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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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AM-to-PM-Wire

AML claims breakthrough in magnetics would enable hyper-efficient motors Superconductivity. It’s been heralded and heckled, billed as the next big thing but yet to break through. Well, now that the AM is through, it’s high noon for superconductors. With PM-Wire, Palo Alto-based magnetics company AML thinks it has discovered how to convey the technology to […]

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Optimatics Joins Suez

Water infrastructure company to help digital transition To help in its transition to all-digital infrastructure, a major player in the water industry has enlisted the services of Optimatics, an annual WEFTEC exhibitor. Following the acquisition of a minority stake alongside Emerald Technology Ventures in 2017, Suez acquires the entire share capital of Optimatics via Suez […]

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FABTECH 2018

Metal & fabrication titans descend on Hotlanta, November 6-8 Welders, metalforming specialists, fabricators, and finishers will converge in a city famous for hustle, bustle and hard work next month, as FABTECH 2018 comes to Atlanta, Ga. The event will run November 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Speakers and events for all […]

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Reaching the Summit

Student manufacturing summit breaks attendance record at IMTS ’18 The Smartforce Student Summit at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago Sept. 10-16, attracted a record number of attendees, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology. “The growth that we’ve seen in registrations at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 is a […]

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College Training For the Factory of the Future

National Science Foundation’s simulations using automation, IoT Three American universities, all of whom have excellent credibility in the fields of engineering and technology, are organizing a platform to prepare students for the factories of the future. Researchers from Purdue University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Indiana University—supported altogether by a $2.5 million grant from the […]

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Axalta Center Opens

Learning and development for coatings tech in California Axalta, the Philadelphia-based coatings supplier, recently announced the opening of its newest Learning and Development Center dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology in Pomona, California. The new facility is said to be “a state-of-the-art learning and training environment, complete with a new classroom, conference room, and equipment […]

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Hard Drivers

Researchers use magnets from used computer hard drive to power axial gap motor Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. In a first-ever demonstration of its kind, the permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an […]

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AHR Sessions

Educational schedule released for HVAC expo in Atlanta The AHR Expo will take place January 14-16, 2019 in Atlanta this year. The convention and trade show is an annual gathering for the HVAC/R industries, encompassing all heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation companies along with their repair specialists. AHR has released its educational sessions, adding more […]

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Uncaged Bird

MagniX runs successful 350 HP test for electric Cessna MagniX, the electric aviation company based in Redmond, Wash., today announced the successful testing of a 350 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted on a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’. Described as a milestone not only by the company but by news outlets including WIRED […]

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