The 3D MEMS Design Challenge is the world's first micro-device design contest. Held by MEMGen Corp., the competition is open to all individuals who have commercial or research interest in micro-device design, manufacturing, or use. Top three winners will be awarded prototypes of their designs and cash prizes from $2,500 to $10,000. Entries must be submitted to MEMGen by April 15, 2003. Go to www.memgen.com.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.