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Who Says There's No Crystal Ball for Product Success?

July 30, 2014 9:28 am | by Danius Silkaitis, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratos Product Development | Articles | Comments

Product development typically is the spring board for businesses to generate new revenue streams and ultimately profits. There are numerous decisions during development that affect how far and high a business can be vaulted ...   

Printing the Metals of the Future

July 29, 2014 1:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices,...

Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone...

ORD Solutions Exceeds 400% of Crowdfunding Goal

July 28, 2014 2:34 pm | by ORD Solutions | News | Comments

RoVa3D: The first 5 material/color liquid cooled 3D printer was launched on June 23, 2014, and...

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Design to a Standard

July 28, 2014 2:23 pm | by Jonathan Seckler, PoE Subcommittee Marketing Chair, Ethernet Alliance; Product Marketing Director, Dell | Blogs | Comments

More and more often these days, developers have to design their solutions with communications in mind. The Internet of Things is an expansion of the network concept — adding machine-to-machine communications to the network and ...  

Printed Electronics USA 2014

July 28, 2014 2:14 pm | by IDTechEx | Events

This event will focus on the commercialization of the technology, covering broadly organic, inorganic, thin film and flexible nanotechnologies. To that end, we have some of the world's largest user companies presenting on their ...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Antique Instrument Parts

July 28, 2014 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sina Shahbazmohamadi, an engineer and the University of Connecticut's director for advanced 3D imaging, looks at a CT scan at UConn's Depot Campus in Mansfield, Conn., showing a mouthpiece for a 19th-century saxophone built by ...   

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CT Scans, 3D Printing Unlock Secrets of Antique Instruments

July 28, 2014 10:42 am | by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. As a student of music history, he ...   

Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Could Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

July 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center | News | Comments

Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. One pioneering approach uses nanoparticles to jumpstart the body's ability to ...   

Sunshield is Length of a Tennis Court, Folds Like an Umbrella

July 25, 2014 12:56 pm | by Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard | News | Comments

The Sunshield folds up like an umbrella around the Webb telescope's mirrors and instruments during launch. Once it reaches its orbit, the Webb telescope will receive a command from Earth to unfold, and separate the Sunshield's five layers into ...

Displays from the Big Screen: Motion Sensor Systems from Hollywood

July 24, 2014 5:36 pm | by Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs | Articles | Comments

Imagine being surrounded by the imagery of your dreams on a panoramic display. Now imagine being able to manipulate these images by pointing directly at them, like a conductor leading an orchestra of pixels. It sounds like something ...  

Engineering Newswire 100: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 24, 2014 11:36 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...               

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Student Develops Filter for Clean Water Around the World

July 23, 2014 1:54 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer set ...  

Photos of the Day: Giant Robotic Creature Is 14-Feet Tall

July 23, 2014 12:58 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

The giant creature was designed by artists at the Stan Winston School. Engineers and technicians at Legacy Effects — the studio that brought to life Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters worked closely with Stratasys to build ...

Stratasys 3D Prints Giant Creature for Comic-Con

July 23, 2014 12:57 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. has announced it has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International ...

NASA’s Flying Saucer

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...

Photos of the Day: Testing NASA’s Supersonic Decelerators

July 22, 2014 3:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

The two main technologies being developed as part of NASA'S Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Project are supersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerators, and a new supersonic ring sail parachute. In order to gain confidence that the ...

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Changing 3D Printing, Again

July 22, 2014 9:10 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Articles | Comments

Additive manufacturing has its limits, and even the best printed parts often fall short when it comes to texture, strength, and precision — not to mention the disappointments that often precipitate from desktop 3D printers ...   

Let Dead Ears Lie

July 21, 2014 4:27 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When I die, please don’t grow pieces of me. Whether the practice is in the name of science, art, or engineering, after I’ve been harvested of all viable organs in my remaining vessel, do not reconstruct and 3D print any body part to be kept alive ...

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

July 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that ...

GE Invests $5M to Strengthen Testing Capabilities

July 21, 2014 1:24 pm | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, N.C., operations, adding production and testing capabilities that enhance the customer experience. The investment builds on the company’s local footprint that ...

NIST Develops Prototype Meter Test for Hydrogen Refueling Stations

July 21, 2014 1:10 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

To support the fair sale of gaseous hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a prototype field test standard to test the accuracy of hydrogen fuel dispensers ...   

Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Cosel

July 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with Cosel, a power supply manufacturer. Cosel’s product portfolio includes high-quality, ultra small size AC‑DC switching supplies, state-of the-art technology ...  

World’s First Plant to Print Jet Engine Nozzles in Mass Production

July 18, 2014 11:37 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE is taking mass production to a lofty new level. The company is pulling 3D printing out of the lab and installing it at the heart of the world’s first factory for printing jet engine fuel nozzles in Auburn, Ala. When it opens in 2015, the ...

Fully Functioning Rapid Prototype Parts

July 17, 2014 2:51 pm | Videos | Comments

Synergeering Group, LLC is a direct service provider of their exclusive, RapidNylon; large, fully functioning rapid prototype parts, produced directly from your CAD in just days. RapidNylon prototype parts are used during development phases ...

Engineering Newswire 99: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 17, 2014 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious vehicle ...                

Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing to Be Described in Proposed ASTM Standard

July 15, 2014 3:23 pm | by ASTM | News | Comments

High grade biomedical implants, automotive and aerospace parts are among the objects that can be made from metal powders using additive manufacturing processes. The makers and users of metal powders will be among those who will ...  

What Would You Print?

July 15, 2014 2:36 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

We have all come to the understanding that as 3D printing is becoming more prevalent in the mainstream consumer market, it is becoming even more ubiquitous in the engineering office (if it wasn’t already necessary). Even with this insight ...

Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Solid Concepts

July 15, 2014 11:11 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys announced the acquisitions of Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies on April 2, 2014, and will combine Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies with RedEye, its existing digital manufacturing service business, to establish ...

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