Dean Kamen: Designing for the Third WorldDownload MP3 | Email to a Friend X Close Window Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research and Development in New Hampshire, is the creative force behind many ground-breaking inventions, ranging from the HomeChoice portable kidney dialysis machine to the now famous Segway human transporter. Kamen also founded the FIRST program, dedicated to getting more young people interested in science and technology. In an interview with Contributing Editor Larry Maloney, the 1994 Design News Engineer of the Year reviews his latest projects.
Why would the biggest connector company in the world design and build the first fully functional 3D-printed motorcycle? To show TE Connectivity's engineers what the technology can really do in making working load-bearing production parts, and free up their thinking when approaching design problems.
The enhanced ST8 includes new functionality designed to help users accelerate design speed and improve the user’s ability to leverage synchronous technology. The update offers greater flexibility in choice of platform and purchasing options, according to the company.
“How can European standards affect me, especially since I only use machines built in the US?” This is a common question, and one way to answer this is to look at how machine safety is enforced, where the information comes from, and how well you can prove you followed the regulations.
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