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3D Printing Optimized Shapes

3D Printing Optimized Shapes | Made Different | Scoop.it

In physics, the concept of “jamming” is defined as a process where granular materials, glasses, foams and other materials become stiff when their density is increased. Now that may sound complicated, but really all it is is the idea that the more stuff you put into a confined space the denser it will become.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:10 AM

This is a really cool application of 3D Printing in Research

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Here 3-d printing is being used to dramatically speed up research that will for a foundation of knowledge for designing materials that will have exactly the properties an engineer wants.

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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Made Different | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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Manchester Community College, Manchester NH

Manchester Community College, Manchester NH CIM system installed Winter 2012-2013 Advanced Manufacturing Center


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Just released: Roadmap for Manufacturing Education

Just released: Roadmap for Manufacturing Education | Made Different | Scoop.it
With support from Lumina Foundation for Education,

The Manufacturing Institute presents a special report on the need for new models and different approaches to manufacturing education. The report focuses on the challenges and opportunities as it relates to articulation and transfer of credit between two-year and four-year schools, with an emphasis on embedded industry-recognized certifications.


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Create a "Race to the Shop" Competition for Advanced Manufacturing

Create a "Race to the Shop" Competition for Advanced Manufacturing | Made Different | Scoop.it
Using the Obama administration's 'Race to the Top' competition in the educational arena as a model, Bruce Katz and Peter Hamp propose an annual $150 million ''Race to the Shop' competition to reform and modernize federal investments in workforce...

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Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot

Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot | Made Different | Scoop.it
Realistic views of robots are usually centered on grappling arms hidden behind safety cages, but Rethink Robotics is working to change that. The Massachusetts-based company produces the Baxter line...

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 21, 2013 9:11 AM

This is a great blog.  Check out their Pinterest boards if you like Astronomy!

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Next Generation Robotic Construct Platform, Makeblock | Industry Tap

Next Generation Robotic Construct Platform, Makeblock | Industry Tap | Made Different | Scoop.it

Makeblock has just made creativity even simpler. The extrusion based construct platform allows for creative designs of machines, robots and artware, and anything else in between. Using mostly aluminium, Makeblock’s key is its simplicity, requiring only a screwdriver for assembly, eliminating many of the messier means like adhesives or soldering...read more..


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Manufacturing jobs making a comeback in southern U.S.

Manufacturing jobs making a comeback in southern U.S. | Made Different | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement earlier this month that the company will start building Macs closer to home in 2013 was seen as a mileston...

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AIDT in Alabama see here http://www.aidt.edu/

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Social media effort seeks to make manufacturing a little more hip

Social media effort seeks to make manufacturing a little more hip | Made Different | Scoop.it
New Hampshire Business Review is a statewide business publication with a print edition of more than 50,000 readers. NHBR is published 26 times a year.

 

"The primary focus is to be there for parents, students and educators, because there's a lot of other websites out there about manufacturing that are more technical, for technical people or for industry people," he said. "And my focus was let's try to get this information to the people who need to know it the most."


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 21, 2012 10:01 PM

Join us on social media to help promote manufacturing.

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Engaging the engineers of tomorrow, NAO

Engaging the engineers of tomorrow, NAO | Made Different | Scoop.it

In order to get more students interested in STEM subjects, ALDERBARAN Robotics has equipped over 200 schools worldwide with its fully-programmable, humanoid NAO robot


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A great way to teach physics and mathmatical concepts while having fun programming NAO

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:36 PM

A great way to teach physics and mathmatical concepts while having fun programming NAO

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:38 PM

A great way to teach physics and mathmatical concepts while having fun programming NAO

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Children Can Teach Us Much – Even When They’re 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

Children Can Teach Us Much – Even When They’re 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it
12 year old boy designs and 3D prints his own chess pieces, and donates any profits from sales to charity via Cubify

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:47 PM

Kids are just amazingly creative with technology!

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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Made Different | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com

Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com | Made Different | Scoop.it

Ask ten people “what does sustainability mean to you” and you’ll get ten different answers.  There will be common threads throughout the responses, likely the first things that come to mind like “green”, “renewable”, “LEED”, or “the capacity to endure”.  However, the deeper meaning of sustainability is likely to be missed unless one has been exposed to the building body of knowledge surrounding the theme of sustainability, or it’s close partner resiliency.  Sustainability starts with a mindset, one that begins with the end in mind.


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Education Technology - BLOG

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Our Mobiluck - Mobile learning in upper secondary school students learning project got invitation from School Leaders Summit in BETT2013 London to present themes of Finnish education, networking between schools and educators by using social media and finally results of using iPads in learning. 

Before our presentation on stage was man himself Mr. Pasi Sahlberg who was presenting about Finlands education system based on his book Finnish Lessons. After that audience was open for more about Finnish education.


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Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Official Video Trailer

Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Official Video Trailer | Made Different | Scoop.it
Made in the USA Films, LLC presents a full-length documentary that will explore the rise and fall of USA made products. Josh Miller will set out on a journey in which he will live off of USA made products for 30 days.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 21, 2013 1:51 PM

This should be one GREAT documentary!

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Robotics: Learning Through Teaching - VIDEO

Robotics: Learning Through Teaching - VIDEO | Made Different | Scoop.it
Learning Through Teaching is an in depth method for getting students to better understand the lessons and topics they are learning. Watch a high school class take the Learning Through Teaching method and apply it to a robotics lesson.

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Why The Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Creating New Opportunities - Forbes

Why The Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Creating New Opportunities - Forbes | Made Different | Scoop.it
(Image credit: Getty Images North America via @daylife) By Ritika Puri The United States unemployment rate remains strong at 7.8%, but in the manufacturing industry, demand is outpacing supply with hundreds of thousands of jobs going unfilled.

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Check out this inerview - from the article http://bit.ly/Wv9fCO

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The Top Five Manufacturing Trends of 2012 - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

The Top Five Manufacturing Trends of 2012 - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Made Different | Scoop.it

American manufacturing has been in the spotlight this year. From the members of the media and political pundits to our business partners and even our neighbors, everybody is talking about U.S. manufacturing againThis renewed interest in our country’s manufacturing sector is because ...Read More...


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:47 PM

Great article.  NIST-MEP is an outstanding resource for all things relative to Manufacturing

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New Hampshire Lean Manufacturing | New Hampshire MEP | Lean Training | Six Sigma

New Hampshire Lean Manufacturing | New Hampshire MEP | Lean Training | Six Sigma | Made Different | Scoop.it
New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership: Lean Manufacturing, Lean Training, Supply Chain Management, Continual Process Improvements, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Lean Six Sigma, Lean 6 Sigma, Lean Certificate, Workforce Training, ISO...

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 12, 2012 3:03 PM

Outstanding program in NH promoting manufacturing.  Many programs offered to all of NH's 80 school districts to help students, parents and educators become aware of the outstanding careers available in Manufacturing.  Also promotes strong collaboration between NH industry, community colleges and undergraduate colleges.