Dancer, a Gantri-Developed 3D Printer With Unmatched Efficiency

This printer will be the first-ever version intended to produce consumer goods at scale

Founded by Ian Yang, light-producer Gantri is a hotbed for innovation. They’re well-known for 3D-printing their products using sustainable materials—corn-derived bioplastics included—and offer designers the opportunity to submit original designs, producers insight into how to self-manage most of their supply chain, and material engineers plenty of competition. They’ve done all of this on outsourced printers, but they company is now spearheading a project to bring …

The Race for an African-Made Mobile Phone

With the hope of being the primary provider of high-speed and long-lasting mobile phones throughout Africa, telecom companies, governments and upstart entrepreneurs in various nations across the continent have announced their intention to bring an Africa-made phone to market. The motivations behind the race are two-fold: to compete with big, imported brands and to build out the technological interests of the general population. Also, by …

Japan’s Booming Robot Population

Japan’s population is currently booming, but not because of its citizens; it’s due to the rapidly increasing amount of humanoid robots. In some Japanese suburbs, next-level androids outnumber their human co-workers, and one industry leader proposes a nation-wide investment in 30 million more by 2020. With the addition of robots, countries are hoping to regionalize manufacturing by keeping labor-costs down, avoiding the need to outsource …