HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
etmax
User Rank
Gold
Re: Nice roundup
etmax   9/28/2013 4:04:41 AM
NO RATINGS
Which would instead invoke nightmares :-) Thanks for taking me to the show, being downunder we don't have shows of the same size or that have the same level of investment

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
RE: MD&M Chicago Highlights New Technologies
AnandY   9/19/2013 2:03:10 AM
NO RATINGS
One thing is for sure about this new engine, it is better than the other one. I notice that it looks much simpler with rather fewer parts. However it is very important that the new engines be made so as to ensure that they are more efficient. The efficiency not only goes for fuel consumption but also for reduction of pollution. I have always been a big fan of Chevy Corvettes and this comes as good news. With the improved engine people should be able to explore the full potential of the corvettes so that they become even bigger road monsters.

Tool_maker
User Rank
Platinum
Re: “Clean-Room” equivalent 3D printing
Tool_maker   9/18/2013 6:36:05 AM
NO RATINGS
  This is very similar to when wire EDM's first really started appearing in toolrooms around here. They never demonstrated wire cutting actual die components, but instead the program cut a familiar figure. The one I saw most was Mickey Mouse. Horses were also very popular. I asked a factory rep why and he said just what Charles said, "To catch a prospective customer's eye. Once they stop to talk, we can talk about machine specifics, but if they just walk by that conversation never takes place."

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: “Clean-Room” equivalent 3D printing
Charles Murray   9/17/2013 6:26:14 PM
NO RATINGS
The MD&M Show is more about medical manufacturing than about medical devices technologies, JimT. I didn't see any pacemakers or defibrillators there.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
User Rank
Blogger
“Clean-Room” equivalent 3D printing
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   9/17/2013 3:49:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Sorry I missed the (Medical-?) exhibition, but I'm a little puzzled as to the content being "showcased" there.   I was expecting to see diabetes-self-check-portables, or, heart-rate monitors; but I see mostly Non-Medical, "Wow" factor models of engines& vehicles, skulls & monsters!  Maybe I didn't miss anything after all ,,,,, Considering such a high number of Rapid-Prototyping suppliers are attempting to drum-up new business there, I would think they would show more relevant examples to the industry in attendance-?  ,,, Like maybe "Clean-Room" equivalent 3D printing-?

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Nice roundup
NadineJ   9/17/2013 2:50:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Never do much with? My vinyl art sits on my shelf very nicely as I gaze at it adoringly!

It's no surprise that this technology is being used in that sub-culture/industry.  The market went mainstream a while ago.  You can get Simpsons, South Park and Marvel collectibles.  Real artists, like Michael Lau, need another medium.   Geek culture is very popular.  This is great for new artists.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nice roundup
Charles Murray   9/16/2013 7:53:01 PM
I can easily where you might think 3D printing is being used mainly for figurines, naperlou, but that happens to be more about the nature of trade shows than about 3D printing. At  trade shows, the idea is to get people to stop in their tracks and visit the booth. The Creature From the Black Lagoon accomplishes that more effectively than a medical catheter.

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Cool Gauging System
Nancy Golden   9/16/2013 12:45:18 PM
NO RATINGS
I really liked the Renishaw Equator 300 gauging system - I can see how that would really help QC inspection and increase throughput. Their website offers some great information and testimonials. Here is an interesting video I found that showcases its functionality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkW5NsZxyMA

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nice roundup
naperlou   9/16/2013 8:58:03 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, I noticed a theme here.  Not much on the medical front, though.  It seems that 3D printing is being used mainly for those figurines that people collect, but never do much with. 

Jennifer Campbell
User Rank
Gold
Nice roundup
Jennifer Campbell   9/16/2013 8:28:05 AM
NO RATINGS
That engine block certainly is impressive. I'm not sure I would have know what it was, if not for the detailed caption. Thanks for taking us to the show, Chuck!



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


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.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service