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3D Printed Assault Rifle Seized in Arrest

June 29, 2015 10:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Two men, Nolan DeBell, 42, and Joshua Holloway, 27, of Chiloquin, Ore. were charged with illegally possessing firearms of both the conventional and 3D printed variety on Tuesday, June 9. Among the weapons ...


Don't Sleep Through a Chance at Maximum Efficiency

June 29, 2015 10:01 am | by Maura Falk, Associated Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

In manufacturing “efficiency” is key. It is one of those buzzwords that grabs people’s attention and holds their interest. However, efficiency on the plant floor isn’t just a result of all the production lines ...


Avoiding Future Freeway Congestion Could Come with a Cost

June 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Toll lanes are an increasingly ...


Takata Debacle Exposes What's Wrong with America's Recall Process

June 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

Takata’s lack of oversight resulted in the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The number of vehicles involved in the recall continues to grow, with GM adding another 243,000 cars to the tally ...


Toyota, BMW Will Develop Sports Car Together

June 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

BMW and Toyota are moving forward toward an effort to build a midsize sports car together and have agreed on common underpinnings for the vehicle’s major components.

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Germany's Oldest Remaining Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

June 29, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022. The Grafenrheinfeld reactor in ...


Your Face on Your Espresso? Highlights from Tech Show

June 29, 2015 9:44 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your ..


Hyundai Sees Green Future in Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 9:38 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales. South Korea's largest automaker has ...


Photos of the Day: SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Launch

June 29, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The accident happened about 2½ minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. A billowing white cloud emerged in the sky, growing bigger and bigger, then fiery plumes ...


SpaceX Rocket Destroyed on Way to Space Station, Cargo Lost

June 29, 2015 9:33 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months ...


Railroad Official Asks Digital Map Firms to Mark Crossings

June 29, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings. The Federal Railroad Administration announced Monday ...


IBM Monitors Lake Ecosystem with IoT

June 26, 2015 4:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Lake George in upstate New York became one of the world's first "smart lakes" after scientists from IBM placed sensors around the area to automate an ongoing ecology study. An IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer...


NASA Will Examine Possible Landing Sites for Manned Mars Mission

June 26, 2015 4:05 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

NASA will examine possible locations for a manned landing on Mars at a workshop this October, bringing researchers together to weigh the benefits of 62-mile-wide "exploration zones" where a mission ...


Examining Siri, Startups & IoT for Business

June 26, 2015 3:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

This week, companies showed off their new Internet of Things tech at the Plug and Play Internet of Things Expo, including Best of Show winners like a pregnancy tracker, an app to track storage space for ...


Sharebot Introduces Two New Nylon-Based Filaments

June 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Sharebot, an Italian 3D printing service, has released two new nylon-based materials said to bring quality and durability to prints. The Nylon-Carbon filament creates black material with high resistance, appropriate...



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