A segment of the 3D printing (3DP) community, known as Makers, is using the concept of crowdsourcing as a sword to oppose 3DP-related patent applications, potentially creating problems for patent applicants everywhere.
Since the industrial revolution manufacturing has meant cumbersome factories, production lines, machinery, labour and striving for the creation of economies of scale.
Outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini says manufacturing technology and material science will be the foundation on which the company’s future success will be built.
Developers at Swinburne University believe that a new 3D printer can help save Australia’s manufacturing industry. The newly designed printer dispenses metal instead of ink and is developed to dramatically speed up the process for manufacturing for metal parts.
Technological advancements are commonplace in this day and age, with manufacturers constantly devising new products in order to stay ahead of competition. This is the same with plasma metal cutting systems.
Yokogawa is strengthening its position in the ISA100.11a compliant wireless arena with the release of three field wireless system devices and enhanced wireless pressure and temperature transmitters. The first of these products was scheduled for release in March 2012.