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Levi Strauss Experiments with 3D-Printed Denim

Publish Date: August 14, 2017
If researchers are successfully beginning to 3D print human skin, it seems quite natural that the clothes that cover it will also be fabricated this way in the very near future. To that end, clothing brand and global manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. has become one of the first off-the-shelf clothing companies to explore the use of 3D printing to fabricate its products, though its explorations are in the very early stages.

Video Game VR Gun Targets Military Training

Publish Date: August 11, 2017
It would be easy to look at Striker VR's Arena Infinity blaster as just a high-end video gaming peripheral ... because that's exactly what it is. But under the hood of what the Louisiana-based company is calling the most realistic gun for virtual reality, is a plan to supply military and law enforcement with the most realistic guns ever for training and simulation.

Laser Printing with Nanoparticles Could Be Key to Developing Bioresorbable Devices

Publish Date: August 11, 2017
Professor Heng Pan of Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)works in his lab with gradu

Some Engineering Jobs Will See Double-Digit Growth Over Next 7 Years

Publish Date: August 10, 2017
Recent projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate engineering jobs will grow 3% over the coming seven years. While some disciplines such as aerospace engineering will experience a small decline, jobs for most engineering disciplines are on the rise.

New Hybrid Photoreactive Materials Eyed for Biomedicine, Optics

Publish Date: August 10, 2017
Researchers in Spain have developed new hybrid photoactive materials that incorporate fluorescent organic dyes and respond differently depending on light stimuli, giving them potential for a number of applications in optics, solar-energy devices, and biomedicine.

Are We at the Electrification Tipping Point Yet?

Publish Date: August 9, 2017
Tesla Inc.’s recent Model 3 rollout is generating media excitement about the future of electric cars, but much of the auto industry doesn’t appear to be buying in yet. At last week’s Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars, many automotive engineers and executives from around the industry were still skeptical about the near-term prospects for electric cars.

4 Reasons Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning to the USA

Publish Date: August 8, 2017
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Proto Labs adds HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology to portfolio of 3D printing services

Publish Date: August 8, 2017
Rapid manufacturing company Proto Labs (Maple Plain, MN) has announced the addition of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion to its suite of 3D printing technologies. The production-grade technology builds fully functional plastic prototypes and production parts faster and cheaper than current 3D printing techniques, according to HP.

Nanoparticles Improve Development of Polymer Composites

Publish Date: August 8, 2017
Researchers at the Department of Energy (DoE) have discovered a surprising way to improve the properties of polymers by blending nanoparticles with polymer materials.

HP's Latest Enterprise VR Workstation Is a Backpack

Publish Date: August 7, 2017
As VR (virtual reality) looks to transform itself into an increasingly more mobile (aka convenient) experience HP has debuted a novel solution to the wires and tethers associated with VR today – a backpack.