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Makers In Need; CAD Users Adapting to 3D Printing Slowly

April 14, 2015 11:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Seattle Makerspace needs donations to recover from a break-in, while CAD users become more likely to use 3D printing in their professional lives ...

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Flexing New Muscles on the International Space Station

April 14, 2015 11:32 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

When people conjure an image of a robot in their mind, they may imagine something out of a steampunk story - complex gears, rotors and clockworks. All metal, no muscle - but that's all about to change. An American company creates ...

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Technique Could Slash Energy Used to Produce Plastics

April 14, 2015 11:22 am | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests ...

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Structural Damage in Lithium-Ion Batteries Visualized

April 14, 2015 11:11 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

Charging lithium-ion batteries too quickly can permanently reduce the battery capacity. Portions of the energy storage structure are thereby destroyed and deactivated. These structural changes have been visualized for the first time by ...

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ExOne Announces Industrial 3D Printing System

April 14, 2015 11:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A new large-scale 3D printing system was released from the ExOne Company last month, designed to bring additive manufacturing past the realm of rapid prototyping and small-batch printing and into industrial series production ...

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Wristband May Help Predict Response to Antidepressants

April 14, 2015 11:01 am | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | News | Comments

A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs such as Prozac. Selective serotonin ...

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New Design Makes Treadmill More Like Running Outdoors

April 14, 2015 10:58 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the ...

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European Companies to Help Stabilize Faroe Islands’ Grid

April 14, 2015 10:53 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Saft, a Paris-based company who focuses on design development and manufacturing of high-tech batteries, is teaming up with German-based wind turbine manufacturer Enercon to create an energy storage system (ESS) who will aid the Faroe Islands ...

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Taking Aircraft Manufacturing Out of the Oven

April 14, 2015 10:46 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Composite materials used in aircraft wings and fuselages are typically manufactured in large, industrial-sized ovens: Multiple polymer layers are blasted with temperatures up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, and solidified to form a solid, resilient ...

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Commercial Space Company Vulcan Aerospace Launches

April 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Today in aerospace, new factories are opened in France and China, while one company standardizes the way their 3D-printed parts can be sold to airlines. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is also making big waves with the announcement of Vulcan Aerospace ...

BMW Has Best March Sales Ever

April 14, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker BMW says it had its best March sales ever. The Munich-based maker of the 3-Series sedan and X5 sport-utility said Tuesday it sold 195,593 vehicles worldwide ...

Photos of the Day: Testing a New Engine in the Tunnels of Dread

April 14, 2015 9:37 am | by GE Reports staff | News | Comments

The Tier 4 locomotive is the first freight train engine that meets the U.S. government’s strict Tier 4 emission standards. The locomotive’s design will cut particulate matter emissions by ...

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Fireside Chat: The Future of Additive Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 9:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Articles | Comments

EOS, a global company that produces solutions for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM), recently announced Glynn Fletcher as president of EOS of North America, Inc. PD&D caught up with Mr. Fletcher to ask about his new position ...

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GE Pares Off Financial Unit, Returns to Industrial Roots

April 14, 2015 9:29 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core. The company said Friday that it will ...

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GM Says it has Fixed 70 Pct. of Faulty Ignition Switches

April 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fourteen months after General Motors started recalling more than 2 million small cars with faulty ignition switches worldwide, the company says it has repaired about 70 percent of ...

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