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Product Innovation Management Conference 2014

October 1, 2014 2:39 pm | by Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) | Events

Wondering what other product development professionals from other organizations are doing to improve their new product development and innovation processes? The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is bringing together innovators from a variety of ... 

IMAGINiT Technologies Earns Autodesk PLM 360 Advisor Certification

October 1, 2014 2:27 pm | by Rand Worldwide | News | Comments

Rand Worldwide has announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division is now a certified Autodesk...

Infologic Announces Manufacturing Innovation Methodologies

October 1, 2014 1:49 pm | by Infologic | News | Comments

Infologic has announced a set of methodologies, called Manufacturing Innovation Agenda to assist...

Tiny Needle-Coated Capsule May Replace Injections

October 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection...

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture 'Superhuman' Navigation

October 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat, and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford from QUT's Science and Engineering ...  

A Fully Wireless Motion-Capture System

September 30, 2014 5:06 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   

Liquid Phase 3D-Printing Method Uses Low Melting Metal Alloy

September 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Three-dimensional metal printing technology is an expanding field that has enormous potential applications in areas ranging from supporting structures, functional electronics to medical devices. Conventional 3D metal printing is generally ...

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Tiertime Announces Global Launch of Desktop 3D Printer

September 29, 2014 11:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tiertime has announced the global launch of its new desktop 3D printer, UP BOX. Targeting professional and educational users, UP BOX represents the third model in the UP Series of desktop 3D printers. The UP BOX builds on the performance ...

9 Powerful Controllers Inside Unmanned Vehicles That Disable Explosive Devices

September 29, 2014 11:24 am | by Terry Persun, Technical Journalist | Articles | Comments

When NIC Instruments was designing their next generation unmanned ground vehicle, they needed specific characteristics from their controller boards. During research, they found that some controllers didn't offer the ...     

Campaign to Win Approval for Engineering Facility Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Buildings at URI's College of Engineering date to the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the dean says they lack modern laboratories and interactive classrooms. The Providence Journal reports that the URI President says companies need more ...

September 2014: King Kong Lives

September 26, 2014 10:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: King Kong Lives:  Part marionette, animatronic, and puppet, the newest version of the famous ape is made up of 1.1 tons of steel, aluminum, lycra, and latex, and stands six meters tall ... 

Printing Challenges for First 3D Printer Aboard International Space Station

September 26, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s 3D Printing in Zero-G ISS Technology Demonstration will demonstrate the capability of utilizing a Made In Space 3D printer for in-space additive manufacturing technology. This is the first step toward realizing an additive manufacturing ...

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Engineering Newswire 109: SkyOrbiter Flies for 5 Years Without Stopping

September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re raising cage-free robots, flying SkyOrbiters in Siberia, and swimming with the Octobot ...                    

What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...

The Toll of Patent Trolls

September 24, 2014 10:24 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Inventions and engineers go together like songs and musicians, and consequently every engineer should know something about patents. The practice of patenting inventions to give the inventor a temporary monopoly as a reward for ingenuity ...

Society of Women Engineers Awards More Than $3M to Date

September 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Society of Women Engineers | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers in engineering through a host of scholarship opportunities. With a single application, traditional and returning engineering students can make ...

Are Engineers Too Smart for Their Own Good?

September 23, 2014 9:48 am | by David Mantey, Editor | Blogs | Comments

John Kelly, CEO of Atomo Diagnostics states that a common pitfall for designers is the expected level of end-user intelligence. Unfortunately, he claims it’s too high — the expectation, not the intelligence. It must be frustrating, borderline ...

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King Kong Lives

September 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

King Kong made his film debut in 1933. The “giant terror gorilla,” as he was referred to in his debut, then endured multiple digital remakes until 50 years later, when he was reimagined once again to make his stage debut at the ...  

Photos of the Day: Giant Terror Ape Weighs 1.1 Tons, Stands 6 M Tall

September 23, 2014 9:35 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Part marionette, animatronic, and puppet, the newest version of the famous ape is made up of 1.1 tons of steel, aluminum, lycra, and latex, and stands six meters tall. Constructed entirely at the Creature Technology Company Workshop ...  

Smarter Testing Tactics

September 23, 2014 9:34 am | by Alan Nicol | Blogs | Comments

Product and system testing generates a great deal of impassioned discussion. It is essential and also considered waste; it is expensive and often repeated; and we argue about what the results really mean, especially when those results are ...

5 Things to Look for When Evaluating an Engineering Design Firm

September 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Doug Ringer, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

How do we properly evaluate the efficacy of a design team (internal or contract) when we have little evidence of past performance? These 5 steps will provide excellent insight into their capability to meet project requirements ...   

Astronauts Getting 3D Printer at Space Station

September 19, 2014 5:37 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by ...

GE Affiliate to Use Crowdsourcing, 3D Printing to Invent Next Gen Home Appliances

September 19, 2014 4:28 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd has announced its partnership with FirstBuild, a GE affiliate. The partnership combines co-creation and micro-manufacturing to build and commercialize the next evolution of various GE appliances and accessories by leveraging ...

3D Printer Headed to Space Station

September 19, 2014 11:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

It’s not quite the replicator of Star Trek fame — but it’s seemingly a step in that direction. The first 3D printer is soon to fly into Earth orbit, finding a home aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The size of a small microwave ...

5 Steps to Developing an Introvert's Superpower

September 18, 2014 3:28 pm | by Dave Gennrich, Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager, Design Concepts | Blogs | Comments

Do you know someone who can absorb a vast amount of complex information about a problem and combine it into a cohesive, elegant solution? An introvert is uniquely suited to develop this superpower; solving problems with multiple ...  

Engineering Newswire 108: The World's 'First' 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the office of the future, bounding untethered in the great outdoors, and 3D printing the worlds first, or second printed car ...            

Photos of the Day: A Fully Functional 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 10:15 am | by Local Motors | News | Comments

The Strati was 3D-printed in just 44 hours, in one piece, using direct digital manufacturing. The design for the 3D-printed car was first submitted during the Local Motors 3D-printed Car Design Challenge when over 200 entries were accepted ...

Introduction to 3D Printing

September 17, 2014 4:49 pm | by Goddard Technologies | Events

3D printing is a new technology bringing change to the way we create products now and in the future. Scientists are using it to build organs, NASA is using it in the space program, but how does this new technology apply to you? Find out the ...

Stratasys to Acquire GrabCAD

September 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed by ...   

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