July 4, 2014
TAKING THE LABOR OUT OF WORK:
BMW 3D prints new thumbs for factory workers (Samuel Gibbs, 4 July 2014, Guardian)
German car manufacturer BMW has turned to 3D printing to physically augment its car-plant workers, giving them stronger, augmented thumbs.The 3D-printed apparel acts like support brackets for the workers' thumbs, reducing strain and helping them to fit certain parts into the cars more easily.
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 4, 2014 9:41 AM
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