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posted in August 2013
More Seismic Shifts in the 3D Printing Industry
Engineering Materials 
8/30/2013  38 comments
We discuss more major developments in the 3D printing industry, and focus on what's happening in materials.
Materials Spotlighted at Design & Manufacturing Show
Engineering Materials 
8/29/2013  3 comments
The choices of metals, plastics, coatings, and adhesives has never been broader, and new ones are becoming available at a rapid rate. Some of this variety is reflected at the upcoming Design and Manufacturing Midwest Show.
Jobs Was a Genius; the Movie Not So Much
Blog 
8/28/2013  16 comments
The movie's producers tried to sum up Jobs's entire professional career in two hours, too many significant parts were left out, and the movie did not accurately show the genius that Jobs was.
This Dishwasher Isn't Waterproof
Made by Monkeys 
8/26/2013  21 comments
The control panel of the dishwasher is on top of the door. Once it gets wet, it's bound to fail.
Black Hat Conference Highlights Hacking Demos
CAD/CAM Corner 
8/23/2013  19 comments
The Black Hat conference highlights hacking methods from the elite within the community, which can be downright frightening for those in the IT business.
The Case of the Confused Customer
Sherlock Ohms 
8/23/2013  42 comments
In this case, the customer was very confused about the product's problems.
3D Print Yourself
CAD/CAM Corner 
8/22/2013  61 comments
TwinKinds, a German startup, is creating 3D printed statues of its customers.
Slideshow: Robots Get More Thin-Skinned
Engineering Materials 
8/22/2013  23 comments
Robots may be getting more sensitive, due to a breakthrough by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. An electronic skin made of a sensor network mounted on a substrate of flexible plastic reacts to touch by lighting up.
Design & Manufacturing Show Is Sure to Attract Engineers From Across the Globe
Blog 
8/21/2013  4 comments
3D printing is sure to steal the show at the Design & Manufacturing Midwest Expo held at Chicago's McCormick Place Sept. 10-12.
Design & Manufacturing Show Features Multiple Assembly Technologies
News 
8/20/2013  4 comments
A wide variety of assembly technologies will be on display at the Design and Manufacturing Midwest Show in Chicago, September 10-12. These include fastening and joining systems, adhesives, and enclosures, as well as related components and systems.
Video: 3D-Printed Liquid Metal Structures at Room Temperature
News 
8/19/2013  16 comments
A research team at North Carolina State University has figured out how to 3D print small structures made from liquid metal -- at room temperatures. The freestanding 3D-printed structures retain their liquid state, yet are stable.
Altair Teams With Design News for Webinar on Drop Test Simulation
CAD/CAM Corner 
8/16/2013  2 comments
Altair and Design News will host a webinar on drop test simulation on August 28. Sign up today!
Researchers Develop Thin Solar Film for Mobile Devices, Windows
Blog 
8/15/2013  41 comments
The day when your smartphone screen is also a mini solar panel may not be far off, thanks to new two-layer see-through solar film developed by UCLA researchers.
Are You Designing for Testability?
CAD/CAM Corner 
8/14/2013  13 comments
Performing due diligence ahead of time is key to avoiding errors, which often start in the design phase.
4 Productivity Tools for CAD Professionals
Guest Blogs 
8/9/2013  4 comments
CAD professionals everywhere face a demanding work environment, stiff competition, and the pressure to do more with less.
DuPont Pushes for a 50%-Plus Renewable Plastics Line
Engineering Materials 
8/9/2013  13 comments
DuPont says its performance plastics line will contain more than half renewable materials within 15 years, and that all of its medium- to long-term research in engineering plastic feedstocks is based on the need to move to non-food based sources.
USB 3.0 in Industrial Applications
Blog 
8/8/2013  7 comments
USB 3.0 has gotten off to a slow start in commercial areas, but acceptance is picking up as people see more and more requirements for high bandwidth operation.
MIT 3D Prints Tough, Bone-Like Composite
Engineering Materials 
8/8/2013  6 comments
A team at MIT has 3D-printed bone-like composite materials on the Objet Connex500 multi-material printer. One was more than 20 times as tough as its constituent materials alone.
Make Way for the Kiosk Invasion
Features 
8/7/2013  5 comments
Engineers can play a key role in strategies to design and manage remote kiosks.
Seismic Shifts in the 3D Printing Industry
Engineering Materials 
8/6/2013  11 comments
Some major developments are happening in the 3D printing industry and more are on the horizon.
Boy Scouts Launch Programming Merit Badge
Blog 
8/6/2013  27 comments
The Boy Scouts of America have teamed up with AutomationDirect.com, Radio Shack, and VEX to create the Programming Merit Badge.
UL Targets Lithium-Ion Battery Fires
Electronic News & Comment 
8/5/2013  27 comments
Inspired by recent overheating incidents, Underwriters Laboratories has developed a new testing methodology, along with guidelines and standards aimed at making lithium-ion battery applications safer.
Nike iPhone App Helps Make Products More Sustainable
Blog 
8/5/2013  8 comments
Product designers and manufacturers are trying to use materials less likely to harm the planet. Nike is giving them an iPhone app that lets them check the sustainability of their materials.
Thinking Outside the Mobile 'Box'
Guest Blogs 
8/1/2013  7 comments
Discovering important large-market applications for MEMS.
Update: Corning's Paper-Thin, Flexible Glass
Engineering Materials 
8/1/2013  11 comments
Corning's super-thin, 100-micron Willow Glass can be adapted to high-volume, low-cost, roll-to-roll manufacturing processes not previously possible with glass. Corning is helping customers retrofit or build new lines to integrate the material into manufacturing.




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