Coventor (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-567) and the Micro and Nantechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-568) are offering graduate students MEMS design-research scholarships in four categories: bio MEMS, rf MEMS, sensors/actuators, and other novel designs. Winners will receive a full year's license of Coventor's CoventorWare software package. For more info, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-569.
Siemens and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have achieved a faster production process based on selective laser melting for speeding up the prototyping of big, complex metal parts in gas turbine engines.
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