July 4, 2014
TAKING THE LABOR OUT OF WORK:
BMW 3D prints new thumbs for factory workers (Samuel Gibbs, 4 July 2014, Guardian)
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 4, 2014 9:41 AMGerman 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.
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