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 at July 4, 2014 9:41 AM
  
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