Smarter Alloys Granted Patent for Smart Materials Technology

Adding more memories to alloys will revolutionize medical devices.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Launches Advanced Industrial Biomanufacturing Symposium

Leaders from AbbVie, Amgen, GE Healthcare, and Shire will keynote the inaugural session set for April 4 - 5, 2016.

NVBOTS Launches NVLABS: The R&D Solution for Any Company in Need of Ultra-High Speed, Multi-Metal 3D Printing Capabilities; Appoints Dr. Paul Burke as Chief Research Officer

Customers to Benefit from Growing List of Supported Metals, Including Stainless Steel, Titanium, Nickel, Copper Nickel, Aluminum, Zirconium, Silver and Palladium

Manufacturers Continue to Look to Courts on Clean Power Plan

Impacts of Clean Power Plan Could Devastate Growth

New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

Scott J Grunewald for 3DPrint.com:  A team of engineers from the University of Bristol — comprising Thomas M. Llewellyn-Jones, Bruce W. Drinkwater and Richard S. Trask — have developed a new hybrid type of 3D printing that can both assemble and print with composite materials using a combination of desktop 3D printer technology, light-curable resins and ultrasonic waves. This new process can allow super strong and lightweight composites like the variety used to produce tennis rackets, golf clubs, professional bicycles or even airplane parts to be used with additive manufacturing technology. Needless to say these new material options will offer entire new industries the ability to incorporate 3D printing into their manufacturing workflow. And the best part is that for the most part the process was made using existing 3D printing technology. Composite materials are made by combining micro-structures of glass or carbon fibers with a plastic material. The carefully arranged fibers lock together and give the new material its strength and durability, while the plastic ensures that the resulting material will be lightweight. Currently, composite materials are manufactured as thin sheets that are then layered and cut into the desired shape and thickness. The problem with using this as a 3D printing material is the small fibers in the composite materials. In order to produce the desired strength the fibers need to be aligned in a very precise structure, which is currently not possible to reproduce using a 3D printer.   Cont'd.. .

ATX West - America's Most Comprehensive Design & Manufacturing Event Welcomes Prolific Futurist, Legendary Disney Animator and Philanthropic Innovator to its Keynote Stage

Leading U.S. Event Hosts Expert Talks, Technology-Packed Exhibition Hall, and Unmatched Networking Opportunities

Eyelit Announces the New Operator Certification Module for its Integrated Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management Software

System-enforced training leads to impeccable quality control for high-tech manufacturers

Association for Advancing Automation Announces Keynote Addresses for A3 Business Forum

500+ Automation Executive Attendees Marks The Largest Forum to Date

U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption Down 4.1% in November

November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $153.7 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

MesoGlue: Room Temperature Metallic Glue

From Hanchen Huang of Northeastern University: MesoGlue is our revolutionary joining solution that lets you attach items together with a metal bond, at room temperature. This is like welding or soldering, but without the heat! The patented process gives you the strength and thermal/electrical conductance of a metal bond, with the ease of attachment of glue or tape. Surfaces are merely pressed together to form a very strong connection. Our MesoGlue technology can be applied to nearly any flat surface. The surface can be rigid or flexible, and roll-to-roll processing is possible. We currently offer coating of two joining surfaces at our state of the art processing facility. Items of up to approximately 1 cubic foot can be accommodated. MesoGlue Silver: A pure silver bond offering the highest electrical and thermal conductivity. Formation of the bond requires moderate pressure. MesoGlue Eutectic: A bond made of primarily copper with other metals added to help the process. Formation of the bond requires only fingertip pressure. (MesoGlue Homepage)

Opto Diode Introduces Family of Near-Infrared Detectors

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the NXIR family of photodiodes, designed specifically for back-facet laser-monitoring applications that require improved performance in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum from 700 nm to 1100 nm.

SPIE Startup Challenge 2016 semi-finalists announced

Semi-finalists have been named in the annual SPIE Startup Challenge, where new entrepreneurs pitch their light-based technology products to a panel of venture capitalists and business development experts. Semi-final and final rounds are held at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco in February, with finals open to the public.

Molding Conference 2016 Announces Complete Technical Program

Plastics Technology announces agenda for 26th annual event on injection molding includes presentations on injection molding, automation, 3D printing, materials and process maintenance

CES 16 - NinjaTek Announces Two New 3D Printing Materials Designed for Industrial Applications

NinjaTek, a division of Fenner Drives and makers of the popular line of NinjaFlex and SemiFlex 3D printing filaments, today announced the upcoming launch of two new 3D printing materials in the first quarter of 2016.

CES 16 - The Possibilities Are Endless with ROBO 3D Creation Machines

New Scented Filaments, 3D Consumer Printers and Mobile App Being Previewed at CES 2016

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MICROSCAN: READ AND VERIFY BARCODES INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

MICROSCAN: READ AND VERIFY BARCODES INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

Space, or the lack of it, can be a challenge when placing barcodes or Data Matrix symbols on components. However, readable barcodes are critical to component traceability, time/date stamping, work in progress (WIP) tracking, and recall management. MicroHAWK UHD smart cameras can decode very small and difficult-to-read barcodes, including Data Matrix two-dimensional (2D) symbols and direct part marks (DPM). Users can rely on the MicroHAWK UHD to read symbols with an x-dimension almost invisible to the naked eye!