enhances, reduces cost and ALLOW for RAPID PROTOTYPING.
The DATA streams can also be used for Computer Aided Manufacturing, eg. EDM units
to create MOLDS, TOOLS needed for production. These effectively reduce SCALE NEEDS
for new products.
This must be ANCIENT HISTORY for most of you in the forum. The advent of cheap computing in the 1980's created a rush to digitized manufacturing processes. Among the first to benefit is the PLASTIC INDUSTRY. From the RECENT 2000's introduction of the 3-D printer, and the old 1980's CAD/CAM machines - automation, and early robotics got a foothold on industry.
From the prototype to MOULD or other TOOL making in EDM machines.......
....and onwards to QUITE MACHINE LADEN Shop Floors.
Productivity growth BOOMED in these ANCIENT INDUSTRY - of plastic moulding. One of the first users of the digital age.
"The new world will mean FOOD & PRODUCTS will all be available at low prices. All kind of services will be needed to provide employment WHILE a big proportion of the citizens will need to be supported by INVESTMENT INCOME."
As usual, the AMERIKANS present themselves as LATE ENTRANTS to the business of AFFORDABLE easy to program ROBOTS. Welcome BAXTER the robot, a MOTOMAN, ABB-HON HAI alternative. It's priced at a very attractive US$22,000 per unit.
The CALVARY comes to the rescue!
Now, this gives a CHILL to the EUROPEAN UNION, BRITISH CLUB, ASIAN TRADE ROUTE STATES and of course CHINA.
WAR has arrived, probably not "hot war" but "BUSINESS WAR, TRADE WAR".
The RIM OF FIRE game is probably continuing............but is not the main game, perhaps some OCEAN SKIRMISH over sea bed oil or gas field installations.
"When the first PICTURES and NEWS starting appearing by the Japanese Robotic Company, Yaskawa; I was having willies in my stomach. It could be a WORLD CHANGING situation.
The Republic Of China <Taiwan> is very vulnerable, as it's very dependent on the Computing Industry. We perhaps are also big producers of Capital Equipment, and strategic materials <PVC for instance>. But by far the COMPUTER industry is our biggest cluster.
The latest MOTOMAN by Yaskawa Robotics appears more and more LIFELIKE, with enhanced capacity - like robotic vision. Only Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China companies has the MILLIONS of assembly line workers capacity - and we'd have the advantage over other Developed Nations.
That's why I have INSTRUCTED Hon Hai Precision Corp. To seriously pursue the CHEAP easy to programme ROBOT worker programme. The Guangdong & Fujien Diaspora has been very cooperative to create a market for VIDEO IMAGING chips, SERVO MOTORS units that would make this new DURABLE Taiwan's new big exports.
The BIG PUSH for the CHEAP MICROPROCESSOR is the next hurdle, which the Japanese, British, French and Europeans are encouraging explaining the OBSOLUTELY successful TABLET COMPUTING push! We think the KOREANS, especially SAMSUNG is on the same game.