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Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3D Printing Technology

September 2, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector - a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine - with design features that took advantage of 3-D printing. To make the parts, the design was ...

Make Improvement Possible

August 28, 2014 11:03 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Ideally we want to be using our continual improvement methods to make small adjustments...

Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical...

Reshaping Airplanes In Flight: Controlling Air Flow Could Make Aircraft More Efficient

August 27, 2014 5:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In the not-too-distant future, airplanes will scythe into the wind with an airframe that can...

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'EuropeanPioneers' to Support 25 Startups

August 27, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Over the next two years, the EU funding programme "EuropeanPioneers" will support 25 startups and SMEs in the European Union with a total of 4.5 million Euros. The scheme targets businesses active in the fields of Smart City ...    

Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas into Reality

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while ...

NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets ...

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Bespoke as Standard: Understanding User Expectations in Industrial Applications

August 26, 2014 5:14 pm | by Ben Savage, PanelPilot Manager, Lascar Electronics | Articles | Comments

It is not exactly a regular occurrence for the electronic products and systems used in industrial applications to be talked about in the same terms as a consumer device. However, increasingly users of industrial products are demanding the ...

DARPA Aims to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-Sized

August 26, 2014 3:28 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many common materials exhibit different and potentially useful characteristics when fabricated at extremely small scales—that is, at dimensions near the size of atoms, or a few ten-billionths of a meter. These “atomic scale” or “nanoscale” properties include ...

Northrop Grumman's Experimental Spaceplane

August 26, 2014 3:08 pm | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program ...     

Project Development & the Learning Organization

August 25, 2014 4:11 pm | by Shawn P. Quigley, Jon M. Quigley | Articles | Comments

Very few people have not heard the term “Learning Organization”. However, do we know what it has to offer project design and development? I would like to start with the definition of Organizational Learning from the Business Dictionary ...

5 Ways to Steal Your Innovations – Part 2

August 25, 2014 4:01 pm | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

In the first article I explained how Cequent Performance was able to sign a licensing agreement with Let’s Go Aero, and once Cequent had absorbed all of the products into their manufacturing and sales systems they refused to pay the ...

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High-Tech Startup Named to Alchemist Accelerator Program

August 25, 2014 1:09 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

SensorHound Innovations, a high-tech startup based in the Purdue Research Park, has been chosen to participate in the next class of the Alchemist Accelerator's IoT track beginning Thursday (Aug. 21). The San Francisco-based Alchemist Accelerator's program is ...

Mini Satellites Take Wireless Sensor Networks into Space

August 25, 2014 10:48 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system.The team at the Satellite Research Centre launched the VELOX-I, which consists of a ...  

Engineering Update: 3D-Printing Army Chow

August 22, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Anyone that doesn’t enjoy the taste of burnt cardboard can tell you that the army isn’t known for its fine culinary selections ...                         

PLM Collaboration, Integration & Sustainability Workshop

August 22, 2014 12:18 pm | by CIMdata | Events

Sponsored jointly by the PLM Enterprise Value & Integration (PEVI) and the Social Product Development & Collaboration (SPD&C) Knowledge Councils CIMdata’s Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability: Keys to Maximizing the Value of ... 

Your New Home On Mars

August 21, 2014 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the ...

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Hack Your Fridge With FirstBuild’s Smart Pitcher

August 20, 2014 9:11 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

With the Smart Pitcher, the team simplified the development by purchasing a pitcher off the shelf, instead of creating a new one. Then they used consumer-grade 3D printers to speed up prototyping. Finally, they saved time by opting for ...

3D-Printing Growth: Unstoppable Even if Moore’s Law Doesn’t Apply

August 18, 2014 4:52 pm | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

Consumer 3D-printing growth dominates much of the technology discussion lately—for better and, perhaps, for worse at times. Every day we see more applications (3D-printed ice cream, anyone?), and 3D printers are now appearing at ...  

5 Ways to Steal Your Innovations

August 18, 2014 4:34 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

It is the dream of most small manufacturers to invent a new product and sell it to a larger company to handle all of the manufacturing and marketing. The dream includes getting a big upfront payment and then relaxing as the royalty ...  

3D Printing Politics

August 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by Inside 3D Printing | Events

Policy makers, legal professionals, patent creators, regulatory officials, and 3D printing advocates are encouraged to join us at 3D Printing Politics as we explore recent questions raised about the relationship between creativity, law, and 3D printing ...

3D Printing Cartilage

August 15, 2014 2:15 pm | by EnvisionTEC | News | Comments

Rocky Tuan, PhD, is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing ...

5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference

August 15, 2014 11:42 am | by marcus evans | Events

Join cross-industry innovation executives from Under Armour, The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and many others at the 5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference ...

SUNY-ESF/RadTech Webinar Series: UV 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

August 15, 2014 11:30 am | by RadTech | Events

RadTech, the association for UV and EB Curing Technology, and SUNY/ESF will be presenting a free webinar on UV curable material development for 3D printing on August 27. The webinar will recount developments in advanced materials for ...

SWE Aims to Inspire with Release of Latest eBook

August 15, 2014 11:17 am | by SWE | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce the release of their latest eBook, Be that Engineer: Inspiration and Insight from Accomplished Women Engineers. The eBook is a collection of stories and advice delivered by ...  

Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                   

Outside the Box: 5 Packaging Considerations

August 13, 2014 5:01 pm | by Dana Goldberg, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

So you’ve conceived, designed, prototyped, and manufactured the next Big Thing—the product that will change the world. Congratulations! But guess what? You’re not done yet. Now you’ve got to come up with some truly killer packaging to ...

3D Systems Broadening Its Aerospace Reach

August 13, 2014 4:51 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has acquired American Precision Prototyping and sister company American Precision Machining, both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and ...    

4 Best Practices for Protecting Trademarks when Entering the Chinese Market

August 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Wendy Wu (MWE China), Jennifer Mikulina & Han Jason Yu | Articles | Comments

Working with a team of experienced trademark counsel in the U.S. and China is a critical to launching a successful expansion of a brand into China. This article provides a set of checklists to guide companies, including the preliminary steps to ...

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