DOE Awards University of Pittsburgh’s Minking Chyu $777K to Improve Gas Turbines with 3D Printing

By Matt Cichowicz, Communications Writer | Pitt Swanson Engineering News PITTSBURGH (October 16, 2017) … Gas turbines serve a variety of power generation purposes ranging from jet engine propulsion to electricity production. Their impressive energy output also results in high-temperatures capable of causing extreme damage Read More »

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Stratasys Kicks-off Official Entry Process for 2018 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

Globally recognized contest empowers students with unique opportunities to redesign an existing product, create a new product, or design an original work of art or architecture Fully supported by the GrabCAD Community: Entries must be submitted by February 26, 2018 at http://www.stratasys.com/extreme-redesign MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Read More »

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First-class Renishaw Engineer Awarded University Prize

By Renishaw Roxanne Pollard, a Mechanical Design Engineer at Gloucestershire based engineering company, Renishaw, has been awarded the TATA prize, which is given to the highest achieving part time student at the University of Wales. Pollard, a former Renishaw apprentice, achieved a first-class honours degree Read More »

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Proto Labs – Ready for Take Off

By Proto Labs | Case Studies Engineering students prepare 3D printed rocket engine for launch Space exploration fuels David Deng’s sense of wonder and his desire to help humanity expand to that final frontier. At the same time, the University of Minnesota aerospace engineering student Read More »

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Renishaw – The Future of 3D Printing in Education

By Renishaw In the 1950s, the slide rule was the most commonly used classroom tool for mathematical and engineering calculation, but by the mid 1970s, the newer technology – the electronic scientific calculator – made the slide rule almost obsolete. Since then, there has been Read More »

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Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering – On Board with New Metallic Alloy Compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

  Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering recently received an award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to design, develop and optimize new metallic alloy compositions for additive manufacturing (AM) that are resistant to the effects of Naval/maritime environment. The research is led by Wei Xiong, Read More »

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3D Printing: A Key Technology for the Experts of Tomorrow

EOS Academia programme promotes 3D printing at universities and research institutions London, August 9, 2017 – EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is expanding its Academia programme to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities Read More »

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Renishaw – Inspiring Future Engineers with Employer Engagement

  It has been forecast that, to meet employer demand for engineering enterprises, the UK requires 265,000 skilled entrants each year. Here, Simon Biggs, Education Outreach Officer at global engineering company Renishaw, discusses why engineering businesses should offer engagement programmes to primary school children as Read More »

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ETH Zürich – Testing a Soft Artificial Heart

By Franziska Schmid | ETH News ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product Development Group Zurich, they have tested how well it works. It looks like Read More »

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Carnegie Mellon University – Machine Vision Technology Evaluates 3-D Printing Powders Better Than Humans

By College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon University Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering have developed machine vision technology that can autonomously identify and sort metal 3-D printing powder types with an accuracy of more than 95 percent—much more precisely than current manual methods, Read More »

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