Rapid Manufacturing: The New CNC? Rapid prototyping machines and materials are evolving into "direct digital" manufacturing systems that produce production parts right from CAD files. Will these additive manufacturing machines displace CNC and other traditional production machines? Read on to find out.Full Story
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Gibson recently applied CNC technology to its formerly manual sawing operations with some help from Warsaw Machinery. In this podcast, Warsaw's executive vice president and chief design engineer talks about the design of this automated saw. Design Squad Challenges Young Engineers: Design, Build and Test Gravity Bikes PBS’ engineering program Design Squad recently challenged young engineers to design, build and race a gravity bike. Design News went behind the scenes for the production of the episode. Podcasts and video included. Full Story Design News' 2007 Reader's Choice Awards Which products do you think deserve DN's esteemed "Best Consumer Product" award? E-mail us your choices. Vote Now
Novint's new haptic computer game controller has wider implications as a low-cost haptic interface for more serious software. Novint CEO Tom Anderson talks about the Falcon's design and its potential beyond gaming.
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Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is