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A Profile With the Superstar of the Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 24, 2015 10:32 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Articles | Comments

Above all, Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a maker — a member of a DIY subculture of engineering-oriented pursuits including 3D printing, electronics and robotics.

Ford GT Supercar Will Be Company's Most Expensive Ever

March 18, 2015 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ford GT supercar will be Ford Motor Co.'s priciest vehicle ever when it goes on sale next...

Midsize Truck Myth: Why Chevy's New Urban Pickup is Huge

March 18, 2015 3:07 pm | Videos | Comments

Since the Chevrolet Colorado went on sale last year it's been flying off dealership lots. The...

Chemist's 3D Printer Could Revolutionize Drug Development

March 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 3D printer designed by a University of Illinois chemist could, he believes, potentially...

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GE Launches Global Research, Technology Innovation and Manufacturing in Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2015 10:15 am | by GE | News | Comments

GE announced $100 million of new programs in Saudi Arabia that will further the company’s localization efforts, build innovation capacity, and create jobs in advanced manufacturing and software analytics.

Engineers Rigged This Dreamliner Jet Engine with Parts Made from Amazing Ceramics

March 5, 2015 10:43 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at jet engine proving grounds in Ohio are using a jet engine GE developed for Boeing’s Dreamliner to test engine parts made from a new ceramic super-material.

Lease or Loan Equipment? What You Need to Know to Decide

September 25, 2014 10:03 am | by William G. Sutton, President & CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association | Articles | Comments

When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy” decision.                                

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Lockheed Martin's Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 28, 2014 3:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Navy will begin testing and evaluating two FORTIS industrial exoskeletons. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator’s strength and endurance.               

$148M Metal Research Center To Open in Detroit This Fall

July 24, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into vehicles, planes and ships used commercially and by the U.S. military.          

Choosing the Right Material for the Job

May 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Anderson Development | Articles | Comments

The trick is to figure out what material properties are the most important, while at the same time keeping price and processability in mind.                                 

Boeing To Shift Research Jobs To South, Midwest

December 13, 2013 10:21 am | by David A. Lieb, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chicago-based aerospace company said the reorganization will result in fewer research jobs in Washington state and California and is being undertaken to better meet the needs of its commercial airplane, military and space and security units.

What The iPhone 5S Costs Apple

November 29, 2013 8:58 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Apple's latest and greatest phone retails for $649 off contract, but costs a lot less for the company to make.                                        

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3D Printed Car Could Be On The Road Soon

November 15, 2013 2:28 pm | by NBC News | Videos | Comments

Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer.                                        

5 Manufacturing Trends Shaping the Future of Small Businesses

November 6, 2013 9:32 am | by Rich Thomas, Line/Shape/Space | Articles | Comments

If you’re one of the few with that million-dollar idea, here are five key manufacturing trends you should know about to help bring your product to market faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.                 

GT Advanced Technologies Strikes Deal With Apple

November 5, 2013 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. shares soared in extended trading Monday after it struck a multi-year supply agreement with Apple Inc. for sapphire material.                           

Paint Stripper Designed To Safely Remove Powder Coatings

October 29, 2013 5:22 pm | by Tom Kutai, Solvent Kleene, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

D-Zolve™ 1012 from Solvent Kleene, Inc. is a paint and powder coating stripper and remover designed to efficiently strip hard-to-remove powder coatings, autophoretic/autodeposition chemical coatings and electrocoatings from intricate part shapes.      

Ford, University Of Michigan Open New Battery Lab

October 14, 2013 9:09 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.           

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Car Sales Burst A Challenge To Parts Suppliers

October 14, 2013 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The rising demand for new cars is creating a problem for parts suppliers — and that, in turn, could hurt the growth of car plants in Mississippi, a trade association official says.            

3D Food Printer: The Future Of Food?

October 9, 2013 1:53 pm | by NBC | Videos | Comments

A company may have come up with a way to solve food shortage problems using a 3D printer.                                             

How To Print A 1927 Miller 91 Racecar In 6 Weeks

October 2, 2013 3:56 pm | by Cideas | Videos | Comments

Put together a car guy and a great designer, and you get a 3D CAD design for a 1927 racecar. Cideas has 3D-printed a 1927 Miller 91 model car using all four major 3D printing processes (FDM, Polyjet, SLS, and SLA) in just six weeks. The car is a 40 percent scale model and was created with 100 percent 3D-printed parts.

Strap On Your Computer, Wearable Tech Taking Off

October 2, 2013 2:16 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Wearable technologies have long been a sideshow to mainstream laptop and smartphones, but this year Google's glasses and rumors of Apple's iWatch are popularizing the field. Analysts forecast swift growth. Last year the market for wearable technology — encompassing everything from hearing aids to wristband pedometers — totaled almost $9 billion. That should climb to $30 billion by 2018, said analyst Shane Walker at IHS Global Insights.

NASA Using 3D Printing To Keep Costs Down

September 20, 2013 1:40 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

3D printing is going further and further every day, and perhaps soon, to a galaxy far, far away. NASA is using 3D printing technology to build complicated rocket components faster and cheaper. NASA is currently testing a rocket engine, it's thruster produced by a 3D printer.

NASA Creates A Rocket Component Using 3D Printing

September 4, 2013 5:24 pm | by Mashable Video | Videos | Comments

NASA has successfully tested a new kind of rocket engine component created using 3D printing. The engine injector was put through high-pressure, test firings of liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen, and it passed.            

Battery Maker Picks KY For Research Site

September 4, 2013 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky has landed its first major tenant at a battery research laboratory in Lexington as the state jockeys for a prominent role in developing next-generation automobiles. NOHMs Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it will locate research, product development and manufacturing operations at the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center.

South Korea Unfolds The Future Of Urban Driving

September 3, 2013 12:23 pm | by ReutersVideo | Videos | Comments

South Korean researchers have developed an electric car that folds in half for easy parking. Named for the armor-covered mammal of the same name, the 'Armadillo-T' is a two-seater prototype vehicle that is designed for commuters in busy urban areas. Reuters' Rob Muir has more.

Piracy, Printing, And A New Era Of Manufacturing

September 3, 2013 8:01 am | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

A topic that doesn’t seem to come up, at least via outlets that are 3D-printer friendly (which are in a powerful majority at this point), is the proliferation of piracy thanks to the quickly emerging 3D-printer market. Much like Napster brought a slapped major record labels across the face, 3D printing is poised to make major manufacturers shake in their boots… maybe.

Deadly & Life-Saving: Printing Our 3D Future

August 27, 2013 8:02 am | by Richard Console | Articles | Comments

With the emergence of 3D printers into mainstream markets, what the devices actually do seems to matter less than what they will do, or could be made to do, in the future. Will they create a crisis of unregistered, undetectable firearms? Or will 3D printers become such a life-saving medical necessity that future consumers will regard the technology as unremarkable as the current practice of casting broken bones?

'Hyperloop' Travel Idea Gains Fans, Backers

August 23, 2013 2:02 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a "Hyperloop" that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through elevated tubes connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. From tinkerers to engineers, the race is on.

Aston Martin's Carbon Fiber Concept

August 21, 2013 1:01 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The CC100 is Aston Martin's new concept vehicle that features a carbon-fiber body and sports a 1950's race car look. But don't expect to order one anytime soon. The CC100 concept car is made almost entirely of carbon fiber and was introduced as part of Aston Martin's 100th birthday celebration.

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