Imagine, putting on a glove and you can play the piano. Colorado State University students John Been, Hannah Hudson, Casey O'Farrell and Ryan Slinger created such a glove that detects the bend of a finger and plays a corresponding piano note. A button on the glove shifts between five high and low keys. As Ingrid Bergman might have said in Casablanca, "Play it, Sam. Play 'The Gadget Freak Boogie.'"
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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