The Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG) will present how think3 (www.think3.com) has helped the company speed up design cycles at the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) National Conference on Oct. 28. Attendees will hear about how, after more than 800 products created for retail giant Target, MGDG continues to achieve speed-to-market. MGDG uses thinkdesign® and many of think3's services and technologies to design products from 2D sketches to finished parts.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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