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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,...

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...

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...

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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 ...


Lunar-Landing Rocket Research Hits Milestone with 'Hot-Fire' Test

August 13, 2014 9:29 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University student team has designed, built and tested a critical part of a new a rocket engine as part of a NASA project to develop spacecraft technologies needed to land on the moon, Mars and other cosmic venues.The students are making a ...

3D Systems Adds 200,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

August 12, 2014 10:09 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has signed a lease on a new 200,000 square foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, increasing its manufacturing and distribution capacity to meet growing demand for its 3D printers and materials ...  

Satisfying Our Power Hunger

August 8, 2014 4:29 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Sensor fusion is the logical next step as we move into an era of absolute connectivity. We already have the sensor hardware in place, but the fusion takes place within the software, which combines the data from each sensor to improve ...  

How to Build Your Own Tesla Coil

August 8, 2014 12:19 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Tesla coils are a type of resonant transformer that produce extremely high voltages when driven by a high-frequency AC. The team at oneTesla generates the AC needed to drive the coil using an insulated-gate bipolar transistor inverter running off of ...

3D Printing & Roto

August 8, 2014 9:30 am | by Sandy Scaccia | Blogs | Comments

I just returned from a Rotomolding meeting in which there was a very interesting presentation on “Additive Manufacturing.” It turns out there are 7 different techniques for applying what is now called Additive Manufacturing one of which is ...


Teardown: 1964 Vintage Precision Power Supply

August 6, 2014 5:13 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a 1964 vintage Power Design 2005 Precision Power Supply?                      

Photos of the Day: Supermileage Car Gets 383 MPG

August 5, 2014 9:30 am | by Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies | News | Comments

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies hosted two Concordia University students, along with their award-winning SAE Supermileage vehicle, at this year’s Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City ...  

Stratasys Sponsors Nascar Nationwide Car

August 4, 2014 1:54 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. makes its NASCAR Nationwide Series debut, sponsoring the No. 11 Toyota — driven by Elliott Sadler and fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing — in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway Saturday, Aug. 2. ESPN will broadcast ...   

What Every Design Engineer Ought to Know About Product Experience Design

August 4, 2014 10:38 am | by Vladymir Rogov, CEO, ROGOV Design, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Utilizing materials and technologies available to everyone in their respective industries, experience designers package products to represent lifestyles and unique ideologies. Some are experienced as enhancing, others not ...      

Engineering Newswire 101: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

July 31, 2014 11:19 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow-in-the-dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products ...          

Students Race for Top Prize in RoboBoat Competition

July 31, 2014 11:17 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Obstacle avoidance. Automated docking. Speed gates. Acoustic beacon positioning. Underwater light identification. These are just some of the missions teams had to successfully complete to win at the 7th annual International RoboBoat Competition ...

Photos of the Day: Reinventing the Bionic Hand

July 31, 2014 10:59 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Lyman Connor, a GE engineer who writes software for turbines and power plants, has always been a tinkerer. Among the tools in his garage is a 3D printer, which he decided to use to build a low-cost bionic hand ...     

Chance Hospital Encounter Sends an Engineer on an Improbable Mission

July 31, 2014 10:57 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

One sunny Thursday afternoon last October, Lyman Connor climbed on his bicycle and pedaled from his Roanoke, Va., home for a ride along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. He didn’t make it back that day. Riding down one of the ...   

3D Printing a Bionic Hand: Lyman Connor's Story

July 31, 2014 10:52 am | by GE Reports | Videos | Comments

Recognizing a need for affordable bionics, GE Engineer & Technologist Lyman Connor was inspired to use his expertise and the tools at his disposal to reinvent the bionic hand ...           

Engineering Live: Edison vs. Tesla (On Demand)

July 31, 2014 10:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than ...

Photos of the Day: The 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

July 31, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The $99 3Doodler, made by Boston-based startup Wobbleworks, is a fat pen not unlike a hot glue gun. It needs to be plugged into a wall outlet. A stick of plastic goes in on the blunt end and comes out, melted, at the tip. As you move your ...

Review: 3Doodler Is Fun But Quirky '3D Pen'

July 30, 2014 4:19 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The $99 3Doodler, made by Boston-based startup Wobbleworks, is a fat pen not unlike a hot glue gun. It needs to be plugged into a wall outlet. A stick of plastic goes in on the blunt end and comes out, melted, at the tip ...    

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