Whether it’s buildings, products, or media, at the end of the day, we’re all making stuff. And we can do it better. Check out this week’s picks:
- Land it. Putting a lander on Mars is hardly easy, but putting one on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? That’s an even bigger challenge. Fast Company shares NASA JPL’s newest concept lander, created with generative design.
- Good talk. Whether on the phone with Fortune, talking stock with Barron’s, or on the main stage at AU (via Architosh), Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost has some big ideas to share about the future of making.
- Additive evolution. Additive manufacturing (AM) started as a fun way to make small things with plastic. But it’s come a long way. Forbes takes us to formnext, the AM conference in Germany, to see what’s possible today. And Digital Trends shares news about a promising new idea to combine AM and robotics to custom-print metal building components on the construction site—and it all fits inside a shipping container. They call it a “supply chain in a box.”
- Forging a new path. Engineering.com talks to Autodesk’s Sam Ramji about the Forge platform—what it is, how it works, and why you should care.