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Cool Aircraft Technology Video

Cool Tech Video #Hexa by Lift #Aircraft is a unique looking personal aircraft designed to decongest traffic #transportation. The electric aircraft would transport a single person without the need of a pilot’s license. 18 independent electric motors and propellers help left the individual up and with both autonomous and semi-autonomous controls can transport them to

Autonomous agricultural robot supported by composite components

3D-printed carbon fiber-filled composite components enable a robotic weeding system prototype intended to replace use of chemical herbicides. Source | Scheurer Swiss GmbH A team of engineering students at ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland) is working to develop an autonomous agricultural robot to serve as a sustainable alternative for the use of herbicides in agriculture. The project began in September

Good Summer Read for executives looking to get an extra edge

  The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the game

Temperature Testing for Manufacturers To Ensure Safety of Workers

The world has changed and manufacturers are going to have to change with it. As you open up and try to get back to full production you will need to ensure the safety of your workers. One of the ways is the make sure everyone entering your building does not have an elevated temperature, a

Model-maker continually adopts new additive manufacturing technologies to meet market demands

Aerosport Modeling “pumps up” its 3D printing capabilities to meet market demands. This one-fifth-scale model of the Glickenhaus 004S racecar was made on Aerosport Modeling and Design’s UnionTech SLA and HP MJF 3D printer. To achieve long-term success in business requires a company to adapt to change, often by adopting technologies that facilitate that change. Aerosport

Being a Great Designer is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

You are a great designer. You have innate gifts with 3D and spatial relations and are a creative, original thinker. You have studied and mastered mechanical principles and fundamentals. Through industry experience, you’ve learned about manufacturing processes, rules of thumb and tools and tricks of the trade. You are an interesting “T-shaped” person pulling from a


American space agency NASA has just secured funding for approximately 18 early-stage 3D printing projects developing technologies to help on its next mission to the Moon. As part of the agency’s 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) seed programs, the projects are among 363 proposals that have collectively received over $43 million from NASA for

Atom Power Is Launching the Era of Digital Circuit Breakers

New digital circuit breakers that combine computing power with wireless connectivity may finally replace an 140-year-old electromechanical technology By Prachi Patel Photo: Atom PowerCircuit breakers have been mechanical switches for 140 years. Now Atom Power is launching the first UL safety-certified digital circuit breaker panel combined with smart software and connectivity that could help monitor and

The Reputational Risks That CEOs are Most Worried About

BUSINESS Published 8 hours agoon May 13, 2019 By Jeff Desjardins Tweet Share Share Reddit Email View a high resolution version of this graphic The Reputational Risks That CEOs are Most Worried About View the full-size version of the infographic by clicking here Building an enduring business isn’t easy work. It can take decades to earn trust and

The Most Hyped Technology of Every Year From 2000-2018

Visualizing Technology Hype Cycles (2000-2018) Nothing captures our collective imagination quite like emerging technology. In a short amount of time, technological innovations such as wireless internet and social networking have become a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, quietly transforming the way we live, work, and communicate. Other promising technologies have their moment in the

Video: This Custom Part Illustrates the Promise of Polymer 3D Printing

A low-quantity plastic part used instead of metal components saved weight for a motorcycle. The application illustrates the expanding opportunities for polymer manufacturing. Blog Post: 4/29/2019PETER ZELINSKI  Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing In this video, Plural Additive Manufacturing president Ed Israel describes an application of using plastic to replace a metal component on a motorcycle, saving weight. This small


From Peter Diamandis blog this week: Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion. During the past 50 years, the frequency of recorded natural disasters has surged nearly five-fold. In this blog, I’ll be exploring how converging exponential technologies (AI,

How Orlando’s Work With Digital Twins May Change How We Engineer Everything

Orlando BRANDVOICE By Michael Keller Just 30 minutes south of downtown Orlando, among farms, housing developments and parks, sits a portal into a mirror world of ones and zeros — a virtual reality that peers into the future and helps engineers perfect products before they’re made. To design advanced microelectronics, BRIDG is among the first in

What is digital transformation in manufacturing?

Ran across this article on MIT Sloan Management Review written by Vijay Govindarajan and Jeffrey R. Immelt It includes one of the better descriptions I have run across for digital transformation for manufacturers: “A digital transformation entails reimagining products and services as digitally enabled assets; generating new value from the interconnection of physical and digital assets


How the right material management (astronaut) saved a manufacturer millions of dollars When you say materials management to a non-manufacturing person, they often have visions of moving boxes around or driving raw materials around the factory on a forklift. When you say materials management to a manufacturer, they often think of the most important person in the

Stereolithography, one of the oldest and most established 3D printing technologies

Stereolithography (SL), the first 3D-printing technology, has seen continued innovation in equipment, materials, and application know-how over the last 30 years and has one of the largest globally installed bases of all additive-manufacturing technologies. However, SL technology, even in its current state of advanced development, has often taken a backseat to news generated by the

Agile Method for Digital Products

The Agile Manifesto: The document, formally called the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development,” was produced by 17 developers during an outing on Feb. 11-13, 2001, at The Lodge at Snowbird ski resort in Utah. The developers, who called themselves the Agile Alliance, were seeking an overhaul of the software development processes that they saw as cumbersome, unresponsive

Digital Transformation Panel at the Plastics News Executive Forum

The Digital Transformation and Plastics Manufacturing panel on March 6th at 3pm at the Plastics News Executive Form.  This closing panel will look at the rapid emergence of digital manufacturing in plants and operations and what that will mean to processors and the industry as a whole. The panelist include: Rajiv Menon is founder of

It Takes a Swarm: These Robots Talk to Each Other, Make Decisions as a Group

From Robotic Tomorrow: That power in numbers is how Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, approaches robot decision making. In his research, he wirelessly connects a large number of robots—or, artificial “brains”—into a single, complex computational entity; roboticists call it a swarm. He trains them to [1] connect, [2] communicate, sharing data to

Where Do Digital Twins Fit In?

From Industry Week: How to make the most of virtual technology in your operations. A digital twin is a virtualized replica of an actual facility or plant, either hosted on premises or in the cloud. It draws data from a number of sources, including real-time control systems, asset management systems, historians, records of employee/customer interactions

Our Digital Future

Best moments and key messages from 2018 keynotes: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard #techvshuman Best summary of what our future might look like based on current trends I have seen so far and believe me I have watched and listened to a lot of futurist.

Understanding the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Photograph courtesy of Satalia Understanding the Potential of Artificial Intelligence Daniel Hulme, CEO of the AI solutions startup Satalia, offers other chief executives a primer on the technology that will shape the future of work and business. by Euan Cameron and Deborah Unger In 2008, Daniel Hulme started Satalia, a company that uses data science,

The State of AI a Year Ago

Here is last years “The State of Artificial Intelligence” by Andrew Ng in the video below. Posting this in preparation for 2018 to end so we can compare what has happened in a year. Professor Andrew Ng is the former chief scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s Artificial Intelligence Group. He is an adjunct