Now space and NASA can be found right at your fingertips, through a new partnership between NASA and Dreamtime Holdings Inc., opening the door for public access to thousands of images, sounds, documents, blueprints, and plans from the space agency's archives. This portal, found at www.dreamtime.com , combines video, audio, space-related bulletin boards, educational activities, chat rooms, even e-cards online. You can see 3D views of the Mars Sojourner rover and the Hubble Space Telescope, video footage of the Wright brothers, even the addition of HDTV to NASA projects, specifically the Shuttle. This is a seven-year project with new materials added monthly to the site. Check it out often.
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.