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Vaquform: The World's First Digital Desktop Vacuum Former

The Vaquform is a Kickstarter project that hopes to add some digital technology to vacuum forming and also  bring an industrial level of quality to your desktop.   It goes far beyond the LCD interface. Vaquform brings high-end process con

State-of-the-art Motion Control and Electronics for Sorting Line

The sorting and packaging of small, medium and large ceramic formats represent a crucial phase in the manufacturing process.

Beyond the Hype: What’s Next for Industrial 3D Printing

Vicki Holt of Proto Labs via The Huffington Post:  It wasn’t long ago that 3D printing was one of the buzziest technologies around.  We watched as a 3D printer recreated a bust of Stephen Colbert on TV. We heard from industry analysts who were bulli

Closing US Manufacturing Trade Deficit Would Create 1.3M Jobs, Says Tech Think Tank

The prevailing narrative says automation was the main culprit behind U.S. manufacturing job losses in the early 2000s, and that automation is now powering an unprecedented manufacturing technology revolution that will continue to displace jobs. But a new report from the Info

Industry 4.0 Ushers in a New Era of Manufacturing Intelligence

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are far more than technology buzzwords; instead the possibilities of these technologies are almost impossible to imagine and overestimating their potential is difficult.

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MakerBot is laying off a third of its staff, narrowing focus under Stratasys

Shawn Knight for TechSpot:  3D printing ordinary household goods may be able to save users a bit of coin but consumers aren’t buying it – literally – and that’s forcing one company to downsize its workforce.

In what is becoming a common occurrence, MakerBot recently announced additional restructuring that’ll see the company shed 30 percent of its staff.

CEO Nadav Goshen said greater focus on long-term goals is key to their success and to get there, they must reduce the “pressure and distraction” of chasing short-term market trends and focus on their core products.

The executive didn’t say which divisions would be hit hardest, nor do we know exactly how many employees are being let go although TechCrunch estimates the figure is probably between 80 and 100.

Specifically, MakerBot will be integrating hardware and software product development under one team that’ll be led by VP of Engineering Dave Veisz. Current Director of Digital Products, Lucas Levin, is also being promoted to VP of Product, we’re told, and will lead product management across hardware and software.  Cont'd...

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"Father of 3D Printing" Honored with Washington Award by Western Society of Engineers

Charles Hull recognized in celebration of Engineers Week

Trillium Inc poised to Eliminate Cyber Threat to Autonomous Cars

Auto cyber-security start-up in high gear with closure of Series A financing, plans 2018 launch of automotive 'Security as a Service' platform

Bosch and IBM start collaboration for Industrial IoT

-Both companies work together to offer clients innovative technology for automated updating of millions of IoT devices; -Bosch IoT Suite services launched on IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform; -More than 20 billion connected things estimated to be in use by 2020

New 3D Printing Solutions from XYZprinting for Consumers and Professionals Available February 2017

World leader in Desktop 3D printing expands product suites, from beginner to professional, releases four unique solutions that provide users with end-to-end, cutting-edge features at accessible price points

Global Imaging First to Provide Massivit 3D Printer Demos in North America

Global Imaging, which recently secured North American distribution rights for the Massivit 1800 3D Printer, will be offering demonstrations in its onsite Workflow Studio

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Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.

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3DS - Dassault Systemes

3DS - Dassault Systemes

Best in class product development software applications, delivered on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enabling 3D Design, Engineering, 3D CAD, Modeling, Simulation, Data Management and Process Management.