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Invention Loves Collaboration at Milan Show

April 15, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's ...

Photos of the Day: The World's Largest Design Fair

April 15, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo shows Du Pont Corian creations displayed...

3 Lessons Learned from the Trenches

April 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Cindy Glass, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

True confessions: I started a business; mistakes were made. Lots of...

Shining New Light on Novel Additive Manufacturing Approach

April 14, 2014 1:17 pm | by James A Bono, LLNL | News | Comments

For nearly a century, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) has been used as a method of...

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3D Printing, Digital Execution & the Manufacturing Renaissance

April 14, 2014 10:00 am | by Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights | Blogs | Comments

It's a very exciting time for manufacturing - a manufacturing renaissance, when old ideas of manufacturing being about mass production are no longer true, and 3D printing and other technologies are changing the barriers to entry and economies ...

What Engineers Need from Today’s Research Outlets

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Gabriela Lupulescu, Product Manager, Knovel | Articles | Comments

Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 8,000 per day according to the AARP, creating demand to fill the newly empty senior engineering positions. However, thanks to the size of the Baby Boomer population, there simply aren’t enough ...

Politics Test Silicon Valley's Russian Ties

April 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. "It's safe to say a lot of investors here are taking ...


Researchers Create 3D-Printed UAV

April 11, 2014 11:36 am | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have successfully printed a 1.5m-wide prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a research project looking at ...        

Photos of the Day: Multicopter Transformer Takes Off

April 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Advanced Tactics | News | Comments

The patented AT Transformer technology combines the capabilities of a helicopter, such as the ability to take off and land anywhere, with the capabilities of an off-road automobile. The AT Black Knight Transformer completed ...    

Black Knight Transformer Successfully Completes First Flights

April 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Advanced Tactics | News | Comments

Advanced Tactics has announced that it has successfully completed the first flight test of the Black Knight Transformer, a modular and roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Advanced Tactics is at the forefront of ...  

Proto Labs Launches Liquid Silicone Rubber Injection Molding

April 10, 2014 3:56 pm | by Proto Labs | News | Comments

At BIOMEDevice Boston at the Boston Convention & Expo Center, Proto Labs announced that their liquid silicone rubber injection molding process is now available through their Protomold Injection Molding Service. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is a thermoset engineering material that is ...

We’re Not Out of Engineers Yet

April 10, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

According to several outlets, a dearth of science and engineering students, coupled with the underqualified workforce unable to fill current need, is leading to the intellectual downfall of the nation. If you strike up a conversation with ...


Engineering Newswire 85: Disposable Drones Printed for Cheap Spying

April 10, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning seawater into fuel, making disposable drones, and taking a look at a Bionic Kangaroo …                   

Photos of the Day: Bionic Kangaroo Hops Around

April 10, 2014 9:38 am | by Festo | News | Comments

A development team from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network spent two years recreating the jumping behaviour of the natural kangaroo as closely as possible and learning from it. The BionicKangaroo now demonstrates exactly what distinguishes ...

NASA Robots Showcased at 'Robot Block Party'

April 10, 2014 9:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The K-Rex is equipped with stereo cameras, a compass, a device to measure the incline of the terrain, differential GPS, an odometer, two inertial measurement units to provide attitude and velocity data for navigation and control, and a ...

Creativity & Innovation Need to Talk More

April 9, 2014 11:53 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University. The findings are the result of the ...

Infographic: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea

April 9, 2014 11:41 am | by Kylee Swenson Gordon, Line/Shape/Space | News | Comments

Are you a product designer, inventor, and/or entrepreneur excited to bring an idea to life, yet regularly discouraged by stumbling blocks along the way? It’s not so easy to manufacture a product and bring it to market, is it?   


Crowdfunding Is Killing the Hardware Revolution

April 8, 2014 4:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

While the prototyping process may be cheap, it has become increasingly common for companies to launch crowdfunding campaigns without a basic understanding of the manufacturing process. In turn, they have failed to ...    

HP Too Big, Too Late

April 8, 2014 10:31 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Home-printer and computer-maker, Hewlett-Packard, has announced that they will make an announcement in June about the company’s intent to enter the 3D printing market. Though they are clearly tardy to the party, HP has set its sights on conquering ...

Why Google’s Modular Smartphone Might Actually Succeed

April 7, 2014 12:24 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services. In a two-story building in an industrial district of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ara Knaian shows off prototypes of what could be the industry’s first ...

Photos of the Day: Inside the Ultimate Workshop

April 7, 2014 10:44 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, @melfass | Autodesk Inc, Epilog Laser, Omax Corporation | News | Comments

This past week I had the opportunity to tour the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9 in San Francisco. The facility, spanning 27,000 square feet, houses some of the most advanced subtractive, and additive manufacturing tools in the business ...  

Electronics That Dissolve When Triggered

April 4, 2014 12:54 pm | by Iowa State | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could ...

Engineering Update: Secret Pentagon Spacecraft Stays in Orbit for 469 Days

April 4, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In December of 2012, the Pentagon launched the X-37B unmanned spacecraft into orbit, where it remained for more than 469 days, breaking its own longevity record. Since the X-37 has always been shrouded in secrecy, savvy observers posited all sorts of potential applications ...

Tricked-Out ATV Needed Significant Design Rework

April 4, 2014 10:15 am | by GKS | Articles | Comments

A Minnesota company contacted GKS Services to completely and accurately 3D scan an ATV. Rather than having to measure piecemeal by hand, their team would be able to use the digital model to precisely position mounting holes and other features to ...

Stratasys Aquires Interfacial Solutions

April 4, 2014 9:29 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys, a global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, has announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Wisconsin-based Interfacial Solutions. Interfacial Solutions, a provider of thermoplastics R&D and production services, has been ...

Engineering Newswire 84: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 3, 2014 11:05 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world’s fastest RC Car ...                   

Stratasys Buying Solid Concepts, Harvest Tech

April 2, 2014 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys is buying additive manufacturing services providers Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies. Solid Concepts is the biggest independent additive manufacturing service bureau in North America and a ...       

Overcoming Structural Uncertainty in Computer Models

April 1, 2014 1:42 pm | by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics | News | Comments

A computer model is a representation of the functional relationship between one set of parameters, which forms the model input, and a corresponding set of target parameters, which forms the model output. A true model for a particular problem can rarely be ...

3D Printer Makes Muscle Cars Even Faster

March 31, 2014 1:11 pm | by PD&D Staff, @pdandd | News | Comments

Saleen Automotive, a specialty manufacturer of high-performance vehicles, is producing plastic prototypes of parts for its cars made from an Airwolf 3D printer. For Saleen, the Airwolf 3D printer has been ideal for making large ...  

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