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Stratasys Announces Winners of 3D Printing Challenge

April 21, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—A mechanical spider, a back-support device, and a walking cane were among the winners of Stratasys Ltd.’s 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.


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The Cost of Spending Too Little

Is it possible that a lower cost option could be more expensive?
April 1, 2014

We’re all aware of the consequences of paying too much.


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Olympians Take 3D Printing to the Hilt

April 1, 2014

Participating in the Olympics provides an athlete with a lifetime of memories.


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Missouri S&T Researchers Study Additive Manufacturing

March 1, 2014

By redesigning multipart components, such as fuel nozzles, ducting and valves, into one-piece components, engineers can reduce weight, simplify assembly and cut costs.


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3D Printer Aids in Manufacturing of Supersonic Car

March 1, 2014

Pencil-shaped, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car aims to rewrite history in the summer of 2015. At that time, the car will attempt to reach a land speed of 1,000 mph—easily exceeding the world land speed record of 763 mph, set by its predecessor Thrust SSC on Oct. 15, 1997.


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Simplicity isn't simple

February 1, 2014

Engineers don’t know how to reduce part counts.


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Robust Joint Design for Ultrasonic Welding of Medical Devices

January 7, 2014

While the concept of ultrasonic welding is simple, the process of designing a robust joint and developing an effective weld process can be quite complex.


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The Emotional Cost of Change

December 1, 2013

Leader must create a climate where people are not afraid to fail.


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Keep the new product pipeline flowing

December 1, 2013

As usual, our annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey provided a wealth of interesting and often contradictory data. Thirty percent of plants will spend more on assembly technology next year than they did this year, and only 20 percent will spend less.


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Autodesk, ADX Create Design, Prototyping Center

October 10, 2013

PORTLAND, OR—Autodesk has partnered with design and manufacturing firm ADX to create a new space here called The Bridge. This new space will give engineers access to advanced CAD software and 3D printers.


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EVENTS

Root Cause Analysis

4/3/14
TBD
P.O. Box 8
Charlotte, NY
United States
Contact: Ben Marguglio

Upon seminar completion, one will be able to significantly reduce the recurrence of quality, safety or environmental problems

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2014 International Forum on DFMA

6/4/14
Providence, RI
United States

The 2014 International Forum on DFMA explores how product simplification and early cost estimating fundamentally lead to major improvements in design and manufacturing and, ultimately, to business profits. With those gains established, DFMA can also help companies to effectively pursue “Build Where You Sell” and domestic reshoring strategies.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

Podcasts

Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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