An in-person roundtable will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. A separate webinar will be held Sept. 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Shelley Automation will offer the ShapeGrabber line of 3D laser scanners to Canadian manufacturers.
The Association For Manufacturing Technology has issued the second generation of The Manufacturing Mandate; which is available for download.
FARO will provide Trimble with an OEM differentiated product based which Trimble will offer throughout its worldwide survey and building construction distribution networks.
Co-located with the AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition, the Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) will be held September 11–13 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
MD&M Minneapolis will be held October 31-November 1, 2012. The Exposition features over 700 suppliers and contract service providers, as well as a number of free seminars and networking events.
A new kind of robot is being developed that can read an architect’s CAD drawings and build a house using 3D printing technology.
CFD analysis contributes to reduce the cost and length of development cycles, while improving the quality and reliability of products.
Modern Meadow’s plan of 3D printed meat is in the initial phase and they have set a short term goal to first create a one inch long slice of synthetic meat before moving on to much bigger products.
During calendar year 2011, GoIndustry recorded approximately $211 million of gross merchandise volume.
The latest recruits include new graduates in permanent positions and students wanting to gain employment experience during their courses that have been given fixed-term placements.
TCT Live 2012 is being held September 25-26, 2012 at The NEC in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Formula Group T printed the entire body of the car on Materialise’s Mammoth stereolithography machine with a build area of 2100x680x800mm.
Express Prototyping is using the new voxeljet 3D printing system to offer plastic models for investment casting.
At IMTS 2012 North American Eagle will present how they adapted a F-104 fighter jet to take a run at the world record of 763 miles per hour set in 1997.
For schools enrolled in the University Program, MISUMI offers engineering faculty and students a 30 percent discount on the company’s more than one million Factory Automation Components.
Inforbix is a software company focused on cloud-based SaaS solutions.
Conformal cooling channels help to improve both the quality and economics of injection molded parts by reducing cycle time, scrap warp and sink while increasing productivity by 20%-60%.
Designed to be stylish, chunky and colorful, Cubify Bracelets come in three sizes and sixteen styles so kids and adults alike can enjoy customizing and accessorizing.
Participants will design and build a remote controlled or autonomous robot and go head-to-head to determine which machine can excavate and deposit the most simulated lunar dirt within 10 minutes.
This new version of SketchBook Pro software features a streamlined interface, multi-touch navigation, French curves, synthetic paint and smudge brushes, plus even more brush controls to customize.
Microfluidic channels in soft robots enable functions including actuation, camouflage, display, fluid transport and temperature regulation.
InspectionXpert for AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 automates the ballooning of AutoCAD drawings and creation of Inspection Sheets for AS9102, PPAP and other quality control inspections.
The SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) twelfth-annual show will be held September 11-13, 2012 at the MSU Management Education Center.
VA One simulates noise and vibration across the full frequency range and seamlessly combines Finite Elements, Boundary Elements (BEM), and Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) in a single model.
OPM currently sells biomedical implants and industrial parts made from its proprietary high performance polymer using additive manufacturing technology.
The updated ProJet™ 5000 large format 3D printer offers a 2X print speed increase for parts 21 inches, or 550 millimeters, in length.
3M awarded Walker Career Center and McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology a $10,000 grant per school to fund manufacturing education programs.
The IPC APEX EXPO® conference and exhibition for printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test will be held February 19–21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center.
14 different colors are available and two new glow-in-the-dark filaments (green and blue) have also been introduced.
The G7 employs a 12,000-rpm HSK-63A spindle capable of handling tough-to-cut materials, such as inconel. The machine provides X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 690mm by 650mm by 730mm.
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2012) will be held in Chicago, Illinois from September 10-15, 2012.
Cubify® Rings, the third in a series of wearables apps designed specifically for printing on its Cube® 3D printer, make it possible for anyone to design their own rings and 3D print them at home.
Bill Dorr will be responsible for driving design thinking and execution across Design Concepts’ team of eight industrial designers.
The tour, features both video and photos from Proto Labs manufacturing facilities located in Maple Plain, MN, Telford, England and Tokyo, Japan.
The £300k state-of-the-art facility includes a ZPrinter Z650 machine, ZBuilder Ultra and two BFB3000 rapid prototyping colour printers housed in a newly refurbished lab.
Targeted for launch in 2016, the InSight lander would reach the Red Planet later that year and land at Elysium Planitia, a large flat area near the planet's equator.
Stratasys has been selected as part of a team to develop an additive manufacturing institute, funded by $70 million, with $30 million coming from the NNMI and $40 million from private industry.
FISHER/UNITECH announced today its recent authorization to sell 3D Printing throughout the New England and New York area.
The main addition is a new Waveform 3D Roughing Strategy, which maintains a constant tool cutting load by ensuring the tool engagement into the material is consistent.
The second ESI Global Forum 2012 will take place at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California, on October 18 &19, 2012.
The 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition will be held Nov. 9-15, at the Hilton Americas, in Houston, Texas.
Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys fabricated and flew a 62-inch wingspan aircraft with a wing composed entirely of additive manufactured components using FDM®.
The 5th annual LAM Workshop will be held February 12-13, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
SME will hold RAPID in Pittsburgh, June 10-12, 2013 and share knowledge gained, provide updates on the technology developments and highlight the services and capabilities of the institute.
Makino offers a wide range of machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs.
PartMaker 2013 will begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at 11:30am EDT.
$30 million in federal funding will be awarded, matched by $40 million from manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profits to establish the NAMII.
Each pair of sunglasses purchased from Protos is produced via laser sintering, which builds each frame layer by layer of material.
ENGEL North America recently delivered a new molding system built-up around a 45-ton ENGEL insert 80V/45 vertical injection molding machine to Matrix Tooling.
RPDG added a Hi-Resolution Stereolithography 8000 System and two Viper SI Systems from 3D Systems Corp. RPDG will also be adding Accura 25 plastic material, a durable ABS-like material.
The new Vertex 550-5XB VMC will be officially introduced to the metalworking industry at the International Manufacturing Technology Show, September 10 – 15 in Chicago.
Modern Meadow is combining regenerative medicine with 3D printing to develop a fundamentally new approach to meat and leather production.
Ford will use the new polypor C material in the VX800 at its AM Center in Dunton near London. The system was selected following an intensive testing and evaluation phase.
The conference will feature approximately 100 leading futurists offering more than 60 sessions, workshops, and special events over the course of two and a half days.
The new version supports a total of 19 different CAD formats and system versions.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold its SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition September 11–13 at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California.
Designs For Hope designed an inexpensive, durable device that would hold a generator on a bike, harvest its power and condition the electricity to feed a battery on a Dimension 3D Printer.
ICALEO 2012 will be held September 23-27, 2012 in Anaheim, California. Discounted pricing is available if you register before September 1st.
Tom Kurke will be promoted from chief operating officer to the position of president and COO and Geomagic’s co-founder Ping Fu will continue as the CEO.
Cubify Earrings makes it possible for anyone to design their own earrings and 3D print them at home.
The world debut of the MU-10000H will be shown for the first time at IMTS 2012.
Molding Innovation Day will be held on September 4-5, 2012 at the Lower Locks Room, University of Massachusetts-Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 11:30am – 12:00pm (EDT).
Laser Reproductions currently hosts 18420 in an SLA 7000 machine which allows for a maximum non-sectioned part size of 20 x 20 x 23.
The court found Nikon Metrology’s patent claims invalid related to FARO’s laser line probe accessory used with some FaroArms.
The new version includes improvements for all levels of GibbsCAM, including the Mill and Lathe Production, SolidSurfacer, Radial Milling, MTM and 5-Axis options.
Of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 ANTEC conferences covered by the agreement, the third, ANTEC® 2015, will co-locate with NPE2015 in March 2015 at Orlando, Florida.
Highlights of the 2012 version include automatic programming options for rectangular pockets, optimisations for 3D roughing and new strategies for 5axis machining of impellers and blisks.
Todd Grimm, additive manufacturing industry analyst and consultant will discuss 3D printing and some of the myths about the “speed” of different additive manufacturing technologies.
LAIKA animators used 3D Printing to quickly and accurately print over 31,000 individual, color facial parts for the film's 62 characters.
The release includes enhancements to the inspection capabilities and also continues the development of the reverse engineering capabilities introduced earlier this year.
The laser welding & joining workshop will be held October 23-24, 2012 in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The centerpiece of the Hurco re-branding presentation at IMTS will be the new VMX42SRTi 5-axis machining center that has a direct-drive C-axis rotary table.
After Friday, August 10th the registration price increases from $30 per person to $50, and $15 per person to $30 for group registration (five or more registering from the same company).
LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful and intuitive modeling and animation tools.
PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servigistics, Inc., developer of an innovative suite of service lifecycle management (SLM) software solutions, for approximately $220 million in cash.
The most creative design will be printed in 3D and recognized on cubify.com, and its creator will get a Cube 3D printer and a copy of Cubify Invent, 3D design software optimized for 3D printing.
The tour begins at IMTS in Chicago, September 10-15, and continues to 11 other venues throughout the U.S.
The XTi profiler uses five spindle motors capable of up to 3500 rpm, each rated 51 kW (68 hp) and producing 2523 Nm (1860 ft lb) of torque.
For NASA's next rover about 70 of the parts that make up the rover were built digitally, directly from computer designs, in the heated chamber of a production-grade Stratasys 3D Printer using FDM.
The site is designed to deliver expanded content offerings and state-of-the-art usability features for their CNC machine tool technology.
3D3 Solutions is demonstrating KScan3D for the first time at the Siggraph Exhibition in the Los Angeles Convention Center from August 7-9.
Cubify Tags makes it possible for anyone to design their own tags and pendants and 3D print them at home.
Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer at Legacy Effects, will discuss the intersection of 3D printing and Hollywood on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. during SIGGRAPH 2012.
NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet after a 36-week flight to begin a two-year investigation of the planet.
The VTC 5000’s 5-meter hydrostatic table is engineered to support extreme loads up to 150,000 kg (330,000 lbs), while turning parts at up to 75 rpm.
19 projects will receive a total of $43 million in funding from the ARPA-E to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies.
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 will be held August 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Siggraph 2012 Conference and Exhibition will be held August 7 – 9, at the Los Angeles, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
University of Washington mechanical engineering students have created what they believe is the world’s first boat made using a 3-D printer.
The 2012 Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Partnership Conference will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.
Moldex3D eDesignSYNC R11.0 Service Pack 1 is now available on Creo, NX, and SolidWorks.
The survey yielded 436 responses from a fairly even cross section across all major manufacturing industries.
The three-day conference, which is organized by the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®), will feature nine technical sessions and 65 presentations.
Optomec announced that recently, CEA Liten (France), Innovation Lab (Germany), and the University of Sheffield (U.K.) have each independently selected and purchased Aerosol Jet deposition systems.
Stratasys released a case study & video demonstrating how 3D printing helped 4-year old Emma Lavelle overcome the limitations of a congenital disorder, allowing her to use her arms for the first time.
3D printing was used to create a plastic original model of a spoon that is 2.30 metres high, 50 centimetres wide, weighs almost 20 kilograms.
Plant Simulation is a 3D visualization and discrete event simulation software available to students at any academic level at no charge.
NIAC Phase I awards of approximately $100,000 for one year enable proposers to explore basic feasibility and properties of a potential breakthrough concept.
The InventHelp-INPEX® New Product Showcase will be held at the 2012 ERA D2C Convention in Las Vegas on September 11-13, 2012.
A group at Harvard has created an add-on software tool that translates three-dimensional animations into fully articulated action figures, with the help of a 3D printer.
The first release of SolidWorks Electrical will be available in North America, Europe, and the Middle East in August 2012, with other regions and countries to follow.
Sewtec Automation has dramatically increased machining output by adding 5 new HAAS machine tools with Renishaw touch probes, and a new system of shift work.
The entire collection can be downloaded and printed at home on your Cube 3D printer and are also available for home delivery through Cubify.
Stratasys developed and manufactured for HP an exclusive line of 3D printers which were offered in the mechanical design (MCAD) market in select European countries.