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Children's Hospital Prints Its First 3D Heart

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Spectrum Health | News | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional ...

How Simulation Can Improve the Reliability of Consumer Electronics

June 26, 2015 10:08 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Articles | Comments

Early product failures turn very much costly for manufacturers, resulting in a substantial loss...

What Happens Inside a Jet Engine?

June 24, 2015 2:19 pm | by Tim Weber, GE Reports | News | Comments

Vittorio Michelassi is patient man, but even he doesn’t have enough time. As the chief engineer...

Modeling How Thin Films Break Up

June 23, 2015 11:34 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | News | Comments

Excess surface energy from unsatisfied bonds is a significant driver of dimensional changes in...

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June 2015: Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 2:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of PD&D, we’re developing intelligent underwater robots and validating designs on the living heart. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask: What future automation systems should design engineers know ...

The Brainstorm: Automation

June 22, 2015 2:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Blogs | Comments

What future automation systems should design engineers know about now in order to stay ahead of the curve? Rather than looking to the future, engineers should look to what is ...

Validating Designs on the Living Heart

June 22, 2015 1:08 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The disease costs the U.S. more than $300 billion each year, and this number continues to grow ...


How Computer Aided Engineering Can Help Unconventional Product Designs

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Bhaumik Dave,Sr. FEA Consultant, Hi-Tech FEA | Articles | Comments

Products are getting smarter every day, and are becoming more personalized and largely different from conventional designs. The modern engineering community as such has to rely on ...

How Design Engineers Can Better Work with Software Engineers

June 19, 2015 9:27 am | by Serban Tir, Chief Technical Officer, Gemini SolutionsEditor | Blogs | Comments

The number of departments that contribute to a successful software product launch tends to grow as a product becomes more complex. Each department may differ in terms of the ...

Cellulose from Wood Can Be Printed in 3D

June 17, 2015 1:30 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of ...

A Breath of Fresh Air for Workstations

June 17, 2015 9:56 am | by Thomas A. Salomone, Lenovo | Articles | Comments

Today’s desktop workstation technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over previous generations’ technology in terms of performance and usability. To meet the needs of designers ...

Forget the 'Old Way of Engineering;' Embrace Failure

June 15, 2015 1:31 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This year at Sensors Expo in Long Beach, CA, Dr. Mike North opened the conference with his keynote, “Your Sixth Sense of Innovation.” Dr. North, North Design Labs president ...


Tormach Teams Up with Autodesk

June 11, 2015 5:22 pm | by Tormach | News | Comments

Tormach has announced a new partnership with Autodesk. The partnership was announced during the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. This partnership will help Tormach customers ...

HP Innovation Brings Breakthrough Printing Tech to the Modern Office

June 11, 2015 5:17 pm | by HP | News | Comments

HP hasannounced that Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, will deliver a breakthrough, 3D scanning capability. As the first fully integrated desktop 3D scanning ...

DOE Advanced Engine Simulation for Greater Efficiency

June 10, 2015 12:52 pm | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

For engine designers in the digital age, time is money. And that time is measured in computer cycles. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are ...

Creaform Releases New Functionalities for 3D Scan-to-CAD Software

May 28, 2015 4:35 pm | by Creaform | News | Comments

Creaform has released the new VXmodel, its 3D scan data post-treatment software module, fully integrated in VXelements 4.0. It provides the simplest and fastest path from scans to your computer-aided design or additive ...

EAGLE Users Help Define New Release of EAGLE V7.3

May 28, 2015 4:26 pm | by CadSoft Computer | News | Comments

CadSoft Computer has released an update to its popular PCB design software. EAGLE Version 7.3 includes many improvements and enhancements based on users’ input. “Our users’ feedback is extremely important when ...


Advanced Manufacturing Canada

May 28, 2015 4:03 pm | by SME | Events

As advanced manufacturing technologies are enabling companies to manufacture goods faster, better and cheaper – four industry organizations are bringing government, academia and businesses together to educate and promote the future of manufacturing ...

Engineering Newswire 141: New Robot Walks Like a Cartoon

May 28, 2015 10:09 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing an all-terrain knee for all walks of life, getting a new point of view on SpaceX’s pad abort test, and mimicking Mickey Mouse’s movements ...

Top 5 from RAPID 2015

May 28, 2015 9:23 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Last week, Long Beach, California was home to the latest in 3D printing and scanning technology. RAPID celebrated its 25th anniversary with a smorgasbord of innovative technology from both established companies and ...

Artist 3D Prints Cocaine Replica

May 27, 2015 4:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The graffiti artist and hacker known only as Katsu 3D printed a scaled-up replica of crack cocaine as part of a performance art piece displayed at the Gray Area Grand Theater in San Francisco ...

Finalists Named in Dev Kit Contest

May 27, 2015 1:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Element14’s crowdsourced DreamBoard contest is on its way. On May 19, 16 finalists moved on to the next step in creating “the perfect dev kit" ...

4 Key Takeaways from the Wohlers Report 2015

May 27, 2015 9:57 am | by Stratasys Blog | Blogs | Comments

It’s not easy to summarize a 300+ page report in the span of a blog post, especially one as thorough and educationally deep as Wohlers Report 2015 on the state of the 3D printing industry ...

Makers Leverage Innovative Laser Technology

May 27, 2015 9:46 am | by Robert Boyes, Senior Product Line Manager, Laser Machine Tools, Coherent | Articles | Comments

The rise of maker culture is closely connected with the development of 3D printing because it empowers individuals to easily create physical objects from digital files, without the need for ...

Arduino Partners with Adafruit to Manufacture in United States

May 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments has paired with Adafruit to create the company’s first Arduino UNO made in the United States. Over the holiday weekend, Adafruit founder Limor “Ladyada” Fried kept working to hand-make the first three Arduino UNOs ...

Old-School Field Work Meets Cutting-Edge Technology

May 26, 2015 12:49 pm | by PeerJ | News | Comments

Painted beige to match real cowbird eggs or blue-green to match the eggs of the host American robins, the 3D printed eggs were placed in robin nests, which were then monitored for six days to see how the ...

Where Will 3D Technology Take Us Next?

May 22, 2015 9:32 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

From TE Connectivity’s unveiling of a fully functional 3D printed motorcycle to Forecast 3D’s reveal of a race car with more than 70 3D printed parts, the show floor was alive with innovation and ingenuity. The motorcycle ...

This 3D Printed Wearable Houses Microorganisms

May 21, 2015 12:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Want to wear living, photosynthetic clothing? Stratasys and designer Neri Oxman have you covered (in microorganisms) with a series of artistically 3D printed wearables. Oxman has experimented with wearable living tissue before ...

How to Deal With Broken Parts through Reverse Engineering

May 19, 2015 5:13 pm | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Articles | Comments

Despite the application of robust engineering and design skills, parts break due to many unavoidable situations. While any manufactured part is designed considering all the stresses and loads it is about to undergo, it is likely to ...

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