The moon rock material - which is made of silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron and magnesium oxides behaved similarly to silica, and a few simple shapes were built using additive manufacturing.
The online platform for Staples Easy 3D will initially be made available in the Netherlands and Belgium in Q1 2013 and will be rolled out quickly to other countries.
Solvay’s Engineering Plastics business unit announced the launch of Sinterline™ the first range of PA6 powders developed specifically for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).
A project at the French research centre PEP is using Delcam’s PowerSHAPE CAD software and PowerMILL CAM system to finish machine parts created by laser sintering.
New VisiJet X plastic works in 3D Systems’ ProJet® 3500 3D Printers including the SD, HD, HDPlus and new HDMax models.
The Lemelson-MIT Program and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance will each receive slightly over $12 million in core programming support over four years to fund their work.
EDGE online features the same content, photography and design elements as the print version but with added bonus materials, such as videos and more product imagery.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that it has chosen the Terminal Annex Federal Building as the site for its Dallas-Fort Worth regional satellite office.
Qualified companies can accelerate their embedded system development with software provided at no cost.
EOS will be presenting two new materials at this year's EuroMold in hall 11, booth E148 – PrimePart® PLUS and PA 1101.
Participants were asked to start with GrabCAD’s collection of models or models from other sources to improve someone else’s design using SpaceClaim Engineer.
The jurors chose 55 winners, including 8 top Spark! Awards, 11 Golds, 15 Silvers and 22 Bronzes.
The 2013 CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will take place January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.
The 21,000 square foot facility will include up to 10,000sf of clean room space and 5,000sf of office space. The company expects to employ as many as 60 people in the new facility.
On November 27, 2012, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced its initial request for proposal (RFP) from NAMII members for applied research projects.
The 4 Axis Standard add-on is available at an affordable cost to those that need 4 axis indexing & wrapping capabilities.
Overview of IQ/OQ/PC documentation, ISO 13485 quality management standards, FDA good manufacturing practices, quality procedures and documentation used at Joining Technologies.
The Mcor IRIS and its monochrome sibling, the Mcor Matrix 300+, are the world’s only 3D printers that create models from paper (standard Letter/A4 sheets).
The FORMIGA P 110 has a build envelope of 200 mm x 250 mm x 330 mm and manufactures products made of polyamide or polystyrene.
The Student Edition is available for direct purchase and immediate download at the new GibbsCAM Student Store to students enrolled in a qualified curriculum.
Machining STRATEGIST is a CAD independent solution and can work with data from all major 3D modelling systems
Geomagic Spark combines scan capture tools, robust 3D point and mesh editing capabilities, comprehensive CAD design and assembly modeling, and 2D drawing creation.
Quickparts services include 3D printed parts, CNC machined plastic parts, cast urethane parts, injection molding (tooling and parts), sheet metal parts, and metal castings.
Geomagic Freeform 2013 is scheduled to ship starting at the end of January 2013.
The Portabee frame simply clips on and off for transportation. The machine relies on a laptop power supply, some filament material (plastic to be printed) and a laptop computer to function.
The Objet1000 is the company’s largest 3D printer to date and features a 1000 x 800 x 500 mm (39 x 31 x 20 inch) wide-format build envelope.
Conformal cooling has gained importance in injection molding projects due to proven success in part quality enhancement and cooling time reduction.
Virtual Performance Solution enables you to virtually assess and optimize the overall performance of a future product at a very early stage of the design process.
The machines feature a Heidenhain iTNC 530 control, a powerful 50,000-rpm HSK-E32 motor spindle, 30- or 60-piece tool magazine, and an 80- or 400-liter coolant tank with efficient chip separation.
In the U.S. alone, the composites industry employs about 550,000 people and generates almost $70 billion in revenues per year.
The contest takes place from November 1st to 30th. Prizes will be judged on a variety of criteria, including quality (of course) but also creativity, popularity and ease of manufacturing.
The new ProJet® 3500 HDMax & CPXMax 3D printers will be on display November 27-30, 2012 at EuroMold.
The normal pay-as-you-go fee of £34 (approximately US$50) per model will be waived for unlimited use.
The SLM 500 HL provides a build chamber of 500 x 280 x 325 cm³ and a unique double beam technology.
ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2012 is an international summit on career technical education (CTE) and will be held on November 28-29 in Atlanta, GA.
The Whitepaper compares and contrasts thin and heavy gauge thermoforming, vacuum forming, pressure forming, rotational molding and injection molding.
The STAR Global Conference will be held March 18-20, 2013 at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, FL.
The first fully automated MakerBot 3D Photo Booth was unveiled to the media and the public at a Grand Opening celebration at the MakerBot Store on November 20th.
Show organizers reported that 25,903 people attended the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. FABTECH 2013 will be held on November 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
The Laser Institute of America will hold its 5th annual Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) Workshop in Houston, TX on Feb 12–13, 2013.
The new material provides enhanced dimensional stability and surface smoothness making it ideal for fine detail, all-purpose rapid prototyping.
3D Systems' complaint asserts that the sale and use of the Form 1 3D printers sold by Formlabs and Kickstarter infringe a U.S. patent relating to stereolithography.
Industrial Automation will showcase solutions for process, factory and building automation systems and will be held alongside HANNOVER MESSE, April 8-12, 2013.
WorkXPlore 3D imports models from a wide range of leading CAD packages and makes it possible to analyze, interrogate and make comments on extremely large files in a light and versatile environment.
TES has added its thermal and fluid flow analysis software, ThermoFlo, to the HWPA’s repertoire of computer aided engineering (CAE) applications.
Free and open to the public, the Expo will feature patented and trademarked technologies that have made demonstrable contributions to America’s competitiveness and standard of living.
The Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) is being held at the Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando, FL from November 26-29, 2012.
MakerLaunch is currently in limited beta and accepting applications for inventors interested in launching on this new platform.
In addition to acquiring these manufacturing processes, GE Aviation will open two new production plants in the United States next year.
The new solution is designed specifically for companies that run Autodesk® Vault with Inventor and AutoCAD. Aras VPLM extends the capabilities of Autodesk Vault to drive PLM processes.
The Soliddoodle 3 3D printer provides a build area of 8” x 8” x 8” and .1mm layer resolution.
PACK EXPO welcomed 45,300 attendees to McCormick Place for the four-day event, which is an increase of 3 percent over the 2010 show.
The SmartCAM CAM software family consists of applications for Computer-Numerical Control (CNC) milling, turning, fabrication and wire EDM.
The software performs 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks by introducing new functionality such as 3D Profiling capabilities that can provide measurement and graphic evaluation of 3-D contours.
The 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva will be held April 10-14, 2013 in Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.
The TeraBlade 2000 operates at 970nm and has a 100-micron output fiber. Due to its modular design, the TeraBlade platform is scalable up to 6kW to cover a wide range of applications.
The MAKE Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing features 15 of the most popular printers on the market, which were put through rigorous side-by-side comparison & testing.
Advanced’s facility size is expanding from 33,000 sq ft to just under 50,000 sq ft and forecasted growth will require adding an additional 12 presses to their facility over the next 12-15 months.
The competition challenged students to design 4 self-propelled devices, 3 of which were capable of transferring energy to trigger motion in subsequent devices positioned on a 12-meter course.
‘Impact Acceleration Accounts’ will be awarded ranging from £600,000 to £6m to 31 universities across the UK.
MD+DI announced the winners of the 2012 Manufacturers of the Year awards in its November print issue published this week.
The factory and R&D center comprise a combined 291,000 sq. ft.; spread over 19.2 acres in Davis, CA, with eight additional acres reserved for future expansion.
The studio’s projects include industrial design; technology; packaging design; interaction/process design; interior design; and craft/jewelry design.
The Executive Committee has several tasks, including developing criteria for selecting the projects that NAMII would support.
Over 700 people attended the annual gala on November 7, 2012, at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan.
The grand opening event will be held on November 20, 2012 at the MakerBot Store, 298 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012.
Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of the LulzBot™ desktop 3D printer, are pleased to announce Silver Sponsorship of Mars One, a Dutch Foundation committed to taking humanity to Mars in 2023.
Qualifying companies must have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent of their global workforce must work outside of the company’s home country.
RhinoCAM 2012 for Rhino 5.0 is a free download for current RhinoCAM 2012 customers, and can be downloaded immediately from the RhinoCAM web-site.
Materialise’s Magics and Streamics software now connects to all EOS systems in a machine-specific way, allowing EOS users to get the best out of their machines.
Cubify® Pics turns any 2D picture directly into Cube 3D printable art.
The F5-SR 3D imager brings together compact, ergonomic design with speed and ease-of-use to effortlessly reach and capture small, intricately detailed objects, in the field and on the move.
Renishaw’s new SFP1 probe option for the REVO® five-axis measurement system is the first to allow surface finish inspection to be fully integrated within coordinate measurement routines.
High repeatability and productivity make the new Mitutoyo MF/MF-U® microscope ideal for measurement of cutting tools, molds and other machined components.
The first seminar will be on December 12 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Funds totaling $35,000 for three years will support post-secondary scholarships, equipment upgrades, continuing education for instructors and a STEM-based camp for middle school students.
The free, three-day public technology showcase will take place at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center Nov 28-30, 2012.
The IPC APEX EXPO® professional development courses will be held February 17–18 and February 21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center.
The report showcases 29 engineering programs across the nation and highlights best practices for schools seeking to create new programs.
Large companies, small businesses, inventors, researchers, and other individuals are eligible to submit nominations for their new products and services before December 7, 2012.
The upcoming Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) 2013 will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 11-14, 2013.
The ITAR-compliant sessions will present unclassified information with distribution limited by the ITAR regulations to only those conference attendees who are citizens of the United States.
Their member roster of over 400 companies includes metal service centers, producing mills and companies who provide products or services to the metals supply chain.
VisiJet PearlStone is compatible with all intraoral, impression and plaster scanners and prints models for crowns, bridges, orthodontic devices, implants and partial dentures.
ANSYS 14.5 delivers many new and critical multiphysics solutions, enhancements to pre-processing and meshing capabilities as well as a new parametric HPC licensing model.
The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST. A recorded version will also be available within 24 hours of the live presentation.
The new X line 1000R LaserCUSING® machine is used for fabricating series components in an XXL format and will be shown to the general public for the first time at Euromold 2012.
VisualMILL for SolidWorks users can download the most recent service pack via MecSoft’s VisualServe software licensing portal.
Probing sequences in CAM programs make it easier to undertake unsupervised production operations by allowing automated checks to be carried out before, during and after machining.
Autodesk® PLM 360 includes engineering, business process management (BPM), program and project management, new product introduction (NPI), and quality and compliance capabilities.
The SG156 scanhead delivers a scanning speed gain of 2 to 10 times as compared to previous models, as well as a larger sensing range and greater stability in temperature variations.
Cubify Client Software for Mac OS is available for immediate download and is free for use with the Cube 3D printer.
For 2013, student designers are asked to go beyond “just parts” to utilize additive manufacturing (AM) for the creation of a machine that performs useful work and produces a product of value.
Todd Grimm will host 3 webinars for manufacturing tools like jigs, fixtures & organizational aids on November 15th, 20th & 21st.
The Learning Autodesk Inventor 2013 Training Videos teach all the important skills, tools, and concepts new users need. There are 16 free videos available for evaluation purposes.
Presentation from the 14th-Annual SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference held in Detroit on October 1-3, 2012
Studio Lux won Best Technology in lighting in the Contract sector for Thompson’s work on the Mercedes Benz Autohaus located in Bellevue, Washington, USA.
3D PDF Reader for Mobile makes almost all Adobe® Reader® functions available on iPads® and iPhones®.
Honeywell Aerospace received the 2012 Higgins-Caditz Design Award, as part of PMA Awards of Excellence in Metalforming, for its HTF7000 propulsion systems.
With a year-to-date total of $4,282.11 million, 2012 is up 5.6% compared with 2011.
The agency procured the M2 Cusing machine, built by Concept Laser -- a division of Hoffman Innovation Group of Lichtenfels, Germany to perform the selective-laser-manufacturing.
Autodesk 123D Design is a free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser.
Robots shown in this demo will be the KR-5HW rated at 5 Kg with 1423 mm of reach, the KR-16HW rated at 16 Kg with 1623 mm of reach, the KR-16L8HW rated at 8 KG with 2011 mm of reach.
The brief was to laser scan, prepare a 3D model and high definition video from the resultant point cloud data of a 2km section of the cliffs.
To be eligible for entry in the 2013 MDEA competition, products must be commercially available—able to be ordered or purchased—by December 31, 2012.
The staff of Synopsis Consulting will be incorporated into Altair’s product development division, Altair ProductDesign, to augment the company’s Enterprise Solutions Group.
The eleven show slate includes six annual events, two biennial and two triennial shows, and a highly anticipated inaugural event in Minneapolis.
The 20th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race challenges high school, college and university students around the world to build and race fast, lightweight "moonbuggies".
SCENE 5.1 is the latest update to the software for the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner.
Now multi-core, for the fastest Magics experience ever, Magics17 also offers new functionalities, as well as new and improved modules.
Techonomy 2012 will be held on November 12, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.
The package includes the Objet30 3D Printer, 2 or 3 year supply of rigid opaque 3D printing materials, a desktop Water-Jet system, training for users, maintenance of the 3D Printer, and technical support.
As part of Thingiverse’s new functionality, the newly added MakerBot Thingiverse Dashboard is an all-in-one place to track your favorite “Things” (digital designs), designers, and activity on Thingiverse.
Edgecam 2013 R1 provides an environment for programming of all wire EDM machine tools, including a comprehensive library of proven post-processors and knowledge-based cutting schemes.
The Student Design Competition will be held in conjunction with the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition being held Nov 9-15, 2012 in Houston, Texas.
The 2013 IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite is a complete range of products that include IRONCAD, INOVATE, IRONCAD DRAFT, TRANS, and IronCAD's latest product IRONCAD COMPOSE.
Bio-Based reFlex™ 300 is a non-phthalate alternative and provides a one-for-one replacement for general-purpose plasticizers used in flexible vinyl formulations.
ASTM International has announced a new academic offering for university professors to include technical standards as part of their engineering and business curricula.
MariCorp was named Autodesk October Inventor of the Month for using Autodesk PLM 360 to streamline project management and Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD to improve their designs.
Previously, you would not be able to machine an undercut or drive a tool path to machine just the radius on a compound curve.
The car could have been printed in one piece at a scale of 1:3 on a high-end VX4000 printer but 18 individual components were created to ensure that the Aston Martin was as true to detail as possible.
For the fourth year in a row, Corp! Magazine has named Seco Tools one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"
The new metrology digital readout (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN is designed specifically for manual measuring machines such as optical comparators and measuring microscopes.
Under the agreement Solutionix will exclusively provide Geomagic scan software with its Solutionix Rexcan CS Plus scanning systems.
“We have customers running Dassault Systemes Solidworks, Siemens Solid Edge, Creo Elements Pro, CATIA and Autodesk Inventor software suites on the go with our line of Mobile Workstations."
43 percent of this quarter’s respondents indicated they expect their business to increase moderately (38 percent) or substantially (5 percent) over the next three months.
Mazak Corporation is hosting a special “Discover More with Mazak” manufacturing event at its Southwest Technology Center in Houston, Texas on Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building on the success of SAMPE and ACMA events, this will be the “go to event” for the composites and advanced materials industry in the Americas and will launch in the fall of 2014.
Okuma & machine-tool distributor Hartwig will have 9 models of multi-axis lathes, multi-axis mills and multitasking machines on display and in operation, running CNC programs generated with GibbsCAM.
A total of 16,363 robots valued at $1.1 billion were ordered in the first nine months by companies in North America, an increase of 20% in units and 29% in dollars over the same period in 2011.
With BioFlow T, bioplastic materials are now available that meet or surpass petroleum-based plastics performance standards in several areas, including heat resistance and impact resistance.
The enhanced ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner offers an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per second.
PIXNET aims to develop helmet-mounted and clip-on camera systems that combine visible, near infrared, and infrared sensors into one system and aggregate the outputs.
The model that will be donated to the University is a 3DTouch, which works by building up layers of either PLA or ABS plastic.
“This year IndustrialGreenTec will again present every aspect of green technology – from environment-friendly production technology and recycling processes through to solutions for water and air pollution"
Bonus Depreciation, the R&D Tax Credit and Section 199 Domestic Production are just a few of the manufacturing tax credits that are set to expire at the end of the year.
With the new offices in Ontario, Hawk Ridge Systems is the first SolidWorks Reseller to serve both the East and West coasts of North America.
Dassault Systèmes’ new 227,000 rsf campus located in Waltham, Massachusetts includes office, technology lab, data center space and a virtual reality environment.
The company reported record revenue of $49.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, a 24% increase from the $40.0 million reported for the same period last year.
The lab will roll out in two phases, the first of which will begin by the end of 2012 and the second for the 2013-14 school year.
Inspire 9.0 provides design engineers and architects with an intuitive environment that enables the exploration of structurally efficient concepts in the earliest phases of the design process.
RoboBee is a miniature flying robot with all of the physical and electronic components developed from scratch.
PowerSHAPE offers a unique combination of robust solid modeling, flexible surface modelling, and quick and easy direct modeling, plus triangle modelling for editing STL files and other triangle formats.
Each time beta testers submit their feedback to Altair via the HyperWorks website, they will be entered in a drawing for any of three prizes.
“Our customers rate our performance on four primary points – on-time delivery, quality, service and price,” said Jim Bartel, vice president at RedEye On Demand.
The Tandem R125 is comprised of two 5-axis vertically articulated robot arms which are mounted to a programmable carousel.
Revenue increased to $90.5 million, a 57% increase, over the third quarter of 2011, on 26% organic growth.
The company, founded jointly by EWI (Columbus, OH) and Solidica Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI), provides equipment and services related to Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM).