Engineering Plastics Stratasys' Stratasys Objet30 Pro The Stratasys Objet30 Pro is the ideal in-house prototyping solution for designers, engineers, and product managers. With a compact build tray size of 300 mm x 200 mm x 150 mm, its applications range from consumer goods to consumer electronics, medical devices, and design consultancies. The Stratasys Objet30 Pro combines the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine with the small footprint of a desktop printer. It allows for printing seven different materials with the industry’s highest-level print resolution, and is the world’s only desktop 3D printer capable of printing in clear transparent material, high-temperature resistant material, and rigid opaque polypropylene-like material. With the industry’s highest levels of prototyping accuracy and material versatility, the Stratasys Objet30 Pro dramatically cuts product development time and allows users to efficiently and reliably move from concept to design to final product creation.
Right off the bat we again see the importance of 3D printing with the very first finalist -- Objet 3D Pro. Wherever you go these days, discussions seem to turn to 3D printing, not only for 3D prototypes, but for parts that get used in test and even in production.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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