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Nike’s Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design

Nike's new shoe has a 3D printed upper for elite runners

Computational design is the hottest phrase in manufacturing and 3D printing at the moment. It’s changing the way people make all kinds of goods, and Nike used it to design and manufacture its new Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint shoe, which it’s announcing today.

Robot Maker Seeks New Markets

Locus Robotics says latest $25 million funding will help it expand product line

 Locus Robotics Corp., whose robots help workers fulfill e-commerce orders, raised $25 million in a funding round led by Scale Venture Partners that the company plans to use to develop new products and expand into new markets.

For Toy Makers,a New Game

Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc. combined would result in a toy company with a large but hardly dominant share in a highly fragmented industry. The two companies, which recently engaged in talks about a possible tie-up, would control just over one-third of the U.S. market for traditional toys and games, according to Euromonitor International Ltd.