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What We Like This Week: Getting to Better

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.

NASA JPL’s concept lander was cast with aluminum and other materials that can withstand the rigors of space travel.

Anagnost gave the opening keynote at Autodesk University in Las Vegas.

  • 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.”

Autodesk’s VP of Cloud Platform, Sam Ramji, explains what the Forge platform means for developers.