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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.

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The daily commute of millions depends heavily on trains and subways. But have you ever thought of all the elevators and escalators all these people take to get to and from the train station every single day? And as city populations grow, the current infrastructure of transit and metro stations are not equipped to deal with the impending gridlock. We only have a limited amount of space to work with – elevators and escalators take up a lot of space.


If you are a parent, at one time you likely stepped on LEGO left on the living room floor. It hurts, but don’t throw out the lot of them just yet, because the skills learned with those little plastic interlocking blocks might just be worth the few minutes of pain. 


In this week’s blog, I am taking take a step into the future from the perspective of our country’s budding scientists. Why? Because last week, I joined nearly 365,000 other science enthusiasts at the 4th USA Science and Engineering Festival., in Washington D.C. The event is a huge science playground, where kids can get busy with experiments and inspried by some of the brightest scientists in the country.


So what exactly is additive manufacturing?  Well let’s break it down. The word manufacturing brings up images of casting and welding metals and assembly lines. The word additive, in this case, means to build an object by adding ultrathin layers of material one by one. So additive manufacturing simply means we are printing in three dimensions folks. 


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