3D printers create metal parts faster, more cheaply

Two-year-old Desktop Metal today announced its first 3D printer products. They build objects using dozens of different alloys with a method similar to today’s thermoplastic-based machines, only faster and less expensively, the vendor...

Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many, including Apple

Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many, including Apple

Apple may be considering partnering with its China-based supplier Foxconn to purchase a major stake in Toshiba’s semiconductor unit. That could prompt national security concerns for Japan, which would lose control of an important...

Review: da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer produces good quality, multi-colored objects

Review: da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer produces good quality, multi-colored objects

The da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix is XZYprinting's first fused filament, fabrication 3D printer capable of using two different colored filaments at the same time. While quality is still average, this machine is surprisingly capable.

Boeing turns to 3D-printed parts to save millions on its 787 Dreamliner

Boeing turns to 3D-printed parts to save millions on its 787 Dreamliner

Boeing will begin using at least four, and perhaps as many as 1,000, 3D-printed titanium parts to construct its new 787 Dreamliner commercial aircraft

Six in 10 people believe their lives will improve with autonomous vehicles

Six in 10 people believe their lives will improve with autonomous vehicles

A new study shows connected and autonomous vehicles will transform most people's lives by, among other things, reducing the stress of driving; reducing accidents; and lowering insurance costs.

Ford hires 400 mobile connectivity engineers

Ford hires 400 mobile connectivity engineers

Ford is hiring 400 engineers to support its efforts to build connected-vehicle tech and plans to establish a new Research and Engineering Center to focus on connectivity in Ottawa, Ontario.

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