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Successful Test Launch of 3D-Printed Aircraft from Royal Navy Warship

Successful Test Launch of 3D-Printed Aircraft from Royal Navy Warship

A 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed and built at the University of Southampton, was successfully test launched from the front of the Royal Navy warship, HMS Mersey, and landed safely on a Dorset beach. [More]
Local Motors Unveils Designs for the World’s First Production Line of 3D-Printed Cars

Local Motors Unveils Designs for the World’s First Production Line of 3D-Printed Cars

Local Motors, a company specializing in design and development of vehicles, has declared the winner of its Project Redacted challenge - a unique competition launched to challenge the co-creation community to design state-of-the-art 3D-printed cars. This competition will also serve as an inspiration for the world’s first 3D-printed car. [More]
UK’s £28 Million National Formulation Centre Gets New Centre Director

UK’s £28 Million National Formulation Centre Gets New Centre Director

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that Graeme Cruickshank has been chosen to lead the UK’s National Formulation Centre, a new world class UK based open access innovation centre for advanced formulated product design and manufacture. [More]
Researchers to Use Additive Manufacturing Techniques for Optical Fibre Fabrication

Researchers to Use Additive Manufacturing Techniques for Optical Fibre Fabrication

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton are working to test the use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, methods in optical fibre fabrication. [More]
First Ever Kanthal Award 2015 Goes to Arcelor Mittal for Innovative Use of Kanthal APMT™ Rollers

First Ever Kanthal Award 2015 Goes to Arcelor Mittal for Innovative Use of Kanthal APMT™ Rollers

The first ever Kanthal Award 2015 goes to Arcelor Mittal for their innovative use of Kanthal APMT™ rollers. By excluding water cooling in the process Arcelor Mittal has managed to significantly reduce energy consumption, thereby contributing to a sustainable reduction in energy use. The prize was presented at the Thermprocess Exhibition in Dusseldorf. [More]
London's Design Museum Presents Design of the Year 2015 Award to Wyss Institute's Human Organs-on-Chips

London's Design Museum Presents Design of the Year 2015 Award to Wyss Institute's Human Organs-on-Chips

Human organs-on-chips designed by scientists at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University, have received the overall Design of the Year 2015 Award, the most prestigious design award in the UK. The award was presented at the Design of the Year awards ceremony, which was held on June 22, 2015 at the Design Museum of London. This event marks the 8th annual awards and museum expo. [More]
MTI Systems Adds Automatic 3D CAD Feature Recognition to Cost Estimating Software

MTI Systems Adds Automatic 3D CAD Feature Recognition to Cost Estimating Software

Today, MTI Systems Inc., a leading developer of cost estimating software solutions for manufacturers, announced the release of Costimator® With 3DFX, an automated feature recognition (AFR) function that recognizes CAD features and their parameters from solid models. 3DFX provides estimators complete control over features they “extract” and import into Costimator for estimating. [More]
New Research into a Silicon Quantum Dot-Based White-Blue LED Could Provide the Next Generation of Lighting

New Research into a Silicon Quantum Dot-Based White-Blue LED Could Provide the Next Generation of Lighting

Researchers from Hiroshima University have developed a Si quantum dot (QD)-based hybrid inorganic/organic light-emitting diode (LED) which exhibits white-blue electroluminescence. [More]
Shape Memory Composite Helps Design Customisable Footwear for Women

Shape Memory Composite Helps Design Customisable Footwear for Women

A consortium of EU-funded project Demo ShopInstantShoe has developed a novel modifiable female shoe using a unique memory shape composite consisting of Nitinol material and leather. [More]
MIT Researchers Explore Spider Silk to Design High Strength Low Density Materials

MIT Researchers Explore Spider Silk to Design High Strength Low Density Materials

Spider silk has been widely researched for its superior material properties and attractive structure. It is known to be stronger than steel. MIT researchers in particular have explored its uniqueness to enable the probable creation of artificial resources capable of imitating natural silk’s amazing properties. [More]