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Third Dimension, Three Awards

3D printing items and ideas take three spots in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards The technology of 3D printing, AKA additive manufacturing, continues to show versatility and promise…and receive plenty of recognition in the process. For Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards, at least three of the chosen accolades were of the […]

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Handling It Well

Sanitary door mechanisms produced through 3D printing in UK A recent graduate of a UK college has collaborated with his alma mater’s head of engineering to create a special door puller for NHS (United Kingdom National Health Service) staff to use in hospitals in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus. At Havering College, […]

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Biro, Protolabs Team Up For Rapid PPE

Nidec engineer uses design and project management skills in PPE production When the COVID-19 crisis began to emerge, Josh Biro, like so many people throughout the country, wanted to make a personal contribution to help. And as the pandemic evolved, the Nidec mechanical engineer has been using his skills to help healthcare workers on the […]

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ASME Debuts Virtual Learning Playbook

Association offering virtual training solutions to engineers in wake of crisis Lifelong learning for engineers doesn’t stop, even under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey of approximately 3,000 engineers conducted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), eight out of ten engineers anticipate a change in operations due to COVID-19 […]

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Missouri Professor Wins Taylor Medal

Frank Liou, of manufacturing/engineering at Missouri S&T, wins a prestigious award Dr. Frank Liou, director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2020 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). The award honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, […]

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Siemens: Supplies to the Front Lines

Siemens makes changes at the top as it heads the effort on the front lines Seemingly encircled on Europe’s coronavirus map, Siemens’ Munich, Germany headquarters are currently working on an engineering initiative to combat the rapidly spreading pandemic. Only the company won’t just be helping its home country or neighbors; it’s launching a full-scale, worldwide […]

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3D big, 3D small

From human size to molecular modeling, there are more additive manufacturing options than ever It is the biggest of times, it is the smallest of times – for 3D printing. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a monster new printer that can print a human-sized object in less than two hours, and might even portend […]

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Feel good about the future

The future of manufacturing is life-saving, creative, daring, exciting, resourceful, sustainable, efficient, and kind, with genius leadership Forbes magazine’s December issue features 30 Under 30 2020 Manufacturing and Industry- or, as Forbes also describes them, “young entrepreneurs building the future.” From new types of 3-D printing to “pantyhose that won’t rip,” the array of products, […]

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Harvard’s 3D breakthrough

  MM3d could transform manufacturing   You had to know this was coming. But while the rest of us were just wishing that 3D printers could do more than drip-by-drip, one material at a time, object making, engineers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Harvard’s Wyss Institute for […]

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Copper-bottomed

Optomec is the latest company to offer a copper additive manufacturing process During the last decade, the potential of copper as a prime material for additive manufacturing has been the topic of much research and product development.  A few examples from Science Direct: From 2011 –Novel precipitate–microstructural architecture developed in the fabrication of solid copper […]

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