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July 24, 2014 5:36 pm
Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs
Imagine being surrounded by the imagery of your dreams on a panoramic display. Now imagine being able to manipulate these images by pointing directly at them, like a conductor leading an orchestra of pixels. It sounds like something ...  
July 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...
July 22, 2014 9:10 am
Chris Fox, Editor
Additive manufacturing has its limits, and even the best printed parts often fall short when it comes to texture, strength, and precision — not to mention the disappointments that often precipitate from desktop 3D printers ...   
July 21, 2014 10:13 am
Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries
To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components ...   
July 17, 2014 4:45 pm
Chris Fox, Editor
Engineering these days has a tendency to cross disciplines more than ever. Decades ago, companies started using medical technologies (radiography to be exact) to inspect solid structures and mechanical parts ...      
July 16, 2014 10:15 am
Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net
Phil Masiello, the co-founder and president 800razors.com, has more than once found himself in a dire situation: while traveling, he realized the night before a key meeting that he had forgotten his razor at home. Knowing that he needed to ...
July 14, 2014 5:02 pm
Dassault Systemes
In the early 20th century, a strange spectator sport flourished in America: train crashing. They were so popular that one man, Joe “Head-on” Connolly, staged 73 crashes (destroying 146 trains) between 1896 and 1932 at state fairs and other ...
July 14, 2014 2:53 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
As a startup, ACTON encourages a community of innovators and thinkers to become a part of their projects, which is why the company has turned to Kickstarter to launch their latest product, the RocketSkates – and they’ve already raised more than $200,000 ...
July 14, 2014 10:50 am
Chad Lucien, Hillcrest Labs
TVs have long been at the center of the video game industry. From first person point-and-shoots to family-friendly tennis matches and high-speed racing games, game consoles connected to TVs have dominated the gaming scene for decades ...
July 11, 2014 10:20 am
Amin Almasi, Rotating Equipment Engineer
A steam turbine is a turbo-machine for generating mechanical power from the energy of steam at high temperature and pressure; in other words, it converts the thermal energy of steam into useful mechanical work ...     
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