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Additive Manufacturing Is Reshaping Aviation

Additive Manufacturing Is Reshaping Aviation

Feb 19, 2015

By Kevin Bullis, MIT Technology Review Advanced manufacturing technologies are leading to smaller jet engines. The aviation company Pratt & Whitney is exploring whether technology known as additive manufacturing could be used to develop more compact jet engines that could make commercial airplanes lighter and more fuel efficient. Pratt & Whitney already...

A lot of people are optimistic about the Apple Car…

A lot of people are optimistic about the Apple Car…

Feb 18, 2015

“A lot of people are optimistic about the Apple Car, but for all the wrong reasons” By Steve Kovach, Business Insider There hasn’t been this much hype about a nonexistent Apple product since Steve Jobs was quoted in his official biography as saying he had finally “cracked” TV. It was the line that kicked off a thousand blog posts:...

Nano-Manufacturing Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger

Nano-Manufacturing Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger

Feb 17, 2015

By Kevin Bullis, MIT Technology Review A new way to produce metals could have wide-ranging effects. An inexpensive new process can increase the strength of metals such as steel by as much as 10 times, and make them much more resistant to corrosion. If the modified metals pass field testing, the new process could go on to make bridges and other infrastructure...

The Internet Applied To Things And The Third Industrial…

The Internet Applied To Things And The Third Industrial…

Feb 16, 2015

“The Internet Applied To Things And The Third Industrial Revolution” By John B. Rogers, TechCrunch There’s a new vanguard creating the future of the U.S. manufacturing economy. Companies like MakerBot, TechShop and Kickstarter are playing a large part in fixing the breakdown between historical industrialized employment and manufacturing models,...

U.S. becomes hot spot for aerospace manufacturing

U.S. becomes hot spot for aerospace manufacturing

Feb 13, 2015

By Alwyn Scott, Reuters (Reuters) – The aerospace industry is shifting more manufacturing investment to the United States after a decade in which production jobs in the sector flowed to China and other emerging economies, according to a new study. Consultancy ICF International analyzed more than 2,000 investment transactions made since 2000, and found 28...

Give a Little Bit of Heart and Soul

Give a Little Bit of Heart and Soul

Feb 12, 2015

By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine “A machine can be computerized, not a man” – Spock, Star Trek The designers and engineers of the new Apple Watch would beg to differ with Spock. Not to mention the designers and engineers of countless other new “wearables” on the market that can monitor your heart rate, track your sleep patterns, alleviate lower...