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Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Method Creates Wood Substance Stronger Than Titanium

A new way to treat wood makes it 12 times stronger than natural wood and ten times tougher. The wood substance could be comparable to steel or titanium alloys; it is also comparable to carbon fiber, but much less expensive.

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printer Test Station

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a test station capable of in-situ testing of material deposition and layer adhesion in an extrusion additive manufacturing process. The technology addresses the problem of...

Products : Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: April 2018

Product of the Month

Opto 22, Temecula, CA, introduced the groov EPIC® system that incorporates into one unit everything needed to connect and control field and operational devices and...

Blog : Materials
Metal Additive Manufacturing on the Rise, Says 3D Printing Study

A report released this week revealed a spike in the adoption of metal additive-manufacturing systems – an increase due largely to a growing number of new companies.

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ways to Master Complex Features in Rapidly Manufactured Injection-Molded Parts

Designing for plastic injection molding, especially in a speed-focused process, is like raising teenagers – some parts (and teens) are more challenging than others. But by evaluating a few creative options, even the most difficult of these challenges can be...

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Stamping Engineering Methods for Product Design

In traditional design processes, the product is conceptualized and components are designed according to performance requirements, while simultaneously manufacturing requirements are considered. Thus, the full system is developed. Once it’s decided that a component will be made of a specific...

Podcasts : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here's an Idea: Listen to the Story of 3D Printing

Every technology begins with an idea.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Advanced Wearable Has Heightened 'Sense' of Complex Human Motions
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have developed a stretchable sensor that can be weaved into a fabric to detect a range of complex human movements, including...
Who's Who : Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Dr. Jingyan Dong, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Researchers from NC State have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates, and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ...

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