While the Razor scooter is built for kids, the BMW SlideCarver is made for stylish cruisin' for adults (and kids with high standards). A three-wheeled scooter, it has 5 Series Sedan pendulum support in the aluminum chassis, and steering both in the front and back for pivot-point turning. And riders may maintain full control while shifting weight and changing direction. A sister product design of the StreetCarver skateboard, the SlideCarver is priced at $695 and has a patented folding mechanism that allows it to be stored easily in a trunk. To check it out, go to www.bmw-online.com.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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.