Home 3D Printing 'Just Not There Yet' Admits MakerBot

Alex Cranz for Gizmodo:  MakerBot was going to change the world. It was going to bring 3D-printing, long a product limited to designer offices and workshops, into the home (or at least the garage). But earlier today, under a veil of marketing speak and glitzy videos, the company announced a new focus on commercial—not consumer—products, and in so doing, finally admitted what we’ve all known for a while. No one really wants a 3D printer in their house. CEO Jonathan Jaglom called MakerBot’s event an “an overall repositioning” for the brand. That’s a market savvy way of saying MakerBot is abandoning the home and hobbyist and embracing offices and schools. Later, when I asked about MakerBot’s former dream of getting 3D printers into people’s homes Jaglom’s answer seemed to come easily, the consumer market’s “just not there yet.”   Cont'd...

HOYA Launches Yuniku, a Global First in Vision-centric, 3D Tailored Eyewear

HOYA Vision Care Company, a key player in the global market for ophthalmic lenses, is proud to announce a global premiere: Yuniku, the world's first 3D tailored eyewear that is designed entirely around the optimal vision of the wearer. Yuniku is the result of a highly successful partnership with Materialise, leading provider of 3D printing software and services, and collaboration with Hoet design studio, pioneer in innovative eyewear designs. The 3D tailored eyewear, launched today, is a Silmo d'Or nominee in the Equipment category at Silmo 2016 in Paris.

PTC Named Internet of Things Application Enablement Platforms Market Share Leader

BCC Research Ranks ThingWorx IoT Platform First with 27% Market Share

Bosch, SAP team up for Industry 4.0

Peter Gutierrez for IoT Hub:  Bosch and SAP will combine their expertise on cloud technologies and software solutions to make inroads into the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 markets. Customers will be able to use SAP’s HANA database platform within Bosch’s IoT Cloud, which the companies hope will enable large-scale data processing for IoT applications in real-time. Bosch’s IoT microservices will also be made available in SAP’s HANA cloud platform, providing multiple device and component connectivity.   Cont'd...

A Personal History of Fieldbuses: From Seriplex to EtherCAT

EtherCAT is similar, in some ways, to the old bit-buses like Seriplex. Each device has its time slot to talk, very deterministic, easy and cheap.

Big Picture Processes Impact Efficient Lineside Delivery

The self-driving vehicle (SDV) using an autonomous guidance system breaks free of magnetic strips and pre-programmed routes.

Industrial Technology Events Co-Located At IMTS 2016 Post Show Report

Five Trade Shows And Conference Programs Powered By HANNOVER MESSE Focused On Industry 4.0. And Industrial Internet Of Things Capabilities

The Manufacturing Leadership Council Identifies 6 Critical Issues Predicted to Disrupt the Industry

Frost & Sullivan's MLC urges industrial companies to embrace new leadership models, enterprise-wide digitization and information-driven factories for future growth

Greenville Technical College cuts ribbon for new approach to manufacturing education

The number one goal for the CMI is to increase the number of skilled workers for manufacturing in order to close the skills gap that has hampered the progress of many Upstate employers.

IMTS 2016 Third Largest Show for Registration and Exhibit Space, also Showcased Highest Number of Exhibitors in History

Pack the halls! A total of 115,612 people registered for IMTS 2016, the third highest total ever and the most for a six-day show. IMTS 2016 also broke an all-time record for the highest number of exhibitors, 2,407.

FABTECH - NEW SHOP FLOOR SOLUTIONS DISPLAYING AT FABTECH 2016, BOOTH C13109

Shop Floor Automations brings its latest manufacturing tools to Fabtech in Fall of 2016.

Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2017

Enhanced Productivity, Collaboration and Product Data Management Help More than Three Million Users Harness the Emotive Power of Design to Create Powerful Experiences

SAP Launches Next Phase in Distributed Manufacturing Initiative

Announces Initial Co-Innovation Customers, Opens Registration for Joint SAP, UPS Early Adopters 3D Printing Program

BBI Solutions launches innovative conjugate blocking technology for lateral flow immunoassays

BBI Solutions has launched Morffi™, a novel conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity and improves the sensitivity of lateral flow immunoassays, at the Lateral Flow Test Development seminar in Seattle, USA, on the 20th September.

Selecting Pneumatic Linear Slides for Automated Assembly Equipment

Rather than sizing up to a slide model with very large diameter guideshafts, you may be able to use a smaller model with the addition of the optional center support.

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