You have several choices when building a 3D printed part. If you choose an in-house approach, you can purchase either a desktop 3D printer or a 3D printing machine and print the part yourself. Or you can outsource the part, virtually uploading the .STL file to a service provider. When you outsource a part, you […]
Additive manufacturing service providers offer a range of capabilities to help you make your parts fast. Fast Radius is an industrial manufacturer that offers services in cutting edge 3D plastic and metal printing technologies, CNC machining and rapid injection molding. But it’s the company’s On-Demand Production Platform that makes the company different from other additive […]
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 is well grounded about the challenges he and the student rocketry group he established face in achieving their goal of flying a rocket. Their plan—to launch […]
Carbon 3D recently announced new funding from several strategic investors. This funding will help Carbon bring additive technology to more customers as well as participate in the trend to shift from prototyping to applications requiring final production quality parts. New investors GE, BMW Group, Nikon and JSR, invested $81 million. With funding from existing investors, […]
Xometry, an online service provider, offers software to instantly connect you to the best manufacturing solution for your design. The manufacturing options it will recommend include CNC machining, sheet metal, professional 3D printing and casting. Recently, Xometry released an add-in quote capability for Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks. While you are working on your design, you can […]
Network television may seem like an unlikely source for manufacturing innovation, but don’t say that to the designers of the robots competing in season two of ABC’s BattleBots (a 10-episode run started Thursday, June 23). Two competitors in the show turned to Proto Labs for prototyping and end-use parts for their warrior robots’ “devious designs,” […]
The latest 3D printing technology to emerge for working with metal materials is MagnetoJet technology from new startup, Vader Systems. This patent pending MagnetoJet technology is based on Magneto Hydro Dynamics (MHD) or the manipulation of liquid metal through magnetism, and Liquid Metal Jet Printing (LMJP). In a MagnetoJet machine, such as the Mk 1, […]
Congestion is a problem at major construction sites as builders exploit the available building space and work to complete projects faster. The workhorse tower crane is critical to the efficiency of such sites, and crane operators often have to work in complex 3D space envelopes with many potential collision zones. But safety PLCs are helping
Standards for metal material and additive manufacturing machines and process are under continuous development, with ASTM and ASTM International spearheading them. Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo Inc., is also…
“Open innovation” techniques are getting a lot of attention because they promise to drastically speed up the process of bringing new products to market. But is OI just the buzzword of the week? Is it a fancy way of saying “outsourcing?” In this short podcast, product development expert Brad Goldense of the Goldense Group Inc.
Design World editors sit down to discuss the progress of more human-like robots and their uses and implications. To watch the video, click here.
Design World editors sit down to discuss the number of young engineers versus companies’ demand for them. To watch the video, click here.
Design World editors sit down to discuss the evolving programmable world we’re living in and how the “Internet of Things” is impacting design. To watch the video, click here.
The editors at Design World sit down at the roundtable and discuss nuclear power, and if it really is a green source of energy or not. To watch the video, click here.
Design World editors sit down and discuss the Metric vs Imperial measurement system, and whether each is here to stay or go. To watch the video, click here.
Design World editors sit down and discuss driverless cars, and if they are a reality or not.
Design World editors sit down and discuss space exploration, and whether or not alien life exists.
Design World editors sit down and discuss the recent developments with 3D Printed Guns.
Design World editors sit down and discuss the recently announced Amazon Prime Air Drone.
Ikon Semiconductor’s integrated circuit (IC), for the dimmable LED retrofit market, is designed to meet cost and performance standards for today’s LED lighting products, while enabling greater design simplicity for bulb manufacturers and OEMs. Its IC solutions match the efficiency of comparative two-stage architectures, but with up to 25 percent fewer components. With broad dimmer
The Quadshot is a remote-controlled aircraft combining the stability and control of a helicopter with the speed and maneuverability of an airplane. The creative minds behind the innovative technology just won a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. http://thequadshot.com
You have hundreds of different data acquisition (DAQ) devices to choose from, each with a variety of compatible buses. It can be difficult to select the right bus for your application needs. Each bus has different advantages and is optimized for throughput, latency, portability, or distance from a host. This podcast examines the most common PC bus options and
Design World Senior Editor Evan Yares speaks with Chris Delvizis, Product Manager for National Instruments, about how to choose the right DAQ hardware for your measurement system. Delvizis explains about the different type of DAQ devices that are available, and talks about the important factors you need to understand, including signal conditioning, sampling rate, resolution,
Design World Editorial Director Paul J. Heney discusses all things sensors with Jim Schwartz, CompactDAQ Product Marketing Engineer for National Instruments. Schwartz explains the types of sensors available, what they do, common measurements that they take and what kind of signals are created for each. In addition, he talks about some of the issues that