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Mycestro™, The Next Generation 3D Mouse

Mycestro™ is a 3D mouse that fits on the index finger and allows you to control your computer with hand gestures and mouse functions.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:47 PM

US Innovation at its best!

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3D Printing Robot Produces Chairs And Tables From Recycled Waste

3D Printing Robot Produces Chairs And Tables From Recycled Waste | Social Mercor | Scoop.it

Two years ago, a Dutch student named Dirk Vander Kooij was designing furniture and preparing for his graduation project when he was inspired by an old 3D printer. So he got his hands on an industrial robot from a Chinese production line and reprogrammed it into a 3D printer to print furniture using recycled materials from old refrigerators."


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Daniel Booth's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:07 AM

This is the future, not only 3D printing but being able to use recyclable materials to produce furniture and not only in 1 design, variety and uniqueness are the key element here, and to be able to do it in 3 hours.

Why stop at chairs? What’s stopping any other product being designed this very way? 

Jake Sieben's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:00 AM

This article shows how 3D printing can be used to make practical things, such as chairs, out of recycled materials.

Chandan Gupta's curator insight, March 31, 2013 10:42 PM

The thing is why just not getting more than it. More and more things could be produced by it.

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STEM Education: Do it for the Kids… and Your Company's Future | Workforce content from IndustryWeek

STEM Education: Do it for the Kids… and Your Company's Future | Workforce content from IndustryWeek | Social Mercor | Scoop.it

As the United States works toward rebuilding domestic manufacturing in an effort to foster growth, companies will be seeking out the next generation of their manufacturing workforce. A lack of domestic talent in the U.S. will force companies to look to other shores. Those same companies have been impacted by the digital revolution that has and will continue to change how manufacturers design, develop and bring new products to marke


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:37 AM

Great STEM-CTE program ideas.

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3D Printing’s Potential Impact on Solar Energy - 3D Printing Industry

3D Printing’s Potential Impact on Solar Energy - 3D Printing Industry | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
A team from MIT has been working on an innovative 3D design project, which is intending to more than double the solar power generated from a given area.

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IFR Robotics CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago

The 4th IFR CEO Round Table discussion on 22 January 2013 at the Automate in Chicago focused on the impact of industrial robots on employment. Two robot user...

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3D printed vw bus toy (timelapse)

This is a vw bus toy that is also a small box. You can print different versions of different pieces and put it together the way you want. You can download th...

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:52 AM

Shows how an internal floor area can be added 1/2 up the sides.  A real good primer on how it all works.

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Scientists Use 3-D Printing To Help Grow An Ear

Scientists Use 3-D Printing To Help Grow An Ear | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
Printing out body parts? Cornell University researchers showed it's possible by creating a replacement ear using a 3-D printer and injections of living cells.

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BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector

BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
BC jobs remain linked hand in hand with the manufacturing sector which is starting to migrate back to North America from oversees.

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Free SCENECT App Opens up 3D Scanning to a Wider Audience - 3D Printing Industry

Free SCENECT App Opens up 3D Scanning to a Wider Audience - 3D Printing Industry | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
FARO technologies has created an application called SCENECT, that uses the depth sensor in an XBOX Kinect or an Asus’ Xtion PRO LIVE to create 3D models for printing

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3D Systems Delivers Go!MODEL for Creaform’s Go!SCAN 3D Scanner

3D Systems Delivers Go!MODEL for Creaform’s Go!SCAN 3D Scanner | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
3D Systems has released a 3D reverse engineering and design tool developed in partnership with portable 3D measurement solutions specialist Creaform, specifically for their newly released Go!SCAN 3D portable scanner.

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Let’s get STEM education into every classroom

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TeachSTEMNow.com is about a new way to promote STEM education in k-12, with a focus on manufacturing technologies and real world shop skills.  We’re proponents of accessible lesson plans (open-source and low-cost) that can be implemented into classroom lessons today with affordable, capable tools.


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DIY BioPrinter

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Bioprinting is printing with biological materials. Think of it as 3D printing, but with squishier ingredients! There's a lot of work being done at res...

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How One STEM School Aims to Lower the Achievement Gap

How One STEM School Aims to Lower the Achievement Gap | Social Mercor | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is suffering from a shortage of applicants in the science, technology, engineering and math fields -- or STEM. This is especially true for non-Asian minorities and low-income students, who are statistically less likely to be exposed to STEM professionals, have access to STEM education and hold STEM jobs. According to a recent study by Change the Equation, a non-profit initiative to improve STEM education in the United States, there are two job openings for every unemployed STEM professional. A 2011 report from the Department of Commerce projects that STEM jobs will grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for non-STEM occupations.


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The Dawn of the Smart Factory | Technology content from IndustryWeek

The Dawn of the Smart Factory | Technology content from IndustryWeek | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
In the age of digital manufacturing, the line between the physical and digital worlds is demolished to create a whole new future for the industry.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:27 PM

The factories of the future will need top notch manufacturing technicians.  Technical skills training and CTE-STEM are curcial in K-12.

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STEM Education Must Start in Early Childhood

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Fostering STEM skills in young children is the best way to ensure that the United States remains competitive in a global economy, writes JD Chesloff.

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Qubits_Toy's comment, March 17, 2013 10:04 PM
This is so important.
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 17, 2013 10:25 PM

The earlier kids start in STEM the more likely they will continue in MS & HS.

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Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing

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The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) focuses on the education of technicians for high technology fields.

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BusinessClimate.com's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:42 AM

How important is a highly trained workforce to landing deals in your region?

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U.S. factory work is returning, but the industry has changed

U.S. factory work is returning, but the industry has changed | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
GRIFFIN, Ga. — Giant machines are tearing down the old bleachery, another reminder to Chuck Smith that this old mill town doesn't make much anymore.

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Building Body Parts With Software

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A company making tissue for drug tests using three-dimensional printers is teaming up with Autodesk to learn ways that industrial 3-D printing of inanimate objects can be adapted to make living things.

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Sworoba OyetKep's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:55 AM

The people at Organovo Holdings have teamed up with autodesk to design bioprinting machine. This machines main idea and fuction is to have the capability to print living tissues and hopefully move on to a more complex task such as organs. Although presentlyhe people at Orgnovo are able to create a slice of tissue, they require alot more hard work to reach their goal of being able to create a whole liver.Being able to recreate human body parts with the aid of 3d printing may not be so far off into the future. This would be music to the ears of people who have lost limbs or have been critically damaged in someway. This could also mean that we are able to sustain a elderly persons vital organs for longer period of time. 

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TWIE 136: Bionic Eye - This Week in Engineering - ENGINEERING.com

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This Week in Engineering - Exploring the lunar far side; robot jumps with explosions; bionic eye; repurposing nuke detectors; herding cattle electronically; and moths drive a truck., Funny engineering video produced weekly.

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Lessons from the Road: Eliminate Waste with Purpose | Leadership content from IndustryWeek

Lessons from the Road: Eliminate Waste with Purpose | Leadership content from IndustryWeek | Social Mercor | Scoop.it
Lean manufacturing isn’t all about waste. It is more about building organizations than trimming them. A popular definition is “do more with less.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:16 AM

My dad had a saying over his desk which read: "Time waste is the easiest of all and the hardest to correct becasue it does not litter the floor". 

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House Manufacturing Caucus Looks at NAMII, Additive Manufacturing | Business Journal Daily

House Manufacturing Caucus Looks at NAMII, Additive Manufacturing | Business Journal Daily | Social Mercor | Scoop.it

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The first meeting of the House Manufacturing Caucus for the 113th Congress provided a national stage for the new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. “To have testimony before the Manufacturing Caucus and for people in Washington, D.C. to be talking about the Tech Belt is going to continue to build a lot of momentum for us,” said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13....Read More...


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What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country?

What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country? | Social Mercor | Scoop.it

Last week The Economist conducted an on-line debate on the question: Do multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries? After a very intense written debate between Harry Moser, former president of GF AgieCharmilles and founder of the Reshoring Initiative, and Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law, Columbia University, the vote was 54% "yes," and 46% "no."..Read More..


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BioPrinter at Instructables

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Bioprinting is printing with biological materials. Think of it as 3D printing, but with squishier ingredients! There's a lot of work being done at res...

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Confronting the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap — The American Magazine

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We have a skills gap and it’s going to get worse. Here’s what we can do about it.

 


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Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot

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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!