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Companies See High-Tech Factories as Fonts of Ideas

Companies See High-Tech Factories as Fonts of Ideas | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Companies that keep their research and manufacturing employees close together, where they can share information, might be more innovative than other businesses.
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Manufacturing drives Innovation.  A fact that has been lost in the off-shoring of whole industires just for the purposes of low cost labor.  The good news is the Re-shoring of US manufacturing is finally on the road back HOME.

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Manufacturing drives Innovation.  A fact that has been lost in the off-shoring of whole industires just for the purposes of low cost labor.  The good news is the Re-shoring of US manufacturing is finally on the road back HOME.

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SpaceX Breaks Ground on World's First Commercial Spaceport

SpaceX Breaks Ground on World's First Commercial Spaceport | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday ...



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Innovation Can Deliver Skills for MENAT Region’s Future

Innovation Can Deliver Skills for MENAT Region’s Future | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
One of the most striking results of the GE 2014 Global Innovation Barometer is the extent to which the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region (MENAT) is ready to embrace innovation.
Two MENAT...



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Department of Energy’s National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs

Department of Energy’s National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories are a $12.5 billion network of potentially transformative basic and applied R&D hubs located in or near many of the nation’s metropolitan areas....



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Driving Economic Evolution

Driving Economic Evolution | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why innovation policy gets so little attention in Washington? One reason is the manner in which policymakers — and the economists who advise them — conceptualize the economy.
In the...



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The Navy’s massive Triton drone just flew across the U.S. for the first time

The Navy’s massive Triton drone just flew across the U.S. for the first time | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
At 7:53 a.m., the drone landed in Maryland following an 11-hour flight from California that soared over the Mexico border and up the Atlantic Coast.



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NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to International Space Station Selection

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to International Space Station Selection | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation’s sole reliance on Russia in 2017.



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Monadnock Makers Launch Party - New MakerSpace in Peterborough NH

Monadnock Makers Launch Party - New MakerSpace in Peterborough NH | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
It's LAUNCH PARTY Time! We will have food, drinks, 3D printing, maker stories and a chance to see how you fit with the creatives at Monadnock Makers. And we're looking for Makers to show off their...



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Long-awaited Apple Watch tracks heart rate, activity, calories burned, but not sleep | mobihealthnews

Long-awaited Apple Watch tracks heart rate, activity, calories burned, but not sleep | mobihealthnews | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Apple made its long-awaited wearable announcement today at a special event in Cupertino, as well as showing off the iPhone 6 and the new, larger iPhone 6 plus. As expected, Apple put a significant focus on fitness and wellness for the wristworn device, which is actually called Apple Watch not iWatch. The Apple Watch did not emerge as the advanced-sensing health device some envisioned. The device is set to launch in early 2015 starting at $349.

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Tech Valley Center Of Gravity Maker/Hacker Space

Tech Valley Center Of Gravity Maker/Hacker Space | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

he Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a federation of makers, hackers, crafters, and artists who share camaraderie, space, and resources to do our tinkering. We have a permanent makerspace, several satellite locations, and a community of local individuals and organizations to share and support them. We are based in downtown Troy, NY, and sponsor events all over the New York State Capital Region.


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Portable Handheld Dot Peen Marking System by Kwik Mark Inc.

Portable Handheld Dot Peen Marking System by Kwik Mark Inc. | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

The Micro Mark portable dot peen marker from KwikMark Inc. features a compact (3” x 5” x 6”) head size, and a generous 1.0” x 2.5” marking field to suit most industrial marking applications making it ideal for hand held applications as well as on-machine integration. Additional I/O streamlines “handshaking” with other machinery when required, and allows importing data from external files. The Micro Mark features automatic line centering to your part whether it is single or multiple lines, graphics or both with no measuring or operator input required. This is perfect for marking around parts such as shafts, pipes and more. The Micro Mark is a smart solution for permanent part marking.  Proudly Made in the USA! ..Read More....

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NASA's 'Faster Than Light' Spaceship Designs are Fascinating! - Industry Tap

NASA's 'Faster Than Light' Spaceship Designs are Fascinating! - Industry Tap | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
NASA's 'Faster Than Light' Spaceship Designs are Fascinating! - Industry Tap



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Building the Perfect Marketing Pin for Pinterest

Building the Perfect Marketing Pin for Pinterest | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Building the Perfect Marketing Pin for Pinterest: Essential tips on creating the perfect marketing pin for Pinterest. [INFOGRAPHIC]


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A Continuous Motion Handle Applicator With Speeds Up To 600 Bottles Per Minute | Packaging World

A Continuous Motion Handle Applicator With Speeds Up To 600 Bottles Per Minute | Packaging World | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Roberts PolyPro’s continuous motion handle applicator offers higher throughput with a lower cost. At up to 600 bottles-per-minute, this innovative...



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Elon Musk Wants To Put A Million People On Mars. Here's Why

Elon Musk Wants To Put A Million People On Mars. Here's Why | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
No one has been to Mars yet, and Elon Musk wants to change that in a big way. The SpaceX CEO says we need to put a million people on the Red Planet to make sure human civilization survives.

"I think there is a strong humanitarian argument for...



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Bend It Like a Start-Up

Bend It Like a Start-Up | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
When Regina Dugan, former director of DARPA, took to the stage at the 2013 All Things Digital conference in California, it was to explain how she planned to bring fresh thinking to Google-owned...




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10 Science-Backed Ways to Spark Creativity

10 Science-Backed Ways to Spark Creativity | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Put yourself into different states of mind to yield new results.



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NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
About 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo are on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The cargo ship launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:52 a.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21.



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Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Get to Know Your Baby Before It’s Born With 4D Ultrasound

Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Get to Know Your Baby Before It’s Born With 4D Ultrasound | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

There were people who thought that Italian priest and scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani had bats in the belfry. But he had bats on his mind.

Working in the late 1700s, Spallanzani showed that blindfolded bats could still catch flies and find their way around. But they failed miserably when he sealed up their ears. His discovery of the bat’s “sixth sense,” called echolocation, launched the science of ultrasound...Read More....



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Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Seeing a group of teenagers hunched over smartphones is nothing out of the ordinary. This summer, in the college's STEM Discovery Lab, 14 New Hampshire high school students, whose eyes were fixated to their screens, were doing something extraordinary - using computer science to build their own mobile applications.



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Will Apple's iWatch lead to 'frictionless' payments?

Will Apple's iWatch lead to 'frictionless' payments? | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Why has the U.S. been so slow to move toward cardless transactions?


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Apple's big reveal: Apple Watch, 2 new iPhones, Apple Pay

Apple's big reveal: Apple Watch, 2 new iPhones, Apple Pay | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. is showing off its latest products right now at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif. We're tracking the news as it happens and will update as we know more. Click through to get the news and, for the stuff that hasn't been announced yet, check out what to watch for.



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Nano/Micro-Scale Manufacturing and Material Design Laboratory at RPI

Nano/Micro-Scale Manufacturing and Material Design Laboratory at RPI | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Johnson Samuel is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  His research interests lie at the confluence of advanced material systems and micro/nano-scale manufacturing processes. The overarching objective of my early career research program is to achieve a fundamental understanding of the manufacturability issues associated with advanced micro/nano-scale material systems, with an eye towards the design and realization of products for societal needs. Besides research, I am also deeply passionate about teaching and mentoring students


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Benchtop Vision Guided Dispensing System by Dispense Works Inc.

Benchtop Vision Guided Dispensing System by Dispense Works Inc. | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

The Dispense Works RP Series robotic dispensing system with an optional vision guided system performs pattern recognition and edge / hole detection for simpler setup and fixturing, while assuring repeatability from part to part. The robot takes a picture of the part, does any necessary offsets, and adjusts its program for precise dispensing and part placement.

All motion, vision, and control system software is written in house. The RP Dispensing System features big performance and is available in several configurations to best suit your unique requirements. Systems are also available to meet FDA and clean room specifications.
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Introduction to Fiber Optic Sensors and their Types

Introduction to Fiber Optic Sensors and their Types | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Article provides diffrent types of FIber optic sensors andvapplications.It is a sensor that uses optical fibers for sensing the elemnet (remote sensing).



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Artist Concept: Space Launch System Takes Flight

Artist Concept: Space Launch System Takes Flight | Innovation in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) 70-metric-ton configuration launching to space. SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars. The first SLS mission -- Exploration Mission 1 -- will launch an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to a stable orbit beyond the moon and bring it back to Earth to demonstrate the integrated system performance of the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft’s re-entry and landing prior to a crewed flight.



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