Additive Manufacturing Research Groups Led by Pitt Engineers Receive More Than $1.7 Million in Latest Funding From America Makes

By Paul Kovach, Swanson School of Engineering Faculty from Industrial Engineering & Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science enhance Pitt’s AM research PITTSBURGH (August 11, 2015) …Two separate University of Pittsburgh research projects to improve design development for structures in in additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D Read More »

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Virginia Tech Students to Launch Experimental 3-D Printer on NASA Rocket Ship from Wallops Island

  BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 10, 2015 – How would a 3-D printer work in the microgravity of suborbital space after surviving a jarring ride 100 miles above the earth? A group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering students hope to have an answer next week Read More »

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University of Southampton-Southampton Engineers Test Fly Printed Aircraft Off Royal Navy Ship

  July 23, 2015-A 3D printed aircraft has successfully launched off the front of a Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach. HMS Mersey provided the perfect platform for the University of Southampton to test out their SULSA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Read More »

Launch of SULSA 3D printed UAV from HMS Mersey (Photo courtesy of University of Southampton)

Cal Poly to Host Conference on Advanced Manufacturing

  SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Americas CNC Educators Training Conference from July 27-30. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California, USA July 27-30, 2015 The conference is sponsored by the HTEC Network, an industry-led Read More »

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Wyss Institute at Harvard University- A Jump for Soft–Bodied Robots

By seamlessly blending soft and rigid body parts– a structural innovation used by animals and insects – a team of Harvard scientists has created a new kind of durable, soft–bodied jumping robot July 9, 2015 (BOSTON) — Traditional robots are made of components and rigid Read More »

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University of Southampton – Researchers to Test New Optical Fibre 3D Printing Technique

by University of Southampton 2 July 2015 – Researchers at the University of Southampton are set to investigate using 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, techniques in the fabrication of optical fibre. This entirely new way of making fibre could pave the way for more complex structures capable Read More »

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SEDS@UCSD Pushes the Limits of Additive Manufacturing

  3…2…1…Test-fire! The SEDS@UCSD team has taken another major step towards becoming the first-ever to launch a rocket, powered by an additively manufactured rocket engine. As editor of additivemanufacturing.com, I see a lot of new ideas, new products and new ways of doing things cross Read More »

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UTK: DOE Officials Coming for Official Launch of $259 IACMI Project

  WHAT: The formal launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a $259 million project announced by President Barack Obama during his January visit to East Tennessee. WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 WHERE: Knoxville Convention Center BACKGROUND: IACMI will formally launch with Read More »

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Griffith University to Help Transform Australian Manufacturing

  June 10, 2015 – Griffith University will soon embark on an ambitious venture to transform the very nature of Australian manufacturing, as part of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC). Bringing together a powerful coalition of businesses and researchers from across the country, Read More »

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SEDS@UCSD Successfully Completes Final Hot-Fire Test for Additively Manufactured Rocket Engine

  June 9, 2014-On a very dry, hot Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) launch site in California’s Mojave Desert, an undergraduate team from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Read More »

Vulcan-1 successful hot-fire test (Photo courtesy of SEDS@UCSD and AMazing)