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President Obama Visits TechShop #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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President Obama Visits TechShop, from 3DPrintingIndustry:

ZeGo Robotics was co-founded by Daniel Goncharov, who began developing the ZeGo multifunctional delta robot last year with Billy Zelsnack at the TechShop in Pittsburgh. The ZeGo robot stands apart from the majority of its kin because of its plethora of attachments, enabling it to be used as a 3D printer, PCB mill, plotter, pick and placer, as well as a number of other toolhead based functions. The device is not unique for this capacity, as other devices such as the Zmorph also have a multi-head capacity for a range of tools and a range of functions, but it is certainly very unusual for its breadth of capacity and applications. The ZeGo multi-functional delta robot was the only member-created tool demonstrated to the President during his tour of TechShop. Afterwards, the President spoke with other TechShop members about the value of home-grown innovation.

Mr. Obama said: “… because of advances in technology, part of the opportunity is now—to make the tools that are needed for production and prototypes are now democratised. They’re in the hands of anybody who’s got a good idea.” …

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