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VIDEO: The World's First 3D Printed Car

September 17, 2014 2:00 pm | by WGN/CNN | Videos | Comments

 
 

Check out the World's First 3D Printed Car. "Strati", the Italian word for "layers", is the name of the first 3D printed electric car, made in Chicago...                    

How Materials Scientists Made The Globe Smaller

September 16, 2014 2:30 pm | by GE Report | Articles | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas...

Stratasys To Acquire GrabCAD

September 16, 2014 9:58 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions,...

Nissan Sponsers 'National Drive Electric Week'

September 15, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 60,000 U.S. consumers have “kicked gas” and are now driving the all-electric Nissan...

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Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

ReVolt: An Unmanned, Battery-Powered Concept Ship

September 12, 2014 1:29 pm | by gCaptain.com | Videos | Comments

ReVolt is an unmanned, battery-powered electric vessel designed to ferry cargo in short sea voyages. DNV GL's concept ship is extremely low maintenance with no need for the costly necessities of a human crew, like living quarters, making it a cost-effective alternative to...

Global Driverless Vehicle Shipments To Reach 14 Million By 2030

September 12, 2014 11:31 am | by ABI Research | News | Comments

Global driverless vehicle shipments will increase from 1.1 million in 2024 to more than 42 million in 2035, with an installed driverless vehicle base reaching 176 million. “While autonomous driving under the control of a human standby driver is quickly gaining acceptance, robotic vehicles mostly remain out of bounds, especially for car manufacturers, despite...

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Guinness World Record Set During America's Largest Manufacturing Technology Show

September 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, the manufacturing industry made history, breaking the Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Coin Mosaic" during the International Manufacturing Technology Show. In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities it presents for the...

Saltwater-Powered Sportscar Approved For Road Use In Europe

September 11, 2014 9:53 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The intriguingly named Quant e-Sportlimousine has been making a splash in Europe, where it was just approved for road use. The electric vehicle can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a ridiculous 2.8 seconds, reach a projected top speed of...

Anristu Develops Small Cell Manufacturing Test Soultion

September 10, 2014 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anritsu Company announced that it is developing a small cell manufacturing test solution that also supports technologies such as cellular, WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth, and location-based services (LBS). Leveraging the flexible MT8870A Universal Test Set platform, Anritsu addresses the growing need...

Honda Introduces Self-driving Car

September 9, 2014 5:38 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel. While the car is just a prototype, Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in...

First-Ever Look Inside A Working Lithium-Ion Battery

September 9, 2014 12:34 pm | by Ohio State University | Videos | Comments

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists, and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an electrode in real time as...

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The Role Of Small Part Innovation

September 9, 2014 12:27 pm | by Janaki Weiden, Global Marketing Director for NORGLIDE Bearings & RENCOL Tolerance Rings | News | Comments

Research & Development (R&D) is critical to the creation of effective and innovative technologies in all industries. And it starts with the pieces. Terms like “innovative” and “well-engineered” shouldn’t be limited to referring only to iPads and aeroplanes. Small parts--such as bearings and tolerance rings--can make...

An Outlook Into The Future Of Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 2:34 pm | by Sandvik Coromant | Videos | Comments

We’re living in a time of rapid digitization, where computers and robots are performing tasks once deemed science fiction. The technology shifts signal another industrial revolution, and even though we are still in its very early stages, the pace of change is accelerating. The industry needs smarter, leaner and agile factories, where faster...

Jetpack Could Enhance Soldier Speed, Agility

September 5, 2014 11:38 am | by Arizona State University | Videos | Comments

What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That's the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, Jason Kerestes is the...

Toyota: Cars Will Be Safer, But Still Need Drivers

September 4, 2014 4:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Autos Writer | News | Comments

Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up. That's the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by 2017 to have...

How Manufacturers Are Adapting To Trends For The Urban Car

September 3, 2014 2:49 pm | by Chris Needes, Global Market Manager, Saint-Gobain | News | Comments

Much of the talk in the automotive industry in recent years has been about the rise of the urban car. Growing demand from consumers for these lightweight vehicles has been reported in Europe, the US, and the booming BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China as well. As a result, car manufacturers worldwide are developing their own urban car models to tap into...

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Lockheed Martin’s Factory Of The Future

September 2, 2014 5:37 pm | by LockheedMartinVideos | Videos | Comments

Imagine a world where we can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life. Through additive manufacturing or 3D printing, we are bringing people closer to products and solving challenges in new ways. We are pushing the limits of this technology to produce parts quickly and affordably with geometry and design that has never been possible before...

Engineering Newswire: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 3:20 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

This Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of electrons accelerated by a 3-kilowatt electron gun. The gun is 10 times more powerful than laser beams currently used...

Lockheed Martin's Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 28, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. A press release from Lockheed Martin indicates that the U.S. Navy will begin ...

Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after ...          

Rocket Launch From Wallops Island Tests New Tech

August 28, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on ...

Technical Metal Finishing Acquired By Nasmyth Group

August 26, 2014 11:37 am | by Nasmyth Group | News | Comments

A supplier of precision engineering products and services worldwide, Nasmyth Group is pleased to announce its acquisition of the business and assets of Technical Metal Finishing Inc (TMF) to create ...        

Ford To Unveil New Hybrid Cars In 2018

August 25, 2014 1:33 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018. The model will be compact and is a dedicated hybrid unlike the current Fusion. Ford wants to take on Toyota's best-selling hybrid, the Prius ...         

An Interview With The McLaren F1 Team

August 22, 2014 11:22 am | by IET | Videos | Comments

A snap-shot into the world of a McLaren F1 engineer – Greenpower’s National Final’s team interview McLaren F1 engineers at Goodwood Festival of Speed ...                

Re-Shoring To Kentucky In Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 22, 2014 11:17 am | by Balluff | News | Comments

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their ...           

An $800,000 Watch That Tells Near-Perfect Time

August 22, 2014 10:09 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Greubel Forsey, a Swiss watchmaking startup, is pushing the boundaries of precision. For $800,000, you can buy a mechanical watch that tells near-perfect time ...               

3 Cylinder Cars Make A Comeback

August 22, 2014 9:55 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Three-cylinder cars didn't have the best reputation in the 80s and 90s, but now they're making a comeback. Here's a look at the Top 5 three-cylinder engines ...                

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