The patent for a metal 3D printing method reportedly capable of producing entire objects in a single step has been published online by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Invented by Nataša Muševič, director of Research and Development at small-scale manufacturing provider and consultancy Zavod Park in Slovenia, the system is a method of support-free 3D printing that harnesses “magnetic levitation.”
3D Printing Industry | January 14, 2019
The future of computer-aided design systems is an Internet of Things world is the Digital Twin. Digital Twins leverage data from CAD systems, product lifecycles, manufaturing systems, and sensors to create a realistic virtual model of your product, enabling you to predict performance, maintenance, and failures.
To understand what is needed to implement a Digital Twin, we spoke to Jonathan Scott, chief architect at Razorleaf. Razorleaf is a consulting firm founded in 2000.
Machine Design| January 17, 2019
The British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) is expanding its product line, adding a double-decker model powered by a fuel cell drive. This new model is also equipped with ZF's AxTrax AVE electric drive axle to prevent local emissions. ZF also provides additional hardware and software solutions for optimum performance. An initial prototype is now operating at high efficiency in field testing.
Automotive World | January 15, 2019
Where do all of our 3D printing etals come from? This article takes a look at the world's supply of some of the most prominent or important metals in the 3D printing industry, relying on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for our numbers. Generally, we won't list every country from which minerals are produced, but just those with the highest production rates.
engineering.com | January10, 2019
One corner of manufacturing that seems to be on the upswing, and on a pace, even amidst trade tensions, to experience a spurt during the next few years: industrial robotic arms.
Forbes | January 14, 2019
Researchers at the NIST have developed a method for quickly tracking MEMS as they work and, just as importantly, as they stop working.
Today's Medical Developments | January 2, 2019 | 1:42 min
While many companies start exploring the possibilities of additive manufacturing, Ford once again thinks a step ahead in order to speed up the manufacturing time of their vehicles.
Ultimaker | December 11, 2018 | 2:45 min
MIT engineers are working on a plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by ionic wind - a silent flow of ions that is produced on the plane and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained flight.
Engineering 360 | November 30, 2018
Lei Chen, CEO of Xunlei Technology, a digital services company that transformed itself into a blockchain pioneer last year, believes that a blockchain company with an above $30 billion market cap is not an unrealistic future.
Fortune | November 30, 2018
How It's Made | 18:34 min
Seeing Audi's E-Tron motors get made is like catnip for engineering nerds