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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Concept Laser – Printing Cultural History

By Daniel Hund | Concept Laser GmbH The “Rider of Unlingen” from the Hallstatt culture – A 3D project Unique archeological specimens are being reproduced through 3D printing An archeological sensation is being copied true to the original using 3D printing Lichtenfels (Germany), 06/19/2017 3D Read More »

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Pitt Engineering’s Wei Xiong Receives Office of Naval Research Award to Develop Next-Generation Steel for Additive Manufacturing

By Paul Kovach | Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (June 13, 2017) … The advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) – from building complex structures for specific environments to repairing damaged components – continue to be grow as the technology matures. However, there Read More »

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GE Selects More Than 400 Schools to Receive 3D Printers

By David Wilson | GE Additive   CINCINNATI–May 30, 2017– (BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 400 schools will receive 3D printers as a part of the GE Additive Education Program, reaching more than 180,000 students around the globe. Committed to developing pipelines of future talent in additive Read More »

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